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Question 
HI! I have searched and searched for the mask fitting tutorial that one of the experienced members posted on here. I just can't find it - I know it is here - sorry for the inconvenience, but could it be reposted?
The past few nights I have been having terrible leaks with my nasal mask. Terrible as in I was having very little and now it is up to the very high end of acceptable. It wakes me up. Maybe I need to replace my nasal cushion although I have 2 and used them both and I have only been on CPAP for 3 months. Not sure what my insurance company's policy is regarding replacement masks - I'll have to see. I have tried all of the things I ususally do as far as adjusting the mask but it is not seeming to help.
Add to that my husband is on his second night of CPAP and his Swift LT nasal pillows leaked like a sieve - could hear it all night long - I was used to the snoring Bigwink but not the leaking. As a result he did not sleep well and was grumpy and went back to bed - with the mask on of course!! He was complaining that he couldn't breathe and hated the "hot" air so I turned his ramp off and turned the humidity down. How do you do the passover of humidity? Just turn the humidifier off? Still use the Climate Line hosing or slim line? He has an S9 Autoset like me.
On the plus side I have reduced my AHI a lot by some simple tweaking - I will post about that in a seperate post.Thanks for all your help on this invaluable forum!
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Beth,

Try this link:

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...GUARANTEED
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I believe this is the thread you're talking about...hope it helps! Great-info

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...GUARANTEED
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#4
Well, at least we gave the same link!!! Laugh-a-lot Dielaughing
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. 
ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA.
INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINIONS ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF FACT.
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(05-05-2012, 07:50 AM)bobg1946 Wrote: Well, at least we gave the same link!!! Laugh-a-lot Dielaughing

Yeppers! You might not have beat me if I hadn't taken the time to insert my Great Information smiley! Coffee
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#6
that's the one!! Thanks to both of you!!
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#7
Turning his ramp off if he feels sufficating is fine.

Your are correct.. In humidifier passover mode, all you need to do is to turn off the humidifier, but keep water in the container which will still give him some humidification but not heated.
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#8
Look through Swift LT fitting instructions and trouble shooting in the user guide
http://www.resmed.com/au/products/swift_...c=patients
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#9
Thanks everyone! He refitted his mask making it looser and I showed him how to turn the ramp off. He took a nap today and had much better results. I jut told him we should think about cooking dinner as it was 7:00. He said, "we will probably be up until 11 or 12"
This from the guy who normally can barely make it to 9:00 Wink
He is really committed to it.
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