Could it be the airflow on the sides that is causing the pressure on the skull? One of the big advantages of the respironics dreamwear full face mask is that unlike others, the tube attaches to the top of the head rather than the front of the nose . This is helpful for me because , I turn quite a lot in my sleep and something in front of my face will cause a lot of mess. I wear my mask before I attach the tube , so when I wear it , it is quite comfortable without being too tight, but maybe when the pressure ramps up , it exerts extra pressure on the skull
Anyone experience skull indentations with CPAP mask? I have used a respironics dreamwear full face mask for about 8 months now and I have started to notice indentations on the top and back of my head. Anyone else experienced that? Anything to be concerned about ?
Folks from USA/Canada
Did you ever have any trouble using your CPAP machine (Air Sense 10) abroad (Asia/Europe/Central America)?
Looking for advise as I am scheduled to visit Europe and the Mexico sometime in October/November..
I understand I need to carry a travel adapter for the electrical sockets , but any issues other than that? For example, how easy/hard it is to get distilled water in Mexico for the humidifier?
Most of the leaks seem to come from the nasal area and I noticed that higher pressures lead to more leaks. I could see sybstantial improvement by reducing the pressure from 11 to 10. Do you know any full face masks that attach the tube from the top?
Most of the events occur well after the ramp time of 15 minutes. And they are not true apneas so not recorded or reported by sleepyhead or resmed. They more resemble RERA events less than 10 seconds in duration. I have noticed that if i am not asleep in 30-45 mins I start getting these events. If I asleep by that time, then no worries
I am fairly new to this forum. Currently using ResMed AirSense 10 autoset for her with a Respironics DreamWear full face mask .(The one with nasal pillows).
My AHI numbers are quite good (below 1) although I do get sleep onset apeneas now and then. I am at a CPAP pressure of 11CM with no EPR and a ramp time of 15 minutes.
Of late, I have been noticing a lot of leaks with my mask. I tried using remzz mask liners but to no avail. I really like the mask as it is less bulky than others and the fact that the tubing is attached to the top rather than in front of the nose.
Any suggesttions to reducing mask leaks ?
Ok folks . Time for an update. I am now into my 3rd week of CPAP trial and my AHI is down to below 1 and I am adjusting well to the respironics full face mask on resmed airsense 10 which is good. But what I don'tr understand is I am still getting sleep onset apneas which are not flagged as events either by resmed or by sleepyhead because they are less than 10 seconds in duration. One such example is shown in the image above. These onset apneas are the ones that sent me to the doctor in the first place. If I tell the doctor, he will simply dismiss them as being insignificant since they are less than 10 seconds. Any way to resolve this? BIPAP or ASV perhaps?
I set the ramp to 30 minutes. Seems to fine so far. I also changed my mask to a Respironics Dreamwear full face mask. I noticed a few leaks sometimes as I am a side sleeper and the mask gets misaligned sometimes. Has anyone used mask liners to prevent leaks.? Any other tips to reduce/eliminate leaks?
I will after my trails are over. Right now I am not allowed to tamper settings on the loaner machine used during trails