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HOW MANY TYPES OF MASKS?
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SaldusMiegas Offline

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Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P-10, F&P Simplus
Humidifier: integrated
CPAP Pressure: Rx:14, Set:Auto 8.0-15.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Woot! P-10 pillows plus Ruby chinstrap for side-sleeping mouth breathers

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Post: #11
RE: HOW MANY TYPES OF MASKS?
(10-29-2015 10:47 PM)Sleepster Wrote:  
(10-24-2015 08:25 PM)DWaldman Wrote:  As I start on this journey, I am getting the idea that one mask is not the end all for all conditions.

You may eventually settle on a favorite, but even then masks keep going out of production and some really good new ones seem to be coming in, especially lately.

But anyway, see Supplier #1 on supplier list. They have a well laid-out website where you can look at masks to your heart's content.

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-CPAP-Supplier-List

And.... they offer return insurance that is cheap or free, so if you try a mask that doesn't work out you aren't stuck with it.

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10-30-2015 11:30 AM
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bwexler Offline

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Machine: PRS 1 BiPAP autoSV Advanced, with Heated Tube humidifier
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Sleepweaver √Član
Humidifier: Resperonics Heated Tube humidifier
CPAP Pressure: Max pressure 25.0 cm H20, Max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncorePro

Other Comments: CMS 50i with Software for SpO2

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Location: San Marcos, CA, USA

Post: #12
RE: HOW MANY TYPES OF MASKS?
My collection has almost as big a variety as Supplier #1 and I am still looking for the perfect mask. Almost every one I have has some great features and and some not so great features.
My current favorites include the SleepWeaver √Član and the Wisp.
10-30-2015 05:00 PM
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Mosquitobait Offline

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Machine: Resmed AirSense 10 For Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10
Humidifier: integrated, Climate line tube
CPAP Pressure: 9-12
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: RLS and Bradycardia

Sex: Female
Location: Minneapolis

Post: #13
RE: HOW MANY TYPES OF MASKS?
Honestly DWaldman, everybody is different. I absolutely refused to have anything to do with a face mask. Fortunately, I am not a mouth breather. So, I alternate between nasal pillows and a cloth nasal mask. The nasal pillows don't quite fit me right, so my nose eventually gets sore, so then I switch to the cloth nasal mask for a few nights. The cloth nasal mask is GREAT, but it is also louder than my nasal pillows, hence nightly use just isn't a goal for me.
10-31-2015 11:58 PM
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
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Post: #14
RE: HOW MANY TYPES OF MASKS?
I don't have a lot of masks. I find one I like and I stick to it. I used nasal pillows for years and years until I started lip leaking then had to switch to a full face mask. After finding one that worked for me, that's what I use. I'm the sort that if a mask is causing soreness, I don't use it. So the idea that folks switch between masks because of sores or tenderness, I couldn't do that. No mask, to me, has any benefit worth more than my comfort.

That said, for the first time, I am considering having two masks. I recently went through a cold with my full face mask and was very disappointed. Usually, with my nasal pillows, I slept great! I slept with a clear nose and woke refreshed. Not with the FFM. I woke up several times a night with a dried out mouth because it was hanging open due to my nose being clogged up worse. I was wanting to get a nasal pillow mask as backup anyway but was waiting until I had a good reason. Now I do!

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11-01-2015 11:04 AM
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