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Deweym Offline

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Machine: Resmed AS10
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed air fit f10
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: 12-16
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: Heated tubing

Sex: Male
Location: OKC

Post: #1
Between mask sizes
I am between a small and medium ffm size. Anyone have any thoughts? I am trying the f10 small and it hurts my nose. I am a mouth breather and still have to west a chin strap.
01-06-2016 06:15 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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Sex: Male
Location: Orange County,California

Post: #2
RE: Between mask sizes
My face measures on the money for a medium for both of the FFMs that I use. For the Mirage Quattro, after using a medium for a while, I decided that a small might work better and it has. I also use a Simplus mask that I am beginning to like better and better. I started out with a medium then went to the small and am now back on the medium.

My idea for going to small sizes was to keep the bottom of the frame from pushing down on my chin and possibly interfering with my mouth seal. Seemed to work well on the Mirage Quattro but did not make as much difference on the Simplus and the medium seems a little less touchy about developing air leaks into my eyes whinc bothers me and wakes me up.

That is my story. I do not know if it will help you any but put it out there just in case it does. It might also convince you that I am a little insane but that is OK too.

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PaytonA
01-06-2016 10:51 PM
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otrpu Offline

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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: #3
RE: Between mask sizes
Take a look at the RespCARE Hybrid FFM. Pillows and smaller mouth seal area. Also, has a chin flap, so no chin strap needed.
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otrpu

Love your family, treat your friend(s) well, and don't waste your time. Everything else is just so much BS. Sleep-well
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01-07-2016 08:01 AM
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Deweym Offline

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Machine: Resmed AS10
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed air fit f10
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: 12-16
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: Heated tubing

Sex: Male
Location: OKC

Post: #4
RE: Between mask sizes
It seems that a small is right, but since my mouth opens a little when I sleep, it pulls the mask down on the bridge of my nose. I have started using a gecko which helps. In three weeks I can get a new mask and I will try the medium. I'm concerned, however, that the larger size might leak more around the nose.
01-07-2016 04:32 PM
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DeepBreathing Offline
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Machine: Resmed S9 VPAP Adapt
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: EPAP: 9 - 15 PS: 3 - 10
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Perth, Western Australia

Post: #5
RE: Between mask sizes
If possible, try a range of different types and sizes. I would expect your DME has a bunch of trial masks that you can try on to see which fits best and is most comfortable. Most of us go through several masks to get the right one, so eliminate as many as you can before investng time, money and energy in those which won't suit you.

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01-07-2016 07:37 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: #6
RE: Between mask sizes
Simplus , in ffm. Or fitlife.
01-07-2016 09:22 PM
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