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Poll: What type of mask do you use?
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Full Face Mask
33.33%
14 33.33%
Nasal Mask
19.05%
8 19.05%
Nasal Pillows
47.62%
20 47.62%
Total 42 vote(s) 100%
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[Equipment] What Mask Type Do You Use?
#11
RE: What Mask Type Do You Use?
I have been using the Amara View since it came out. Very comfortable.
Sleep is worth the effort.
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#12
RE: What Mask Type Do You Use?
Wups, I forgot about one more Nasal Mask.

Mirage FX Nasal: That's prolly about my third favorite mask after the P10(2nd). It's pretty good if you want something that gets real close to the feel a full face mask but of course without the mouth piece but most importantly without the bridge of the nose sores too...
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#13
RE: What Mask Type Do You Use?
For my first 7 years on CPAP I used the Respironics True Blue nasal mask. When I recently got my new CPAP, the Respironics DreamStation Auto, my clinician already had out for me a Resmed AirFit N20 nasal mask. She said she thought I would like it and I do. I thought the True Blue was great, and it is a good mask, but this one I like much better. So far I have used it for 4 nights with 100% mask fit shown on the display. It's smaller and lighter. She also told me that the True Blue was going to be discontinued soon.
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#14
RE: What Mask Type Do You Use?
I started with a nasal mask because that's what the DME gave me. I couldn't get a good seal because of sweat on my face.

I switched to nasal pillows and used them for a couple of years. I wasn't happy with the leak rate graphs, they indicated significant mouth leaking.

I put off switching to a full face mask because of the bad experience I had with the nasal mask. But to my surprise I had no trouble when I finally took the plunge and switched to a full face mask. I figure the sweating must have been due to the anxiety associated with being a new CPAP user.
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#15
RE: What Mask Type Do You Use?
I just finished my 2nd night with my new ResMed AirFit F30 mask system. I think I got the head gear straps adjusted properly, as I had no leaks last night, from what I can recall. 

It's even more comfortable now that I'm getting used to it. It's so nice not to have something just below my eyes and riding on my nose. 

Both nights, so far, have resulted in an AHI of 1.0  like
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#16
RE: What Mask Type Do You Use?
I'm also thinking of trying that F30.

I have changed my mind about my top two nasal pillow masks. 
I now find the Resmed P10 to be better than the PR Nuance Pro. 
Even though I appreciated the softness of the Nuance Pro pillows, they collapse during the night, causing me suffocation.
The P10 was a little stiff because of that second inner layer, but after having been using it for a while now, I am used to the stiffness and it doesn't make my nostrils as sore anymore.
I sleep much better now.
The P10 is now my fave.
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#17
RE: What Mask Type Do You Use?
Swift FX nasal pillow mask is my mask of choice. My backup is a Dreamwisp nasal mask and an Airfit p10 (which I would love if it used headgear more like the Swift).  I could never get a good seal with Dreamwear, or any of the other masks I tried.
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#18
RE: What Mask Type Do You Use?
My current choose is the Bleep Sleep Dreamports

No headgear
No marks on my face
No leaks (When i have stuck them on properly and shaved my nares)
Silent (By adding a Resmed Filter as a diffuser)
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#19
RE: What Mask Type Do You Use?
Full face for me, because I simply cannot breathe through my nose 90% of the time.
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#20
RE: What Mask Type Do You Use?
I've now been using my AirFit F30 FFM for a couple of weeks. I do okay with it, but not all that much better than with my AirFit F20.

I have noticed that the F30 is more prone to moving around than the F20 is. Although it is smaller, it just seems to get misaligned a lot. 

Between the two masks, I will do fine. I may decide to swap back & forth from time to time. I'll work on building up my mask supplies so that I have plenty on hand.
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