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[Equipment] Resmed Quattro Air Strap Problem
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H4X0R46 Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Quattro Air
Humidifier: H5i Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 6-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: New Mexico USA

Post: #1
Resmed Quattro Air Strap Problem
Hello guys! I'm new to the board and this is my first post on this forum, so hello to all of you guys! Smile So, this mask gives me really bad neck strain and doesn't ever let me really fall asleep! I think it may be mostly because of the bottom strap that goes just beneath the base of the skull! Are there any full face masks out there that have a different strap setup? One that doesn't have that bottom strap? Or any ways I can rig this to be more comfortable? Thanks in advance for your answers! Glad to be a part of this forum! Big Grin
10-06-2014 05:48 AM
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Mike Nova Offline

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Joined: May 2014

Machine: Resmed VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 25 ipap/19epap
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location: Rhode Island, USA

Post: #2
RE: Resmed Quattro Air Strap Problem
I put a thick sock under that strap to distribute the pressure over a wider area, works like a charm. Also works to stop chaffing of your neck.
10-06-2014 06:24 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #3
RE: Resmed Quattro Air Strap Problem
(10-06-2014 06:24 AM)Mike Nova Wrote:  I put a thick sock under that strap to distribute the pressure over a wider area, works like a charm. Also works to stop chaffing of your neck.
Hi Mike Nova,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Glad you found a solution to make your mask work better for you.
Best of luck to you as you continue your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
10-06-2014 09:52 AM
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retired_guy Offline

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Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Is it bedtime yet?

Sex: Male
Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #4
RE: Resmed Quattro Air Strap Problem
Hi H4, welcome to the site!

Check out the various "youtube" videos on how to adjust your mask. I suspect it is simply too tight at the bottom strap. You might also investigate mask liners (from Remzzzz, or Pad-a-cheek) that can help control leakage allowing your mask to not be strapped down so tight. If all else fails, get with your supplier and ask about a trial of a nasal or pillows mask.
10-06-2014 11:20 AM
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Paralel Offline

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Joined: Aug 2014

Machine: Respironics PR System One 60 Series REMstar Auto with A-flex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: Respironics PR System One 60 Series Humidifier with Heated Tube
CPAP Pressure: 10-13
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Location: Mitten State, USA

Post: #5
RE: Resmed Quattro Air Strap Problem
I had the same exact problem (but I also had an arterial dissection at the base of my skull in progress, so how much of it was the strap, and how much of it was my blood vessel ripping itself apart, hard to say...). I just cut the straps the hold the two bands to one another, now I can move them independently, and it has had no impact on my mask seal, etc...
10-06-2014 11:24 AM
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H4X0R46 Offline

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Posts: 13
Joined: Oct 2014

Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Quattro Air
Humidifier: H5i Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 6-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: New Mexico USA

Post: #6
RE: Resmed Quattro Air Strap Problem
Thank you all for your responses! Does that really work Mike Nova? I heard of people doing that and they swear that it does, it works?
10-06-2014 10:28 PM
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Kadenz Offline

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Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: AirFit F10
Humidifier: AirSense 10 HumidAir
CPAP Pressure: Auto-CPAP
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: England

Post: #7
RE: Resmed Quattro Air Strap Problem
Maybe the strap is too big for your head if it's as low as your ears? A smaller head strap might fit you better.
11-17-2014 04:18 PM
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