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[Pressure] Loud leaks with mask
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MDHilz Offline

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Joined: Aug 2016

Machine: ResMed Airsense10
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirfitF10
Humidifier: UNSURE
CPAP Pressure: 5-15
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male
Location: Methuen, Ma.

Post: #1
Loud leaks with mask
Hello,
I am a BRAND NEW CPAP user(a little over a month) & am having issues with loud leakage from my mask after I fall asleep & then wake up. I originally had a large mask, but after I sized it with the template, switched to a medium mask. I thought that would solve this issue, but it's still occurring. I get very loud leaks after I fall asleep(& I assume the pressure's going up to 15-20). It's fine at 5.0. It sounds like when you let the air out of a balloon real fast or when air is just being squeezed out. This happens several times during the night & I just get frustrated & end up taking the whole thing off. PLEASE HELP!!! I'm trying to make this work. If anyone has any experience with this & has found an answer, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!!
08-30-2016 02:52 PM
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Ghost1958 Offline

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Posts: 957
Joined: Aug 2014

Machine: PRS1 Series Sixty Auto Aflex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: PRS1 with Heated Hose
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 min 16 max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Moderate to Severe SA Obstructive. Rapid O2 desat off the machine.

Sex: Male
Location: KY

Post: #2
RE: Loud leaks with mask
Id probably switch to a Simplus ffm.
Then set my machine to 15cm pressure and adjust the mask to not leak at that pressure.

A mask adjusted to not leak at 5 is going to leak at 12 or 15.
I mentioned switch masks because a Simplus adjusted right will handle 20 cm without leaking or causing sores
08-30-2016 03:01 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,430
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #3
RE: Loud leaks with mask
Hi MDHilz,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good luck to you with your CPAP therapy, hang in there for more suggestions.

trish6hundred
08-30-2016 03:07 PM
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MDHilz Offline

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Posts: 6
Joined: Aug 2016

Machine: ResMed Airsense10
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirfitF10
Humidifier: UNSURE
CPAP Pressure: 5-15
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Methuen, Ma.

Post: #4
RE: Loud leaks with mask
Thanks
08-30-2016 03:11 PM
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chill Offline

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Posts: 850
Joined: Mar 2016

Machine: DreamStation X500
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Walk-in Mask Closet
Humidifier: DreamStation
CPAP Pressure: 13-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAP True Believer

Sex: Male
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Post: #5
RE: Loud leaks with mask
What Ghost said. Your machine should have a "check mask fit" function that should max out your set pressure while you get it adjusted. I've run my Simplus up to 16 with no loud leaks provided that it is tight enough. You can wear it a lot looser at lower pressures with no leaks. It does still sometimes leak around the top of my nose and blow into my eyes. A little pushing and prodding fixes that.

A good fitting, non (or low) leaking mask is crucial to this therapy. Both for quality of therapy and quality of sleep!
08-30-2016 03:26 PM
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