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Amara view mask - How to fit for best breathing?
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Machine: Trialling a Dreamstation auto and fixed
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips Amara View
Humidifier: dreamstation
CPAP Pressure: 9 cm
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: australia

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Amara view mask - How to fit for best breathing?
Hi all,
Just bought a new Amara mask, and have just started CPAP in the last week. I am wondering when fitting the mask whether the nose should be hard up against the plastic where the hole is or whether to leave a gap. I noticed last night with my nose hard up against the hole I seem to get less air to breath and felt as if I struggled to get enough oxygen. When I left a gap between the nose and the plastic it seem to be better. What is the recommended fitting? I have also read that some have suggested cut to open the opening wider. I think the hole is not open up wide enough to get full oxygen to the nose. I was measured to have a medium size nose, tried large air leaked.
Any thoughts would be helpful.
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Steve
07-01-2016 12:36 AM
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PoolQ Offline

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Machine: AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6.2, 15, PS4.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Sillicon Valley

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RE: Amara view mask - How to fit for best breathing?
The air passage inside your nose is really quit small, you should get plenty of air.

This mask does not seal by upward pressure under the nose, instead if inflates in from the sides and seals around the lower side edges. That strip by the breathing hole should go flat against your upper lip and not up against the bottom of your nose.

The tip of your nose fits into the small cup and is covered slightly by that cup.

It likes to not be as tight as some other masks and once inflated it helps to pull it slightly away from your face so it inflates properly and then let it settle back.

When you adjust the straps 1/8" at a time (3mm) as it is quite sensitive to strap tightness.
07-01-2016 12:53 AM
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stephennic Offline

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Posts: 106
Joined: Jun 2016

Machine: Trialling a Dreamstation auto and fixed
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips Amara View
Humidifier: dreamstation
CPAP Pressure: 9 cm
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: australia

Post: #3
RE: Amara view mask - How to fit for best breathing?
Thanks, so the nose shouldn't sit hard against the hole - when it does that it covers some of my nostrils. My nose was half way between medium and large it was a in between size. I called the store all they could say to me was it sits under your nose, when asked about a gap or hard up against my nose they couldn't really give me a clear answer.
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Steve
07-01-2016 01:18 AM
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