Quote:1) just because you think you are a mouth breather, you should not automatically go with a full face mask. I tamed an F10 and its leaks for 4 months before I got a P10. Since day 1 of the P10, I keep my mouth shut without any effort.
I also have an F10 but when I went to ASV, it became useless. Unfortunately it's the ONLY full face mask that fits me. The rest of them leak (well... as does the F10 now... my 95% IPAP is 15 cmH2O). Didn't think I could use a nasal mask of any sort as with my allergies I'm almost always congested to some degree BUT... with a 95% pressure of 15 I found that the machine was able to push right through the congestion. I've been mostly using a Respironics Dreamware which I guess is technically a pillow type mask... haven't tried any of the other pillow types though. I probably should (the F&P Eson isn't working out nearly as well as I thought it would... leaks).
Anyhow... how many of you are using a nasal mask WITHOUT a chin strap? I always assumed it was required but AshSF is doing it so... I assumed incorrectly. I've tried the two most popular chin straps and... they make me a bit sore. I think they also may be causing me to grind my teeth.
I'm assuming that if I try using my Dreamware without a chinstrap, that it will be obvious (from SH data) if I do indeed actually need the strap. Is that a correct assumption?