What I get from reading the posts is that this cpap game is HIGHLY individual. Same problems mostly, but trial and error solutions. My tech did say "be creative", soooo try and try again I guess. What else can you do when someone says "You stop breathing 72 times a night. Take this mask and 'nighty night'."
Leaks----Using the Swift fx for her mask, I was doing great with the small pillow. Then, I began having too many leaks and got a new small pillow. No help. Dug out the very small never used pillow that came with the mask. That stopped the leaks for now.
Where can you get masks on trial? I have a very large stash of masks that weren't right, at considerable expense.
My nasal congestion improved considerably with the ResMed 9 and the Climate line set high at 85. I use the ResMed Liberty when the allergy congestion is bad. It's the only full face mask that doesn't leak air into my eyes.
WELCOME! to the forum.!
You are right, there can be a lot of trial and error, for sure and the mask is the most difficult part of the whole thing.
Hang in there for suggestions and best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.
I have been using a great supplier in the US who has 30 day trials on quite
a few of their masks. I have tried the Fit Face, PF 10, Airfit F10 and now F&P
Simplus. I'm thinking the Simplus is the winner. Of course I am
paying for the mask out of pocket, but with my high deductible
insurance I would be paying for it also (but at a higher price)
Send me a private message if you want to know the supplier
2010 sleep study 63 AHI, 2014 3.0
Hi, I just got out of my new sleep study the other day. The study used a Philips Respironics machine. I have learned once again another expensive lesson. Call the various sleep clinics first and find which one uses Resmed machinery for their sleep studies. The Respironics algorithm must work for some people but for me it is all my nightmares at once and has cost me many thousands of dollars finally taking me completely out of action.
The new sleep machine I have the Resmed Vpap Adapt, is so smooth and responds so well to my breathing changes it is like the sun coming out from behind a black cloud of evil.
Anyway my mask situation with the best being the Mirage Quattro has not really been that satisfactory. The nice lady conducting the study was frustrated as well. I have been using a medium. In the normal sizing I fall between a medium and large. She finally hauled out a secret weapon. The Mirage Quattro in Small. All the leaks went away.
I am right now looking at ordering up a size Small Mirage Quattro.