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Mask or Two?
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TheLionSleeps Offline

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Posts: 25
Joined: Jun 2016

Machine: Dream Station auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed AirFit F10
Humidifier: DreamStation Heated
CPAP Pressure: 7.5-10.5
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments:

Sex: Female
Location: Texas

Post: #1
Mask or Two?
I have been using the CPAP for about a week or so successfully but there is still much to work out. I have been trying to figure out between 2- which full face mask is the best for me along with checking the data. One problem with one- the Airfit F10 which I like the best, I can not wear glasses and watch TV as I go off to sleep. The other is the Resmed Quattro FX.
Is there an immediate problem with this "switching" until I can decide, or is this a common practice at the beginning? I sleep with about the same results with both of them.

I would appreciate any thoughts you might have. Be Blessed.
06-25-2016 08:18 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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Posts: 3,167
Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #2
RE: Mask or Two?
I don't see a problem with switching between masks, but you should try one for a week or more, then switch. This way you will have a better feel for the mask. Take notes as to how they feel, check it against the data you see on SleepyHead, especially leaks, and then decide what works best for you.

One thing you want to watch for is leak rate. You can check your progress by downloading the free Sleepyhead software.
http://sleepyhead.jedimark.net/

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06-25-2016 08:43 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,430
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #3
RE: Mask or Two?
Hi TheLionSleeps,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more answers to your question and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
06-25-2016 09:35 PM
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Mosquitobait Offline

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Posts: 746
Joined: Apr 2015

Machine: Resmed AirSense 10 For Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10
Humidifier: integrated, Climate line tube
CPAP Pressure: 9-12
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: RLS and Bradycardia

Sex: Female
Location: Minneapolis

Post: #4
RE: Mask or Two?
You are aware that most sleep doctors do not recommend that you watch TV just before going to bed? It actually makes it harder to wind down to sleep. Not telling you what to do...just mentioning it. It's called Sleep Hygiene.
(This post was last modified: 06-25-2016 10:20 PM by Mosquitobait.)
06-25-2016 10:20 PM
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