I started cpap therapy last month after being diagnosed with very severe OSA (144 ahi).
Since then I have been struggling quite a bit with trying to get leaks under control and with aerophagia (sp?).
This past weekend my RT sent me a new mask - the AirFit F10. I was using mirage quattro which had a lot of leaks and would wake me up and I could only get a good seal by having the straps too tight. I think I am liking the F10 more but its more sensitive to movements and sleeping on my side, but I don't have to have the straps too tight to get a good seal. I am also using mask liners because if it does start leaking the sound wakes me up and once I wake up I cant go back to sleep easily because of my high pressures (bipap 20-24 cm h2o).
So now that I think I have the leaks under control with the new mask I am still suffering from swallowing air and burping and farting it out all night. I was looking through my manual and some other posts suggest trying the EPR setting on the machine to reduce the amount of swallowed air, however this can only be enabled from the clinicians interface (which I know how to access) but I am concerned I might void some sort of warranty or something and not have my insurance cover the machine if I alter the settings.
Should I just go ahead and try enabling EPR or should I not modify the settings?