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Post: #21
RE: Mouth leaks with nasal pillows
I did get my aloha and I really like it. It exhausts a lot harder but unless your right up against a pillow or something it's silent. I use it most nights now, except when my wife is home (she works nights) then I use the p10 out of courtesy. I really like both, but find I'm preferring the aloha.
04-12-2015 09:42 AM
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Post: #22
RE: Mouth leaks with nasal pillows
(04-12-2015 09:42 AM)truetopath Wrote:  I did get my aloha and I really like it. It exhausts a lot harder but unless your right up against a pillow or something it's silent. I use it most nights now, except when my wife is home (she works nights) then I use the p10 out of courtesy. I really like both, but find I'm preferring the aloha.

Are you preferring the Aloha because of the headgear? Could you please elaborate? Do you find yourself still having to use the chin strap like with the P10? Thanks in advance truetopath!
04-12-2015 03:26 PM
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Post: #23
RE: Mouth leaks with nasal pillows
I do like the headgear on the aloha, it stays exactly where I put it and I love how it sits lower on the cheeks. Don't get me wrong I do like headgear on the p10 as well. It's like apples and oranges though. One is like a typical mask headgear, and the other you don't even know is there. I used the chinstrap consistently for the first week, now i try a couple nights per week without to see if I've developed the muscle memory to keep my mouth shut. Still not there yet but getting closer for sure.
04-12-2015 06:30 PM
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Post: #24
RE: Mouth leaks with nasal pillows
(04-12-2015 06:30 PM)truetopath Wrote:  I do like the headgear on the aloha, it stays exactly where I put it and I love how it sits lower on the cheeks. Don't get me wrong I do like headgear on the p10 as well. It's like apples and oranges though. One is like a typical mask headgear, and the other you don't even know is there. I used the chinstrap consistently for the first week, now i try a couple nights per week without to see if I've developed the muscle memory to keep my mouth shut. Still not there yet but getting closer for sure.

Thanks truetopath!

I do understand that it is like apples and oranges. The P10 headgear and pillows are so unobtrusive. So for comparison sake, basically the Aloha is like a Wisp with pillows, not exactly but in terms of adjustable head gear. Can you tell me why you would prefer the Aloha over the Wisp? Is it the less contact area on the nose? My wisp is the fabric type, so I think the only difference for me regarding those two now would be the pillows vs nose mask. Thanks again!
04-13-2015 06:31 AM
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Post: #25
RE: Mouth leaks with nasal pillows
(04-13-2015 06:31 AM)Mich Wrote:  
(04-12-2015 06:30 PM)truetopath Wrote:  I do like the headgear on the aloha, it stays exactly where I put it and I love how it sits lower on the cheeks. Don't get me wrong I do like headgear on the p10 as well. It's like apples and oranges though. One is like a typical mask headgear, and the other you don't even know is there. I used the chinstrap consistently for the first week, now i try a couple nights per week without to see if I've developed the muscle memory to keep my mouth shut. Still not there yet but getting closer for sure.

Thanks truetopath!

I do understand that it is like apples and oranges. The P10 headgear and pillows are so unobtrusive. So for comparison sake, basically the Aloha is like a Wisp with pillows, not exactly but in terms of adjustable head gear. Can you tell me why you would prefer the Aloha over the Wisp? Is it the less contact area on the nose? My wisp is the fabric type, so I think the only difference for me regarding those two now would be the pillows vs nose mask. Thanks again!

I prefer the aloha over the wisp now because my facial oils have no effect on the seal of the mask, and I don't need to keep the mask wipes and stridex wipes next to the bed anymore. It's just way more convenient for me, but as always YMMV.
04-14-2015 06:53 AM
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Post: #26
RE: Mouth leaks with nasal pillows
Thank you for the response. Has the Aloha eliminated the need for the chin strap?
04-14-2015 08:29 AM
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Post: #27
RE: Mouth leaks with nasal pillows
I'm still wearing one until I finish training myself to keep my mouth shut. Definitely making progress though.
04-14-2015 08:08 PM
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Post: #28
RE: Mouth leaks with nasal pillows
(04-14-2015 08:08 PM)truetopath Wrote:  I'm still wearing one until I finish training myself to keep my mouth shut. Definitely making progress though.

I used gauze over my lips and medical tape for a week (I read it somewhere online and wanted something right then and there) to make sure I was not opening my mouth! I wished my husband worked nights then because he cracked so many jokes he should have been in SNL! But the tape held it closed, despite his jokes!

On the positive side, with chin strap and mask headgear, if you fall out of bed, you might not sustain a head injury! Wink
04-15-2015 07:39 AM
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Post: #29
RE: Mouth leaks with nasal pillows
(04-15-2015 07:39 AM)Mich Wrote:  
(04-14-2015 08:08 PM)truetopath Wrote:  I'm still wearing one until I finish training myself to keep my mouth shut. Definitely making progress though.

I used gauze over my lips and medical tape for a week (I read it somewhere online and wanted something right then and there) to make sure I was not opening my mouth! I wished my husband worked nights then because he cracked so many jokes he should have been in SNL! But the tape held it closed, despite his jokes!

On the positive side, with chin strap and mask headgear, if you fall out of bed, you might not sustain a head injury! Wink

Hahaha absolutely! Or if you do at least everything with be held in place!
04-15-2015 08:01 AM
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Post: #30
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(04-15-2015 08:01 AM)truetopath Wrote:  
(04-15-2015 07:39 AM)Mich Wrote:  
(04-14-2015 08:08 PM)truetopath Wrote:  I'm still wearing one until I finish training myself to keep my mouth shut. Definitely making progress though.

I used gauze over my lips and medical tape for a week (I read it somewhere online and wanted something right then and there) to make sure I was not opening my mouth! I wished my husband worked nights then because he cracked so many jokes he should have been in SNL! But the tape held it closed, despite his jokes!

On the positive side, with chin strap and mask headgear, if you fall out of bed, you might not sustain a head injury! Wink

Hahaha absolutely! Or if you do at least everything with be held in place!

Right like glass tape on windows during a hurricane!

So the only other factor would be are the pillows on the Aloha more/less comfortable than on the P10?
04-15-2015 08:28 AM
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