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Meet with sleep study center employee to look at masks for my sleep titration
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Well, today I was shown 10 masks and tried some of them hooked to a machine to see how they worked.

The ones I tried:

Respironics Comfort Fushion nasal mask. I tried this one first and felt it leaked at the bottom so I ended up rejecting that one.

Respironics Wisp nasal mask. I love this one as the short time I had it on it did not leak and the head gear is silicone which I like because it is sturdier and it is easy to take off with the clips but I just slipped it over my head.

Fisher & Paykel Zest nasal mask. This one, when I tried it hooked to the machine, I felt air blowing inside the mask on my nose. Not sure why but I have enough issues waking up all night long and didn’t want the added issue of waking up because I felt air on my nose.

The ones I rejected from the start:

Amara Gel FFM
Resmed Quattro FX
Resmed Mirage FX for Her
Resmed Swift FX Nano Nasal

The other masks that he brought but I did not try because I decided to try the Wisp:

Respironics Easy Life Nasal Mask
Fisher & Paykel Pilario Nasal Pillows
Respironics Nuance Pro Gel Pillow Mask

He gave me the wisp to take home and use and I will bring it to use for my sleep titration next week and I get to keep it. Have too much to do to try it right now but can't wait to see how it does during the night. Hopefully, I won't open my mouth but if I do, I will call and ask for the chin strap he showed me (he showed me 2 types and one of them looked along the same lines as using an ace bandage).
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Hi me50,
Good luck with the new mask, I look forward to hearing how well you do with it.
Edit: I use the one with the silicon frame and like it very much.
trish6hundred
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(11-26-2013, 08:15 PM)trish6hundred Wrote: Hi me50,
Good luck with the new mask, I look forward to hearing how well you do with it.

Thanks.

Me too! I was told today that when getting sleep studies, they should try nasal masks first and that ffm are as a last resort. There wasn't anything I didn't like about it during the short time I was hooked up to a machine with it on. The first 2, it was hard for me to talk and tell the tech that I wanted to turn the machine off and try another mask lol

The plus to a ffm is that you can talk with it on and many times, I got phone calls when I was taking a nap and was able to talk with the mask on.

I will let you all know how it goes tonight!
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#4
At the sleep lab where I went, they started me on a nasal mask, (The respironics Comfort Jell,) (the original one,) so I'd have an easier time getting adjusted and I'm glad they did that because I have trouble with too much on my face.
trish6hundred
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(11-26-2013, 07:51 PM)me50 Wrote: Well, today I was shown 10 masks and tried some of them hooked to a machine to see how they worked.

The ones I tried:

Respironics Comfort Fushion nasal mask. I tried this one first and felt it leaked at the bottom so I ended up rejecting that one.

Respironics Wisp nasal mask. I love this one as the short time I had it on it did not leak and the head gear is silicone which I like because it is sturdier and it is easy to take off with the clips but I just slipped it over my head.

Fisher & Paykel Zest nasal mask. This one, when I tried it hooked to the machine, I felt air blowing inside the mask on my nose. Not sure why but I have enough issues waking up all night long and didn’t want the added issue of waking up because I felt air on my nose.

The ones I rejected from the start:

Amara Gel FFM
Resmed Quattro FX
Resmed Mirage FX for Her
Resmed Swift FX Nano Nasal

The other masks that he brought but I did not try because I decided to try the Wisp:

Respironics Easy Life Nasal Mask
Fisher & Paykel Pilario Nasal Pillows
Respironics Nuance Pro Gel Pillow Mask

He gave me the wisp to take home and use and I will bring it to use for my sleep titration next week and I get to keep it. Have too much to do to try it right now but can't wait to see how it does during the night. Hopefully, I won't open my mouth but if I do, I will call and ask for the chin strap he showed me (he showed me 2 types and one of them looked along the same lines as using an ace bandage).
Good luck to you if you are a mouth breather. The chin strap did not keep me from dropping my jaw.
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#6
I like this mask. I slept 3.5 hours and then woke up with a very dry mouth so obviously I do open my mouth when sleeping but I didn't do that until after I had been asleep for an hour or so. Then the leaks started but they didn't wake me up. The dry mouth did. I have a call in to see if I can get a chin strap from the sleep lab since the DME doesn't have any. If not, I will improvise

I never went back to sleep though b/c I had to finish getting ready for a repair person to come and after all of that, he was sick and isn't coming. Now I am very tired and have a dr. appt. at 11. Ain't that the way!!

The good thing is, I had NO AHIs!
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#7
I have been using the wisp since last Tuesday. For the most part, my AHI has been 0 every time I sleep.

I have read that it is unusual to have 0 AHI's nightly so I wanted to check in with the members here to see if anyone else has 0 AHI's most of the time.

Thanks.
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I've been bouncing between the Wisp and the Swift LT (nose pillows). I just bought a tried a 'chin strap', but have found that it pulls my lower jaw back and increases my overbite. Very uncomfortable.
*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.

"Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you. Jesus Christ and the American Soldier. One died for your Soul, the other for your Freedom."
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(12-08-2013, 04:28 PM)Peter_C Wrote: I've been bouncing between the Wisp and the Swift LT (nose pillows). I just bought a tried a 'chin strap', but have found that it pulls my lower jaw back and increases my overbite. Very uncomfortable.

what kind of chin strap did you try? I love the wisp and my chin strap even though my nose looks like a pig's nose lol
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#10
Supplier #1 sells a 'Ruby' chinstrap - first one I've tried in bout ten years.
*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.

"Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you. Jesus Christ and the American Soldier. One died for your Soul, the other for your Freedom."
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