12-10-2013, 11:04 AM
(This post was last modified: 12-10-2013, 11:05 AM by brantel.)
I am a new CPAP user and have been using the Mirage FX nasal mask since my beginning CPAP use on 11/27/13.
I have been having problems where I am waking myself up with mouth breathing even when using a chin strap. I get lip flutters.
So I am in my mask grace period and would like to try a FF mask.
What should I suggest the DME fit me with?
I am leaning toward the Quatro Air at this time due to what I have read about it.
I am sort of a hybrid stomach/side sleeper.
12-10-2013, 11:12 AM
(This post was last modified: 12-10-2013, 11:14 AM by me50.)
What chin straps have you tried? Also, make sure that you have the proper size of nasal mask. I had been given the wrong size ffm and when they finally switched me to the proper size cushion and headgear, it was better but not as good as the wisp has been for me.
I started on FFM and used them up until the end of November when the sleep lab manager brought 11 masks for me to try and provided me with a wisp nasal and a chin strap (deluxe ruby adjustable) and I have never slept better, leaks way under control, with a lot of other improvements along the way.
I tried the Quattro fx, Amara Gel, Mirage Quattro. None were working and I had big leaks that kept waking me up. It is so individual that it is hard to suggest what would work for you. I would suggest trying the newer ones that have come out as they are much improved over the older versions/masks. Hope this helps.