Again thanks, I will explore the avenues you have suggested, with the leak rate, concerning the mask, the pressure is high on my machine, using a ResMed Ultra Mirage FF mask, when I first started with the BiPap the mask leak was tremendous. Presented the issue to the sleep lab, we went through 5 or 6 different masks, they were very patient with me but I could not find anything that would fit comfortably or comparable to the ResMed UM FF. I continue to use my old mask and I probably wear it tighter than is recommended, I know the standards say not too tight, but in order for this to work, the way I sleep (side sleeper) I wear it tight, sometimes so tight it feels like a piano wire around the back of my head (I do adjust then) but I have to wear it tight. At any rate, I feel I have the mask leaks down to a minimum but I am not sure what you mean by mouth leak. Is that the same or is that something different?
You are right, the physical requirements of my job have probably saved me from many other medical issues. I am beginning to see my age group start with the cardiac issues. I leave Tuesday for back to work, I have an appointment with my GP when I return, I will request cardio testing, I am thinking if I force myself into exercise while I am home, (provided the heart can handle it) I will benefit from it, in the past my body has always responded well to physical/cardio exercising.
Hey thanks you sure seem to know a lot, I appreciate you taking the time at answer not only mine but I see you are involved with this forum, so thanks for what you are doing.
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