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mremund Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage for Her Sm?
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 9
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #1
hello & masks
Hello! My name is Marcella. I've been using a CPAP since I had a stroke in October, 2012. I use it every night and sleep much better with it. I have the ResMed S9 and Mirage for Her Small nose mask. I'm wanting a slightly smaller mask, however, because I seem to have a teensie face Smile and the mask pushed up under my eyes at night. Has anyone else had this problem/found a solution? Thanks!
12-22-2013 11:10 AM
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Airstream Offline

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Joined: Feb 2013

Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: Resmed H51
CPAP Pressure: 10-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: White Noise Aficionado

Sex: Male
Location: Smoky Mountains, East Tennessee

Post: #2
RE: hello & masks
Hi Marcella and welcome!
I can't help with this one as I use large full face masks (FFM), but I am sure someone on the forum can help with what you may be needing.
Again, welcome!

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(This post was last modified: 12-22-2013 12:05 PM by Airstream.)
12-22-2013 12:04 PM
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me50 Offline

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Machine: resmed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp and Silicone Head gear
Humidifier: resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18/8
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: USA

Post: #3
RE: hello & masks
PaulaO2 has a small nose and she is trying out the nuance nasal pillows. FFM, nasal pillows, nasal masks are all so individualized that what works for one may not work for others no matter what rave reviews they get. The wisp works for me and believe me when I say that the petite cushion is really SMALL.

You can google wisp petite cushion and look at the photo of it.
(This post was last modified: 12-22-2013 12:14 PM by me50.)
12-22-2013 12:08 PM
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Peter_C Offline

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Machine: System One DS960HS
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro "MED"
Humidifier: Attached
CPAP Pressure: Auto mode-script is:15/3/3
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic Other Software

Other Comments: Severe obstructive sleep apnea 1999/Just got an ASV machine

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Location: Akron, Ohio USA

Post: #4
RE: hello & masks
Welcome to the forum. Another mask that might work for you is the 'Wisp'. It comes with three different size 'tips', and the small is so small it doesn't even reach to my nares.

They also make masks for children - something to consider?

The problem is there are so many different masks available, and we are all built so different. What works great for one person may be terrible for another.

Both the Wisp and the Nuance are 'different' enough to check into I think.

*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.

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12-22-2013 12:16 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: #5
RE: hello & masks
Hi mremund,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
You might try a minimalist nasal mask, such as the Respironics Wisp, or their Nuance mask or another one to try is , the Resmed Nano Nasal mask.
Don't be shy about asking to try different ones, as the mask can be the hardest part of this whole thing.
Good luck with getting the right mask that works for you, and with your CPAP therapy.
Edit: It's good to hear that you have used your machine since you have had it, keep on hanging in there with it.

trish6hundred
(This post was last modified: 12-22-2013 01:43 PM by trish6hundred.)
12-22-2013 01:28 PM
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ImaSurvivor Offline

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Posts: 322
Joined: Nov 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier, ClimateLine Tubing
CPAP Pressure: 10
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Moderate Sleep Apnea, Began using CPAP 11/27/2013

Sex: Female
Location: New York State

Post: #6
RE: hello & masks
I am using the Swift FX nasal pillows. I like the nasal pillow a lot and it seemed wonderful after the three larger masks I tried during titration. Cushions come in threes sizes (small, medium, large). I use the small. The pillows don't encroach upon the eyes. I read on this forum Swift FX comes in a "for her" size that has an extra small sized cushion. I received my mask at the sleep lab immediately following my sleep study. I didn't know at the time a 'for her' size was available or I would have inquired. I doubt the therapist had 'for her' size in his bag with him. He had a limited amount he was carrying with him. I sometimes wish I had the ability to try the 'for her' size and am going to inquire about it when I can get a new mask. The small is ok but it seems like I fidget with it a lot to line it up just right in my nostrils. The therapist told me I had tiny nostrils when he was figuring out what sized cushion to put on the headgear. I believe the headgear on the 'for her' is slightly smaller as well.

If you are able to use the nasal mask you might like the nasal pillows.
12-22-2013 01:44 PM
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