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Sleepster Offline
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Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #11
RE: Back to ffm *sigh*
(04-23-2016 08:12 PM)allynpsych Wrote:  Feeling a bit frustrated. I love my swift nano for her nasal mask because it's comfy and I can sleep on my side and fall asleep right away...

I too loved my nasal pillows, but when I had to switch to a FFM it wasn't as bad as I'd expected. I think the nasal pillows helped me get used to things, so it wasn't a difficult transition. One advantage is that the FFM leaves no marks on my face in the morning. The nasal pillows straps and chin strap both left marks.

With the right pillow geometry you can probably continue to sleep on your side. I use the papillow but any pillow with a similar shape should work. It needs to have a small foot print, but be thick. This allows me to hang my head on the side.

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04-24-2016 06:33 PM
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Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips Wisp
Humidifier: Built In
CPAP Pressure: 9-13
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: First diagnosed with essential hypertension @ age 25 (precursor to CHF)

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Post: #12
RE: Back to ffm *sigh*
(04-24-2016 07:28 AM)allynpsych Wrote:  So, I used the nasal mask last night with a knitted head band pressed into service as a chin strap, tightened with a hair tie on the top of my head. The head strap of the mask helped keep it in place and I had no large leaks! MyAir gave me a 20/20 score for mask fit! So... I guess I'm adding chin strap to my set up. I also used a thin cotton sock with a hole in the toe and some of my daughter's hair ties as a make shift hose cozy. I have a heated climate line from the machine but the hose that connects to the nasal mask is unheated. No rain out last night either. Wore it for 4hr, 7 mins last night with 0.4 events per hour, so not too bad!
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04-25-2016 12:40 AM
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Machine: AirSense 10 Autoset
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Mask Make & Model: Resmed F10 and/or P10
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CPAP Pressure: 17-19
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: I've figured out how to get my AHI down to 5, I quit sleeping!

Sex: Male
Location: Live Oak, Florida

Post: #13
RE: Back to ffm *sigh*
Well, so much for the small pillows theory. Lat night didn't work well at all. It is very frustrating.

First thing I am struggling with now is that the pillows idle at about 10 L leak while the fem idled at about 0. grrr...

I am going to beat this one way or the other...

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04-25-2016 10:10 AM
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palerider Offline

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Machine: s9 vpap auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: p10
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 18/13+
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Dallas(ish)

Post: #14
RE: Back to ffm *sigh*
the intentional leak rate for the p10 is very nearly the same as the average full face mask, compare the intended vent rates in the back of the manuals.

perhaps you didn't have the mask fully assembled, and it was leaking more because of that.
04-25-2016 02:00 PM
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Post: #15
RE: Back to ffm *sigh*
(04-25-2016 02:00 PM)palerider Wrote:  the intentional leak rate for the p10 is very nearly the same as the average full face mask, compare the intended vent rates in the back of the manuals.

perhaps you didn't have the mask fully assembled, and it was leaking more because of that.

someone pointed out in another thread that I had the wrong setting - sigh - so embarrassing, I had the P10 set for Nasal and not Pillow in the settings...

I am running another test tonight and I expect better results

Thanks,

Frank

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04-25-2016 02:05 PM
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Machine: s9 vpap auto
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Post: #16
RE: Back to ffm *sigh*
(04-25-2016 02:05 PM)FrankNichols Wrote:  someone pointed out in another thread that I had the wrong setting - sigh - so embarrassing, I had the P10 set for Nasal and not Pillow in the settings...

I am running another test tonight and I expect better results

it doesn't make a difference on leaks, the leak levels are *VERY* similar. your pressure will be a little higher as the machine compensates for the higher resistance of the P10 mask vs a nasal mask.

maybe you've got a small hole in one of the hoses.
04-25-2016 06:30 PM
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