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Judy1843 Offline

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Machine: Resmed AirSense 10 Model 37028
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10
Humidifier: Humidity Level 4 Ramp off
CPAP Pressure: 7-13
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Amara View and DreamWear Nasal

Sex: Female
Location: St Louis,Mo

Post: #1
Unhappy Mask Seal
Last night was the first time I had an unhappy mask seal! I did toss and turn often and must have had my mask leaking my AHI was the highest ever at 7.2. Is that what happens when you do not have your mask sealed properly?
09-17-2015 08:58 AM
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justMongo Offline

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Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
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Post: #2
RE: Unhappy Mask Seal
Does sleepyhead verify high leak?
During periods of high leak, both the efficacy of therapy and the ability to correctly score apnea events is compromised.

So, don't do that. SHa_biggrin5

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09-17-2015 09:21 AM
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Nytro_Mike Offline

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Machine: Resmed S10
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: Cpap
CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location: New hampshire

Post: #3
RE: Unhappy Mask Seal
My AHi is always higher on leaky nights as JustMongo pointed out the machine can only compensate for so much and provide the same therapy, I have had my AHi below 1 on well sealed nights and 4+ on leaky nights.
09-17-2015 12:51 PM
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Crimson Nape Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: P-10 / F&P Simplus / DreamWear
Humidifier: H5i w/Climateline
CPAP Pressure: 8 - EPR 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Georgia

Post: #4
RE: Unhappy Mask Seal
I have noticed that my leaks and AHI start to go up when it's time to change out a mask. How long have you been using the current one?

Also, it appears that the manufacturers don't put an UV protectant in their plastic recipes, meaning that the mask parts will deteriorate faster if they're left in the direct sunlight. . . Can you say; "Increased Sales"?

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09-17-2015 01:16 PM
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