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Machine: Resmed AirSense 10 Model 37028
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10
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Other Comments: Amara View and DreamWear Nasal

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Need help with FFM Choice
I finally mastered the Quattro Air FFM however have been thinking of trying another mask now that I'm due on my insurance. I have only been on cpap for 8 months and being a side sleeper and mouth breather would like any recomendations! Should I try the Airfit 10 ? I do like to drink water at night and like the idea of not having to take off the mask the Quattro has that ability to remove the front piece and using a straw works great!
Thanks for your help!
07-24-2015 12:12 PM
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OB-Left Offline

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Machine: ResMed Airsence 10 Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: AirFit F10, Mirage Quatro
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Michigan

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RE: Need help with FFM Choice
From that perspective the F10 does the same thing. Hose un-clips and you could still stick a straw through it.

However, with the F10 I don't wake up at all during the night, so no need for water...Oh-jeezBig Grin
07-24-2015 03:11 PM
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PaytonA Offline
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RE: Need help with FFM Choice
The F&P Simplus is a nice mask and works pretty well for me but I am not sure that the swivel snaps out of the frame. A fair number of other people like it as well. The Airfit F10 is another FFM that a fair number of people like and it does have a swivel that reportedly snaps out of the frame. I use the Resmed Mirage Quattro and it works the best for me so far. It also has the swivel that snaps out. A fair number of people like the Mirage Quattro but a fair number of people hate it.

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07-24-2015 04:02 PM
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
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Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
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CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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RE: Need help with FFM Choice
The simplus is a great mask, love it
07-24-2015 05:05 PM
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Judy1843 Offline

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Machine: Resmed AirSense 10 Model 37028
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Amara View and DreamWear Nasal

Sex: Female
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RE: Need help with FFM Choice
Thanks so much! I will look at them all! So helpful!!!!!
07-24-2015 05:21 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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RE: Need help with FFM Choice
I suppose you could stick a straw up the hose swivel of the Simplus. It doesn't come off. But of the FFMs I tried, the Simplus is the easiest for me to reseat on my face if I have to take it off for something during the night.

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07-24-2015 05:46 PM
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foss Offline
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Mask Make & Model: Respironics Amara View FFM
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RE: Need help with FFM Choice
I give another vote for the F&P Simplus. I recently tried two other masks but the Simplus was still the best.

Jeff

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07-24-2015 06:41 PM
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Cygnus Offline

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RE: Need help with FFM Choice
Another for simplus...

I have no idea how, but it's the only mask where I literally don't feel the pressure. No weird pressure differentials between nose and mouth. So quite I often have to feel the exhaust just to make sure the machine is on.

The fit is not perfect for me...get some minor leakage...which I gladly accept for the comfort of the mask.
07-24-2015 08:05 PM
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PaytonA Offline
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RE: Need help with FFM Choice
Is this the start of a Simplus "cult"?? Oh-jeez Thumbs-up-2 Nervous Nervous Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
07-24-2015 08:51 PM
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eseedhouse Online

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RE: Need help with FFM Choice
(07-24-2015 08:51 PM)PaytonA Wrote:  Is this the start of a Simplus "cult"??

Well, I don't think I'm a member of any cult. I do have a Simplus FFM but I'm hoping for something better. I am having some problems with leakage but I'm keeping with it. The machine (A10 autoset) is happy with my leakage rate but I still find it annoying. I will try other masks when I get to the point when a new mask will be paid for by my insurance. Until then I can tolerate it. It takes me about 15 minutes each night to get it to where it is OK, and I can't really stand it when the pressure goes over about 9.

When I ran the machine fully open the pressure would go up to around 14 or 15 and that would wake me up. Fortunately I'm not full out OA, mostly CA and Hyp's. I find that running the machine between 7 and 8 doesn't raise the AHI much if at all. I am on supplemental O2 and I think that actually does me more good than the APAP, but the APAP machine gives me data that I want to see so I will keep using it if only for that alone.

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07-24-2015 11:31 PM
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