(12-16-2012, 02:43 PM)Shastzi Wrote: Hi Ugly,
Leaks are your deadly foe. (at least the ones that are greater than your calibrated leak through the mask exhaust)
Well they are awkward and annoying so I try to eliminate them as much as possible
Quote:Check your hose for pin holes too. Do you have any pets that can chomp on the hose while you're napping?
I answered alone, "No pets except my daughter" and she was asking what I was talking about. At one time I feared I had a leak in my "standard" but ancient hose. Apparently not. The new "SlimLine" hose doesn't seem quite as flexible. I don't think I checked if it had a leak.
Quote:If you have oily skin you might need to give your mask a bath in dishwashing liquid every day or every other day so the silicone rubber will stay tacky and stick to your face better.
I try that already.
Quote:For your headache 8.0cm sounds too low for you, try bumping up by 0.5cm and see what happens. if no headache but still tired bump up another 0.5.
I'll have to try it. I want to make contact with my RT to see if she heard from ODSP (Ontario Disability Support Program) for funding on a ClimateLine hose and if she heard back from the doctor.
Quote:If headache returns, reduce by 1/2 your last increase or 0.25cm (0.2-0.3 is your machine does 0.1 increments)
It apparently only does 0.2 increments.
Quote:I am running at 13cm now and do have some soreness in the sinuses when I wake up but that seems to be fading. I must be adapting to the higher pressure. But my oxygen saturation is well up into the safe zone now. (>92%)
I really had no knowledge of this and never asked. I did express where the sleep study failed me so I'm waiting to hear back about if anything will be done.
OK. 8.2 is worth checking out.