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Looking for a new nasal mask
I have been using the same nasal mask (Vio Nasal Mask) for over 3 years. I alternate it with my nasal pillows every couple of days.
I don't know the size but the triangle seal is 70mm 2.75 in. Would that make it a large ?
So what nasal mask do people suggest I look at.

Thanks for your help.
01-27-2016 08:02 PM
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RE: Looking for a new nasal mask
Check out the Optilife nasal pillows from Supplier #26 which sells for around $55 complete with three pillow sizes and headgear. They offer a 30 day free trial on masks which is always a plus, so snoop around there for something you think fits your needs.. I have the Optilife mask and find it to be excellent. I have no experience with the nasal mask as opposed to a nasal pillows. I have never seen how a nasal mask would be as good as a pillows (if using the proper size pillows) but to each his/her own.

I think many people try the pillows but use a size too small, which can cause nose irritation. I went from a medium pillow to the large and the nose discomfort went away.

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(This post was last modified: 01-27-2016 08:35 PM by surferdude2.)
01-27-2016 08:26 PM
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Ghost1958 Offline

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RE: Looking for a new nasal mask
Eson.
01-27-2016 11:41 PM
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JWR Offline

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RE: Looking for a new nasal mask
Been using Resmed Mirage FX for a few years.

01-27-2016 11:49 PM
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Mr. Van Winkle Offline

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RE: Looking for a new nasal mask
(01-27-2016 11:41 PM)Ghost1958 Wrote:  Eson.

+1 for the Eson..... that's nose spelled backwards.....Excellent nasal mask!
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01-29-2016 09:42 PM
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Bubster Offline

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RE: Looking for a new nasal mask
(01-29-2016 09:42 PM)Mr. Van Winkle Wrote:  
(01-27-2016 11:41 PM)Ghost1958 Wrote:  Eson.

+1 for the Eson..... that's nose spelled backwards.....Excellent nasal mask!
Sleep-well

+2 for the Eson. Been using for a year now, very happy with it.like
(This post was last modified: 01-29-2016 10:16 PM by Bubster.)
01-29-2016 10:16 PM
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dwd1249 Offline

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RE: Looking for a new nasal mask
Thanks for the replys .
I have a ResMed Mirageā„¢ FX Nasal CPAP Mask ordered. Decided on it as my nasal pillows are ResMed Swith FX.
01-30-2016 12:01 AM
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zonk Offline

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RE: Looking for a new nasal mask
Return insurance is good idea whenever trying a new mask, allows you to return the mask within 30 days for a refund in case didn't work for you
01-30-2016 01:32 AM
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dwd1249 Offline

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RE: Looking for a new nasal mask
(01-30-2016 01:32 AM)zonk Wrote:  Return insurance is good idea whenever trying a new mask, allows you to return the mask within 30 days for a refund in case didn't work for you


Thanks Zonk
That's good to know. Were do you get it from ?
01-30-2016 06:36 AM
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zonk Offline

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RE: Looking for a new nasal mask
(01-30-2016 06:36 AM)dwd1249 Wrote:  
(01-30-2016 01:32 AM)zonk Wrote:  Return insurance is good idea whenever trying a new mask, allows you to return the mask within 30 days for a refund in case didn't work for you


Thanks Zonk
That's good to know. Were do you get it from ?
My mistake, didn't check your location beforehand, return insurance only available in US for US customers
Check with local suppliers, they might have some sort of masks trial program for free or a small fee

While back, I wanted to try full face mask, rented 3 masks from a local merchant and end up buying one of them from abroad (masks are too pricey around here and not covered by private insurance)
I've been using the same nasal mask for the last 5 years, works quite well for me and cheap to run
Last time changed the cushion was on 6 June 15 and still going strong
The good thing about Activa LT nasal mask is that you can use SoftGel mask cushion on the same frame, they don't make masks like that any more. I better stock-up, in case the mask get discontinued
01-30-2016 04:41 PM
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