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Comparison of ResMed AirFit P10 & Philips DreamWear Nasal Pillow (not Cushion) Mask?
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Comparison of ResMed AirFit P10 & Philips DreamWear Nasal Pillow (not Cushion) Mask?
Can anybody who has tested both tell how the two compare?

I've been reading up on reviews, but it's pretty much always about the DreamWare with Nasal Cushion Mask.

The DreamWare frame looks like an innovative new approach for hose and mask management, with the hose connection at the top being the most promising aspect (the Philips website claims that it enables sleep in any position, even on the stomach), but according to almost all reviews the current version is a flawed design (not as comfortable as one may think, more prone to leaks and especially causing irritating noise from the front vent, silicone side arms and top vent).

From what I have read so far, the AirFit P10 still reigns supreme, especially due to its low weight, well thought through exhaust design and therefore lowest noise level.

P.S. I know that any answers will be highly subjective and that I just have to trial masks myself, but I'm currently only doing recon having to wait for my sleep clinic appointment scheduled in October (I wish it would be earlier).
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RE: Comparison of ResMed AirFit P10 & Philips DreamWear Nasal Pillow (not Cushion) Mask?
Didn’t like the DreamWare at all.  I was never able to get a good seal whether using the nasal cushion or the nasal pillow.  

I have no patience being awakened by leaks and having to adjust a mask all night.  Sad

The hose on top of the head bothered me due the vent blowing air on my head.  

I found the DreamWare mask to be very noisy where the P10 is silent and does not move.
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RE: Comparison of ResMed AirFit P10 & Philips DreamWear Nasal Pillow (not Cushion) Mask?
I have tried the Dreamwear and did not like it.  One of the main annoyances for me was the loud air turbulence sound emitting from the supply tubes that pass near the ears.  The P10 still rules in this comparison.   My Dreamwear now collects dust in a box.

While you did not list it, the F&P Brevida comes closer to the P10 in performance and quietness than any other mask that I have tried.  For me, the Brevida provides a tighter seal than the P10 and also has fully adjustable headgear.
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RE: Comparison of ResMed AirFit P10 & Philips DreamWear Nasal Pillow (not Cushion) Mask?
I prefer the Dreamwear over the P10. Pluses and minuses to both but the P10 caused too much nasal irritation for me even when using lanolin. I normally use the Dreamwear with the cushions but am currently testing out the full face mask, a plus with the Dreamwear - the versatility.

The P10 is quieter and has better venting but there's just something about the pillows that bothers me. Maybe I just need to give it more time. I do like the hose being up top though on the Dreamwear.
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RE: Comparison of ResMed AirFit P10 & Philips DreamWear Nasal Pillow (not Cushion) Mask?
Mask preference is subjective. Only way to know is to try a bunch of them. I have tried Dreamwear nasal pillow, Dreameware nasal cushion, Respironics Wisp, and Airfit N20.
For me, the Dreamwear nasal cushion is the best. I sleep on my back, and find that the weight of the Dreamwear nasal cushion is minimal. The Wisp and Airfit N20 seemed to weigh a lot and were nowhere near as comfortable as the Dreamwear. 

The Dreamwear nasal cushion was, for me, much more comfortable than the Dreamwear nasal pillows. I couldn't be happier with the the Dreamwear nasal cushion. It is louder than other nasal masks I've tried, but I don't really notice that since I'm 4 months in. 

The Dreamwear may be worth trying at some point, since it is very different than other nasal masks/pillows.
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RE: Comparison of ResMed AirFit P10 & Philips DreamWear Nasal Pillow (not Cushion) Mask?
I love the idea of the P10 - so light and small. But fit just isn't right for me and ends up hurting my septum after just a few hours. The Dreamwear nasal cushion is much better for me and works surprisingly well compared to nasal pillows. It's a bit nosier, and doesn't have the cool diffused vent of the P10, but I can wear it all night without it hurting my nose. And it shifts less for me when change positions from back, to sides than my N20 or my Whisp nasal masks. YMMV.

(My nasal pillows for the Dreamwear don't arrive until tonight, though, so I can't say how they compare. But I can say that I really didn't like the Nuance pillow mask - the fabric frame had no stiffening to prevent the weight of the pillow and hose assembly from torquing the mask as I shifted in my sleep, a problem the P10 doesn't have since it has plastic frame stiffening and a super light mask and hose assembly.)

I think this is one of those things you will have to try for yourself and I don't think there is any way to predict how the fit will work for you with any certainty. Some internet vendors offer return free "insurance" so you can return a used mask if it doesn't work for you - I think you have to specifically check some box or order it separately, though, or you can't return the mask.
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RE: Comparison of ResMed AirFit P10 & Philips DreamWear Nasal Pillow (not Cushion) Mask?
I normally use the Airfit P10 but two nights ago I tried the Dreamwear Pillows, so this thread is perfect for me!

Impressions: I found the DW Pillows MORE comfortable than the P10.  I got a great seal, and the pillows seem to rest more on the outside of the nostrils than the P10, but the difference is small. (And yes, I previously tried the DW Cushion, but found it too noisy and prone to leaks) I find the airflow to the DW Pillows to be noticeably better than the P10. It feels more like I'm not wearing anything at all.  And having the hose at the top of the head is way more comfortable (less cumbersome) especially when it comes to shifting positions during sleep.  

Now the big BUT which explains why I switched back to the P10 in the middle of my first night with the DW Pillows: When laying on my side/stomach with the DW Pillows, I could hear the airfow through the headgear.  This was too distracting for me.  Maybe I'll try to get used to it at some point, but probably not.  For people who only sleep on your backs, I would definitely recommend trying the DW Pillows.  

Side note, I just ordered one of those hose management things for my P10 which will hopefully make the hose less cumbersome.  

Hope this helps.
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RE: Comparison of ResMed AirFit P10 & Philips DreamWear Nasal Pillow (not Cushion) Mask?
I've just received the Dreamwear and I find it much better, no longer suffering from skin irritation.
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RE: Comparison of ResMed AirFit P10 & Philips DreamWear Nasal Pillow (not Cushion) Mask?
Yes, I only used the DW Pillows for a few hours but I could tell immediately they would be less irritating.
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RE: Comparison of ResMed AirFit P10 & Philips DreamWear Nasal Pillow (not Cushion) Mask?
I started out with the ResMed P10 but was never able to get a leak-free fit that didn't cause irritation to the bridge of my nose. I've done quite well with the Dreamwear nasal cushion mask. The headgear does need to be tight enough that changing positions won't move the mask enough to cause leaks, but it's not hard to find the right tension. Because the cushion sits very close to the nostrils I've occasionally had the sensation of being tickled, but that has diminished, maybe from getting accustomed to the fit. It is true that the side tubing makes some noticeable noise at higher pressures, but it has never been enough to bother me (then again I've tended to wear earplugs while sleeping since before my CPAP days).
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