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Help with Nasal Mask
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Help with Nasal Mask
Just started Cpap about two months ago. I’m using the Resperonics Dreemwear nasal mask.   It’s the only one I can really tolerate, but still have issues.  

3 or 4am, it starts to leak around the nose area into my eyes.  Enough that it wakes me up and I found my eyes are dry and irritated.  
Any suggestions?

Monte99
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RE: Help with Nasal Mask
I think many of us, perhaps most of us, develop a certain kind of leak partway through the typical night.  It might have to do with stretching of the headgear, or its displacement as our head takes a favourite attitude on the pillow or beside it.  About the only thing you might do is to marginally tighten the top straps.  Or, try a 'seal' bead of cold cream where the leak seems to take place.

Sorry I can't help more positively.
Contrite, and wiser.
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RE: Help with Nasal Mask
Any solution is going to be a bit of a hit or miss. The FFM I'm using is great. But.....I still experience leaks thru-out the night. 

I'm a side sleeper and a mouth breather. Can't sleep on my back to save my life. You might try some other masks and see if they perform as well or better.
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RE: Help with Nasal Mask
The ResMed P30i. They are very similar to the dream wear but go a little deeper into the nose and could stop the leak. You can be use the same headgear and buy the frame and nasal mask on amazon for much less than a supplier.
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I used to get dry eyes due to leaks until I moved to pillow masks, but I did have good success with a sleep mask which tended to prevent the leaks around the bridge of my nose blowing into my eyes
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RE: Help with Nasal Mask
It sounds as though you're using a non-pillow nasal interface; is that right? If so, try a pillows mask. Philips Respironics says their gel pillows mask makes for less slipping. If you have the right frame, you might be able to use it with a pillow interface. Do try different sizes of pillows; the fat part should sit on the outside rim of your nostrils.
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