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New Mask Magic
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New Mask Magic
Broke down and ordered a new mask. Had been having trouble with straps coming loose and adjusting the mask throughout the night. 
Last night it stayed in place perfectly. I asked the seller when the last time I had bought one, 9 months ago. Recommended to be replaced every 3 months. Did sleep better.  The older one seemed to be ok, other than the straps. BTW, the seller mentioned the replacement for the dream station well happen late 2022.
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RE: New Mask Magic
That's nonsense. Masks and cushions (at least the silicone type) last almost for ever, and I get a year or so out of headgear. I wonder why your 'old' headgear stretched so much? Had you run out of adjustment?

Because I get irritated by the price of CPAP consumables, I once asked Mrs Wife to shorten the straps on an old set, which had stretched. That worked for a while, but because I think the material had been stretched beyond it's elastic limit, I only got another month or two out of it.

I know that some people have managed to restore the elasticity by boiling the headgear, but I have had no success with that.
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RE: New Mask Magic
which mask did you buy?
Resmed Airsense 11/Resmed airfit F30i mask, MyAir software, OSCAR for data analysis
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RE: New Mask Magic
I have tried several but always come back to the Resmed Quattro FX, which is a full face mask. It is sadly discontinued but, so far at least, I have managed to find supplies online. I find all the newer Resmed FF masks I tried use a simpler, less pliable silicone cushion, or 'memory foam'. I can't get a reliable seal with the former while the latter is said to deteriorate quickly, though I haven't tried one.

>EDIT<

While the Quattro FX works best for me in terms of sealing and comfort (or perhaps is the least worst) I would say that it is a relatively noisy mask. The other, newer, versions had quieter vents, which was nice.

Thanks for raising this. It prompted me to check my inventory and I was out of new headgear, so I just placed an order for one new cushion and three sets of straps. Cheers!
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