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DreamWear Nasal CPAP Mask users
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My first experience with Dreamwear was actually my first night on CPAP. It was a horrible experience! Partly due to because it was my first night dealing with a mask and most of all because it was leaking all over the place. I ended the night with AHI of 11. I switched to Nuance Pro the next day and AHI went down to 3. I was very glad that CPAP therapy actually worked.

Then I ordered the gel pillows and I must say it made a world of difference. Leaks are down as well as AHI. Although like most people, I love the fact that the tubing runs over the head instead of the front of the nose, I still favor the Nuance Pro over the Dreamwear with Gel Pillows because of better fitment. I quickly realized that it wasn't such a big deal.

Will probably come back and try out the Dreamwear again down the road but in the meantime, the Nuance Pro will be my main mask.
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I have only used the dreamwear for the past month but love it. I am a side sleeper and do well with it. It did take me a few attempts to get the headgear adjusted properly but it is working for me now.
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I started with the Dreamwear when I started CPAP therapy in March.  Thought it was a bit loud, particularly when sleeping on my side, and so tried other masks (P10, F10, and Wisp), but in the end, I get the best results with the Dreamwear (usually between 5-10 - just can't see to get better than that consistently).

I just got a replacement Dreamwear from my DME, and I noticed right away that the elbow at the connection is shorter and the old disconnect piece (the small white piece that stays in the tubing) does not fit the new one.  Further, the two side tubes that come from the top to the nose seem thicker and the mask as a whole seems quieter, including when sleeping on my side.  I definitely like it better.  I did not see any literature suggesting a change to the mask, but I think it's an improvement.  Has anyone else noticed this?  When ordering in the future, is there anyway to insure getting the newer one?

I also just ordered a Dreamwear nasal pillow piece to try that out.  I really liked the P10 and did well when it worked, but had issues wherein the large would leak some nights, but the medium holes were too small to provide enough air if one of my nostrils was stuffed up (a regular occurrence).  Hoping that maybe this will not be the case with the DW pillows.

-John
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#44
OK so I have now been using the new DreamWear Gel (DWG) nasal mask for the past 3 nights and I have to say I love it! It stays put on my nose 100% of the night without feeling too tight or in any way uncomfortable. It stays in place when I sleep on my side even with my face partially mashed into my pillow and and when rolling over in bed it likewise stays put. I have awoken 3 mornings with no discomfort where the nasal pillows sit over the nostrils.

Compare to the original DreamWear nasal mask: I find I have to adjust it somewhat once or twice during the night to stop leaking air. Otherwise very similar as it is just the nasal part that is different.

So comparing to the P10's: the P10's on me do not stay put on the nostrils as securely as the DWG. I find myself having to adjust them during the night when I am rolling onto my side and have the side of my head into the pillow, and also when rolling around to different positions. Having the hose at the top of the head is much more to my liking than having it hang down like the P10's do. Also just in case this is helpful to anyone, using the P10's I find I need the M pillow size, however, I am glad I didn't just buy the DWG M pillows as I find with it I use the small size.
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