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Full Face Mask with Beard
#1
Has anyone with a beard had experience with a full face mask?

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Any info on ResMed AirFit™ F10 Full Face Mask
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#2
A number of us have beards and use FFMs. I keep my beard fairly short. The problem isn't the beard so much as the regular issue of finding a mask you like that works for you. Mirage Quattro, Quattro Air, and the F10 is what I rotate through.

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#3
I have a beard and use the Mirage Quattro FFM. I have used a nasal mask and a different FFM. I have never had leakage where the mask is in contact with my beard or mustache. The leaks I have had were either around the bridge of my nose or through my mouth in the case of the nasal mask.

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PaytonA
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#4
I only wear my full face mask and beard when I go to the bank.
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#5
Beard and mustache. Used a Fitlife total face for a while. Now use a F&P Simplus. Leaks arent a problem.

Ive used a nasal. my numbers are way lower consistently with one. But I have times I cant use one because of congestion. Insurance only covers so much so gotta stick with the FFM for another six months.
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#6
(12-01-2014, 12:10 PM)justMongo Wrote: I only wear my full face mask and beard when I go to the bank.

That is only because your full face mask improves your looks. Dielaughing

Sorry, I resisted that 3 times and then just couldn't any longer.
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#7
My beard is so I look grown-up. At 52 if I shave it off I'd be carded all the time... The whole baby-face thing.
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"Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you. Jesus Christ and the American Soldier. One died for your Soul, the other for your Freedom."
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#8
Tried a full face mask. It did not work for me. Nasal masks too don't work. I settled on P10 nasal pillows but this varies with everyone, YMMV. This is the most difficult part of CPAP. Good luck and don't give up.
Mike
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