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Best mask for higher pressure
#1
I have been on cpap for over 15 years now. Recently I had a sleep study and I am now on a Resmed bilevel Aircurve 10 with 22 as the high end for my pressure. the low end is 16.4 with pressure support of 3. I have the machine set for Auto so it will adjust the pressure as the night goes on. I have been using the Mirage Quatro mask for many years and have loved it.. It has been a perfect mask for me until recently. I am noticing it leaks more and it wakes me up when it leaks as I don't reach deep levels of sleep very often. I do have a new mask so it isn't that my mask is leaking because it needs to be replaced. My sleep is extremely fragmented. I tried the Mirage Quatro Air for a few nights but it was worse. I also tried another mask and I don't know the name. I think it was a Phillips full face mask and it had a small bit of silicone that went under the nose which bothered me.
What masks are better at dealing with higher pressures without leaking whether they are full face or nasal masks or the nasal pillow type. I do prefer the full face as I am a mouth breather at times and chin straps don't always help.

Steve
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#2
Simplus or Fitlife. Id go with SIMPLUS first.
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#3
Ditto - I recommend the Simplus too and you might also want to try a mask liner with it.

I use auto-ASV, currently pressures up to 23.

Good luck!
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thanks for the advice everyone.. I will be looking into the simplus this week for sure
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#5
Simplus along with the Amara View are the two masks I have had the best luck with.

Jeff
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#6
Hi sleepyOttawaSteve,
Another vote on the F&P Simplus, I just recently switch to it and like it very much.
Good luck.
trish6hundred
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#7
Frankly, I think the best mask for high pressures is the Mirage Quattro. I go up to almost 21 cm/H2O. I have had occasions where the mask seemed to leak no matter what I did. Normally, if I work with it for a while, I get back to no leakage. For me, the Simplus is almost as good but is picky about leaking into my eyes. It does give me great numbers.

I might be able to offer some advice if I knew where the leakage is occurring.

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#8
I forgot to mention I wear the Simplus with my chin completely inside the mask i.e. when I put it on I start by tucking the bottom edge of the mask *under* my chin. I use the same size mask to do this that I am measured for normally but you may have to experiment with a larger size than you usually use to try this.

This seems to have stopped the 'corner of the mouth' leaks I could get with the Simplus at higher pressures. I find it very comfortable positioned like this. It seems to anchor the mask better so it doesn't slip when I move around in bed.

My leaks are often zero all night at auto pressures frequently in the 20s.

But I guess it might not work under the chin if you have a beard?
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#9
I also have the best luck with the Simplus but only when I use liners. Without liners it was basically exploding off my face at high pressure just like my Airfit F10 did. I had 7 3/4 hours sleep last night for the 1st time since starting therapy and I've been using liners for a week. Good luck!
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