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lovey Offline

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Nasal mask
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.
05-22-2014 06:38 AM
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Rycharde Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Activa LT
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CPAP Pressure: CPAP Mode10.6, Auto, 8-16
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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RE: Nasal mask
(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
(This post was last modified: 05-22-2014 07:54 AM by Rycharde.)
05-22-2014 07:47 AM
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lovey Offline

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RE: Nasal mask
thank you for your reply and advice Rycharde i will have a play again later.
05-22-2014 10:23 AM
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retired_guy Offline

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RE: Nasal mask
Lovey, did you remember to tell the Resmed S9 that you are now using a nasal mask instead of a full-face?
05-22-2014 10:54 AM
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lovey Offline

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RE: Nasal mask
(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
05-22-2014 12:40 PM
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jaycee Offline

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RE: Nasal mask
What is your leak rate with the FFM ?? What was your humidity set at ??
05-23-2014 09:13 AM
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HoseMan Offline

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Mask Type: Nasal mask
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Post: #7
RE: Nasal mask
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.
(This post was last modified: 05-23-2014 07:43 PM by HoseMan.)
05-23-2014 07:41 PM
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