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Mask type for active side sleepers
#1
Hi all

I'm looking for some advice on mask types. I am a side sleeper who tosses and turns a bit so was wondering what is the best mask type in this scenario - ffm, nasal or pillows?

I use the Dreamwear currently but this can be prone to leaks whilst side sleeping.

I've heard some recommendations that nasal is best for active sleepers but others recommend pillows. I appreciate it is whatever works for you but I'm wondering if nasal may be a bit more "secure" for those who move around a lot. I like to bury my head into the pillow a little so pillows are easy to dislodge.

Thoughts?
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The mask is so individual. I am new since a week to using a cpap an have now to different mask that I am testing. The resmed n20 and f&p eson 2. The eson 2 i have just used 1 night, and it felt better than the n20. I do move around and sleeps on the side. The pillow sure does a difference.
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I have a ResMed Quattro Air which does well as I sleep on my side about 70% of the time.
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(12-14-2016, 08:28 AM)marcus10 Wrote: Hi all

I'm looking for some advice on mask types. I am a side sleeper who tosses and turns a bit so was wondering what is the best mask type in this scenario - ffm, nasal or pillows?

I use the Dreamwear currently but this can be prone to leaks whilst side sleeping.

I've heard some recommendations that nasal is best for active sleepers but others recommend pillows. I appreciate it is whatever works for you but I'm wondering if nasal may be a bit more "secure" for those who move around a lot. I like to bury my head into the pillow a little so pillows are easy to dislodge.

Thoughts?

Marcus10,

Let me just say that I'm also fairly new to this, but I started out with the Dreamwear mask and had very similar issues as a side sleeper. Its as if the rubber material on the side of the mask grabs the pillowcase and slips just enough to cause leaks. I also had leaks with that mask and was unable to improve them enough to continue use of that mask. I also had some discomfort with the hose mount on top of my head.

I have since switched to the Amara View by the same company for the past month or so and have had great success. It's technically a FFM, but it's a lot more comfortable and once adjusted I've had next to zero leaks. Just make sure you get properly fitted for it because that makes a big difference regarding leaks.

Hope this helps!
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#5
Nasal pillows will give most people fewer problems side sleeping than anything else. After that, it depends on how well the mask fits you. After that, nasal masks (the ones that go over the nose only). I do think your environment plays in here sometimes as well. I have NO PROBLEMS with the Elan mask in the winter, but from Spring to summer, it leaks a lot more (not a lot mind you, but more than I like). However, nothing beats the Circadian masks if you have swollen sinus' and can't stand a FFM.
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(12-14-2016, 08:28 AM)marcus10 Wrote: Hi all

I'm looking for some advice on mask types. I am a side sleeper who tosses and turns a bit so was wondering what is the best mask type in this scenario - ffm, nasal or pillows?
Me too, been using Activa LT nasal mask for over 5 years, great mask, cheap, durable and I'll be lost without it
Mask is something personal, no two people are alike, what works for one isn't necessary work the same way to someone else

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#7
Hi marcus10,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good luck to you with finding a mask and also with your CPAP therapy.
trish6hundred
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#8
ESON. I have Dreamwear and if I could keep the back strap on without tying my hair in a ponytail I'd use it.
It does leak a little sidesleeping at times but if the darn headstrao worked I'd love it.
Alas it doesn't.
ESON is your answer.
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(12-14-2016, 08:28 AM)marcus10 Wrote: Hi all

I'm looking for some advice on mask types. I am a side sleeper who tosses and turns a bit so was wondering what is the best mask type in this scenario - ffm, nasal or pillows?

I use the Dreamwear currently but this can be prone to leaks whilst side sleeping.

I've heard some recommendations that nasal is best for active sleepers but others recommend pillows. I appreciate it is whatever works for you but I'm wondering if nasal may be a bit more "secure" for those who move around a lot. I like to bury my head into the pillow a little so pillows are easy to dislodge.

Thoughts?

Similar sleeping habits as you. I've used the Dreamweaver but also had trouble with leaks. I currently use the Resmed P10. It is by far the most comfortable and leak free mask I've ever used. Other masks I've had to wake up a bit and adjust when I role over, this one I never have to.

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#10
Only sleep on my sides, will turn over a couple times a night to switch sides.
P10 is absolutely worth the large quantity of excellent reviews it receives.

Scored by the users to very near a '5 star' rating.
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