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Leaking Mask

Posted by @numpy, Tue, Jan 29 5:07am

I use the Dreamwear mask. It is very difficult to fall asleep because of the house from leaking air. I have marks on my face for several hours after I get up from tightening the mask. The unit has the red grown almost every morning. About ready to give up.

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Your message is somewhat confusing. Did you mean the "hose" is leaking air? What is "red grown"?

It really seem like the issue causing the leaking and redness are related to your mask fitting incorrectly. The problems should be very easy to solve with a visit to your doctor or the place where you received your mask. How long have you been using a CPAP machine?

Don't give up! "Sweet Dreams" can be yours!

Hi, @numpy, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I'm sorry to hear you are feeling about ready to give up with your leaking mask.

Glad you met @kentyunker, and I'd also like to bring in other members who have worked with masks for their CPAP machines. Please meet @johnbishop @thankful @bernese53 @macjane @steventomer @taran @techi @dawn_giacabazi.

I'd second what @kentyunker mentioned about consulting with your doctor about these difficulties with the leaking and marks on your face for several hours. Has your sleep doctor offered any suggestions on these issues? If so, what did he or she suggest?

Hi, @numpy, I would like to add my welcome along with @lisalucier and other members. Sorry to hear about your CPAP problems but you are not alone. We've all been there at one time or another in our CPAP journey. The mask comfort is the key to making it all work and getting the benefits of a good nights sleep. I started with the Dreamwear full face mask but I'm currently using an AirFit F20 with a cloth Comfort Cover mask liner. It made a world of difference for me. I second the idea of talking with your sleep medicine doctor or therapist to help you get a mask that works for you.

Don't give up!

@numpy
Lots of great advice sent your way. Anxious to read your responses. Your clarification can shed some light on a resolution. Hoping we can help resolve your issues quickly. Sleepless nights are no good.

Thanks
Dawn

I was very tired and I think spell check was playing tricks on me. 'house' should have been mask. My unit has a 'frown ' in a red circle indicating leaks I will call my supplier and follow up with my doctor. Thank you for responding.

@numpy

I was very tired and I think spell check was playing tricks on me. 'house' should have been mask. My unit has a 'frown ' in a red circle indicating leaks I will call my supplier and follow up with my doctor. Thank you for responding.

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No problem. Done that many times myself. Let us know if they (Docs) help you out.

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