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Nasal mask
#1
hi guys got a Nasal mask yesterday as i breath through my nose when asleep i have been using a full face mask for 3months but keep getting a dry mouth,so i got home with it popped it on and found it very hard to breath though my nose it was as if i was fighting against the air in the end i put my face mask back on,could any one give some advice very much appreciated.
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(05-22-2014, 06:38 AM)lovey Wrote: hi guys got a Nasal mask yesterday as i breath through my nose when asleep i have been using a full face mask for 3months but keep getting a dry mouth,so i got home with it popped it on and found it very hard to breath though my nose it was as if i was fighting against the air in the end i put my face mask back on,could any one give some advice very much appreciated.

Hi Lovey,
I have used a Mirage nasal mask since my titration almost five years ago, and have found that it is very positional on my nose. If it's too far up toward the eyes, it will tend to leak and if too high up on the bridge it is harder to breathe. After I put it on I always have to wiggle it around a bit to find that "sweet spot" and then usually have an easy time breathing and very few leaks. Oh, and be aware that if the mask is too small or too large will cause no end of breathing issues. BTW, I use a medium mask and I'm 6' tall and just a wee bit heavier than is correct for me. Size of body has no bearing on size of mask.
Hope this helps, and I'm sure that others will chime in with their experiences as well.
Rycharde
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thank you for your reply and advice Rycharde i will have a play again later.
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#4
Lovey, did you remember to tell the Resmed S9 that you are now using a nasal mask instead of a full-face?
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(05-22-2014, 10:54 AM)retired_guy Wrote: Lovey, did you remember to tell the Resmed S9 that you are now using a nasal mask instead of a full-face?

did that Thanks lol see if that works know Oh-jeez
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What is your leak rate with the FFM ?? What was your humidity set at ??
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#7
I have found that a little vick's vapor rub on the tip of the nose&bottom of nose help's me big time.It seem's to relax me&I can get 6-7 hour's straight sleep.I also turn my temp up to max when I'm a little stuffy.That&Vick's help's me alot.
Also found that I do better cutting the ramp off.
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