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I have a airsense 10 and for the last 6 months my % leak above threshold runs 24.75%. I have tried nasal masks and nasal pillows several brands with no luck except when I sleep on my back I normally sleep on my side. I spoke with resmed tech today and was told to take my machine back to the place where I had gotten it to have it checked out but that person told me leaks were common and to not worry because my AHI is .79 over the last 6 months. I worry the my AHI is influenced by the huge leaks and is not accurate.
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(06-14-2016, 01:58 PM)videoman Wrote: I worry the my AHI is influenced by the huge leaks and is not accurate.

You are right to be concerned. Probably leaking from an open mouth.
Two choices: Try a chin strap; or go the a full face mask.

Most of us can pick out a mouth leak from flow and leak graphs from sleepyhead. Can you post a night's graph?

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Have you tried a full-face mask? You can buy one with insurance just to test, and then return it for free if it doesn't fix the problem.
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Hi videoman.

Good job on not ignoring it as suggested. The SleepyHead software that most of us on this forum use for data analysis will give more information about the leaks.

(06-14-2016, 01:58 PM)videoman Wrote: I have a airsense 10 and for the last 6 months my % leak above threshold runs 24.75%. I have tried nasal masks and nasal pillows several brands with no luck except when I sleep on my back I normally sleep on my side. I spoke with resmed tech today and was told to take my machine back to the place where I had gotten it to have it checked out but that person told me leaks were common and to not worry because my AHI is .79 over the last 6 months. I worry the my AHI is influenced by the huge leaks and is not accurate.

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