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parkerdt Offline

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Machine: ResMed A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: WISP, Nuance
Humidifier: Climate Hose and included humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 9
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: I alternate between WISP and fabric Nuance - like both!

Sex: Male
Location: Mebane, NC

Post: #11
RE: Finding the right mask
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.
06-01-2015 07:58 PM
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WakeUpTime Offline

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Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: PR System One BiPAP S60 Auto 760
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10 pillows
Humidifier: PR S1 w Heated Tube+Hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto / Inhale 11-12.5 / Exh 9
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
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Post: #12
RE: Finding the right mask
(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.
06-01-2015 08:03 PM
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retired_guy Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Is it bedtime yet?

Sex: Male
Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #13
RE: Finding the right mask
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.
06-01-2015 08:17 PM
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GWild Offline

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Machine: RemStar Sys1 560P
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Ultra Mirage
Humidifier: Sys1
CPAP Pressure: 8 - 20 auto / 8.9 avg
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Post: #14
RE: Finding the right mask
The One Mask is the Ultra Mirage ... lol.
06-02-2015 02:13 PM
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Mark Douglas Offline

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Joined: Apr 2015

Machine: Sys 1 (60) RemStar BiPAP Auto with Bi-Flex 760P Auto Bi-Level (Variabl
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: PR Wisp
Humidifier: PR Sys One heated
CPAP Pressure: RiseTime 3 Fxd E-9.0 / I-11.5
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

Sex: Male
Location: SW Ohio

Post: #15
RE: Finding the right mask
(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)
06-02-2015 03:08 PM
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Mark Douglas Offline

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Joined: Apr 2015

Machine: Sys 1 (60) RemStar BiPAP Auto with Bi-Flex 760P Auto Bi-Level (Variabl
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: PR Wisp
Humidifier: PR Sys One heated
CPAP Pressure: RiseTime 3 Fxd E-9.0 / I-11.5
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

Sex: Male
Location: SW Ohio

Post: #16
RE: Finding the right mask
(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)
06-02-2015 03:10 PM
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storywizard Offline

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Joined: Jul 2014

Machine: ResMed VPAP Adapt S9
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10 taped to face
Humidifier: included with machine
CPAP Pressure: CPAP 11cm
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Post: #17
RE: Finding the right mask
(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...

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06-02-2015 07:46 PM
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DruiD Offline

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Machine: Resmed Airsense 10
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: Resmed Airsense10 fitted.
CPAP Pressure: Auto 8 - 18
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Settled on a Resmed Auto 10 over Dream Station

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #18
RE: Finding the right mask
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-F-P-ICON-for-a-newbie
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06-03-2015 08:41 AM
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Mich Offline

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Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset For Her
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Wisp/Resmed F10 on standby 4 allergy season
Humidifier: Airsense 10 humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 7-11
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Mask recommendations: 1) Wisp 2) Eson (Avoid P10 and N10)

Sex: Female
Location: USA

Post: #19
RE: Finding the right mask
(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-F-P-ICON-for-a-newbie

The Eson works wonderfully as long as you do not need to put on glasses to read. Then the Respironics Wisp.
06-03-2015 08:49 AM
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parkerdt Offline

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Machine: ResMed A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: WISP, Nuance
Humidifier: Climate Hose and included humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 9
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: I alternate between WISP and fabric Nuance - like both!

Sex: Male
Location: Mebane, NC

Post: #20
RE: Finding the right mask
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.
06-04-2015 04:25 PM
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