01-11-2016, 11:57 AM
(This post was last modified: 01-11-2016, 02:27 PM by Terry.)
I run 15-17cm with a Resmed P10.
While my AHI is very low, I frequently get lip flutter even with a chin strap. I'm not willing to spin the wheel of death each night so I'm not going to be taping my lips shut, but have tried a couple of full face masks.
The Respironics Amara leaks like crazy just below my eyes, no matter how it's adjusted.
The Resmed Mirage Liberty actually works well if I tighten the top set of straps enough to make the pillows seal, but hurts the bottom of my nose right in front of my front teeth. If I loosen it enough to make it not hurt, it also doesn't seal. For some reason the Mirage needs a lot more pressure to seal the pillows than the P10 does.
Something like a P10 with a mouth cover that wasn't attached to the pillows and had it's own hose would be awesome, but I don't think I've ever seen anything like that.
Does anybody have any suggestions? Different brand/style/etc?
(01-11-2016, 12:50 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: I trialed several masks and found the Simplus to be what I needed. I have never truly stopped the leaking at the top but liners have cut it down. The Simplus works for me because it likes to sit lower than most masks. The cushion is interchangeable so if you need a different size, you don't need an entire new mask.
I'm now on my second Simplus. The first one I could never get to stop leaking at higher pressures, but fortunately my AHI was low at the lower ones so I kept using it. The second one is a replacement I got in December. I don't know what's changed but it works FAR better than the first.
I have been experimenting with increased pressures hoping it will help my nocturia. So far it's leak rate has been almost nothing up to 12.4 cm.
I have no idea why this one works better than the first one.
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