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FFM HELP: no leaks, no nose bridge pressure and no headgear pressure on back of neck?
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FFM HELP: no leaks, no nose bridge pressure and no headgear pressure on back of neck?
Does it exist? 
My prefect mask is dreamwear nasal, but my cheeks start puffing after Eapap of 7+, tried elastic bandana around my cheeks but it keeps falling when I am asleep.

I tried the FFM dreamwear but always leaks, 
I tried F&K verita but presses on my left nose bridge and closes it ( i have deviated septum) .

latest was Resmed F30 then F30i and bought the pad a cheek, seemed to work but I kept waking up with blood pulsating on the back of my neck as the headgear is too tight there. Loosening makes the mouth part start leaking again. 

Can you help?
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RE: FFM HELP: no leaks, no nose bridge pressure and no headgear pressure on back of neck?
How tight are you adjusting these masks? If the answer is "till it hurts" then it's the wrong mask model, cushion size, or even incorrect adjustment technique.

What I think you're referring to, the Fisher and Paykel Vitera, it needs to be loose or it will leak.
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RE: FFM HELP: no leaks, no nose bridge pressure and no headgear pressure on back of neck?
The most comfortable FFM I have found so far is the Evora Full. Similar to the F30i and DreamWear FFM but I couldn’t get the DreamWear or the F30i to seal reliably or comfortably. The Evora Full seals well and is comfortable.

The Evora Full is not released in the US yet, so I ordered from an Australian site and it took nearly a month to arrive.

I hope the Evora Full gets released soon in the US and is available on sites with mask return insurance.
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RE: FFM HELP: no leaks, no nose bridge pressure and no headgear pressure on back of neck?
>>My prefect mask is dreamwear nasal, but my cheeks start puffing after Eapap of 7+, tried elastic bandana around my cheeks but it keeps falling when I am asleep.


Food for thought.  I experienced the "cheeks starting to puff" across several nasal masks.  I was convinced it was the mask design and it was driving me crazy!

When someone suggested using a c-collar to address positional apnea, the problem went away.  Seems in my case the problem occurred when my chin dropped and/or jaw relaxed to much.

Not sure if you have the same cause, but it might be worth looking at
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RE: FFM HELP: no leaks, no nose bridge pressure and no headgear pressure on back of neck?
koy23, if you want to keep going down the path of elastic bandana around cheeks, look for "VELCRO Brand All-Purpose Elastic Straps" on Amazon. Get the 27 inch one; it's supposed to fold over so it's only actually 13.5 inches. It's less than $4 so it's a cheap try.
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RE: FFM HELP: no leaks, no nose bridge pressure and no headgear pressure on back of neck?
Coffee man, maybe you can give us a review of the Evora full mask.  Let us know what is great about it and what you are having problems with.  
I also ordered one from Australia and should get it in two days. I will post a review after I use it for a while.
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