Actually a Fitlife does accomodate mouth breathing and results will be accurate with it.
Its designed to be fitted and put on with the mouth slightly open per instructions.
You can close your mouth or open it easily though.
Its a very commfortable mask. Large but comfortable.
My go to masks are ESON, Simplus, and Fitlife.
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I’m sorry you are having such a rough time finding a mask, it’s the hardest part of this therapy. Some people have to try quite a few masks ‘till they find one that works for them, it looks like you’ll have to do that, too; don't be shy about asking to try as many masks as you need, ‘till you find the one that works for you.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you with your CPAP therapy and finding a mask.
goldenvocals369, if you would fill out your profile, listing the exact name and model of your machine and mask, plus settings, it will be a lot easier for members to answer your questions. There's a tremendous amount of experienced people on this forum who are happy to help--most of us have been through the first "birth pains," some worse than others.
01-09-2016, 08:04 AM
(This post was last modified: 01-09-2016, 08:17 AM by otrpu.)
You may like the RespCARE Hybrid FFM. It's a combination mouth seal/nose pillow mask. Has a much smaller mouth seal area. Also, has a chin support so no chin strap needed. Kit comes with all three sizes. Good luck finding what works for you.
Love your family, treat your friend(s) well, and don't waste your time. Everything else is just so much BS.
Nothing will work like nothing is there. Try nose breathing with scuba gear, no joy. If you want to scuba dive you have to deal with the restrictions that make it functional. The same goes for CPAP masks. There are dozens, if not hundreds of them on the market and none are perfect: never leak on any face (or even one) no matter the position and how you chose to breathe.
Mouth breathing only matters if it leaks pressure. The throat does not care if the pressure enters through the nose or mouth as long as the throat gets pressurized.
Wide open like eating a burger? Really? Discover some reasonable expectations and make them work. Adapt and overcome, or start a company that makes 3D printed masks for those that can afford custom (I doubt that insurance will pay for them any time soon) and except in extreme cases I really doubt that they would seal any better with all the movement that people do while sleeping.