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Does anybody prefer a FFM if not a mouth breather? Might opt for P10 or N10...
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StoopidMonkey81 Offline

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Does anybody prefer a FFM if not a mouth breather? Might opt for P10 or N10...
So next week I pick up my new APAP and mask, first time using either of them outside of my sleep study. Here's the thing, on my script they specifically wrote "F10 Full Face Mask", yet the justification the sleep tech said at the time was that since I was yawning & taking big breaths via my mouth while trying to relax and fall asleep, he wanted me to wear the FFM just to make sure I could sleep through the night without needing a switch-out. Still, once I'm asleep I'm pretty sure I'm a consistent nose breather. The reason I'm considering trying a nasal mask at first was because even though the FFM was very comfortable, I ran into a lot of leak problems while side sleeping. My head would sink into the pillow and push up on the mask, causing it to leak air at the top, around the bridge of my nose. I could just take the F10 and buy a P10 or N10 out of pocket (does anybody like the N10 over the P10?), either at Apria or online. I really want the first few nights to go smoothly so any advice you have in this area would be much appreciated.
11-11-2015 03:25 PM
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RE: Does anybody prefer a FFM if not a mouth breather? Might opt for P10 or N10...
If you are pretty sure you are a nose breather (or even if you aren't but can become one or tolerate a chinstrap) then nasal pillows are the least likely to leak. The more surface there is to seal, the less likely it will seal well and consistently Smile

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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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11-11-2015 05:44 PM
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AlanE Offline

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RE: Does anybody prefer a FFM if not a mouth breather? Might opt for P10 or N10...
You don't have to accept the mask they give you either. You can tell them you want to try this one or that one. I was originally prescribed the P10 with a chin strap and decided to go with the Liberty. I had good luck with the Liberty until I cranked my pressure up.



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11-11-2015 09:13 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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RE: Does anybody prefer a FFM if not a mouth breather? Might opt for P10 or N10...
Hi StoopidMonkey81,
I tried the AirFit N10 and found it noisy when the machine got up to the higher pressures but YMMV. Good luck to you with finding a mask.

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11-11-2015 11:55 PM
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SaldusMiegas Offline

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RE: Does anybody prefer a FFM if not a mouth breather? Might opt for P10 or N10...
StoopidMonkey81,

Depending on your insurance and your DME's policies, you might be able to get the nasal pillows before a FFM and if they don't work out for you turn them in for a FFM.

If your DME is like mine, they will not provide unconditional return/swap. Mine said they would make sure we were satisfied, but their willingness to swap was limited to different size of the same FFM. I bought my P10's from Supplier #1 out of pocket as you are contemplating, with a free return guarantee, which meant if they didn't work for me there is a full refund no questions asked.

Anyways, point is explore what flexibility you have before you buy anything next week. And if it's more of a hassle than a hundred dollars, then just go buy the nasal pillows from whoever you want out of pocket -- with a return guarantee which should be free so you aren't out money if they don't work out.

good luck,

Saldus Miegas
11-12-2015 12:27 AM
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