Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account

New Posts   Today's Posts

[Equipment] Need recommendation on facial red marks, and perhaps a cpap pillow
This Resmed mask fitting guides videos might be of some help
Post Reply Post Reply
(04-05-2013, 09:19 PM)iwanttosleep Wrote:
(04-05-2013, 08:44 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: No, just time. Lotion might make the skin more flexible and more willing to go back into shape.

Is it like dents (like you slept with a wrinkled sheet) or red marks that are sore?

More like red marks. Looks like a sunburn but isn't.

Hi, iwanttosleep.

I am very sorry that you are struggling. We have a lot of contact with PAP users who are having allergic reactions. I would definitely try a very thorough cleansing of your mask, first. If that doesn't help, it may be because that what you need is for your mask not to have to touch your face. If that's the case, I'd love to help if you are interested, if not, that's ok too. I hope that you are able find relief very soon.

~Becky at RemZzzs
Post Reply Post Reply
(04-05-2013, 04:45 PM)iwanttosleep Wrote: Hello all,

I did some quick searching through the forum about cpap pillows but didn't find what I needed so I figured I'd write a post and ask all of your advice.

First off, I am a stomach sleeper. I've tried to fall asleep on my back, but it just doesn't work. Now that I have a cpap machine the stomach sleeping is a little more difficult, but still is necessary.

The problem is that I have red marks on the side of my nose now which I don't particularly like, and sometimes I wake up with the mask leaking because I'm jamming it into the pillow. I'm also not too fond of the constant white noise generated from the exhaust blowing onto the pillow.

I'm currently using the Mirage FX nasal mask, I tried the Swift FX, but I just can't get accustomed to wearing the mask on my nose. It just feels too weird to me.

So now I'm beginning to consider a special pillow purchase. The one I've seen online that seems to be well constructed, with the cpap user in mind is the CountourLiving CPAPMax (tried to post a link but the forum permissions prohibited that)

I was wondering if any of you

1.) Have a recommendation for a cpap pillow for stomach sleepers
2.) Have any methods for minimizing/curing the red marks on one's face from the mask.

Thanks in advance!


i have recently purchased a tempur pillow as i sleep on my side a lot and the mask was leaking badly, the beauty of the pillow is it moulds to your face and mask and easily forms back to its original shape as you move, i am only 2 nights in with it but i have seen a marked change in my sleep and reduced leaks

the pillow is not cheap but if it helps to get a better sleep then it has to be worth it in my book
Post Reply Post Reply

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Facial pain ThisOne 8 156 Yesterday, 10:31 PM
Last Post: Kryogen
  Pillow vs FFM, pressure conversion formula? kiwii 39 913 12-09-2017, 04:17 PM
Last Post: kiwii
  Pillow Masks Solar Rays 7 238 11-30-2017, 11:19 PM
Last Post: Sheepish
  Chronic Crease Marks on Your Cheek? A $3 DIY Solution Sheepish 13 676 11-17-2017, 08:11 AM
Last Post: Walla Walla
  With a face mask pressure is about 8.5. With a nasal pillow pressure was 20 at one po brojohn1611 10 565 11-04-2017, 03:05 AM
Last Post: James2017
Angry Facial hair and CPAP! TimtheEnchanter 14 344 11-03-2017, 01:41 PM
Last Post: trev121
  Berserk! My pillow thinks my headgear is an alien HalfAsleep 15 513 10-23-2017, 11:49 AM
Last Post: OpalRose

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts

About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.

For any more information, please use our contact form.