AirFit F30i Leakage

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Franko39
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AirFit F30i Leakage

Post by Franko39 » Thu May 09, 2024 12:48 am

Hi all,

I'm a fairly new CPAP user with an AirSense 10 Autoset (diagnosed with mild apnea, AHI = 10). I tried the P10 nasal pillows for a while but found that I was having considerable leakage (probably from a combination of mouth breathing and tossing/turning while asleep). My leak rate per OSCAR is usually between 10-20. My current pressure settings are 6-10 with ramp.

Someone suggested the F30i mask to help manage the leaks - I bought the mask and am trying it out, but have found that at higher pressures (7+), the air starts to blow out of the bottom part of the mask that surrounds my mouth (it's just a soft flap of plastic and the air just starts pushing through that flap). The rest of the headgear is fairly tight already, so I'm not sure what more can be done to stop the leak.

Does anyone have suggestions on how I can eliminate this leak?

TIA!

Franko

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ChicagoGranny
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Re: AirFit F30i Leakage

Post by ChicagoGranny » Thu May 09, 2024 2:15 pm

Franko39 wrote:
Thu May 09, 2024 12:48 am
at higher pressures (7+), the air starts to blow out of the bottom part of the mask that surrounds my mouth (it's just a soft flap of plastic and the air just starts pushing through that flap). The rest of the headgear is fairly tight already, so I'm not sure what more can be done to stop the leak.
I have used that mask for a few years with pressures that range from 10-14. No leaks. Consider tightening the lower straps, but do NOT overtighten.

Also, watch some YouTube videos on fitting and adjusting the F30i.