12-06-2014, 10:10 PM
(This post was last modified: 12-06-2014, 10:11 PM by vsheline.)
(12-06-2014, 08:40 PM)ozzydudemike Wrote: Haven't had snoring or leaks in any quantity worth worrying about before, and I'd been out in a hay fever central area all day, so I was quite stuffy when I went to bed. If I need to do the chinstrap thing I certainly will, but the night before on the same settings with the same mask fit, I had no snoring or leaking worth mentioning. So I am judging that these were open mouth leaks. Just after a bit of confirmation at this point to make sure I'm on the right track. Tonight before bed, I'll sniff some eucalyptus oil, and go the monster nose blow to see what happens. If I don't have leaks or snoring I'm thinking I am on the right track.
I use a Full Face Mask, not a nasal or pillows mask, so I am not familiar with how much leaking occurs when the mouth opens, but I would have expected it to be a lot more than the moderate leaking shown in your graphs.
Maybe the leaks are positional, when your pillow or bed pushes on the mask a little?
By the way, I suggest changing the scale on the Flow to something more like -80 to +80 so you can see more detail. No need to see the flow during very rare peaks, such as when coughing.
Membership in the Advisory Member group should not be understood as in any way implying medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment. The Advisory Member group provides advice and suggestions to Apnea Board administrators and staff on matters concerning Apnea Board operation and administrative policies - not on matters concerning treatment for Sleep Apnea. I think it is now too late to change the name of the group but I think Voting Member group would perhaps have been a more descriptive name for the group.