That is a good machine, I would suggest better, more detailed data. That would indicate the cause of the leakage. That would require you to download Software, for now, SleepyHead [https://www.apneaboard.com/sleepyhead/] shortly (This month, March) OSCAR. Post the daily charts and those here will help you to understand them.
I believe your doctor thinks you are "Mouth Breathing". If this is the case hold your tongue on the roof of your mouth during the daytime and breath through your nose, over time, it took me months, that will fix that problem. The easy solution is to tape your lips with medical tape, many use 3M Micropore 1.5 to 2-inch tape works well.
on your hose, don't worry about getting the contacts wet, just rinse well and hang the hose up to dry. You want the contacts dry before use, otherwise you are ok.
[http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php?title=Mask_Primer] Mask Primer - a lot of info on Mask usage is here [https://www.apneaboard.com/sleepyhead/] Download SleepyHead - the way to see the detail of what goes on at night [http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php?title=SleepyHead_Chart_Organization] Organize Charts because not all the charts are as important as others
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I have heard about the mouth tape and the Sleepyhead software. I will probably do the mouth tape first. That's easy and doable at this point. Will look into the Sleepyhead download eventually. I feel like I'm pretty savvy but one at a time for me to absorb. To be honest, this was the first time I'd ever downloaded my picture! Very proud of myself! Thank you for your time. I'll have lots of questions coming up.
The advanatage of SH is that it can show you in much more detail what your leaks look like. See the example below. If the leak occurs suddenly and goes up fairly high, over the leak red line, and has a flat top, it is most likely a mouth leak. That event in the middle of the night from 3:20 to 3:30 is a probably example of a mouth leak.
Hey, PhylissK from the Show Me state, welcome aboard. Anyone interested in intermittent fasting but wondering which of the hundreds of books to trust? I highly recommend you read "the IF diet robert skinner" ASIN: B00B0CQXGM along with your CPAP therapy and the great people on this Forum. Right now it's free from Amazon as an Ebook. Everybody should read this to understand how our body works with what we put into it. I just started this week. (And HIIT - high interval intermittent training. (Starting tomorrow.)
Went to the Sleep Show in Houston twice this w/e. (More later on new topic.) Talked to Dr. David Neubauer, who made several presentations, (authored "Understanding Sleeplessness: Perspectives on Insomnia" ASIN: B07BVF1Z6Z) and we discussed intermittent fasting, the critical point about understanding eating and when. He recommended "The Circadian Code: Lose Weight, Supercharge Your Energy, and Transform Your Health from Morning to Midnight" by Satchin Panda. WOW!!! This is now on my reading list.
I'm an overweight newbie too, BiPAP since Jan 31! So much to learn...
I have read about intermittent fasting and tried it a couple of days. It was not difficult to stick to the times but sometimes life just gets in the way - social life. Which is part of what got me in this condition in the first place. I will try that book. Good to know it's on kindle. I have had mine since 2011 and don't read real books any more. I'm spoiled with the comfort and ease. Thank you for your time.