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[Equipment] Mask Actual Sizes
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Mask Actual Sizes
Is there any information on Masks, and their actual physical sizes?
I am currently using a "Professionally Fitted" Amara View Mask, Medium, that is too Big, height wise. As it sits in the hollow part between lower lip and chin, it is pushing up into my nose, and causing lots of nasal pain and discomfort, making it near impossible to actually fall asleep.
I was considering one of the following, and since we are now Socially isolated, I can't go in for another "Professional Fitting", and if I could I wouldn't any way as they in my bad books for wasting my time and money.

Option 1, purchase the small cushion for the Amara View
Option 2, purchase a Resmed Airfit F20 or F30 (Whichever model doesn't have the forehead bridge) I've just quickly had a look, and I thought I wanted the F20, but now it looks like its the F30. "I am so confused" --C3PO, Star Wars Attack of the Clones

Any help or advice please.
Fred
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#2
RE: Mask Actual Sizes
Looks like it's the AirFit F30 Model I am looking at changing to.
I still don't know were I got F20 from, but it's stuck in my brain now
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So that doesn't bode well for the reputation of the person that did your not very professional fitting.

I still have the F20, as I've not yet decided to get an F30, so I can't give advice on that one. I still have my Amara View in Medium, but it's not nearly as good of a mask for me as I thought when I first had gotten it. I think going to a Small cushion may cause fit troubles elsewhere, like it could reduce the width over the mouth. I do know that my F20 cushions are that way, in that it gets proportionately taller/shorter along with wider/narrower depending on the size you go with.

Anyway, the F30 might be a good choice, the problem is you have to decide for yourself if it's right. I feel those paper mask fit guides aren't as helpful as they should be, but maybe you try that to see if you learn anything about future mask purchase choices.
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(03-31-2020, 07:07 PM)SarcasticDave94 Wrote: So that doesn't bode well for the reputation of the person that did your not very professional fitting.
It doesn't. I've tried to complain, but they don't care, Consumer Affairs don't care, Other agencies don't care. CPAP manufactures don't care either

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I do know that my F20 cushions are that way, in that it gets proportionately taller/shorter along with wider/narrower depending on the size you go with.
That's Good to know. Many Thanks


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Anyway, the F30 might be a good choice, the problem is you have to decide for yourself if it's right. I feel those paper mask fit guides aren't as helpful as they should be, but maybe you try that to see if you learn anything about future mask purchase choices.

I am leaning towards the F30. And yeah, I've had problems with those guides, as my printer, doesn't print to scale, so it's still a blind guesstimate
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I guess the best advice I have on masks, do as much research as Mr. Google brings to check any aspect possible. I find user reviews to be helpful, just add a grain of salt onto those overly critical ones. I'm not saying other brands are bad, but for myself I like ResMed, Respironics, and Fisher & Paykel. I own masks from the first 2. I plan on getting one from F&P called the Vitera sometime soon, maybe this summer. I used the Vitera for a recent sleep study. Even though it has a bar going up towards the top, as I recall it does not touch the forehead. It only acts as a leverage point to seal the upper nasal bridge area. Good luck on your search.
Dave

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Supplier #1 does mask return insurance on many masks you can return the mask within 30 days and get a refund so you can try any masks
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#7
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I switched from the F20 to the F30 recently. For me the F30 was a much better choice. Much more comfortable. I also use Supplier #1 and they have been real easy to deal with.

When you try to print the fit gauge you should have a setting in the print dialog window that allows you to adjust the scaling. Set it to 100% (or "actual size") and then print. The setting may be hidden under "advanced" or something similar, depends on what OS and printer you are using.
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(04-01-2020, 12:38 AM)jaswilliams Wrote: Supplier #1 does mask return insurance on many masks you can return the mask within 30 days and get a refund so you can try any masks

Thanks. It would take 30 days just to be shipped to Ozzie Land
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#9
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I currently have a Amara View, Medium. It's 6.5 to 7cm height wise. I have downloaded about a dozen or so "product guides/manuals" on various masks, and not one of them so far has any measurements.

If anyone else would please be helpful, would you do a rough to accurate measurement on your mask, if you have an AirFit F30, double please Grouphug3
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(04-01-2020, 12:53 AM)Jeff8356 Wrote: I switched from the F20 to the F30 recently.  For me the F30 was a much better choice.  Much more comfortable.  I also use Supplier #1 and they have been real easy to deal with.

When you try to print the fit gauge you should have a setting in the print dialog window that allows you to adjust the scaling.  Set it to 100% (or "actual size") and then print.  The setting may be hidden under "advanced" or something similar, depends on what OS and printer you are using.


You may have to keep trying different percentage settings until you get the correct scaling. On my HP printer it is usually around 80% for mask sizing guides.
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