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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

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #11
RE: Mask Help
Nasal pillows do work at that pressure. I use the Breeze at 12/17 and sleep predominantly on my side. But you'd have to use a chinstrap which may or may not work for you.

Over-tightening a mask can cause more leaks than it fixes. If you are tightening it so tight you get a headache, that's far far too tight.

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02-17-2013 02:51 PM
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zeeser Offline

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Posts: 16
Joined: Dec 2012

Machine: ResMed VPAP s
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: FX
Humidifier: VPAP S, S9 VPAP
CPAP Pressure: 18/14
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male
Location: Massachusetts

Post: #12
RE: Mask Help
Thanks Paula.
02-18-2013 08:06 PM
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Georgeg Offline

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Posts: 3
Joined: Dec 2012

Machine: Respironics system 1 auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Amara
Humidifier: Respironics system 1
CPAP Pressure: 8/15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Oregon

Post: #13
RE: Mask Help
I have a "chin strap" and full mustache and sleep on my side. My total leaks are around 50 at 95%. My pressure is not as high as yours but my Amara seems to work pretty well. Hope this was of some help. Good Luck.
(This post was last modified: 02-19-2013 04:40 AM by Georgeg.)
02-19-2013 04:39 AM
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zeeser Offline

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Posts: 16
Joined: Dec 2012

Machine: ResMed VPAP s
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: FX
Humidifier: VPAP S, S9 VPAP
CPAP Pressure: 18/14
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Massachusetts

Post: #14
RE: Mask Help
Thanks
02-19-2013 07:06 AM
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