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mask leaks vs max pressure
mask leaks vs max pressure
I am very sensitive to mask leaks, even very small leaks -  the slightest breeze on my face seems to wake me up.
My AHI's are excellent, rarely more than 3 events per night, but most of the sleep is considered "light". Deep sleep seems to suffer the most with less than 1/2 hour per night (it was 1 hour pre cpap). 

I know that I can reduce leaks by reducing the max pressure. So I reduced max pressure from 11.6 to 10.0 for the past 4 days. AHI's did not increase, in fact were zero for 3 of the 4 days and .1 last night.

I can see from the pressure charts in OSCAR that reducing the max pressure did not impact the median pressure, just reduced the 95% and 99% pressures to my max setting of 10.

I've attached a screen shots before and after.

my question is ... will this reduction in max pressure come back and bite me when I least expect it?


p10/chin strap/cervical collar

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Resmed Airsense 11/Resmed F30 face mask,cervical collar, MyAir software, OSCAR for data analysis
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RE: mask leaks vs max pressure
As long as your numbers remain good and your comfort remains or increases you are good. Feel free to try another drop.
If it " bites you" in the future the fix is equally easy.
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