Leak from amera view, no leak from nose pillows but

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DEMikey +0 points · 9 months ago

There is a difference in my scores, events, and pain.

The nose pillows make my nostrils hurt, have the best score leakwise on my air, and my events are slightly higher than the amera view.

The amera view has a 0 on my air every night, some times I have squeaked out a 2, but my events are less than 1.

How big a deal is the leak? Or am I still new to this and don’t know what I’m talking about? Inside my nostril hurts so bad I probably will not use the nose pillows again.

2-weeks.

TIA for the help.

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Oregonrain +0 points · 9 months ago

I also had nose/sinus pain after using a nasal pillow mask so I switched to the Wisp Nasal mask and the nose/sinus pain went away. I did not like have air blowing directly up my nostrils, it felt much more comfortable to have the air blowing in front of my nose instead. I haven't tried a full face mask yet. I had no leaks and low event numbers with both the pillow mask and the nasal mask.

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DELMikey +0 points · 9 months ago

what kind of pain? it is a sore in my nose after one night? i have facial hair i refuse to get rid of. im hoping even with the leak on the amera view, my less than 1 event/hr thats good enough. thanks for the reply.

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sleeptech +0 points · 9 months ago Sleep Commentator

What is the leak level in L/min? The score is a bit meaningless. Generally, if your AHI is low (and 1 is very low) and it doesn't bother you, I would say not to be concerned about the leak. If it's not a problem it's not a problem.

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DELMikey +0 points · 9 months ago

The 5 points I got last night I had 25L/min with 0.7 events /hr I’m sticking with the amera view mask for now. Thanks.

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DELMikey +0 points · 9 months ago

I don’t know why it won’t let me save the name I picked for this forum. Oh well.

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wiredgeorge +0 points · 9 months ago Sleep Enthusiast

Looks like you will have to stick with DELMikey! hehe

The leak thing isn't all that important as already mention. AHI shows the effectiveness of therapy. Unless air is blowing in your eyes or the mask is making noises that are not polite, who cares what the leak rate is? The machine can compensate unless the leaks are massive.

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sleeptech +0 points · 9 months ago Sleep Commentator

Spot on, Wiredgeorge. I concur.

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DELMikey +0 points · 9 months ago

That was my concern. Thanks everyone for the help!

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