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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?
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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. Grin

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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.
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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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