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Improvemnet with cpap !
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cpaprick Offline

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Machine: resperonics 560p
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: quattro
Humidifier: dsghflg
CPAP Pressure: 12
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #1
Improvemnet with cpap !
Just wanted to say as newbie to the world of cpap i had my first go over with my doctor .I went form 47 episodes a night to 6 .That is a hugh improvement for me . I am getting use to the tube hanging off my face , the daily cleaning and buying a jug of distilled every week .

I have a question .I am using the Quattro air full face mask .It works ok but occasionally when i sleep on my side or turn around i do get some air leaks and i have to keep adjusting the mask and headgear to stop the air leaks. I am wondering about the nasal mask and if there is any real difference and if you have the same type of air leak problems ?
09-04-2015 11:41 AM
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zonk Offline

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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #2
RE: Improvemnet with cpap !
Generally speaking, full face mask can leak more than nasal mask or nasal pillows mask, mainly for its sheer size in comparison of the other two
One cannot generalize, many people use full face masks with great success, but unfortunately I'm not one of them

In my experience, nasal mask is easier to use, more comfortable and above all, does not leak as much as full face mask
Less leak = better sleep quality = happier zonk

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09-04-2015 03:31 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #3
RE: Improvemnet with cpap !
Hi cpaprick,
It’s great to hear that you are noticing improvements with your CPAP therapy.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and keep up the good work.

trish6hundred
09-04-2015 04:56 PM
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Ghost1958 Offline

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Joined: Aug 2014

Machine: PRS1 Series Sixty Auto Aflex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: PRS1 with Heated Hose
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 min 16 max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Moderate to Severe SA Obstructive. Rapid O2 desat off the machine.

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Location: KY

Post: #4
RE: Improvemnet with cpap !
If i could get the same numbers with a ffm id rather use one. Leaks arent a problem for me with the fitlife or simplus.
Just a fact i have to ron nearly 5 cms higher pressure with ffm to get near the ahi of Eson nasal or any nasal mask for that matter.
The Eson is very comfortable and leak free but i do have to wear a chin strap which i dont like.
If same pressure id go Simplus every night. But it dont work that way.
09-05-2015 01:23 AM
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