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Sharon1225 Offline

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Post: #1
Best full face mask
Which full face masks have the fewest leaks and the best seal?
06-06-2015 04:14 PM
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zonk Offline

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RE: Best full fave mask
(06-06-2015 04:14 PM)Sharon1225 Wrote:  Which full face masks have the fewest leaks and the best seal?
This a toughie, what works for one may not work for someone else and vice versa

The best mask is the one that works for best for you
The right size and fitting correctly is important
Try as many as you can ... trial and error

While back, I wanted to have full face mask as a backup
Tried 3 different masks, F&P SimPlus, ResMed Quattro Air and AirFit
Quattro Air seem to be better than the rest, but really cannot make full face mask works, no matter how much tried
Back to the nasal mask and chinstrap combo, works for me
Everyone is different

BTW, what machine and mask are you using right now
06-06-2015 05:19 PM
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AshSF Online

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Machine: PRS1 D560TS
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed P10, Bkup: Airfit F10 & Quattro Air
Humidifier: PRS1 60 series with Heated Tube
CPAP Pressure: 8 - 8 w/ Aflex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #3
RE: Best full fave mask
It depends. But start out by the latest generation masks. They are supposed to hover on your face and don't need to be tightened too much. They are

Resmed Airfit F10.
Resmed Quattro Air
Fisher & Paykel Simplus.

If none of them work, then you can try older gen masks : Resmed Mirage Quattro, everything by Respironics etc. etc.

Although, if you are starting out with therapy, I recommend you try a nasal pillow mask first. It's easier to make that work than an FFM. Resmed P10 is great. I initially started with an Airfit F10 ffm and it worked well for me. I was under the impression that I am a mouth breather. But after sampling the P10, turns out I am a nasal breather after all. And as an added bonus, my pressure need is less on the P10. Ultimately, most people finally come to the P10. Resistance is futile!!

Started APAP 4-20, Closed range to 7.5-14, then straight 8.0 w/ Aflex 3
RDI always below 1. But sleep much much better at straight pressure.
Started on F10, Tried Quattro Air successfully. Finally settled on P10.
(This post was last modified: 06-06-2015 07:50 PM by AshSF.)
06-06-2015 07:46 PM
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PsychoMike Offline

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Post: #4
RE: Best full face mask
You'll find it is highly dependent on the individual. I've tried a bunch and found them to be good...but I personally found I get the best treatment (lowest leaks and AHI) with a total face mask (think more like a gas mask vs. a fighter pilot mask). As in all things, YMMV Smile
06-07-2015 12:04 AM
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krelvin Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 VPAP Auto BiLevel
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quattro Air
Humidifier: S9 Series H5i Heated Humidifier with Climate Control
CPAP Pressure: 10.6cm - 18cm - PS 4cm
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Post: #5
RE: Best full face mask
The FFM that works the best for YOU... it is extremely subjective and depends on the shape of your face, how you sleep etc...

For me a stomach sleeper with a beard, my primary mask is a Quattro Air which I use most of the time. Occasionally I switch to an F&P Flexfit 432 which fits differently but has a higher leak rate (the mask not from actual leaks around the face). Both sit on my face differently with the Air more centered around my mouth and the 432 larger fitting under my chin.

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06-07-2015 08:42 AM
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AlanE Offline

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RE: Best full face mask
(06-06-2015 05:19 PM)zonk Wrote:  The best mask is the one that works for best for you

(06-07-2015 08:42 AM)krelvin Wrote:  The FFM that works the best for YOU...

I agree. It's like asking a mom which kid they like the best.



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06-07-2015 10:17 AM
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