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[CPAP] I need help choosing a mask
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Casuco Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal prongs
Mask Make & Model: Aire II Prong
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CPAP Pressure: 4-20
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #1
I need help choosing a mask
I need help. I am newly diagnosed, just got my machine. There is no way I can sleep with this mask. I am using nose prongs. Can anybody tell me which mask to use that is quiet, doesn't push air into your face and eyes? I had to buy my machine out of pocket because My apnea wasn't bad enough for Medicare to cover it. Therefore, I did not have any help determining which mask to use. I am a light sleeper...noise, air bother me. I am sure I am not the first user that has encountered these problems. Any advice would be appreciated! Thank you!
02-26-2016 01:23 PM
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Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location: Where they make Respironics

Post: #2
RE: I need help!
Prongs! What you want are nasal pillows like the Resmed Airfit P10. Nasal pillows rest non-invasively outside the nose and let air enter through the nostrils.

I wouldn't stick this up my nose, holy cow!

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This would be a lot nicer:

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02-26-2016 02:08 PM
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sonicboom Offline

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Machine: Airsense 10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10, Dreamwear
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 4.6-7.6
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Washington

Post: #3
RE: I need help!
I use the P10 and love it. Absolutely give it a try. If it works for you the biggest hurdle of cpap (a properly fitting mask) is overcome.

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02-26-2016 03:04 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #4
RE: I need help!
I also use the P10 nasal mask. like

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02-26-2016 03:12 PM
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hs8738 Offline

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Machine: Philips Dreamstation Auto CPAP
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp/Dreamwear
Humidifier: Philips Dreamstation
CPAP Pressure: 10
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #5
RE: I need help!
I also use P10 and it's pretty comfortable. (pillow type)
I also have Mirage FX model, which is the nasal type.

I mostly stick with the Mirage model, since the p10 has a high leak data for me.
However, if the comfort is the issue, I pick p10 over mirage any time!
02-26-2016 04:56 PM
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Winterfrost Offline

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Machine: Respironics System One 560P
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit 10P For Her
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 8-14
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #6
RE: I need help!
Count me as one more who loves the P10. Mine is a "for her" model, comes with 3 sizes of pillows. Very comfortable. You can side-sleep (and even stomach-sleep) with it!
02-26-2016 06:45 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: western NC, USA

Post: #7
RE: I need help choosing a mask
I updated your subject line so it can draw in the attention it needed vs being so generic.

As for the type of mask, first we need to know more information.

When you sleep at night, do you breathe with your mouth open? If you do, then you will need either a nasal mask or nasal pillow mask with chin strap or a full face mask.

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02-26-2016 07:42 PM
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Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location: Where they make Respironics

Post: #8
RE: I need help!
(02-26-2016 06:45 PM)Winterfrost Wrote:  Count me as one more who loves the P10. Mine is a "for her" model, comes with 3 sizes of pillows. Very comfortable. You can side-sleep (and even stomach-sleep) with it!

Winterfrost, I was just at the DME and they were out of the "blue" P10 models. Turns out the very fashionable purple headgear and frame I got are "for her". I'm a 250 lb. male, and while I think I look really cute in purple, I think the headgear is just a bit tight. I'm back to my old blue headgear, but the frame is the same...(poet and don't know it).

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02-26-2016 08:09 PM
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DariaVader Offline
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for Her
Humidifier: H5i humidifier with ClimateLine heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: diabetes II, Thyroidectomized, Primary Immune Deficiency, and the list goes on :P

Sex: Female
Location: Oregon

Post: #9
RE: I need help choosing a mask
Resmed will tell you that there is no difference in the size of the lavender vs the blue, but the blues consistently measure about an inch longer regardless of what their help line will tell you Smile

and yes, another of the P10 cult here

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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02-26-2016 08:20 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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

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Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #10
RE: I need help choosing a mask
Hi Casuco,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more responses to your post, good luck to you in finding a mask that works well for you; much success to you with your CPAP therapy.

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02-26-2016 08:23 PM
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