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Finding the right mask
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LOL! I like your spunkiness, retired_guy!

(06-01-2015, 07:56 PM)retired_guy Wrote: There is only one mask. The P10. All other masks are simply an exercise in putting off the inevitable. Sooner or later everyone will use the P10. Resistance is futile.

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(06-01-2015, 07:56 PM)retired_guy Wrote: There is only one mask. The P10. All other masks are simply an exercise in putting off the inevitable. Sooner or later everyone will use the P10. Resistance is futile.

Hey retired_guy, I think it was you (or one of your comments a long time ago) that got me to get into a P10. Yep, you're right. Everyone should probably start with a P10 first. I went back to a full-face last night because of a plugged nose. It was awful. Now, I think I'll put my P10 on early to avoid nose congestion coming right at sleepy time.
Sleep Apnea has given me a terrible memory. Please forgive me if I've repeated myself.
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I have found that no amount of plugged nose will keep my trusty little P10 from being able to deliver nice, refreshing air all night long. The plus is that when you have those really crummy sinus times? Where you think you could probably water your tomatoes just by standing around in the veggie garden? The P10 (or any pillow mask for that matter) will keep the sinuses open all night, and by morning you will find the runny nose problem is just a bad memory.
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The One Mask is the Ultra Mirage ... lol.
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(06-01-2015, 06:42 PM)parkerdt Wrote: I am about 12 nights into my CPAP journey, and getting used to sleeping with the hose, and something on my face. In many ways, it has been easier than I feared, and while not yet zero, my AHIs have been under 2 for several nights.


I also have a Respironics WISP I

How did everyone else find their perfect mask?

thanks,
Dave

I started with the Wisp and find it comfortable but sometimes I get air bypass so trying different FFMs. First for me was awful but it did have a return period. I tried a chinstrap but it caused my TMJ probs to return. So tonight I am trying a DeVilbiss 6860 FFM as it has a chin support built in.
Yes it's a PITA and the mask makers really have no incentive to develop a better process. I imagine there is at least a half a zillion unused masks lying around. Good luck in your quest!
I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
Updated: Philips Respironics System One (60 Series)
RemStar BiPAP Auto with Bi-FlexModel 760P -
Rise Time x3 Fixed Bi-Level EPAP 9.0 IPAP 11.5 (cmH2O)
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(06-02-2015, 02:13 PM)GWild Wrote: The One Mask is the Ultra Mirage ... lol.



I won't be getting a P10 just because R_G says I must Dielaughing
I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
Updated: Philips Respironics System One (60 Series)
RemStar BiPAP Auto with Bi-FlexModel 760P -
Rise Time x3 Fixed Bi-Level EPAP 9.0 IPAP 11.5 (cmH2O)
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(06-01-2015, 07:56 PM)retired_guy Wrote: There is only one mask. The P10. All other masks are simply an exercise in putting off the inevitable. Sooner or later everyone will use the P10. Resistance is futile.

well, yes you are of course correct RG, as long as one can modify the straps with a little velcro, as I have done and apply a little lanolin to the nostrils, then indeed it is a mask for the people...

Sleep-wellSleep-well Smile

Storywizard

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I have been given the F&P Epson to try... posted graphs in another thread, but just wondering if that is anyway a reasonable mask - or more entry level etc.
At the end of the day I dont really like the "bar" up over my nose and top-head strap - even if its cheap\basic -but if its working .. why change I guess..

Link to my Graph thread - http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...r-a-newbie
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(06-03-2015, 08:41 AM)DruiD Wrote: I have been given the F&P Epson to try... posted graphs in another thread, but just wondering if that is anyway a reasonable mask - or more entry level etc.
At the end of the day I dont really like the "bar" up over my nose and top-head strap - even if its cheap\basic -but if its working .. why change I guess..

Link to my Graph thread - http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...r-a-newbie

The Eson works wonderfully as long as you do not need to put on glasses to read. Then the Respironics Wisp.
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I'm beginning to think nasal pillows will work best for me, but that the P10 sizes are just not optimal for my nose. I am thinking of trying the F&P Pilairo Q next and then the Respironics Nuance Pro Gel if necessary. I have some lanolin cream now, and some of the Aloe/Emu CPAP cream; just hoping to find ONE mask I can stay with all night. This is getting expensive - but it's important to me to be able to tolerate the therapy.
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