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Tried something different last night
#1
Ok on Saturday am my AHI was 5 , Sunday was 2 , I haven't been that high since I started my therapy, I know I've been a little stuffy at night but I usually clear up after I mask up, So It got me to think more about mask fit. Any way last night was the first time I ran the mask fit mode before I went down, I think I'll do that for awhile it seemed to help me, I think it runs at your higher pressure (didn't look but it felt high) so I worked the strap tensions until it would stop any leaks but didn't feel too tight no sores spots Smile. Now the good news is this morning was my lowest AHI yet .1 yes .1, So I'm trying not to get too excited but I sure felt good this morning very well rested and ready for action Smile. Last night was my best yet (sleep that is) in the 7 or 8 weeks since I started .
So if there are other newbie's out there that are having leaks issues really give the mask fit option a try, I plan on using it more often, I only think that I had been getting a good fit, until I try it the mask fit feature.
SmileCoffee
Rest Well!!

Mr. Van Winkle
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#2
I was thinking from reading that Resmeds gave you a smiley or frowny face for leaks?? I never used one just going on what I read here.

The PRS1 has the mask ck but it hits the mask the full 20cm and works its way down over 45 seconds then shows a bar graph and check for good or x for to much leak. No smiley faces but the machine will tell if in large leak and what percent of the night if so.
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(12-29-2014, 05:51 PM)Ghost1958 Wrote: I was thinking from reading that Resmeds gave you a smiley or frowny face for leaks?? I never used one just going on what I read here.

The PRS1 has the mask ck but it hits the mask the full 20cm and works its way down over 45 seconds then shows a bar graph and check for good or x for to much leak. No smiley faces but the machine will tell if in large leak and what percent of the night if so.

Yes you are correct, you do get a smiley Smile, but I still get leaks during the night that must not be enough to receive a Frowney Sad , but will effect your sleep.
So that's what made me test for leaks before sleeping, I will test this function out for a few more nights to see how well it goes and how well I learn to fit my mask.

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#4
That is great to hear Big Grin. I currently don't seem to have issues with leaks at the moment (though my AHI is still higher then I would like) but I will definitely keep this in mind for when I get a FFM (For when I have a cold and my sinuses are stuffy)
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#5
Hi Mr. Van Winkle,
It's good to hear that your experiement went well, keep up the GREAT work.
Just remember though, you are looking for trends in your data, just watch it for the next ten days or so and that will really tell you that your experiment worked.
trish6hundred
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(12-29-2014, 08:52 PM)trish6hundred Wrote: Hi Mr. Van Winkle,
It's good to hear that your experiement went well, keep up the GREAT work.
Just remember though, you are looking for trends in your data, just watch it for the next ten days or so and that will really tell you that your experiment worked.

Trish, you are right I don't want to get too excited yet, Will do, I'll track this pattern for the next week or so and see if this works for me.
There are a lot of ups and downs, but I know the downs are still better than not doing anything.
Best to you!

Mr. Van Winkle
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(12-29-2014, 09:15 PM)Mr. Van Winkle Wrote:
(12-29-2014, 08:52 PM)trish6hundred Wrote: Hi Mr. Van Winkle,
It's good to hear that your experiement went well, keep up the GREAT work.
Just remember though, you are looking for trends in your data, just watch it for the next ten days or so and that will really tell you that your experiment worked.

Trish, you are right I don't want to get too excited yet, Will do, I'll track this pattern for the next week or so and see if this works for me.
There are a lot of ups and downs, but I know the downs are still better than not doing anything.
Best to you!

Mr. Van Winkle
Hi Mr. Van Winkle,
You are right when you say, "the downs are still better than not doing anything," keep up the good work.
CONTINUED SUCCESS!
trish6hundred
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#8
(12-29-2014, 05:27 PM)Mr. Van Winkle Wrote: Ok on Saturday am my AHI was 5 , Sunday was 2 , I haven't been that high since I started my therapy, I know I've been a little stuffy at night but I usually clear up after I mask up, So It got me to think more about mask fit. Any way last night was the first time I ran the mask fit mode before I went down, I think I'll do that for awhile it seemed to help me, I think it runs at your higher pressure (didn't look but it felt high) so I worked the strap tensions until it would stop any leaks but didn't feel too tight no sores spots Smile. Now the good news is this morning was my lowest AHI yet .1 yes .1, So I'm trying not to get too excited but I sure felt good this morning very well rested and ready for action Smile. Last night was my best yet (sleep that is) in the 7 or 8 weeks since I started .
So if there are other newbie's out there that are having leaks issues really give the mask fit option a try, I plan on using it more often, I only think that I had been getting a good fit, until I try it the mask fit feature.
SmileCoffee
Rest Well!!

Mr. Van Winkle

Just an update.
Well I'm getting better at fitting my mask, still on occasion have some troubles when on my side but much improved, However I'm thinking now it doesn't have a lot to do with my AHI numbers, the last seven days 3 were under 1 and 4 were over 1 but still under 2.5 and the main thing is I feel great since starting cpap. I look forward to going to sleep with it , is that weird or what.
So I'm not sure if I'm being too caught up with watching the numbers or just don't know when I should be watching?
Anyway not to get to off track here, but I will say the mask fit feature is helpful for us newbies to achieve a good fit to start with.
Thanks for listening
Mr. Van Winkle
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#9
I have been on CPAP for 4 years now but have only been looking at the data for about a year. This last week I got the first night that I have had where my max leak rate was 0 for the whole night. I did not do anything special. I was out of town so my mask cleaning was minimal (meaning that I did not do any). I did clean the pillows once. I think that I was as happy with that as I was getting AHI=0.

Getting the right size Mirage Quattro mask has helped my leak rate and I am also having almost no dry mouth problem. I have gone back to VPAP from auto however and it is working well.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
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