Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

New member needing guidence
#11
I am also a new member although I have been using my CPAP for at least a year.
My problem is I have a thin face and a rather high bridge on my nose. My two (2) problems are:
1. It seems like excessive air is always blowing out around my cheeks. I have tried at least nine different masks and none seem to fit. I presently use a ResMed Quatro- Air which seems to fit the best ... but,
2. I still wake up with the bridge of my nose hurting. I have tried Remzzzs and they work fairly well but the Pad-a-Cheek seems to work better.

BTW: My AHI jumps from 4.2 to 18.4 on a bad night for no apparently reason. Usually it is between 9 and 11.
Post Reply Post Reply



Donate to Apnea Board  
#12
(08-20-2014, 04:18 PM)CasitaWayne Wrote: I am also a new member although I have been using my CPAP for at least a year.
My problem is I have a thin face and a rather high bridge on my nose. My two (2) problems are:
1. It seems like excessive air is always blowing out around my cheeks. I have tried at least nine different masks and none seem to fit. I presently use a ResMed Quatro- Air which seems to fit the best ... but,
2. I still wake up with the bridge of my nose hurting. I have tried Remzzzs and they work fairly well but the Pad-a-Cheek seems to work better.

BTW: My AHI jumps from 4.2 to 18.4 on a bad night for no apparently reason. Usually it is between 9 and 11.

Two words, "nasal pillows" best thing that happened to me maybe not for everyone. Were any of the nine pillows?
Good Luck!

Doc J (despite my nickname I am not a doctor)

Remember to donate to the board if you can, it has helped a lot of people including myself.
Post Reply Post Reply
#13
(08-20-2014, 05:31 PM)Doc J Wrote:
(08-20-2014, 04:18 PM)CasitaWayne Wrote: I am also a new member although I have been using my CPAP for at least a year.
My problem is I have a thin face and a rather high bridge on my nose. My two (2) problems are:
1. It seems like excessive air is always blowing out around my cheeks. I have tried at least nine different masks and none seem to fit. I presently use a ResMed Quatro- Air which seems to fit the best ... but,
2. I still wake up with the bridge of my nose hurting. I have tried Remzzzs and they work fairly well but the Pad-a-Cheek seems to work better.

BTW: My AHI jumps from 4.2 to 18.4 on a bad night for no apparently reason. Usually it is between 9 and 11.

Two words, "nasal pillows" best thing that happened to me maybe not for everyone. Were any of the nine pillows?

Thanks for the thought. Yes I did try them and yes they worked, except when I get in a deep sleep my mouth falls open. Soooo I taped my mouth shut. I used Johnson & Johnson's Sport Tape. I would always fold a tab so that I could get it off quickly. It worked but I would often have an ear ache in the morning I am guessing because of the pressure on my sinus's. I have both obstructive sleep apnea, OSA, and central sleep apnea, CSA,which I think causes the pressure to be higher. BTW the tape worked by itself for 14 years when I just had OSA because it keeps your jaw from falling back against the back of your throat.
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  New Member Intro BB63 18 397 04-09-2018, 05:31 PM
Last Post: SarcasticDave94
  New Member - Looking for help analyzing my sleepyhead data labfolk 6 244 02-11-2018, 10:45 PM
Last Post: trish6hundred
  new member--silly questions ghb1956 4 383 02-01-2018, 08:41 AM
Last Post: bonjour
  Hi from new member Shin Ryoku 38 1,481 12-08-2017, 04:41 PM
Last Post: BiPAPman
  New Member BiPAP 25 854 12-07-2017, 03:28 PM
Last Post: willow lee
  New member – things seem fine? merkySuperNova 5 364 11-22-2017, 11:24 AM
Last Post: Sleep2Snore
  New member LaminarGullet 5 292 11-15-2017, 06:24 PM
Last Post: Walla Walla

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.