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F&P Brevida piliiow mask
#11
Just ordered one of these, it will be interesting to see if it seals on my nose and stays in one place most of the night....
well, trying new stuff keeps me out of trouble...mostly Smile

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#12
I just posted a review on limited experience with the mask in the review section. Only a few nights use but really like what I have experienced.
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#14
Got an email these are now available from supplier 14.  Couldn't resist . . .  Cool
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#15
I've been using the Pilairo Q for a few years with success. The Brevida interested me as it looks like an improved version of the Pilairo Q.
I took a trial one for the last week. Just went to the sleep centre today to review the data and decide what to do (spoiler: I'm staying with the Pilairo).

There are things that I like about it over the Pilairo:
- longer, light short hose
- washable permanent diffuser filter
- better headgear.

However, I found the performance lacking in comparison.
- my API was good and about the same, but I often woke up tired and headachy
- it seemed quieter at the mask itself, but for some reason it made my machine much noisier (S9).
- my leaks were higher
- my wife said something about it was louder - either me/my breathing, the machine, the mask or some combination
- if I woke up during the night or before my alarm (often seem to wake up about 1 hour before), I had trouble getting back to sleep. I found that my breathing sensations were different and unpleasant. I felt I had to work at inhaling, but my exhaling was too quick and couldn't even do a slow one - note that I use rythmic breathing to help me get to sleep.

The improvements were nice, but the performance is what counts, so I'm not switching to it.
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I tried the Brevida last night for the first time. I lasted about a half hour with it than had to switch back to my P10.

The problem I had was air being forced out of my mouth and swallowing air. Never had this problem with any other mask.

Had a hard time trying to exhale and I think this caused the air to back up into my mouth and stomach.

Removed the diffuser filter and could breath a little easier but the stream of air coming was pretty strong. Much more so than a P10.

Also I actually think I think the headgear on the P10 is more comfortable than the Brevida.

YMMV
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#17
I've used mine for 3 nights now.
Slightly more AVERAGE leakage than the P10, but it is consistently low. With the P10, my pillow would frequently push it out of position and I'd get pretty significant leakage.

Oh ya... for the last 3 nights, AHI=0!

Comfort wise, it's between the P10 and Wisp. It's a bit more "confining" than the P10, but it doesn't apply pressure to the bridge, which tends to increase my congestion.
I'm very happy with it.

For me, masks have been like CCW holsters... I always go back to the same one after trying a new one, but I think the Brevida is going to be my new regular.
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