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Anyone tried the Sleepweaver Elan cloth nasal mask?
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I'm thinking of trying the Sleepweaver Elan cloth nasal mask. I'm a side sleeper. Has anyone here tried it? Pros? Cons? Thanks.
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Tried it, but could not tolerate it enough to give it a chance. After I would get it to seal it would start to leak air up into my eyes. It's possible that even with that leak the treatment would still be effective, but it was too annoying. Patience is hard to come by when you already have a well-working mask.

There's a new mask out called the Swift FX Nano by Resmed. I don't think all of the U.S. suppliers have it yet, but it's based on the Swift FX pillows platform. If that's any indication, I bet it's going to be a comfortable mask even for side-sleeping.
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I wondered how the seal was. It's kind of involved to put it on. I also wonder how you get it to dry out in time every night if you wash it every morning. Thanks for responding.
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(08-15-2013, 12:54 PM)ellen1159 Wrote: I also wonder how you get it to dry out in time every night if you wash it every morning.

It's not actual cloth. The mask is some kind of synthetic material, so it dries quickly.
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Hi ellen1159,
There is a thread here on this board regarding the Sleepweaver. If memory serves me right, it doesn't work well for pressures above 8.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and Good luck on finding just the right mask that works for you.
trish6hundred
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(08-15-2013, 12:54 PM)ellen1159 Wrote: I wondered how the seal was. It's kind of involved to put it on. I also wonder how you get it to dry out in time every night if you wash it every morning. Thanks for responding.

I fortunately have a second mask. So I wash one..and wear one. I have about 4 different kinds of mask and the sleepweaver is the only one I can sleep on my sides with comfortably. The leaks drive me batty on occasion, but most nights if I tighten it correctly, I have no problems.
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Hi ddetrio,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Glad to hear that the SleepWeaver mask works well for you.
trish6hundred
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SmileYes and it is great. Best to use for a few hr during day light to get use it. If you get leaks the strap are too tight or you might have wrong size or have not followed the instructions. Set comes with med and large, small is optional. Comes with 90 degree swivel that lets you change from back to side. This requires that the supplied 2 ft long light weight tube be inline with you and loosely supported from above. There is a strap that attaches to head gear which help keep the hose off your head but you still need to support the rest of the hose. It should be a little higher than the mask end of the hose.

Side sleeping is not a problem. Feels kind of like your nose is sticking through a small inflated balloon. Very comfortable and light weight. Easy to clean. Does not leave marks on skin. Air pressure causes the seal. Tested mine to 15cm and it did not leak or become uncomfortable. First impression was that this can't work as it looks light and delicate but it's stronger than it looks. The head gear is also light and comfortable design.
Give it a try for a week I bet you will like it.




(08-15-2013, 08:03 AM)ellen1159 Wrote: I'm thinking of trying the Sleepweaver Elan cloth nasal mask. I'm a side sleeper. Has anyone here tried it? Pros? Cons? Thanks.

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Hi Sleep anew,
WELCOME! to the forum.! I'm glad to hear that the SleepWeaver Elan works for you even at higher pressures.
trish6hundred
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