I really like the NPs, because they only touch you in one place. But there is a downside to that, which is since they only touch you in that single place, this does not anchor them against hose movement as well as, say, a FFM might. It only takes a bit of hose movement to twist the NPs so that the pillows are not evenly pressed against your nostrils; move the hose to one side, and its too much pressure on that side, and too little pressure on the other side, for instance.
This isn't that annoying, but I found that it tends to cause small leaks that can cause enough wind noise to wake me when I am in lighter stages of sleep.
So the other day I dressed the hose straight up to run from my forehead to the back of my head (xPAP is on a veranda behind the bed) and used a little velcro tie attached to the headgear. Now the pressure against my nose stays even, I don't get the little leaks anymore, and I am not awakened. My airway works best when the pressure is pulling up against my nose a little bit anyway.
I had tried this with the Swift FX, but gave that up when I went to the P10, because the headgear was iffy until I got used to is. But it should work well with about anything.
Only two nights in, but AHI is about 40% lower as well (1.1). Might be worth a try.
Each mask is a little different. I found the Nuance fit better if I draped the hose down rather than up.
With them making nasal pillows more and more lightweight, keeping the little bits of plastic and silicone in place is getting difficult.
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