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FOAM [Replacement Cushion for AirFit F20]
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FOAM [Replacement Cushion for AirFit F20]
If this isn't the correct place to post this, I know it will be moved accordingly. (Just didn't feel like it quite fit in product review).

Ever since I started on my sleep apnea treatment journey I had major trouble with masks.  Maybe I was living under a rock, but NOBODY mentioned the alternative for the seals on the masks.  (Truth be told I never used my computer to actually do any sleep apnea research, which is why I didn't know about this board until December).

Long story, ( Rolleyes ) short, I have just acquired a FOAM replacement for the rubber/silicone...not sure exactly what it was...seal to my ResMed AirFit F20.  From the moment I tried it on at the DME office, I knew I had found the answer to my prayers regarding ever finding a mask I could tolerate AND not leak!  The relief of not having the old seal slipping around on my skin is fantastic.

So just in case anyone visiting this board has been having problems such as mine with the mask, I strongly suggest checking out the use of FOAM seals for the
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#2
RE: FOAM [Replacement Cushion for AirFit F20]
The downside of the memory foam masks is the life expectancy can be lower for some users, make sure you have a spare to if it gets torn you can easily swap it out
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RE: FOAM [Replacement Cushion for AirFit F20]
The foam version is the AirTouch F20, and has been my go to mask also.  The best I have been able to get is a bit over 2 months before needing to replace the cushion, but it is very comfortable for me, and I get a near perfect seal for most of its life.
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RE: FOAM [Replacement Cushion for AirFit F20]
Coffee Good morning WhyMe and jaswilliams.

Thank you for commenting.  Appreciate knowing about the life expectancy of the foam.  At this point I am so overjoyed at finding, after all these years, a mask fix that actually appears to work for me, that if I have to replace it after a WEEK , I wouldn't care,  Laugh-a-lot

But knowing what you have said, I think I'll go ahead and see how to stock pile some.  I believe the DME RT said something about not being able to wash them and that the only thing to do is wipe them (?)

Regards,Plmnb
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RE: FOAM [Replacement Cushion for AirFit F20]
Your insurance should be happy to stump up a replacement cushion 2 per month based on the Medicare schedule that everyone seems to follow so just make sure your order is fulfilled and you keep a spare
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RE: FOAM [Replacement Cushion for AirFit F20]
I was told by my DME that they last a month tops and to use wipes instead of washing. But if it works for you, it works for you.
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RE: FOAM [Replacement Cushion for AirFit F20]
I have been using the F20 memory foam mask for two or three months. It is comfortable and hardly leaks at all.  When I bought the mask, it came with a total of 3 foam masks (large).

I have been looking for replacements. Many places sell them for $50. Ebay sells them for $30. Walmart sells the medium for $28, which doesn't help me.

What confuses me is when to swap them out. On two of mine, the foam looks intact, but I moved  on to the next one because the air had started to burble out at
higher pressure. I am wondering if I can go back and wipe everything off... That is, how do you know when it's time for a replacement.


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RE: FOAM [Replacement Cushion for AirFit F20]
I'm sort of wondering the same thing.

I have only had mine for a few weeks and last night for the first time I was getting bubble air.  EDIT: I also have pretty high pressures.

Plmnb
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RE: FOAM [Replacement Cushion for AirFit F20]
It says the AirTouch is rated for high pressure but it doesn’t say exactly what it’s rated for. I know the F30 is rated up to 30cmh2o but I can’t find the specs for that on the AirTouch
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RE: FOAM [Replacement Cushion for AirFit F20]
I just got off the phone with ResMed.  The F20s are rated up to 40. (Foam or Silicone).

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