Hi... It's me again with more questions. Gosh, there is a LOT to learn!
Anyway- I am now using the Amara View full-face mask. Seems pretty good and my myair report from Resmed says my leaks have been in the "good" range since I started using it. My husband is saying that late at night when the machine is blowing full force, there's a hurricane coming out of the front of the mask where the small holes are.
I am guessing that the holes are there to let out excess air so that my brains don't blow out my ears- but how much is too much? And does the high velocity outflow mean that I am not getting a therapeutic volume of air?
I really respect the incredible knowledge I've found on this board. Hope I'm not overdoing the questions! Thanks so much for your help!!
The masks all have an intentional leak rate since the air you breath out must go somewhere or carbon dioxide will build up to dangerous levels. Also if there were no built in leak the air has to go somewhere, and it would lift the mask off your face to get out.
The above is my opinion. It is just possible that I may, occasionally, be mistaken.
I am neither a Doctor, nor any other kind of medical professional.
Everything put together sooner or later falls apart.
You are probably having more events during REM sleep and the machine is boosting pressure then to address them. Higher pressures result in higher volumes of exhaust air. Nothing to worry about.