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AirTouch N20 - digs into cheek - any solutions?
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AirTouch N20 - digs into cheek - any solutions?
I've been using a CPAP about 6 mos and just can't seem to find a mask that works.  First tried the F20 and thought I'd lose my mind--a big NO for full face masks.  I sleep on my side and felt like I had a torture device strapped to my head.

Next is the nose pillows - AirFit P10:  they mostly work but I get sores around my nose and inside my nose. I've tried using Vic's inside my nose which helps make the sores feel better but I guess petroleum products are bad for the mask.  Then I got some "Ayr" saline gel but that makes my nose piece slip off in the middle of the night and hubby complains I sound like a jet engine.  The nose sores get so bad, I can't sleep and/or I have to just not use the mask every now and then to let my nose heal, and hope insurance doesn't scream.  Some may say the nose strap is too tight, but the problem is if I use the stock P10 strap, it slides off my hair/head and nothing I can do makes it stay in place, so I switched the strap to a Snugell and it stays put (and is a little tighter, but I can adjust the tightness).

Finally this week I got an AirTouch N20.  Fits fine when I'm sitting upright and I thought this would be the game changer.  HOWEVER, when I lay down, the sucker digs so much into my cheek, I can't deal with it (even adjusting the straps 47,000 times).  I wore it exactly 2 hours and gave up--went back to the nose pillows.

So, I want to love the N20--lots of nice features and nothing digging into my nostrils, but I can't seem to adjust it to where it's not digging into my cheek on one side.  Is it my anatomy?  or is there something I can do?  Help!!

Thanks!!
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RE: AirTouch N20 - digs into cheek - any solutions?
I moved from the N20 to the Respironics Wisp several years ago and never looked back. I trade off with the Brevida if I feel stuffed up.
The Wisp looks like the N20, but it fits me better.
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