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somnambulist
Unread post  Post subject: Hmmm. Is this wrong? (default CPAP Settings)  |  Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:40 am

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Hey, All-
Newbie here (3 days old).
This feels like an obvious enough question that I'll probably go ahead and just apply common sense - but I'm a newbie, so don't want to assume too much.

After going through various masks with the CPAP vendor the other day, I selected the ResMed AirFit N20 nasal mask, and they set up my machine and sent me on my way.

Because I'm a techie (and watched a few videos on LankyLefty's YouTube), I peeked at the clinical settings on my device (an AirSense 10 Elite). Interesting stuff, and of course I'm not about to change anything I don't understand. However, I noticed that of the three options for mask type (Pillows, Full Face, Nasal), the tech left it set as "Pillows".

This seems pretty obviously wrong.
1. Right?
2. How big of a deal is it if this is set incorrectly? I'm intending to change this to "Nasal".

Thanks!

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Sleep2snore
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Hmmm. Is this wrong? (default CPAP Settings)  |  Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:46 am
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PAP Mask: Nasal Pillows - Swift FX
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It is a Nasal Mask, however, it uses the same vents as the nasal pillows.
It is such a small mask I don't know if it would make that much difference.
But it is classed as a Nasal Mask.
I would have thought it should be set at Nasal Mask.

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somnambulist
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Hmmm. Is this wrong? (default CPAP Settings)  |  Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:11 pm

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Location: Ontario, Canada
PAP Mask: ResMed AirFit N20
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Thanks! Just wanted to make sure I wasn't doing anything overtly foolish. :-)

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diamaunt
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Hmmm. Is this wrong? (default CPAP Settings)  |  Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:25 pm
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The mask type affects the pressure compensation calculation the machine applies, in addition to hose size, and presence or absence of humidifier, in order to get the mask pressure as close as possible to what's desired.

It should be set to whatever type of mask you have for best results, though the differences in measured pressure are small.

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somnambulist
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Hmmm. Is this wrong? (default CPAP Settings)  |  Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:08 am

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Location: Ontario, Canada
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Ran it last night with the correct mask setting. No problems. Thanks!

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