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BryanB Offline

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Joined: Jan 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage FX
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 6-15
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
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Post: #1
Mask?
Well, based on the advice of the forum, I have purchased a used ResMed S9 AutoSet, with humidifier. It did come with a new Mirage FX nasal mask, however, I am a mouth breather. When I did a sleep study years ago, I know they tried the nasal mask on me, and basically, it just kept making me want to open my mouth. Not sure if the chin strap would work or not, also, for whatever reason, I have a really 'dominant' side to my nose, that I can breathe through normally, and the other side, does not pass much air through, odd thing is, it switches on its own, its not just one side or the other. Anyway, I am thinking the nasal mask is probably not the way to go, the one sleep study I did finish, we ended up using a full face mask.

So, in choosing a full face mask, what suggestions are there? Also, i do have a mustache and goatee, will this affect the seal? I believe I may have only had a mustache at the time that I did my original sleep study. I was reading, that the AutoSet, will only work with 'certain' masks as well, or it can affect the way the machine works?

Also, any settings that I should start with when I do have a mask that I think will work? Unfortunately, I did 2 sleep studies 8+ years ago, and the insurance wouldnt pay for a machine, the first study, my dr cannot find the paperwork from it, the second, he has the first night, which they did say I had OSA, but, I was supposed to go back for a second night so they could do the CPAP and settings, and never managed to get done. So I have no idea anything beyond that they determined I had OSA.

Thanks for any help you can give.

Bryan
(This post was last modified: 02-14-2013 12:49 AM by BryanB.)
02-14-2013 12:48 AM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

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Location: western NC, USA

Post: #2
RE: Mask?
There is a setting to tell it the type of mask you have as in nasal, pillows, or full face. Make sure that setting is correct. It helps with determining leak rate and other stuff.

As far as mask, it is such a personal thing. I know a lot of folks here love the Quattro and the Quattro FX.
http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...Face_Masks

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02-14-2013 02:20 AM
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zimlich Offline

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Posts: 392
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: Respironics PR System One BiPap Auto SV Advanced
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed gel Nasal Mask
Humidifier: System One
CPAP Pressure: 8-20 ASV, 8 EPAP,PS 12
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I use the Quattro FFM when necessary

Sex: Female
Location: Norfolk, VA

Post: #3
RE: Mask?
I don't know how well they work, but dive shops sell sealant for use with mustaches and diving masks. Don't know about the goatee. I have heard from men who have facial hair that it did not interfere with mask sealing. Good luck.
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02-14-2013 10:18 AM
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Bompa Offline

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Posts: 854
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: DreamStation Pro
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Nuance Pro
Humidifier: DreamStation Heated Humidifer
CPAP Pressure: 12.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location: Falkenburg,

Post: #4
RE: Mask?
I too am (was) a mouth breather. I used a chin restraint for a couple of months and now I can sleep wothout it, and as my wife says, "I know know how to keep my mouth shut!"
Sleep-on-pillow
(This post was last modified: 02-15-2013 11:55 AM by Bompa.)
02-15-2013 11:54 AM
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aehjr Offline

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Posts: 92
Joined: Dec 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage FX
Humidifier: ResMed S9 H5i
CPAP Pressure: 6 - 12
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Colorado

Post: #5
RE: Mask?
I trim my mustache and goatee (#2 setting on my trimmer) weekly and don't have a problem with leaks. The sleep tech during my last sleep study indicated he used the same approach and had no leaks as long as he kept it short.
02-15-2013 12:52 PM
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