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Philips Respironics Amara View Leaking?
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Mask Make & Model: Philips Amara View
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Philips Respironics Amara View Leaking?
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!!
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07-21-2016 02:40 PM
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Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
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Other Comments: Also on supplemental O2 at 3L/min. while sleeping.

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RE: Philips Respironics Amara View Leaking?
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.

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07-21-2016 08:10 PM
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chill Online

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Location: Vancouver, Canada

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RE: Philips Respironics Amara View Leaking?
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.
07-22-2016 12:30 AM
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Machine: DreamStation Auto, AirSense 10 Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: Philips, AirSense 10
CPAP Pressure: 12-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: 2L added oxygen with CMS50F to check usage

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Location: Florida

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RE: Philips Respironics Amara View Leaking?
I use the same mask. It is normal to blow out the small holes. The increase in flow is telling you that the machine is doing its job. if your husband is going to keep an eye on you ask if he will look for other signs. As suggested you may be in REM sleep. A spouse that will help is a God sent hero.like

REM sleep is when I get most of my events and when I often become fully awake. If I get two or three REM events a night and can keep sleeping it is a good night.

I am on a new machine now and learning how to adjust it for a better sleep. Sleep-well

Just my personal opinion. My posts are not medical advice or a statement of fact. Please consult a qualified physician or other qualified medical personnel. Please comply with all applicable laws, codes, regulations, and protocols.
07-22-2016 04:23 AM
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Greendog Offline

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Machine: Resmed auto airsense 10
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips Amara View
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 7-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: United States

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RE: Philips Respironics Amara View Leaking?
Thanks so much for all the helpful replies. This is all so new and strange! You are so right, KW- having a spouse who partners with you on this road is truly amazing. I am indeed blessed!
07-22-2016 09:19 AM
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PsychoMike Offline

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Mask Make & Model: Varies with mood, ResMed F10 is my primary
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: asthma, cyclist upgraditis, just a little crazy (honest :D )

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Post: #6
RE: Philips Respironics Amara View Leaking?
One other thing to note is that if the vents are pointed anything (sheets, pillow...whatever), that those jets of air will cause more noise. If it's a combo of getting into a sleep mode where your pressure is higher to prevent events plus the sheet pulled up near the mask, the View can go from a whisper to a roar (my wife uses one and I've tried one...had some experience with the sound).
07-22-2016 02:15 PM
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