(11-30-2015, 04:51 PM)SideSleeper Wrote: I see my DME this week and am going to ask about a smaller size mask--I have a medium now and it is almost touching my ears. Mine was the first DreamWear that this office issued. I have very small leaks--no large leaks over the whole course of treatment. Some are mouth leaks but I've nearly eliminated those. The noise I hear is kind of raspy--but I had that with the Wisp mask also. It quiets down as my respiration rate drops. I'm falling asleep much more quickly that I did a few weeks ago. I tried to change my attitude from "this thing is noisy" to "thank you Lord that I'm still breathing!"
I would not worry about small leaks all masks leak if your levels are good that's what matters. As far as the mask fit from what i have learnt with getting a sore nose from this mask when i was fitted wrong cause i was the first to try this at my dme is that it should not pull up on your nose. the small medium and so forth just change i think in the opening for your nose nothing else but the frame does 18 inch for small 19 inch for med and 22 for large. Not that anyone cares i wear a small cushion and a large frame now, loose a little to put on and then when you tighten the headgear snug perfecto . My first fit was small cushion and med frame