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Machine: Resmed S9
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Post: #1
Question Best full face mask?
I am looking for opinions on the best full face mask. Currently I have a Resmed S9 CPAP machine. The mask I use is a Resmed Quattro Air. I don't mind this mask, but I was wondering if there were better ones. The "L" piece on the mask has a crack in it. I am getting a whole new mask, and I might get a different mask instead. I am looking for input.

What does everyone recommend to get for a full face mask? Or should I stick with the same one I have?
01-22-2015 11:39 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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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

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Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #2
RE: Best full face mask?
Hi tking2851,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Masks are such an individual thing, what I may like, you may not like so well. If you are content with the mask you are using, you might stick with it.
Hang in there for other suggestions.
Much success to you as you continue your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
01-23-2015 12:11 AM
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woozie38 Offline

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Machine: Fisher & Paykel Icon + Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
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CPAP Pressure: 8 to 14
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: 17 years of CPAP + supp. oxygen @ 3 L/min

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Location: Toowoomba, Queensland Australia

Post: #3
RE: Best full face mask?
(01-22-2015 11:39 PM)tking2851 Wrote:  I am looking for opinions on the best full face mask. Currently I have a Resmed S9 CPAP machine. The mask I use is a Resmed Quattro Air. I don't mind this mask, but I was wondering if there were better ones. The "L" piece on the mask has a crack in it. I am getting a whole new mask, and I might get a different mask instead. I am looking for input.

What does everyone recommend to get for a full face mask? Or should I stick with the same one I have?

I can recommend the F&P "Simplus" FF mask. It's well designed & comfortable. Read these mask reviews for more information.

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01-23-2015 06:50 PM
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eviltim Offline

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Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed AirFit F10
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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RE: Best full face mask?
I've tried the Air and F10 and much prefer the F10.
01-23-2015 09:58 PM
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PaytonA Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i(distilled-top up)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Orange County,California

Post: #5
RE: Best full face mask?
I have used the Mirage Quattro and am trying the Simplus. So far I like the Simplus but find it a little pickier about how I fit it. When I am awake the mask seems to leak rather easily by getting knocked around a little but my leak rates at night seem quite good. Last night my 95% leak rate with the Simplus was 0. That is the best it has been in the 3 nights that I have used it so far. Everything looks good but I am still a little suspicious. I feel like I am on a narrow ledge of good operation and may fall off at any time. Time will tell.

I did learn that I can over tighten a mask and actually cause leaks with the Simplus. I do not think that is possible with the Mirage Quattro.

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01-24-2015 12:20 AM
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surferdude2 Offline

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Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro & Optilife
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CPAP Pressure: 12 ~ 20 & 11 ~12 if nasal mask
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Mousetown, Southern Illinois

Post: #6
RE: Best full face mask?
Good luck with the Simplus mask Paytona. It didn't work for me and I had to stick with the Mirage Quattro but I sure wish it had worked. I just couldn't get it to stop leaking. I decided that I must have the type of face that requires the mask to have a tilt adjustment like the MQ has. I tried to imitate that tilt adjustment with the Simplus but couldn't get it done.

Good luck with the test. Let us know how it ends up and any details that might make someone else consider trying it. Also thanks be to the supplier on the forum list who gives the free test insurance allowing returns within 30 days on several mask types, Simplus included.

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01-24-2015 10:19 AM
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PaytonA Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
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CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Orange County,California

Post: #7
RE: Best full face mask?
Actually I think that I may be better off with a smaller size. Going to talk to the supplier to see if I can get smaller pillows.

Last night my leak rate was 0 all night until I woke up in the morning. When I went back to bed for a while I was constantly fiddling with the mask to keep it from leaking up around the top area of the nose seal. Strange!
01-24-2015 12:46 PM
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Ghost1958 Offline

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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.

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Location: KY

Post: #8
RE: Best full face mask?
+1 on the Simplus. Paytona the Simplus rides a bit lower than other FFM. And the top straps need to loose enough so the roll fit cushion can move and adjust itself at the top, basically doing the same thing as a manual tilt adjustment except it will self adjust thru the night. I can usually stick a finger or almost a whole finger between my forehead an the support bar at the top. It never touches my skin.

Then the bottom straps but they dont need to be very tight either. Itll actually cause leaks with that mask if its over tightened.
01-24-2015 06:35 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

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Location: western NC, USA

Post: #9
RE: Best full face mask?
Here's a thread on me and my search for a FFM. I settled on the Simplus but need to get the medium. The small isn't wide enough.

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-Equipment-P-s-fun-with-FFM

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01-24-2015 07:12 PM
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Airstream Offline

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Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Smoky Mountains, East Tennessee

Post: #10
RE: Best full face mask?
Depends on what you are looking for. Seems like most people favor light weight and a smaller frame. A major factor for me (actually my spouse) is how much noise does it make? Having tried quite a few, I always come back to the Quattro. I like it for some reasons other many might not- it's heavy. large and stays put on your face. And, it's very quiet.

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01-24-2015 08:34 PM
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