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deadfish Offline

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Posts: 4
Joined: Feb 2016

Machine: Phillips Resparonics Respironics System One Auto CPAP with Bluetooth
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: unsure
Humidifier: System One (60 Series)
CPAP Pressure: 12-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
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Post: #1
Best Mask Suggestions
So with the help of this forum I upgraded to an auto cpap today and I also wanted you all's input on best full mask for Respironics System One Auto CPAP with Bluetooth. I didn't know if other brand mask were comparable. Right now I have the standard Phillips Facemask that covers nose and mouth. It is air not gel. It works ok but I sleep on my side generally and it likes to create little air pockets. Thanks for any help!
02-16-2016 08:23 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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Posts: 3,181
Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #2
RE: Best Mask Suggestions
You can use any brand/style mask with any brand machine, so it's your choice, whatever you feel comfortable with.
I don't wear full face, so will leave it to others to suggest.

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02-16-2016 08:49 PM
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PoolQ Offline

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Posts: 986
Joined: Jul 2015

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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Sex: Male
Location: Sillicon Valley

Post: #3
RE: Best Mask Suggestions
I started with the Simplus and now use the Amara View. I would expect that side sleeping will always need so accommodation. I just shift to the end of the pillow and hang the mask off the end. There are also special pillows that have cutouts for the mask and you can still sleep in the center.
02-16-2016 09:03 PM
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otrpu Offline

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Posts: 79
Joined: Jun 2015

Machine: AirSense 10 Autoset w/Oxi
Mask Type: Hybrid
Mask Make & Model: RespCareHYB500
Humidifier: ClimateLine, Socked, set 3
CPAP Pressure: 9-17
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: COPD

Sex: Male
Location: East of Rockies

Post: #4
RE: Best Mask Suggestions
deadfish,,
Best mask is really what works best for you. Only way to find out is to tryum. For side sleeping I use a Hybrid FFM. Has nasal pillows, and a much smaller mouth seal area than a normal FFM. The kit comes with all three sizes of seals and pillows. Wherever you buy, make sure you can return it and try another if you don't like what you get. Good luck with your search.
Cheers,
otrpu

Love your family, treat your friend(s) well, and don't waste your time. Everything else is just so much BS. Sleep-well
(This post was last modified: 02-16-2016 10:01 PM by otrpu.)
02-16-2016 10:00 PM
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Mr Nifty Offline

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Posts: 31
Joined: Jan 2016

Machine: ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Activa LT
Humidifier: ResMed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: IPAP 22 EPAP 16
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Darth Vader used a vpap

Sex: Male
Location: South Dakota

Post: #5
RE: Best Mask Suggestions
Good Luck

Don't give up. You will find a mask sooner or later that you like.


Masks I have tried since January 13th 2016.

AirFit F10-FFM
AirFit N10-Nasal
Mirage Liberty-Hybrid FFM
Mirage Quattro-FFM
Swift FX Nano-Pillow
Mirage Activa LT-Nasal
Comfort Gel Blue - FFM

I'm currently using the Miarge Quattro FFM with a padacheek anti leak strap.

Sleeping better since 01/13/2016 Smile

Masks I have tried to date
AirFit F10-FFM, AirFit N10-Nasal, Mirage Liberty-Hybrid FFM, Mirage Quattro-FFM, Swift FX Nano-Pillow, Mirage Activa LT-Nasal, ComfortGel Blue-FFM, Amara View -FFM, Pilairo Q -Pillow
(This post was last modified: 02-16-2016 10:21 PM by Mr Nifty.)
02-16-2016 10:21 PM
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Ghost1958 Offline

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Posts: 957
Joined: Aug 2014

Machine: PRS1 Series Sixty Auto Aflex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: PRS1 with Heated Hose
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 min 16 max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Moderate to Severe SA Obstructive. Rapid O2 desat off the machine.

Sex: Male
Location: KY

Post: #6
RE: Best Mask Suggestions
Simplus
02-17-2016 01:02 AM
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y_not Offline

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Posts: 16
Joined: Feb 2016

Machine: ResMed S9
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: SleepWeaver Anew
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 9.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Also COPD since 2011

Sex: Male
Location: England

Post: #7
RE: Best Mask Suggestions
Hi deadfish,

Like you, I'm new to both CPAP & this forum and I also use a full mask. Because of sores caused by my regular mask (made worse by side sleeping) a ordered a SleepWeaver Anew Full Face Cloth CPAP Mask which arrived yesterday. I'll also mention that I also ordered a hose hanger so that the hose drops down from above me - I had doubts but that has been really useful!

Last night was my first attempt with it and these are my thoughts so far:

Plugged in (after setting the straps etc earlier in the day) and my wife immediately commented "I hope it['s not going to be that noisy all night!"
A bit of waggling it around and a slight tightening of one strap silenced it.
It did still seem quite noisy but my wife confirmed that it was down to the same level as the previous plastic mask. Took a lot longer than normal to start sleeping.
That was all around 10 pm. At 1:30 am I woke and noticed the noise from the mask, air was leaking quite badly. I spent a couple of minutes attempting to readjust before I gave up and swapped back to the old mask.

Now, that's not to say that it doesn't work; I will keep trying for 10 days before, if it's no better, giving up. The supplier (UK based) assured me that I have a 14 day trial so I plan to utilise the trial period as I do suspect that, once I get the straps right it will be great.

Hope you find your perfect mask soon.
02-17-2016 02:06 AM
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Rousseau21 Offline

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Posts: 78
Joined: Feb 2016

Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: HumidAir with ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 8 to 15 cm H²O with EPR at 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnose with OSA moderate-high. CPAP user since January 2016.

Sex: Male
Location: Montreal, Canada

Post: #8
RE: Best Mask Suggestions
Hello deadfish,

I try different masks but for me the Amara view is the most comfortable and the less intrusive. I'm a side sleeper by the way.

There is no shortcut... You need to try them until you find the good one for you!

Good luck!
02-19-2016 07:58 PM
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MorrisGray Offline

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Posts: 2
Joined: Jun 2016

Machine: Respironics System One
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage FX
Humidifier: Respironics System One
CPAP Pressure: 12
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Rock Spring, GA

Post: #9
RE: Best Mask Suggestions
I wear a nasal mask and love the Mirage FX by ResMed. I started out with a full face mask but had trouble with leaks because I sleep on my side and the nasal mask is much more suited to side sleep for me.
06-01-2016 05:08 PM
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sautee Offline

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Posts: 20
Joined: May 2016

Machine: Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Wisp
Humidifier: Included with Airsense
CPAP Pressure: 12
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Female
Location:

Post: #10
RE: Best Mask Suggestions
(02-16-2016 10:21 PM)Mr Nifty Wrote:  Good Luck

Don't give up. You will find a mask sooner or later that you like.


Masks I have tried since January 13th 2016.

AirFit F10-FFM
AirFit N10-Nasal
Mirage Liberty-Hybrid FFM
Mirage Quattro-FFM
Swift FX Nano-Pillow
Mirage Activa LT-Nasal
Comfort Gel Blue - FFM

I'm currently using the Miarge Quattro FFM with a padacheek anti leak strap.
Question: How do you obtain different masks to "test drive"? I'm new here, but I have been told that I must return my Wisp in order to try a different mask. What if the Wisp turns out to be better? Would prefer to have several in hand to compare, but I don't know how to do that. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!
06-04-2016 12:39 PM
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