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[Symptoms] Mask Leakages
#1
Mask Leakages
I am having all sorts of trouble regarding mask leaks. I am using a Full face Resmed F30i, which is one of the better masks for less leakage. I was suggested trying a F&P Evora Full Face Mask to help alleviate this leakage. Can anyone out there recommend this change before I go ahead and purchase one.


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#2
RE: Mask Leakages
Your Oscar charts did not post. You may want to try again.
Machine:  ResMed AirCurve 10 Vauto
Mask:  Bleep DreamPort Sleep Solution
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#3
RE: Mask Leakages
We'd need to see the leak chart to see the pattern. Statistics indicates you had leaks at some point at a level of 95% 26.4 and 99% 42.0. However we don't know to what extent or probable source.
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#4
RE: Mask Leakages
You need to post your Oscar chart items including these items in this order; Event Flags, Flow Rate, Pressure, Leak rate, and Flow limits.  This will help us help you. Smile
Machine:  ResMed AirCurve 10 Vauto
Mask:  Bleep DreamPort Sleep Solution
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RE: Mask Leakages
   
Sorry, try this screen shot.
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#6
RE: Mask Leakages
You have a lot of what we call positional apnea.  PA shows up on your charts when you see clusters of O or H events.  This is caused when you sleep with your chin tucked toward your chest, and cannot be corrected by changing a setting.  There are a few things you can try.  Sleeping on a much flatter pillow may help.  Don't use what the sellers call a cpap pillow.  These are too high and don't work for PA.  Most folks here get the best relief by buying and using a soft cervical collar that holds their chin up in any sleep position.  These are available at drugstores, or for more choices you can to go Amazon.  They have lots.  When I used one I liked the Caldera Releaf Collar the best.  Good luck with solving this!  Smile  It will lower your AHI significantly.
Machine:  ResMed AirCurve 10 Vauto
Mask:  Bleep DreamPort Sleep Solution
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#7
RE: Mask Leakages
As for the leaks, they appear to have a mouth leak pattern, the broad, curved areas. Mask leaks themselves tend to have sharp little ones.

I find it interesting to see these with a full face. Fisher and Paykel masks were my favorite, they leaked less than ResMed masks I tried. They're not comfortable with less strap tension, allowing the better comfort.
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEBSITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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RE: Mask Leakages
   
Thanks, will try the collar solution as I think I am inclined to "chin tucking". Also had a worse time last night as indicated with the latest chart.
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