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Amara View reverse mouth leak

Postby nicholasjh1 on Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:00 pm

... So, I'm trying ANOTHER new mask. This one seems the best yet (low leakage without having to tighten it much, no leakage into the tearducts), and I'll probably just stick with it, but I'm getting one major issue that occaisionally rouses me. I'm getting "reverse" mouth leak... pressure in the face part of the mask squirms it's way into my mouth and then bubbles up one cheek. any tips on this? I have all sorts of masks.... total full face, nasal pillows, hybrids. with nasal pillows I have mouth leak out which I don't like, with this I have leak in, which hasn't been a problem with the Innomed hybrid, but with the innomed I have to tighten down the mask to a stupid amount to avoid leaks out the sides of the mouth piece. Anyway I couldn't find anything with the forum search function. Anybody experienced with this issue?
Instead of Sleep apnea it should be called "Sleep deprivation starving of oxygen, being poisoned by high CO2 levels, damaging the body and brain while it's supposed to be healing so that you constantly get worse and can never get healthy Apnea"

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Re: Amara View reverse mouth leak

Postby LSAT on Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:20 pm

Check out the mask liners at http://padacheek.com

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Re: Amara View reverse mouth leak

Postby nicholasjh1 on Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:58 am

Ok, I ordered the Amara view one. The air being forced into my mouth is at the corners, so hopefully this will "block that" and in general my own homemade moleskin ones on the masks padacheek didn't cover helped reduce leakage, so I may be able to have an even looser fit! I'll let you know how it goes.
Instead of Sleep apnea it should be called "Sleep deprivation starving of oxygen, being poisoned by high CO2 levels, damaging the body and brain while it's supposed to be healing so that you constantly get worse and can never get healthy Apnea"

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Re: Amara View reverse mouth leak

Postby Tater52403 on Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:15 pm

Please let us know how it helps. I too have had the same issue with the inflated cheeks. which often wakes me from sleep.

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Re: Amara View reverse mouth leak

Postby nicholasjh1 on Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:47 pm

Instead of Sleep apnea it should be called "Sleep deprivation starving of oxygen, being poisoned by high CO2 levels, damaging the body and brain while it's supposed to be healing so that you constantly get worse and can never get healthy Apnea"

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Re: Amara View reverse mouth leak

Postby ChicagoGranny on Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:54 pm

nicholasjh1 wrote:Sleep starving of oxygen, being poisoned by high CO2 levels


You might also want to consider "sleep deprivation".

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Re: Amara View reverse mouth leak

Postby nicholasjh1 on Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:24 am

ChicagoGranny wrote:
nicholasjh1 wrote:Sleep starving of oxygen, being poisoned by high CO2 levels


You might also want to consider "sleep deprivation".


Of course, but I put my tag like that because SO MANY doctors say... oh it's a sleep issue, here have this mask you'll sleep better and it will improve anything... More than anything it's a note for new cpap users that it's not just about sleep deprivation. In fact... I've only just started sleeping through the night after 9 months of therapy ( I was getting 3-5 wakeups per night), and I've seen vast improvements. I realize for mild to low moderate suffers it may be mostly about the sleep, but for severe sufferers I believe the biggest impact is the hormonal and oxygen deprivation damage apnea causes.

I added deprivation just for you though.
Instead of Sleep apnea it should be called "Sleep deprivation starving of oxygen, being poisoned by high CO2 levels, damaging the body and brain while it's supposed to be healing so that you constantly get worse and can never get healthy Apnea"

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Re: Amara View reverse mouth leak

Postby nicholasjh1 on Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:28 am

So a combination of the padacheek and a chin strap set at just the right amount did eliminate leak in for the person who was interested about the outcome. The Padacheek wrap is awesome 10/10. the only thing I'd change about it is to not have the mouth hole at all! I only have the mouth part so I don't get mouth leak!
Instead of Sleep apnea it should be called "Sleep deprivation starving of oxygen, being poisoned by high CO2 levels, damaging the body and brain while it's supposed to be healing so that you constantly get worse and can never get healthy Apnea"

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Re: Amara View reverse mouth leak

Postby klm49 on Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:19 pm

nicholasjh1 wrote:So a combination of the padacheek and a chin strap set at just the right amount did eliminate leak in for the person who was interested about the outcome. The Padacheek wrap is awesome 10/10. the only thing I'd change about it is to not have the mouth hole at all! I only have the mouth part so I don't get mouth leak!

\\Just contact them, they will gladly sell you one minus a mouth hole.

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