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nobody102 Offline

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Machine: bipap
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: respronics m series
Humidifier: yes
CPAP Pressure: 13
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

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Location: United States

Post: #1
leakage rate high?
Just started getting serious about using my cpap again. I was diagnosed several years ago w/mild apnea. Other than the leakage, the numbers look good, no? I use a swift nasal pillow. Trying to add a chin strap tonight. we'll see how that goes.

I could not attach my encore trend report as the file was too large, and apparently, cannot include a link here either(?)


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09-29-2016 08:23 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

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Location: western NC, USA

Post: #2
RE: leakage rate high?
It depends if Encore is reporting total leak or unintentional leak.

The mask "leaks" through the vent: that's the intentional leak.

Unintentional leaks are when our mouths open or the mask slips or whatever.

Total leaks are both of those together. If total leaks, you don't want it over one number, if unintentional, you don't want it over another number. The machine can handle unintentional leaks up to a point, then it can't give accurate data as too much air is going out.

And yeah, you're too "young" a member to post a link just yet. If you want to, however, put the image on Imgur or one of the others then put in the link without the http:// part. We'll figure it out. Soon, we'll take off the training wheels. Wink

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09-29-2016 09:30 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
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Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
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CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #3
RE: leakage rate high?
Hi nobody102,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Better luck to you this time around with your CPAP therapy.
Hang in there for more responses to your post.

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09-30-2016 07:30 PM
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nobody102 Offline

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Machine: bipap
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Post: #4
RE: leakage rate high?
Thanks. Here is a "link" to the pdf h t t p s : / / drive.google.com/file/d/0B3F0RuhPltEwU1FiaTd5eVUwcUk/view?usp=sharing
09-30-2016 08:49 PM
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Machine: PR DreamStation CPAP Pro
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 Pillows; Quatro Air FFM
Humidifier: DreamStation Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 cmH2O; no ramp; no C-Flex
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncorePro

Other Comments: Lung cancer survivor since 11/2004; CPAP since 11/2015

Sex: Male
Location: Van Buren, Arkansas, USA.

Post: #5
RE: leakage rate high?
Although I'm no expert, the numbers do look good. The chart shows 0% average large leaks. I interpret that to mean no large leaks which probably means you aren't leaking enough to affect your therapy unless the leaks are affecting your sleep quality.

The chin strap may or may not help you with your leaks. You won't know unless you try it. In my case the chinstrap doesn't eliminate leaks, but it does keep them at a level I can still use my pillow mask. Just remember the chin strap shouldn't be too tight. Just tight enough to help you keep your mouth closed.

"....respiration,—a troublesome practice, but one which custom has rendered necessary to our easy existence...." Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens- 1837

I use FlashPAP to load data from a FlashAir III wifi sd card in my machine to my computer and display it with SleepyHead .
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09-30-2016 09:25 PM
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