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Nasal pillow vs nasal mask vs full mouth mask?
RE: Nasal pillow vs nasal mask vs full mouth mask?
I used the Airfit F20 for nearly a year until I started to have more and more problems. The problems don't need to be mentioned here, but suffice it to say, I was on a quest to find something more comfortable and effective. I took a stab at the F30 and found it amazingly comfortable. And I could adjust the headgear quite loose (comfort) and still maintain a great seal as compared to the F20. I only have occasional problems with the headgear loosening up slightly as it stretches over time. But that is easily rectified once I recognize it has become a problem again.

I switched to the Amara View headgear on the recommendation of one of the members on AB. And that made a significant improvement to an already amazingly comfortable mask.

Unfortunately every face isn't equal. But fortunately, there are countless options available. If your DME or insurance provider lets you try different masks, then take advantage of that service. I'm 100% out of pocket, so scoring a home run with the F30 and Amara View headgear was a big win for me.

If you're not happy with your mask, keep looking. All the best on your quest for the perfect (or pretty close to perfect) fit.

My personal journey:
1/14/18 - Sleep Study, 40 AHI, Mixed Apnea (Oh joy).
Next 7 months in the circus - 6 studies, 4 xPAP machines, 8 masks, loads of poor help and misinformation.
8/20/18 - Prescription finally in-hand.
9/4/18 - I purchased  my ResMed ASV machine & F20 Mask from Supplier #2.
9/12/18 - Received my equipment... And another Hose-Head was hatched.
10/27/18 - Discovered an oasis here at the Apnea Board (You guys and dolls rock).

Seek professional help and advice from your sleep doctors. And if you get tired of the bureaucratic BS and fleecing of your hard-earned cash, exit the Twilight Zone. You have found sanctuary here at the ApneaBoard…
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