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Machine: Phillips-Respironics DS560TS REMstar Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: Phillips-Respironics DS6T Heated Tube
CPAP Pressure: 9-13 A-Flex 2
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: SYSTEM ONE resistance set to X1 for P10

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Big Head and ResMed P10
Eventually, I'll find out at my DME, but does the P10 work for someone who wears a 7-3/4 to 7-7/8 hat size without being so tight it causes "piggy nose?" I'm thinking I may wind up with a Swift FX. Thanks!
04-18-2015 01:22 PM
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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
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RE: Big Head and ResMed P10
It does. You may need to part the two straps and wear one on the bottom part of your head below your occipital protuberance and the front side strap real close to your forehead. But it does loosen it sufficiently so that your nose doesn't feel stressed out.

The trick that works for me is to wear it real loose and then when the air flow starts, it inflates the nasal pillows just a little bit to give it a nice fit. My leak rates rarely go above 2Lpm.

Of all else fails you can expand the headgear. There are multiple ways to do that. Or else just bear with the fit for 1 week and it will loosen up.

My 2 cents. YMMV.

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.
04-18-2015 04:34 PM
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Post: #3
RE: Big Head and ResMed P10
I would try spacing the rear straps further apart, and also I've heard of people putting it over a basketball during the day to stretch it out.
04-19-2015 09:17 AM
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iSnore Offline

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Machine: Phillips-Respironics DS560TS REMstar Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: Phillips-Respironics DS6T Heated Tube
CPAP Pressure: 9-13 A-Flex 2
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: SYSTEM ONE resistance set to X1 for P10

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RE: Big Head and ResMed P10
Thanks for the tips, guys. That basketball idea sounds great. From all I read it'll be worth giving the P10 every possible chance.
04-19-2015 11:12 AM
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RE: Big Head and ResMed P10
Here is an idea that may work:
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04-19-2015 11:53 AM
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iSnore Offline

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Machine: Phillips-Respironics DS560TS REMstar Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: Phillips-Respironics DS6T Heated Tube
CPAP Pressure: 9-13 A-Flex 2
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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RE: Big Head and ResMed P10
(04-19-2015 11:53 AM)sgearhart Wrote:  Here is an idea that may work:

That's a great idea. Thanks much!
04-19-2015 12:00 PM
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Post: #7
RE: Big Head and ResMed P10
I spread the straps too. One across the back of my head (this strap ends up doing all the work). The other one pulled up on top of my head (it ends up not participating this way, it's just kind of hanging out for the ride).

If it's still too tight, while I have it on, I'll grab the straps on each side, near my ears, and pull out on them to stretch the whole thing.

When I wash the mask I try to remember to flip the strap over, so I'm not always using the same thin strap in the back each time. Trying to make it last a little longer.
04-19-2015 02:00 PM
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Machine: Phillips-Respironics DS560TS REMstar Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: Phillips-Respironics DS6T Heated Tube
CPAP Pressure: 9-13 A-Flex 2
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: SYSTEM ONE resistance set to X1 for P10

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RE: Big Head and ResMed P10
Thanks for the details of that technique--I'll sure give it a shot. Good idea rotating the straps for longer life. Thanks again!
04-19-2015 02:23 PM
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iSnore Offline

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Machine: Phillips-Respironics DS560TS REMstar Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: Phillips-Respironics DS6T Heated Tube
CPAP Pressure: 9-13 A-Flex 2
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: SYSTEM ONE resistance set to X1 for P10

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Post: #9
RE: Big Head and ResMed P10
I found something interesting. It appears besides four pillow sizes, there are also four frame sizes; Large, Medium, Small, and X-Small. I suspect the complete unisex P10 comes with the Medium and the For Her comes with the Small. I may need the Large and my wife the Extra Small. The part numbers are here:

AirFit™ P10 Support

AirFit™ P10 for Her Support

Edit: It just occurred to me the "Frame System" may include the pillow and that's the reason for the different sizes--meaning the frame the pillow sits in is the same for all sizes.

I'm hoping I get to try a P10 when I finally get my split sleep study on the 18th.
(This post was last modified: 05-07-2015 09:26 AM by iSnore.)
05-07-2015 09:17 AM
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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RE: Big Head and ResMed P10
(05-07-2015 09:17 AM)iSnore Wrote:  I found something interesting. It appears besides four pillow sizes, there are also four frame sizes; Large, Medium, Small, and X-Small.

Edit: It just occurred to me the "Frame System" may include the pillow and that's the reason for the different sizes--meaning the frame the pillow sits in is the same for all sizes.

You figured it out. One frame supports all sizes. The resmed listing is for a "frame system", which just means a frame + pillow with no headgear.
05-08-2015 09:01 AM
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