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Help with Face Mask (Small Face)
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Joined: Feb 2016

Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 Autoset for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit 10 for Her
Humidifier: On Mahcine
CPAP Pressure: 14
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female

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Help with Face Mask (Small Face)
I need help trying to find a face mask that will fit a person with a small face and will not leak. Unfortunately, I tried a nasal pillow mask first, and I am a mouth breather with allergies. I've had my equipment for almost 2 weeks now and have only used it for 4 partial nights due to problems with masks. I have the AirFit10 for Her in Extra Small, and I'm still having tons of issues with leaking, especially around the nose / eye area. I believe it's also causing my aerophagia, which makes me wake up after 3-4 hours and take the darn thing off because of the pain from the air bubbles. I have lowered my high pressure to 11 (its supposed to be 14), thinking I could slowly get used to wearing the CPAP but that did not help. I also changed the EPR from off to 3. (I'm so thankful for the internet - I figured out to change my settings.) Has anyone had this problem, and, if so, any suggestions on masks? I thought of pediatric masks, but they are all nasal masks. The full face masks all look to big and also cause dry eyes. I can't have a mouth only mask because I have jaw problems.

I don't know if this will help, but my facial dimensions are:
Bridge of nose to "Top" of Chin (Below bottom lip): 3"
Width of lips: 2.75"
Nose Width: 2"
Space between nose & bottom of upper lip (mouth opening): 1"

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
02-02-2016 02:29 PM
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Joined: Jul 2015

Machine: AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6.2, 15, PS4.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Sillicon Valley

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RE: Help with Face Mask (Small Face)
check out the Amara View, not much of your nose is involved
02-02-2016 02:33 PM
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