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[Equipment] Resmed N30i
#61
RE: Resmed N30i
CORRECTION
I don't think the septum portion of the N30i cushion, which is very soft, is what bothered my nose - rather it was the hard lower edge of the cushion housing pressing against my septum when the cushion shifted slightly upward during the night.  Sorry for misinforming about that
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#62
RE: Resmed N30i
Thanks cronkster for the frame size suggestions. I will try that.
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#63
RE: Resmed N30i
(02-08-2019, 01:34 PM)cronkster Wrote: The nosepiece shifts forward and upward on me just enough for the seal to break and air to blow upward.  And the septum piece of the cushion pushes uncomfortably on my nose's septum.
So, unless I'm using my Wisp, or my cobbled-together 'N20 cushion with Wisp-headgear' setup, it's back to my 'Dreamwear with extra set of headstraps' contraption for the time being.  I have to return the N30i.

If you haven’t returned it yet, try loosening the strap and wearing the strap lower on your head so that it tilts downward toward the rear.


I too find that the N30 can press on my nasal septum more than the Dreamwear, but only if it is too tight.  I find the N30 needs surprisingly little pressure to maintain a good seal.
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#64
RE: Resmed N30i
Good advice.
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#65
RE: Resmed N30i
I’ve been using the P10 for over a year with pretty good results, but on occasion the nasal pillows cause a little irritation inside each nostril, particularly during cold weather or when I’m sick. I decided to give the N30i a test run because of this.

After two nights, I can say I like the design, the mask is very comfortable, and I’m having no real leak issues (a big issue when I tried the Dreamwear about a year ago). Unfortunately, I’m having a big issue getting enough air. When I seat the mask initially things are fine, but after a few minutes it seems to shift/tilt into a more vertical position and settle there. In that position, I feel absolutely starved for air and wake up over and over and have to keep reseating it. It still is sealing fully with no leaks, but it’s like there’s just not enough air flowing.

Any suggestions on this? I never had this issue with the P10. I even tried upping my min pressure from 8.4 to 9 and even 10, but continue to feel air-starved with the N30i.

I really want this mask to work because it’s extremely comfortable, but am close to throwing in the towel with it. I’ve tried both the small and medium pillows with similar results (medium pillows seem to result in fewer leaks though).
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#66
RE: Resmed N30i
I've been trying the N30i for a few nights and have noticed the same thing.  Someone on the forum suggested that you can wear it with the cushion quite loose and still maintain the seal, and I've been trying to do that and it seems to work - I'm not having any leaking issues and don't wake up.  And surprisingly my AHI is fairly low with it.  But when I do wake up in the morning, this mask seems to make one very aware of every breath, especially unless the cushion is situated just right.  I may keep it because of the good numbers, but the cushion seems to be a bit idiosyncratic.  I'm really interested in comments and suggestions about it.

For problems with the Dreamwear leaking, I have two fixes.  I put one of those wide elastic chinstraps on before the mask.  This gives the side arms of the mask something better than your cheeks to grip to and helps prevent movement, and also deadens sound transmission from the mask through your head. Second, I added an extra set of straps to the side arms of the mask, below the normal head straps.  This further stabilizes the floppy arms and keeps the nose cushion where it belongs through the night.   It's easy on and off, and not as clunky or cumbersome as it sounds.
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