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[Pressure] Need help optimizing pressure
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RE: Need help optimizing pressure
I've never experienced a deviated septum, but assume you should be fine with the full face mask.
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#12
RE: Need help optimizing pressure
I had to loosen up the mask after my first awakening. Seems like it increased leaks. I didn't notice any hissing sounds. 

Also had aerophagia last night.


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(09-15-2022, 12:41 PM)OpalRose Wrote: I've never experienced a deviated septum, but assume you should be fine with the full face mask.
Left an update above for you.
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RE: Need help optimizing pressure
Your numbers look good.  Some leaks, but not bad at all.  Have you read through the mask primer.  You might find some ideas on mask fit, but most important is that it's comfortable.  

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ask_Primer

I hope the Aerophagia isn't too bad.  You're probably mouth breathing and swallowing air.  Are you able to sleep slightly elevated?  It might help.
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RE: Need help optimizing pressure
(09-17-2022, 05:37 PM)OpalRose Wrote: Your numbers look good.  Some leaks, but not bad at all.  Have you read through the mask primer.  You might find some ideas on mask fit, but most important is that it's comfortable.  

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ask_Primer

I hope the Aerophagia isn't too bad.  You're probably mouth breathing and swallowing air.  Are you able to sleep slightly elevated?  It might help.

Will check it out. The mask fit I'm sure I can figure out with some more nights. I'm more worried about 1. the pressure being right. Despite what the chart shows I'm definitely not sleeping any better than I was without CPAP. Lotta fragmentations and still have all the symptoms. 2. Aerophagia was definitely bad. I can try sleep elevated but not sure how that would help. From what I've read it seems like aerophagia is usually a pressure issue. Too much or too less.
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RE: Need help optimizing pressure
What most folk do is use a lower pressure. But there is usually a trade off between lessening Aerophagia or an increase in apneas. You'll have to decide what you can live with.
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