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Favorite nasal headgear/cushions/pillows for a 100% side sleeper?
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RE: Favorite nasal headgear/cushions/pillows for a 100% side sleeper?
Another vote for the bleep, especially the new version with a more flexible short hose and better diffusion for the vents. I use a hose lift to keep everything out of my way. The CPAPology Houdini hose lift seems to work especially well with the bleep.
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RE: Favorite nasal headgear/cushions/pillows for a 100% side sleeper?
I sleep on my side much of the time: and use a Mirage Activa nasal mask - not pillows. The trick is a hose that routes from the top of the head and swivels easily.
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RE: Favorite nasal headgear/cushions/pillows for a 100% side sleeper?
Resmed P30i. If you don't want the pillows inside your nostrils, n30i
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RE: Favorite nasal headgear/cushions/pillows for a 100% side sleeper?
Bleep dreamport for me. No headgear and no leaks are the primary reasons, but not having nasal pillows rubbing my nostrils or septum raw is almost equally important. I use a cpap tube management system and it makes the bleep as close to not wearing anything on your face of head as there’s ever gonna be.
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RE: Favorite nasal headgear/cushions/pillows for a 100% side sleeper?
Bobaloo,

Sorry to be so slow to respond to your question how I stopped sleeping supine.

I found it necessary and did try many ineffective and unpleasant (e.g., taping) approaches before settling on the rigorous improvised, and personally very satisfactory, measures pictured below. As we all vary, this would be overkill for many, appropriate for only a few who have the will and tolerance level to try most anything to solve their problem. I had scattered these mages over time, using them in posts or emailing them piecemeal, so I decided to put them together as below.

Prescribed and using an always leaking-and-waking FFM at first, I soon wanted to use the lighter P10. More importantly it appeared to have (a) the minimal skin-to-silicone boundary needing to be sealed and (b) the shortest bridging spans to fit and comply with variable facial countours. For too long, I accepted the idea I "couldn't" use pillows as a mouth breathing sleeper unless I trained my tongue to prevent air escapes. This was just as people began talking about and adopting the cervical collar, which I was skeptical of and late to adopt. I  found myself untrainable of tongue and that even a hard-stuffed reversed fanny pack would not stop my supine sleep and its attendant OA. I found my solutions, as below, but with a cervical collar. (That Deluxe abandoned chin strap was a more intrusive presence to get used to, but with its reduced posterior thrust, it was better for me than several I bought or improvised; good riddance to them all, though. The first retainer, alongside the strap, and that strap show I'd starve if I had to sew for others. The other retainer, by the hose, was done by a sewing shop with my materials.) 


   
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