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sleepyOttawaSteve Offline

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Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirrage Quattro
Humidifier: built in
CPAP Pressure: 13.4-22
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #1
Best mask for higher pressure
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
03-05-2016 12:09 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: #2
RE: Best mask for higher pressure
Simplus or Fitlife. Id go with SIMPLUS first.
03-05-2016 01:05 PM
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Asjb Offline

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Machine: Aircurve 10 CS Pacewave ASV. Before 11/2015 Airsense 10 Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: FP Simplus & Remzzzs liner
Humidifier: Integral
CPAP Pressure: Current info in this post
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: France

Post: #3
RE: Best mask for higher pressure
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!
03-05-2016 01:44 PM
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sleepyOttawaSteve Offline

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Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirrage Quattro
Humidifier: built in
CPAP Pressure: 13.4-22
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #4
RE: Best mask for higher pressure
thanks for the advice everyone.. I will be looking into the simplus this week for sure
03-05-2016 08:15 PM
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foss Offline
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Machine: ResMed Autosense 10
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Amara View FFM
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: 9 - 13.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Under The Rainbow

Post: #5
RE: Best mask for higher pressure
Simplus along with the Amara View are the two masks I have had the best luck with.

Jeff

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03-05-2016 08:20 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

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

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #6
RE: Best mask for higher pressure
Hi sleepyOttawaSteve,
Another vote on the F&P Simplus, I just recently switch to it and like it very much.
Good luck.

trish6hundred
03-05-2016 08:38 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: #7
RE: Best mask for higher pressure
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.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
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03-05-2016 11:57 PM
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Asjb Offline

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Machine: Aircurve 10 CS Pacewave ASV. Before 11/2015 Airsense 10 Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: FP Simplus & Remzzzs liner
Humidifier: Integral
CPAP Pressure: Current info in this post
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Post: #8
RE: Best mask for higher pressure
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?
03-06-2016 03:39 AM
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PTTP Offline

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Joined: Feb 2016

Machine: Resmed Airsense10 Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Airfit F10
Humidifier: Unsure
CPAP Pressure: 5-20
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #9
RE: Best mask for higher pressure
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!
03-06-2016 11:47 AM
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