(02-20-2014, 02:08 PM)tahoemark Wrote: robysue, I've read many of your posts and always find them thoughtful. I am concerned about my leaks, however it appears to be mostly short term events. Let me give you some data from last night, which was not a great night but fairly typical. According to sleephead my average leak was 7.43 and 95% was 37.2. Looking at the graph I see about a dozen instances where it spikes from 0 up to the 15-25 range most of these are a duration of under 15 seconds, however 3 of them were in the 2 minute range. More worrisome is that I had about 9 events going up to the 30-45 range these typically were in the 5 minute range.So we've got a total of no more than 45 minutes of genuinely large leaks and maybe 6-10 minutes in leaks that may hit the Large leak territory. If the machine was running for about 7 hours, that's somewhere around 10-14% of the night (at most) in Large Leaks.
And none of the individual leaks are very long---the longest are about 5 minutes in length.
Unless a whole bunch of those 5 minute long large leaks are piled on top of each other with very little time between them, I'd not get too worried about this level of leaking.
In other words, I'd be more worried about the leaks if I was seeing one or two really long leaks (say both over 20-25 minutes) than a bunch of shorter ones.
Quote:I'm not sure what to make of this. As I said I don't think I'm mouth breathing, I am aware that I jar the mask from time to time and have to reset it. Any thoughts for how to monitor this? What to look for?First, I wouldn't get very concerned about this pattern of leaks. I'd look at the leak line daily for a while. If the pattern of leaks doesn't change OR gets better, I'd not worry at all about trying to "fix" the leaks. If the longest of the large leaks starts to go from 5 minutes to say 25 minutes, I'd start to think about what I might need to do to fix the longest of the leaks.
Finally, I'd be more concerned about how the leaks coming from mask jars is affecting the continuity of my sleep: If the number of times you have to reset the mask starts to disrupt your sleep, you'll need to figure out a way of not jarring the mask quite so much. That may mean a different pillow or it may mean a slightly different sleeping position. Or it may simply resolve with a bit more time. If resetting the mask is not too disrupting to your sleep, I'd recommend not worrying about them or the leaks.