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Mask Leaks
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Hi,My CPAP machine is the Resmed Autosense 10. I recently started to visit the Resmed MyAir site to check the data that my machine was sending. When I wake in the night I often notice that my mask is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sleep2snore Jan 26.

Masks?
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Hi everyone,I've had sleep apnea for a few years and I've always used a full face mask. When I was diagnosed I was automatically given a full face mask with no mention of alternatives. It hasn't…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Vinnicombe Aug 24, 2017.

Confused by a leak issue
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Hello everyone,I've not been on here for a while. I lost my mother just before Christmas to cancer. I'd been helping her through the treatment and since she passed I've been dealing with her estate,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Aug 4, 2015.

Machine Change causing Issues
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Hi Everyone,I've been getting on very well with my ResMed Auto machine. It was lent to me by the consultant who diagnosed my Sleep Apnoea. I returned it the other day as I had to collect a machine…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pete Apr 2, 2014.

 

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Sleep2snore replied to David Vinnicombe's discussion Mask Leaks
"Yeah, my machine is supposed to do this as well, but Vodaphone is not good here, so they don't get it. Shame as my results a very good since I got the new machine. I only have 3 AHIs and 1 central since I got the machine. However, something…"
Jan 26
Chris Vesey replied to David Vinnicombe's discussion Mask Leaks
"My machine transmits the dataTo resmed electronically who can then pass it on to the doctor, I could always take my smartphone and show him my my air results, Chris"
Jan 23
Sleep2snore replied to David Vinnicombe's discussion Mask Leaks
"38 down to 1 is excellent, if you use the machine for more than 5 hours you should have no problem at all with DVLA. They will contact your Sleep Doctor, so he will need your data card if they know how to read it.  If they are new to this…"
Jan 22
Chris Vesey replied to David Vinnicombe's discussion Mask Leaks
"Hi, I am also  on the airsense 10 plus airfit 20. I agree that it is difficult to consistently get a good seal, I have a short beard which doesn't help. Ii downloaded the airfit 20 user manual and this says to fit the mask fairly loosely…"
Jan 22
ianmcnamara replied to David Vinnicombe's discussion Mask Leaks
"Hi David, i'm also on the Airsense' 10Elite bout 3 week's and i do feel better being on it, I'm on the Full face Mask Airfit F20,  My data for mask off is nil but i must say it is a comfortable for what iv'e been…"
Jan 15
Sleep2snore replied to David Vinnicombe's discussion Mask Leaks
"Mask leaks are a problem for most of us. The amount MyAir says leaks depends on the type of mask you have, there is an expected leak rate due to the vents on the mask itself.  This has to be expected as the machine can't tell which mask…"
Jan 13
David Vinnicombe posted a discussion

Mask Leaks

Hi,My CPAP machine is the Resmed Autosense 10. I recently started to visit the Resmed MyAir site to check the data that my machine was sending. When I wake in the night I often notice that my mask is leaking so I have to re-adjust. On checking the data I can see that my mask leaks quite often. According to their site if you leak 24l per hour then you need to adjust your mask, and I often go above that limit. Even if I get close, say 20l then I am still given a "good" score. I have used…See More
Jan 6

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Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi I was a mouth breather.  I also slept flat on my stomach.  I now sleep on my side, and with a nose-only mask rapidly learned to keep my trap shut at night :)  The airway through my nose has significantly improved, which makes…"
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Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
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Iain Noble replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Andy, Sorry you have had so little support from the NHS. We have an excellent sleep clinic here in Cleveland. You won't have to surrender your driving licence but you will have to tell them if you are diagnosed with sleep apnea. Once you are…"
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Andy Falconer replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi everyone, I'm Andy and I am currently in the process of being diagnosed with OSA (I suspect), with an appointment at the Royal Stoke Uni Hospital to be fitted for a CPAP machine this coming Monday.   So far it has taken 12 months from…"
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Kath Hope replied to Linda's discussion Do charities take new surplus CPAP masks?
"Hi Linda I just wanted to say thanks for sending us your surplus cushions and headgear.  We've already given out one of the cushions to someone who was struggling with a split cushion.  We really do appreciate this and so did the…"
Dec 3
Sleep2snore replied to Judy Y's discussion Could I have developed Central Sleep Apnoea ?
"Hi Judy, Try drinking a glass if water before going to bed. Dehydration can play a part in the mornings."
Dec 2
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Nov 30
Judy Y replied to Judy Y's discussion Could I have developed Central Sleep Apnoea ?
"Hi again Kath, Just found how I can see Clear airway/Obstructed airway. So sorry for the previous question. It appears I have approx 80% obstructed. Thanks for your time, best regards"
Nov 28
Judy Y replied to Judy Y's discussion Could I have developed Central Sleep Apnoea ?
"Thanks for your answer Kath. The app I have is Philips Dreamapper . It tells me minimum/maximam/ 90% pressure, My AHI and mask fit, Hours usage. I cant see anything about obstructive or centrals. Is my app out of date, or my machine?"
Nov 28
Kath Hope replied to Judy Y's discussion Could I have developed Central Sleep Apnoea ?
"I don't think those symptoms are specific to central sleep apnoea.  Your app should tell you if those apnoeas are obstructive or  centrals.  It sometimes says 'CA.'  Sometimes when people first wake it takes a…"
Nov 27
Judy Y posted a discussion

Could I have developed Central Sleep Apnoea ?

HiI was diagnosed with severe sleep apnoea Jan 2017 after hiring a device from Hope2sleep. Think I had this problem for around 10 years. I eventually got my cpap machine in August 2017. I have had a few ups and downs, and had my machine adjusted a…See More
Nov 26
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"Im on Warfarin for life because of leg DVT,s and Warfarin would be stopped 5 days before the operation. This could leave me at risk of another DVT.. Also the last time my Warfarin was stopped I has to self inject Heparin so my belly turned into a…"
Nov 25
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"That sounds like a get out for the ENT surgeon. There are a lot of people gone through this op' and even bigger op's to the nose. Maybe he is just not up to it?"
Nov 22
Kath Hope replied to Linda's discussion Do charities take new surplus CPAP masks?
"Hi Linda.  Due to the way some of the manufacturer package their masks, eg multiple sizes of cushions, some clinics just hand the whole pack out to the patients, and then there are others that are more resourceful in that they take out the…"
Nov 22
Linda replied to Linda's discussion Do charities take new surplus CAPD masks?
"Thanks Kath and I will forward the spare masks on as you have suggested.  It seems very wasteful that my NHS provider gives me a pack which I believe costs well over £100 when I only require one mask.  Do you know if this is…"
Nov 21
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I think the combination of nasal polyps ,deviated septum and COPD is too much for the Resmed to sort out. The polyp in my left nostril does act like a one way valve and closes on exhale which may explain why the EPR increase helps. It looks like the…"
Nov 20
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"Hummmm!  That just shouldn't work! There must be something unique to the way you breath when sleeping confusing the machine. It is all a bit strange and a bit confusing!  The Resperonics machines are slightly slower to respond, so it…"
Nov 19
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