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Mask type for active side sleepers
#21
RE: Mask type for active side sleepers
My sleep habits are like yours and I have good results with the N20. Based on all the reviews I tried the P10 but for some reason, I just don't do well with pillows. The best plan is to try different masks until you find the right one for you. Everyone is different.
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RE: Mask type for active side sleepers
Very active side sleeper here.

I am an Eson user, very active side sleeper. Eson is the only mask I have yet found that doesn't routinely leak during my busy nights. I am strongly considering trying the P10 for this reason. Also looking at the Eson 2, as it clearly works with facial hair too.

I tried both the Dreamwear pillows, and the P30i pillows, and struggled with both. I love the top of head design, but find the noise over my cheekbones to be too loud. P10 seems like the ideal combination of snug fit, leak prevention on active sleep, and good flow. Any comments on P10's exhaust port? Is it well diffused?
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RE: Mask type for active side sleepers
I don't have anything to compare it to but others describe the p10 as well diffused and relatively quiet. still, my wife gets annoyed and turns away if I don't put a pillow between us when I'm facing her. I should add that as quiet as the resmed machine and the p10 mask are, when she's having trouble sleeping, she sometimes leaves the room because of the air flow noise. most of the time she's fine with it though. it's my understanding that the p10 is on the quiet and diffuse end of the mask list.
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RE: Mask type for active side sleepers
I believe that the ResMed Mirage Activa™ Nasal CPAP Mask would be effective for an active sleeper, It was my primary mask for about 8 years. What makes it is how it fits. It has a bellows between the mask frame and the sealing surface. This means that twists and turns may move the mask frame without dislodging the seal. The frame actually floats on a cushion of air 1/4 to 3/8 inch. Without pressure, it is exceptionally loose but is surprisingly firm with pressure. Under pressure you can actually push it about 1/4 inch closer to your face when it is properly adjusted.
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RE: Mask type for active side sleepers
Due to severe chronic lumbar back pain, I side sleep at times. Both my ResMed masks, the AirFit F20 full face and N30i nasal, both seem fine with the side sleeping sessions I make them go through. I think adjustment and sizing choices are key to success regardless of sleep position. And remember "too tight ain't right".

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