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Machine: RemStar AirSense10
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics ComfortGel Blue small
Humidifier: None
CPAP Pressure: 13
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male
Location: Plymouth, WI

Post: #1
Steadily rising leaks
Last week I had three nights with a leak rate less than 20. The last three nights my leak rate has been steadily climbing. (31, 37, 42 ) I use a universal chinstrap and use it. The software shows that it gets high the time a night for about but will return to a low leak rate again for an long period. I assume it is mouth issues. In ordered a Ruby chinstrap
01-21-2016 07:00 AM
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PastorMeador Offline

Members

Posts: 16
Joined: Nov 2015

Machine: RemStar AirSense10
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics ComfortGel Blue small
Humidifier: None
CPAP Pressure: 13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Plymouth, WI

Post: #2
RE: Steadily rising leaks
Here is some more info: Just looked at ResScan and the leaks are high for an hour and then go back down. This pattern repeats its self hour on hour off. However, I only had three events last night total! Two of them were obstructive and they happened at a point when my leak level was low.

Any suggestions?
01-21-2016 07:36 AM
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Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
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CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Location: Калифорния

Post: #3
RE: Steadily rising leaks
The Respironics ComfortGel Blue mask is a nasal mask. Likely you are opening your mouth.
Ergo, a chin strap is a good idea.

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01-21-2016 08:57 AM
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