I was wondering if anyone has had success with nasal pillows at high pressures. I use a VPAP and pretty much max out the pressure, but I haven't been using it like I shoudl for a while. I've been having a lot of dental problems, and the mask pressing against my upper jaw causes me a lot of discomfort when I'm having issues. While I was being diagnosed with apnea, I used a nasal pillow for several tests, and LOVED them, but my dr won't entertain the option of even trying it with the pressure I need.
I've had no issues at all with the high pressure with a mask, and I'm willing to give the pillows a shot personally, cause if they work, it eliminates my concerns about the mask causing me even more problems with my teeth.
If I remember correctly, the pressure I'm set at is 30/25. Has anyone used a nasal pillow anywhere near this pressure that has worked for you?
From what I understand, nasal pillows are only recommended up to 15. I'm not sure why. I keep meaning to experiment with mine to see what happens. I am assuming the force of the air could possibly damage the sinuses since it goes directly in without the cheeks or external nose as a buffer. It could also be that the force pushes the mask off and causes leaks.
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