How To Do Resmed Com MyAir Fit From Your ResMed CPAP Full Face Mask
By Gavin | August 29, 2018
With all CPAP masks, the most important goal is achieving a good seal and a comfortable fit, your home care provider should determine the proper size of your equipment by using a measuring template, however, getting a truly proper fit will require a little trial and error with your equipment at home.
We recommend you do this during the day in a place where you can lie down, just like you do when you sleep, while sitting upright hold the headgear in one hand and the mask in the other place, the top of the mask just below the bridge of your nose, swing the mask down over your nose and mouth, and hold it in place as you pull the headgear over your head, connect the lower strap to the mask by connecting the clips to both sides of the mask, remember a good fit is not necessarily a tight fit, the mask should rest comfortably over your nose and mouth without causing unnecessary pressure, if you feel the mask is pushing too hard against your face, the headgear is too tight to adjust release the velcro on both sides of the upper strap at the same time and pull to tighten or release to loosen. Once the mask feels comfortable against your face, reattach the velcro, the lower strap can also be adjusted in the same way.
Once you have a comfortable fit, turn your device on to begin delivering air pressure to the mask, if you feel air escaping around the seal between the mask and your face, you have a mask leak, you may also hear the rush of air escaping around the mask, if you notice air escaping, pull the mask away from your face and reseed it, then adjust the headgear to get a proper seal, be aware that some air is always being released through the vent on the front of the mask, you are looking for leaks between the mask and your face, many patients tend to over tighten the straps in an attempt to get a perfect seal, remember the headgear should be comfortable while still helping to maintain a good seal between the mask in your face.
Once you have a good seal and comfortable fit, it's time to lie down on the bed and recreate your normal sleeping positions, this very important step will help determine if the seal is likely to be broken, while you sleep as you lie down and mimic your most comfortable sleep positions check for leaks around the mask, you should also be aware of the position of the hose, pay attention that the hose doesn't catch on part of the bed, a trapped hose might pull on the mask and cause a leak, you should also avoid lying on the hose, if airflow is even partially blocked, the device could malfunction and even shut down over time, you will learn to adjust the mask while in sleep, but getting a proper seal to start with will ensure your sleep won't be interrupted as often.