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Question AirFit headgear loose
I have a ResMed AirFit P10. Highly satisfactory, The headgear straps appear to have become streched, resulting in the pillows being loose. The manual suggests washing the headgear, which I do weekly. Any suggestions on how to tighten the headgear?
04-05-2015 03:49 PM
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RE: AirFit headgear loose
Wash it with really hot water. This will cause the headgear to shrink. If this doesn't work, there are modifications that can be made using velcro straps to tighten it.

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04-05-2015 04:06 PM
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RE: AirFit headgear loose
Wash hot as sgear suggests.

What I did once that worked fine was to whack the straps in half with a pair of scissors. Then fasten the straps back together using small safety pins. Worked just fine. Some people worry about the safety pins coming loose in the middle of the night. To those I say "Nay, o' worry a lot person. What could go wrong?"
04-05-2015 04:12 PM
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RE: AirFit headgear loose
Geoff -

That there looks like a Great Pyrenees. ??

OMM
04-05-2015 04:36 PM
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geoffleach Offline

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RE: AirFit headgear loose
(04-05-2015 04:36 PM)OMyMyOHellYes Wrote:  Geoff -

That there looks like a Great Pyrenees. ??

OMM

Good catch. Patou is indeed a Great Pyrenees. 'Patou' is Basque for 'Shepherd', we refer to him as 'Patou the Patou' Wink
04-05-2015 04:50 PM
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RE: AirFit headgear loose
You can add tension by multiple ways:

Resmed suggested:
1) Wash headgear in real warm water and air dry.
2) Reduce the distance between two top straps. Bring them closer for more tension.

Other:
1) Wear a cap or a piece of fabric under the headgear straps.
2) You can put a thick piece of fleece around the headgear straps.
3) Twist the headgear straps by looping the end piece of the headgear thru the two pieces of top headgear.
4) Cut the top pieces in two, then sew them back together.
5) Buy a new headgear on Amazon or ebay for $21.

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RDI always below 1. But sleep much much better at straight pressure.
Started on F10, Tried Quattro Air successfully. Finally settled on P10.
04-05-2015 04:51 PM
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RE: AirFit headgear loose
I think the lavender and grey "for her" is a little smaller than the blue and grey one to begin with...

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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04-06-2015 12:40 AM
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k_ogre Offline

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RE: AirFit headgear loose
(04-06-2015 12:40 AM)DariaVader Wrote:  I think the lavender and grey "for her" is a little smaller than the blue and grey one to begin with...
nope same size
04-06-2015 01:48 AM
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RE: AirFit headgear loose
How old is the headgear? I'm interested in how long before noticeable stretching occurs.
04-06-2015 09:36 AM
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DariaVader Offline
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RE: AirFit headgear loose
(04-06-2015 01:48 AM)k_ogre Wrote:  
(04-06-2015 12:40 AM)DariaVader Wrote:  I think the lavender and grey "for her" is a little smaller than the blue and grey one to begin with...
nope same size

both of mine appear to be significantly smaller than my dad's blue one. perhaps his is just way stretched.... mine never gets too stretched out, and I have a fairly small head.

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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04-06-2015 11:51 AM
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