Pushing for better therapy
maybe the harness is too tight
I'd stay away from vinegar... you may not be rinsing well enough. Just use a mild dish detergent and warm water. Rinse thoroughly. If that isn't the problem raise up the humidifier setting and preheat before bed. Also try some nasal gel too before bed. I do, however, the nasal pillow doesn't fair well with higher pressure for me anyway. You might need a full face mask.
Useless to go to APAP. Stay with 11 minimum and it's like being on CPAP. No ramp, Flex is fine for comfort.
clean by hand is highly recommended. Warm water and mild soap.
depends on how difficult it is to replace it. You good with electronics?
Sierra, probably his daily screen for the day. Bill we could use OSCAR. It's analyzer software that gives a result report of your machines therapy'
https://www.sleepfiles.com/OSCAR/ download it for now and insert your SD card from your machine... and yes, what Machine do you have? Sierra... some don't have a SD I think?
Sounds like you have an APAP.. auto PAP. Are you sure you have 0 AHI? Doesn't sound right, especially having a APAP.
You can get woken up from leaks if they hit your skin or arm hair or blast your pillow and you can hear it... but leaks can cause events yes. Leaks mean less pressure and you are loosing therapy. Raise pressure to 13 and then lightly cinch the top straps to keep the mask in place, pull the bottom straps gradually until the mask stops leaking, not to fast or too tight, gradually.
Higher pressure did you well but the events came up. However, keep in mind, the higher you go central apnea may creep in... and gas. Your mask leaks are quite a bit high for me and most likely are waking you up. Try and adjust your mask a bit and get rid of the VS2 events, the machine picks up vibrations, hose dragging across you pillow or mattress. If the mask is irritating you nose or anywhere else try some Lansinoh Lanolin cream but very sparingly, especially around your nose, nares. I just ditched my F&P simplus, which had very minimal leaks but I got tired of fighting the hose in my face turning over, and went back to Resmed F30i. I had it before and it had too many leaks, but I learned how to adjust the harness. The dreamwear was worse, but again I didn't adjust well enough, it's basically the same design. Also try and be a side sleeper, as much as you can. How you feel is the main thing. Your flex setting is comfort so adjust accordingly.
Buy a cool vapor humidifier as a back up, and place it near your machine