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... I started using a nasal bridge. I used to use the mask but had a difficult time preventing leaks and waking me with the noise. ... (12 replies)
My Mask Leaks
Sep 18, 2010
... Based on what you're describing, I'm curious if you are being monitored regularly by your doctor. For what it's worth, I was on a cpap for a month. ... (7 replies)
My Mask Leaks
Sep 18, 2010
... problem leaks occur around the outside of the mask. There is VENTING which is necessary and should not be mistaken for a leak. ... (7 replies)

My Mask Leaks
Sep 17, 2010
... I have been on a machine since November, but ended up needing more ventilation than the cpap/bipap machines could provide. I am now on a ventilator at night, but I was lucky to be able to still use the same type of mask as the cpap/bipap machines. My ventilator is set up similar to a bipap, but with additional parameters that allow my pressure to go between 14 & 23. And... (7 replies)
... This seems counterintuitive, but the tighter you have the mask, the more it leaks. It doesn't make sense, but it is true. And unless you are having major leaks (not the "slight" leak you describe) the machine is still working. Does your machine have an alarm? For if you remove the mask in the night? If it does and the leak you are talking about is not setting the alarm... (5 replies)
... Does anyone have their mask not leak when they fall asleep but later on in the night it leaks? I do move it around until it stops leaking, but I was wondering if there are any tricks to keep it from leaking at all during the night. (5 replies)
... the mask should not need to be tight i have a leaking mask every night i just have to move it around to make it seal properlly consolt your specilist and they will help you set it up if your unsure , where is it leaking my mask only leaks when iam laying on my side and my face is a bit scrunched up so i just move the mask around a bit till it seals, i also find that laying... (5 replies)
... eep stages, I'm what the Sleep Doc calls a ' skinny apniac', my jaw is small and narrow and my throat is not very deep. There is no surgery or device other than CPAP for my condition, which began about 3 years ago. ... (15 replies)
... Have blamed the sleepiness on cpap leaks, but maybe it is something else! ... (23 replies)
CPAP Problems
Feb 20, 2008
... I suggest you contact the place that provided the CPAP and have them give you a different mask to try. I recommend the Mirage Activa nasal mask. ... (1 replies)
... is you could run a tape recorder at night to see if you can hear any changes in your breathing. The third thing is, if your cpap has a smart card, any leaks will be picked up by your doctor's office when they download the data from the card. ... (12 replies)
Starting CPAP
Feb 5, 2008
... Ok, now I have a question. The mask that I use (Ultra Mirage II with nasal pillows) leaks consistently in two different places. First from the mask itself (before the air even gets to the pillows...getting a new mask just because of that) and second from the side of one nostril over the pillow. Not both nostrils, just the right one. I have tried using using more... (15 replies)
Starting CPAP
Jan 27, 2008
... I tried the nose pillows for the longest and could not use them, i was defeating the purpose of the c-pap because i couldn't wear it. I switched to the mask and a really good chin strap and i have not had any problems. I prefer the Gel mask that you can actually mold to your facial features thus greatly reducing the leaks. Play with the heater settings on the c-pap, i was... (15 replies)
... hed all night long down the back of your throat and into the tummy. Some severe cases wake nauseous after a night of this.. My ENT ask me how I was doing on my CPAP and then laughed and told me his cure all.. since October of last year it has worked wonders for me. ... (3 replies)
... Hey all, I have sleep apnea diagnosed at a sleep center. I bought a CPAP with a full face mask and a humidifier. I have sort of adjusted to the mask, but gosh I hate it with a passion. I have the ultra mirage II face mask. ... (3 replies)
... nostrils. I was having panick attacks to. I than went and got a full face mask, it covers my nose and mouth and its an ultra mirage. I love it. its so comfy. no leaks and does not bother me at all. some people can't wear the nasal pillows as there to confining. I am one of those people that could not wear it. ... (3 replies)
CPAP mask leak
Jan 1, 2007
... three different types of full face masks, none of which work very well. Two of them leak around the eyes, and that is the worst, my husband says. The other one leaks on the cheeks and if he is really tired, he doesn't wake up. ... (9 replies)
CPAP mask leak
Dec 9, 2006
... There is a specific type of pillow called the PAPillow. The countour of the pillow is suppose to help prevent mask leaks. I do not know how much the pillow costs. (9 replies)
CPAP setting
Apr 28, 2006
... I'm just curious what setting some of you have, who use a CPAP. The doctor recommended 16, which my husband is having a hard time getting used to. It leaks a lot and he has trouble exhaling. I'm just wondering if anyone else has a setting that high. I read another thread about the BiPAP and think that might help. ... (3 replies)
... face mask, but even with the straps cinched up tightly, air still leaks out which irritates him and keeps him awake. He has given up on it, but I worry about his health as I listen to his irratic breathing. ... (2 replies)

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