High Leak Session Message on Resmed Elite II

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Following message appeared on my Elite II machine : "High leak in last session".

Does that mean the machine is disfunctional?


The ResMed Elite manual says it's possible you have experienced excessive high leak levels during sleep.

The manual recommends to check that your air tubing is properly connected to your CPAP machine and mask, and to also check that your mask doesn't have high leaks.

The leak alert can be enabled or disabled from the menu of your machine. If the leak alert feature is enabled, any leak greater that 0.7 l/s for more than 20 seconds is interpreted as a high leak event and the high leak message will appear on the LCD of your CPAP machine.

The message High leak in last session on the LCD will appear if the leak continues for more than 30% of the last session with 0,4 l/s.

The first step is to check if you have leaks from your cpap mask. If you have a nasal mask or nasal pillow, chances are that you sleep with your mouth open.

If you fixed everything, then the next step is to contact your clinician to help you fix the problem.

I hope it helps. Don't be afraid to comment back.

Remy Thierry
Founder of Sleep Apnea Guide

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Jun 10, 2011
check hoses
by: Anonymous

Hey everyone.. writing from the couch after awakening from a bad episode.. been on cpap for 2years.. noticed this warning and have been putting it off due to low funds.. guess I can't put it off anymore... waiting for the sun to come up so I can go get new parts.. for my situation there were tears along the hosing which was causing a drop in pressure.. don't sacrifice your health people.. get this looked into...

Apr 01, 2011
Thank you, Vicki!
by: Remy

I'm trying to organize this site as simple as possible, because it has a lot of information, an it's difficult to find helpful tips when many visitors have sleep apnea and feel too tired to read.

I believe the Question & Answer section is to help the visitor to read similar problems, or to ask a question if he doesn't find what they are looking for.

Also, I tried to include some drawings, to help the visitor find important pages more easier. The drawings are not so good, but I hope they can make a difference in this site. You can check these pages to see examples of drawings (look on the right column):

Mar 31, 2011
Great information
by: Vicki in Montreal

Just a comment to praise you for the new look on your website.
The "Recent questions and answers" is informative.
Your answers are well done.

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