air leaking from nasal pillow mask

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fixme
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air leaking from nasal pillow mask

Post by fixme » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:54 am

Hi,

I'm using a nasal pillow mask and I've gotten to the point where I don't think it's leaking. However if I put my hand near the mask, I can feel air shooting out from it. It is at the location just below where the nasal pillows connect with my nose. I don't hear any leakage sounds, so I didn't it before. Is that supposed to happen?

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Re: air leaking from nasal pillow mask

Post by NotLazyJustTired » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:01 pm

Yeah that's normal. It is the vent. I believe it's primary purpose is to keep you from breathing back in the air you just exhaled. No worries, the machine compensates for it.

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Re: air leaking from nasal pillow mask

Post by RogerSC » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:04 pm

Also provides fresh air path if there's a power failure and your cpap stops. Happened to me, woke up one morning and my cpap wasn't running, but I was still breathing. Happy days *smile*.

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Re: air leaking from nasal pillow mask

Post by NotLazyJustTired » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:12 pm

RogerSC wrote:Also provides fresh air path if there's a power failure and your cpap stops. Happened to me, woke up one morning and my cpap wasn't running, but I was still breathing. Happy days *smile*.
Always a good day when you wake up breathing, yeah?

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Machine: S9 AutoSet™ CPAP Machine
Mask: Swift™ FX Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask with Headgear
Humidifier: S9™ Series H5i™ Heated Humidifier with Climate Control
Additional Comments: SleepyHead software; Pressure 7-15
"So oftentimes it happens, that we live our lives in chains, and we never even know we have the key."
...from The Eagles, "Already Gone"

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