Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

Differences in treatment with mask types?
#1
Differences in treatment with mask types?
Hi all,

I use a nasal pillow mask (N30) with a soft cervical collar which has been fine up until recently. I had small amount of leaks (both mouth and mask) prior but nothing big. I've recently lost about 15 pounds to go from overweight to the high end of the healthy weight range. I hope to lose about 10 more pounds. Since I've lost weight, I've had more mouth leaks even with the soft cervical collar. A couple of times, I've woken up to my mouth being closed but air escaping between my lips.

I've been debating between mouth taping and switching to a full face mask (Resmed AirFit F30). I love the minimalist aspect of nasal pillows. I've tried mouth taping a couple of times but have not been able to get past the "kidnapped" feel.

I know switch to a full face mask will probably cause more mask leaks. Is there any therapeudic difference between a full face mask vs a nasal pillow?
Post Reply Post Reply






Donate to Apnea Board  
#2
RE: Differences in treatment with mask types?
I found just the opposite, I had nasal pillows with large leaked through out the night. Changed to ResMed F30 and almost NO leaks at all.
Apnea (80-100%) 10 seconds, Hypopnea (50-80%) 10 seconds, Flow Limits (0-50%) not timed  Cervical Collar - Dealing w DME - Chart Organizing
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Please help with treatment review DaveL 352 10,608 02-27-2021, 09:25 PM
Last Post: DaveL
  Diagnosed with Central Apnea, but doc refusing treatment. Need help (UK) CentralApneaUser909 20 641 02-22-2021, 11:31 AM
Last Post: Dormeo
  Started BiPaP treatment, makes things worse. Struggling with the settings. ldinks 74 1,701 02-18-2021, 05:15 AM
Last Post: ldinks
Question Brands / types of tape for mouth taping? Bassline 53 2,882 02-16-2021, 08:47 AM
Last Post: DaveL
  Seeking advice and professional treatment in DC/Maryland area thomaspmccabe 4 117 02-11-2021, 07:02 PM
Last Post: SarcasticDave94
Idea [Treatment] ASV settings for treatment of complex sleep apnea JoeyWallaby 165 7,417 01-21-2021, 05:11 PM
Last Post: RayBee
  New to Treatment- Looking for Guidance to Improve AHI bokonon 24 695 01-19-2021, 08:44 AM
Last Post: bokonon


New Posts   Today's Posts






About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.