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(data review) Is this a high leak rate?
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(data review) Is this a high leak rate?
Hey guys! I was wondering if this is considered a high leak rate, also is this a high amount of flow limitation as well? I was running 7-15cwp with no EPR last night with a soft cervical collar, and mouth tape. I do the tongue trick thing all day naturally and I can easily keep air from coming out of my mouth when it is open and I have the machine running. When I am asleep though, it is a whole different story lol. I have grabbed a dreamwear FFM and will be using it tonight to see if I can get a lower leak rate. I also am going to be running 7-14 at EPR 3 tonight to address my flow limitation. Do these sound like good changes to you guys?


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RE: (data review) Is this a high leak rate?
Leaks are not that impressive, and the machine is able to deliver therapy effectively. It would be nice to be leak-free but this should improve as you learn to control the pressure. Many of us learn to talk or sip drinks under therapy, but it takes time. I think you need a bit of EPR for the flow limitations, and that will help to stabilize your pressure which is chasing FL.
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RE: (data review) Is this a high leak rate?
Do you think it would be worth it to shift over to the FFM?
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RE: (data review) Is this a high leak rate?
I would encourage you to be as comfortable as possible. I have leaks like yours from time to time. None of those leaks exceed the large leak threshold, and with the exception of 04:15 and 10:20, they are inconsequential to therapy or sleep in my opinion. I suspect you were unawaare of thiem other than for the review of your data. I hear similar hissing from my wife at night, and will sometimes give her a nudge if it gets really loud. Smile
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RE: (data review) Is this a high leak rate?
Hmmm okay so I will not run the FFM tonight and instead I will just try somnifix sleep tape instead of my regular tape. Do you think not having EPR encourages mouth leaks in some way? Like maybe having a full blast constant pressure during exhale somehow encourages the mouth to pop open or something?
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