Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

I can use a Nasal mask... Woohoo
#1
I can use a Nasal mask... Woohoo
So, I've been surprised to learn I can use a nasal mask. I really wasn't expecting to be able to use one.

I have been prescribed some really high pressures on my BiPAP (25/21). So, I have some concerns about finding a nasal pillow mask that will handle my high pressures.

So, I was looking for advice on a good nasal pillow mask that can handle those pressures or are my concerns unfounded.

Thanks,
Jett
Post Reply Post Reply






Donate to Apnea Board  
#2
RE: I can use a Nasal mask... Woohoo
Maybe some people adapt better than others. I felt like my nose would explode when I tried nasal pillow masks and my pressure went over 20. I ended up using full face masks. I hope you are luckier than I was.
Post Reply Post Reply
#3
RE: I can use a Nasal mask... Woohoo
Yeah I started out with a full face mask and trying to use a nasal mask now and I have run into issues with masks that just can't contain that high pressure.
Post Reply Post Reply
#4
RE: I can use a Nasal mask... Woohoo
Make sure you are clear about what you are talking about. There are nasal pillows that seal against the nostrils directly, and nasal masks that are similar to full face masks, but stop at the upper lip rather than below the mouth, thereby not covering the mouth.

As a general rule, with a number of exceptions (some of which populate this forum), nasal pillows tend not to be preferred by patients at higher treatment pressures. I am not aware of any high-pressure issues with nasal masks, however. I personally use one, and my pressure gets up to 19-ish on occasion.

Both types will exclude the mouth from the pressurized airway system, thereby requiring that the patient keep their mouth closed while sleeping to prevent leaks out the mouth.
Post Reply Post Reply






Donate to Apnea Board  


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Dreamwear nasal mask vs new N30 . WOW ! stephenrudolph 14 364 04-07-2020, 04:42 PM
Last Post: Damiansd
  Resmed N30 nasal mask cronkster 86 3,049 04-06-2020, 03:50 PM
Last Post: yankees123
  Nasal pillow vs nasal mask vs full mouth mask? SleepyTexasGirl 31 1,817 03-12-2020, 05:52 AM
Last Post: jeffdanger
  Mask(s) to use after nasal surgery? Wonderlight 15 382 02-26-2020, 05:52 PM
Last Post: tarah
  Need Help w/Finding A New Nasal Mask anakranism 2 166 02-22-2020, 09:09 PM
Last Post: anakranism
  [CPAP] System One Resistance Control for Brevida Nasal Pillow Mask Nitschke 5 1,422 02-20-2020, 07:04 PM
Last Post: TonyJ
  DreamWear Nasal Mask with ResMed? sjssf 3 189 02-18-2020, 09:27 PM
Last Post: sjssf


New Posts   Today's Posts






About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.