Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

Nasal mask issue
#1
Gross 
I have the Wisp nasal mask. When I was with the specialist, he determined the s/m size was for me.

I started with it but since I am a side sleeper I would have to reajust my head and the mask constantly because of leaks.

So on Saturday night, I used the large mask to see if it would be better.
It was not as comfortable because it goes lower near my upper lip.
But in the morning I had NO AHI! I went back on the s/m afterwards not being sure if I should be using the other.

This week at my appointment at the clinic he said my data was good with both masks so its up to me.

Is there a medium one somewhere I can buy??? They have s/m, L and XL in the bag.
Post Reply Post Reply
#2
I don't know the answer, but I can relate. The medium pillow in the P10 is a little too small to keep a seal all night, and the large pillow is uncomfortable against my upper lip after a full night. If there was one in between, it would be perfect... Smile
Post Reply Post Reply
#3
(05-14-2015, 12:16 PM)catalina Wrote: I have the Wisp nasal mask. When I was with the specialist, he determined the s/m size was for me.

I started with it but since I am a side sleeper I would have to reajust my head and the mask constantly because of leaks.

So on Saturday night, I used the large mask to see if it would be better.
It was not as comfortable because it goes lower near my upper lip.
But in the morning I had NO AHI! I went back on the s/m afterwards not being sure if I should be using the other.

This week at my appointment at the clinic he said my data was good with both masks so its up to me.

Is there a medium one somewhere I can buy??? They have s/m, L and XL in the bag.


catalina,
Did you ask the specialist at the clinic if there is a size Medium? If not, there are many others masks you could try.
This may be the hardest part of your therapy. If your mask doesn't fit properly, you will have a hard time being compliant.
OpalRose
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com

How to Organize and Post ScreenShots

http://sleep.tnet.com/resources/sleepyhead/shorganize
https://sleep.tnet.com/reference/tips/imgur

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.




Post Reply Post Reply


#4
I used the wisp for a week. I had a similar issue but in the opposite direction. I started with XL's and went down to L's. But then I just ended up switching completely off of the nasal mask to pillows (Nuance Pro). I found that using a bandaid or later, bandaid-like tape, was good for not only the red bump that was caused by the mask on my bridge of nose, but for also sealing it. They also making liners for nasal masks that may help.

The XL's were probably a bit more comfortable and less leaky, but they also were hitting my lip occasionally and sliding around even though it held leaks. The L's were way more comfortable and seemed to work well with the tape.
Post Reply Post Reply
#5
As far as I know s/m l xl are the only size . I started with the wisp but quickly went to the P10 and never looked back. Maybe pillows are the answer never hurt to give it a try
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Wireless connection issue in Canada on AirSense 10 Autoset? josephww 21 990 12-01-2017, 03:10 PM
Last Post: pholynyk
  With a face mask pressure is about 8.5. With a nasal pillow pressure was 20 at one po brojohn1611 10 564 11-04-2017, 03:05 AM
Last Post: James2017
  DreamWear Nasal Mask and Leak Rate Attanasio89 5 375 11-03-2017, 01:44 PM
Last Post: trev121
  [CPAP] System One Resistance Control for Brevida Nasal Pillow Mask Nitschke 3 337 10-22-2017, 08:01 PM
Last Post: Nitschke
  [CPAP] Is Dreamwear Nasal Mask compatible with Resmed S9 ? AlexBW 11 563 10-22-2017, 04:33 PM
Last Post: AlexBW
  Full face or nasal mask for 19/14cm? kestrel 10 448 09-27-2017, 11:57 AM
Last Post: Walla Walla
  [CPAP] AirSense 10 Recall issue in Canada josephww 4 312 09-25-2017, 12:50 PM
Last Post: sonicboom

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.

For any more information, please use our contact form.