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cbramsey Offline

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Posts: 900
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage FX
Humidifier: ResMed H5i with ClimateLine
CPAP Pressure: 6 - 12
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male
Location: NC, USA

Post: #11
RE: Beards
I have used two different nasal masks and have a moustache and a full beard.

The first mask, ResMed Mirage FX nasal mask leaked quite a bit. It leaked so bad that my sleep doc complained about it.

Replaced it with a Respironics ComfortGel nasal mask. SleepyHead data showed improvement (lower AHI numbers and decreased leakage numbers).

You might want to get with your DME to see if there are other masks you can try.

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07-06-2012 06:09 PM
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ekubaskie Offline

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Posts: 2
Joined: Jun 2012

Machine: PR System 1 BiPAP Pro w/ Biflex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: PR System 1 Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: BiPAP 7cm-10cm
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
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Post: #12
RE: Beards
Does anybody have any experience with the Mirage Liberty on this issue? I'm curious to try one. My fuzz configuration and always wearing black makes me something of a Goth Colonel Sanders.
07-06-2012 10:46 PM
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mikeh99 Offline

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Posts: 52
Joined: Jul 2012

Machine: PR REMstar Auto A-Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 Pillows
Humidifier: PR System One Heated
CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location: Northern NH

Post: #13
RE: Beards
I went back and got a smaller mask. It made a BIG difference, almost no leakage. It is early yet. Let's see how it goes.

Mike
07-11-2012 11:10 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,430
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #14
RE: Beards
Hi again mikeh99, Hopefully the smaller mask took care of your issue.

trish6hundred
07-12-2012 08:37 PM
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