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[-] wiredgeorge +0 points · about 2 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

Hope we can talk about the ResMed tool called myAir. I don't use any 3rd party software to track my sleep therapy progress as ResMed has provided this tracking service with their/Auto Bipap machine. It has a sim card that communicates withy the company at the end of each night's sleep and then I can log into my personal MyAir account and get a score for the night's sleep. I get the best scores in the mask on/off and events per hour. I am always knocked down a bit by the total hours of sleep as I never never sleep more than 6 to 6.5 hours TOPS. Prior to using the machine I didn't sleep this long and I now sleep like a rock.

The category I DO NOT understand is mask seal. It is rated on a scale of 20 points for PERFECT mask seal. Once I get the mask in place and do a mask seal check for leaks, I get very few leaks but just can't max this category out. Last night I had 17 or 20 points. How is this point total for mask seal computed? How does the machine know if the mask is sealed on leaking. Any leaking I get is right before I wake... I find my mouth opening and I blow (by mouth) off the seals on the mask slightly plus my face muscles seem to get tighten up as I get awake and the mask can leak on a very minor basis.

Can anyone explain how mask seal value is determined with the ResMed MyAir tool? What would be the point of concern as far as scoring (on a basis of 20 points is perfect)???

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[-] DanM +1 point · about 2 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

Hi @wiredgeorge. The myAir tool calculates the score by reading the amount of mask leak in your breathing circuit (machine, tube, mask). The machines have sensors that know how much air should be in the circuit based on the machine settings. The score number is different based on type of mask (full face, nasal/pillow). You can find the description of the scores and some general info by logging into your myAir account, clicking on "Tour your dashboard" and then clicking on "Learn more about your myAir score" near the bottom of the dashboard summary page. From the myAir score support page, you can scroll down and read about mask seal and view the details for the values for different types of masks. Regardless of mask type, 17 is not a bad score as it indicates minimal leak. Moderate leak scores range from 10 to 15 points. Slight mouth breathing or a small leak around the seal can cause the number of points to drop. From reading their support page, it seems 15 points or lower would be of more concern because the leak is moderate. I hope this helps!

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[-] wiredgeorge +0 points · about 2 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

I just find that the score for mask seal really doesn't jive with my perception of the night's events. Last night for instance, one of my doggies stood up in our bedroom at about 3:30AM and started woofing at the barn cats out on our front stoop. My missus yelled at ol' Charlie (she had no recollection of this) and woke me up. Normally, I am right back to sleep but I had a heck of a time with mask seal... I think your face un-slackens when you wake and while I usually have zero issues with seal, I was getting the dreaded whistling noises with air blowing in my eyes and out from the cheeks. I have a full face mask and this is truly annoying as it fully wakes me. Anyway, I went into my office and watched Texas fall to the Red Raiders (taped) and about 7AM the house came awake. I looked up my myAir score than I HAD A 20!!! Geesh.... I can sleep a full nights sleep with no feeling of a seal leak and get less than 20. Anyway, your explanation helped a lot and I did find the info where you suggested. It is a bit buried.... should be a hot link to this info at each step of the myAir summary but now that I found it, I am good. 3 hours and 28 minutes of sleep. We are having Charlie for dinner this evening bhwahahaha Thanks! wg

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[-] FaithfulCoffeeWildcat3239 +0 points · over 1 year ago

I don't really trust the information on the MyAir web site at all. It almost always says there were no leaks (or very few) when the leaks were bad enough to wake my husband. It rarely says I took the mask off, even when I took it off to use the bathroom, the "events per hour" seems to have no correlation with the quality of my sleep. I use the Sleepyhead software to get more information, but it still doesn't seem accurate compared to what I know happened.

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[-] wiredgeorge +1 point · over 1 year ago Sleep Enthusiast

FCW3239, The mask leak issue is such that when I use mask pads, I never get a single point for mask seal. I almost never sleep much more than 6 hours. I sleep like a log, don't move around much at all at night and feel pretty darn great since therapy started. My blood O2 levels are great now and I haven't been sleepy or dozed during the day since starting therapy. My normal scores are in the 60s (poor mask seal and not long enough sleep). In fact, I haven't slept more than 7 hours but twice since starting BIPAP therapy over 6 months ago. My events per hour are almost always very low which I think is the most important thing except...

I monitor my blood O2! I do this once in awhile now and it it always great while during my sleep study the O2 level was really bad for long stretches as I quit breathing. Therapy is working better than I had hoped but at first, the bad numbers on the resmed/myair report concerned me but no longer. By the way, I use very high pressures in my BIPAP and use mask pads to relieve mask leak issues.

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