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Machine: Philips respironics ASV
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage fx
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Australia

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Hi all, I have a Phillip Respironics ASV for severe Central sleep apnea. ( 120 AHI untreated). I have been using sleepyhead since i started (about a year) I either use a nasal mask (Resmed fx ) or pillows (pilairo). For about ten months my AHI was pretty much always still over 5. Lately it is always under 5 but i have major mask leaks with either mask. Sometimes i detect the leak and wake up and adjust. I think i might need new mask and pillows. I cant afford it yet though. Am i wasting my time using the machine with the significant mask leaks and is the AHI actually accurate with the major leaks. I will get at least one new mask in about a month.
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Ginny
06-27-2016 03:19 PM
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Joined: Mar 2016

Machine: AirSense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed F10 and/or P10
Humidifier: Builtin
CPAP Pressure: 17-19
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: I've figured out how to get my AHI down to 5, I quit sleeping!

Sex: Male
Location: Live Oak, Florida

Post: #2
RE: major leaks
I expect your machine is fine with your level of major leaks, but I don't use the Respironics so best to wait for someone that knows that machine. Looking at your numbers it appears to be doing an excellent job. Of course the bottom line to me is always how do you feel - I know you are concerned, but do you feel you are getting a goodnights sleep? If so, I expect it is okay until you can get a new mask.

I am not a Medical professional and I don't play one on the internet.
Started CPAP Therapy April 5, 2016
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06-27-2016 03:31 PM
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Machine: DreamStation X500
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: I have a Walk-in Mask Closet (F&P Simplus most nights)
Humidifier: DreamStation
CPAP Pressure: 15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAP True Believer

Sex: Male
Location: Vancouver, Canada

Post: #3
RE: major leaks
Those leak levels are pretty moderate, you are still getting benefit from the therapy.
06-27-2016 03:56 PM
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Maternity Angel Offline

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Posts: 16
Joined: Jul 2015

Machine: Philips respironics ASV
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage fx
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Australia

Post: #4
RE: major leaks
Thanks for that. Yes I feel fine. So much better than I did before therapy where I would have to have heaps of naps in my car through the day and then fall asleep as soon as i got home from work.
Thank you. I just wasn't sure if the reading was accurate or if it was even worth me continuing until i get the new mask. But I do feel the benefit as I am not exhausted like i was before.

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06-27-2016 07:49 PM
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