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JimZZZ Offline

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Posts: 370
Joined: Dec 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: ResMed H5i (not using)
CPAP Pressure: 9 - 14
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: CareFusion PureSom Ultra Chinstrap

Sex: Male
Location: Western North Carolina

Post: #21
RE: Leaky Mask
That's great news davek!
04-04-2014 05:25 AM
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seth Offline

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Posts: 20
Joined: Aug 2012

Machine: RESMED VPAPIII ST-A
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: NONE
CPAP Pressure: IPAP: 17.0 EPAP: 13.0
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: IPAP from sleep dr. 18.0. I lowered it to 17.0

Sex: Male
Location: East TN

Post: #22
RE: Leaky Mask
davek,
Having the same problems wirh my Mirage Quattro. Mine was recommended because I'm a mouth breather too. I'm also having issues with a sore on the bridge of my nose even though I bought the well known cushion (don't recall name right now). Will be reading links and blog mentioned in earlier posts here.

Seth
04-04-2014 05:53 AM
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davek Offline

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Joined: Mar 2014

Machine: S9 autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: Resmed S9
CPAP Pressure: 6-14
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male
Location: Austin

Post: #23
RE: Leaky Mask
The Simplus worked very well for me last night. I had zero leak issues turning on my side or whatever! I do have itchy skin/nose at times but that's something I had before and think I have to learn to deal with it. The simplus is a bit heavier on the face and I don't like the hooked straps compared to the clips on the mirage. But it is roomy inside the simplus for my big jewish nose.

Which reminds me of an old joke...... Ever wonder why Jews have a big nose?

Because air is free!.....hardy har har.
04-04-2014 07:53 AM
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WakeUpTime Offline

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Posts: 156
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: PR System One BiPAP S60 Auto 760
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10 pillows
Humidifier: PR S1 w Heated Tube+Hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto / Inhale 11-12.5 / Exh 9
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Post: #24
RE: Leaky Mask
(04-02-2014 09:45 AM)GreyParrot Wrote:  When I first put my mask on I dial the knob all the way in. As the mask warms up from contact with your face dial it out until it leaks a little then back in a click or two until it stops. That solved for me the exact problem you are having. I also got a "buckwheat husk" pillow
and developed two sleeping positions that allow a leak free night most
of the time. I do feel limited by only two sleeping positions, but if I take a couple Ibuprofens before bed, the mask and positions bother me a lot less.

I do the same thing. Leaks are solved by using the dial, however that Mirage Quattro just hammers my big nose bridge. I did smile when you talked about your "buckwheat husk" pillow. I can't sleep on any other pillow! It's the only custom shaping pillow that I know.

(04-04-2014 05:53 AM)seth Wrote:  davek, Having the same problems wirh my Mirage Quattro. Mine was recommended because I'm a mouth breather too. I'm also having issues with a sore on the bridge of my nose even though I bought the well known cushion (don't recall name right now). Will be reading links and blog mentioned in earlier posts here. Seth

Seth, how are you making out now? That Mirage Quattro sure is known for high pressure on nose bridges. I sure wish they would have updated it over the years to better deal with all the complaints about that aspect of the mask.

Sleep Apnea has given me a terrible memory. Please forgive me if I've repeated myself.
(This post was last modified: 04-10-2014 05:06 PM by WakeUpTime.)
04-10-2014 05:03 PM
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