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Mirage liberty question
I got the liberty three days ago. The mask is suprisingly comfortable, however I find that I am waking several times a night with the pillows pulling away from my nostrils and leaking. Any suggestions? Is the hybrid more stable?
12-09-2012 04:12 PM
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RE: Mirage liberty question
Hi Roxy,
I'm just curious, when you look at your graphs, Do you notice your pressure creeping up more toward 20 in the night? I notice in your profile,you say your pressure settings are 14-20. .
Glad you found a mask that is comfortable for you. Best of luck on getting your CPAP therapy fine tuned.

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12-09-2012 06:34 PM
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RE: Mirage liberty question
(12-09-2012 04:12 PM)Roxy Wrote:  I got the liberty three days ago. The mask is suprisingly comfortable, however I find that I am waking several times a night with the pillows pulling away from my nostrils and leaking. Any suggestions? Is the hybrid more stable?

I own a Mirage Liberty and I had a demo of the Innomed Hybrid for a week trial. I was hoping one of them would work because it is such a minimalist design and I like the concept. However, I had the same experience with both of these masks...I just couldn't get a consistently good seal from the nose pillows for an entire night. The Innomed Hybrid does have more adjustment possibilities than the Mirage Liberty and is much cheaper. I ended up switching to a Quattro FX and that has ended up being my mask of choice. Good luck in the search for yours.

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12-09-2012 06:37 PM
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RE: Mirage liberty question
I found an interesting youtube film showing a way to make the liberty more stable
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxVQU4OM9Sg
I will try it tonight.

I had tried the quattro fx but found that the cushion kept separating causing leaks even though I was careful that it was inserted in the frame correctly

The quattro and flex fit went in the didn't work pile because no matter how adjusted the masks, I would get a nasty red spot on the bridge of my nose. I had tried the gecko and pad a cheek but still had a nasty red line that lasted most of the day.
12-09-2012 06:51 PM
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RE: Mirage liberty question
Interesting video. I'd be interested in knowing how it works for you tonight. Please report back tomorrow and again, good luck!

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12-09-2012 07:04 PM
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RE: Mirage liberty question
I look forward to hearing how you do with your new mask after you try the adjustments you discovered through the video you mentioned.
Best of luck.

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12-09-2012 07:40 PM
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RE: Mirage liberty question
(12-09-2012 06:51 PM)Roxy Wrote:  I found an interesting youtube film showing a way to make the liberty more stable
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxVQU4OM9Sg
I will try it tonight.

Roxy:
Did you get a chance to try it out and if so, did it help at all?

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12-11-2012 02:22 PM
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RE: Mirage liberty question
I did try it but it did not make a huge difference
12-11-2012 05:07 PM
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RE: Mirage liberty question
Another thing people recommended on forums when I was trying the Liberty was a product called Lansinoh. It's an almost pure form of lanolin that drug stores sell and it's primarily manufactured for pregnant women to use as a nipple cream. It's kind of an ointment with some stickyness to it and you just rub a tiny bit on the inside of your nostrils. Some people swore by it but I found that when I used it with a humidifier, after awhile it actually seemed to make it more slippery. Might be worth a shot if you really are wanting the Liberty to work for you.

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12-11-2012 05:23 PM
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RE: Mirage liberty question
"Lanisnoh HPA Lanolin" is the right term. Lanisnoh is a brand name for a bunch of things. Without the "HPA Lanolin", you might end up with the Lanisnoh diaper cream, which may not work as well.

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12-14-2012 09:20 AM
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