Since you have the Resmed AirSense 10 autoset and are using nasal pillows, I'll repeat my tale again (sorry if I'm redundant, other forum members). My DME suggested that a size small nasal pillows was what I needed. After 30 minutes of trying to sleep, I felt suffocated / starved of air. I switched to a size medium and found a huge improvement! Just because your nose looks small, your lungs might not be; the size of the hole is affected by the sizing. FWIW, I used to play a musical instrument, so I typically register a deeper lung capacity than my asthma people say is normal.
I've since switched from the size medium to a size large, and I like it even better! Some folks here keep saying "it doesn't have to fit IN the nose, just under it. The air pressure will make it stay put." (Well, plus the face strap). The size large doesn't go INTO my nose much at all, but I'm getting so much more air through it! My face straps are not particularly tight; don't assume that's the trade off.
My point: try the different sizes of nasal mask that come with the kit. If you find you like the largest in the kit (medium, in my AirFit P10 For Her mask kit) at some point ask for a replacement that is larger yet, and give that a try. You might really like it!
08-19-2016, 12:41 PM
Agree. Should never get other than what the Doctor prescribed. Have an AirSense 10 for her. My doctor is setting it at CPAP for the beginning few months of my therapy. I am happy that eventually we will go on Auto and glad to have more options.
My clinician is a woman; she feels the 'for Her' settings supply an algorithim that will help as therapy progresses. She supplies all brands but feels this AirSense 10 for Her is her choice right now.