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DWaldman Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: InnoMed Aloha
Humidifier: Hi5
CPAP Pressure: 9-17
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Atascadero Ca

Post: #11
RE: Newbie with questions
That is a real cheapo mask. Nothing wrong with that, IF IT WORKS... But it sounds like in your case it does not. You need to lean on your DME and make them get you something that works for you.
11-17-2015 06:51 PM
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sonicboom Offline

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Machine: Airsense 10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10, Dreamwear
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 4.6-7.6
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Washington

Post: #12
RE: Newbie with questions
Your profile indicates that you are not using software to review your data. Both ResScan and Sleepyhead software is available in the forum here and it is compatible with your listed machine. Using the software will allow you to track your leak data (and a whole bunch of other things) which can then be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the different masks and mask modifications you try.

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11-17-2015 06:53 PM
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Hollyboop Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Auto Escape
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Airfit 10
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: Auto 6/20 CM H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: New Jersey

Post: #13
Still struggling with Mask
Hi Everyone:
I went back to the DME and complained about the mask leaking air and squeaking and how it was waking me up. I requested the ComfortGel Mask. He was pretty nice and gave me one. It seemed like it fit snugger and I was encouraged.
Unfortunately, it is leaving a bruise on the bridge of my nose. I tried adjusting it and padding it with gauze but it was too painful. I removed the blue ComfortGel and inserted it into my original face mask. It was a much better fit and didn't pinch my nose, but the seal wasn't perfect and it leaked air. I now also have a sinus infection and am on antibiotics and nasal steroids. UGH! My glasses are resting on the tender spot on my nose that the mask pinched. Ouch.
Now what mask do I go after? I have read about other people loving the Dream-something mask. Should I ask for that?
On a positive note, my numbers went from 58 to 11 episodes per hour so the machine is working. If only I could find a mask that works.
Also, I got the heated tube which is much better for me than the regular tube that was blowing cold air.
Thank you for your kind interest and wisdom.
11-20-2015 09:58 AM
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Terry Offline

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Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P/R Nuance & Pap Cap
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #14
RE: Still struggling with Mask
(11-20-2015 09:58 AM)Hollyboop Wrote:  On a positive note, my numbers went from 58 to 11 episodes per hour so the machine is working. If only I could find a mask that works.

Try a ResMed "P10" or a Respironics "Nuance" Nasal Pillow mask. (they're very similar)

They only touch the bottom of your nose and have a low contact pressure and small contact area and shouldn't irritate anything.

Your DME should be happy to swap out your mask, since it's injuring you.
11-20-2015 10:53 AM
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sonicboom Offline

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Machine: Airsense 10 AutoSet
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Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10, Dreamwear
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CPAP Pressure: 4.6-7.6
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Washington

Post: #15
RE: Newbie with questions
The dream something mask is the dreamwear mask reviewed extensively by members elsewhere on this forum. Just type in dreamwear in search and you will find it.

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11-20-2015 02:48 PM
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Sleepster Offline
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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #16
RE: Newbie with questions
The Amara View is a full face mask that doesn't touch the bridge of the nose. Very nice when time is needed to heal a sore.

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11-20-2015 03:49 PM
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otrpu Offline

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Machine: AirSense 10 Autoset w/Oxi
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CPAP Pressure: 9-17
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: COPD

Sex: Male
Location: East of Rockies

Post: #17
RE: Newbie with questions
Hollyboop,
Have you looked at masks w/less contact area? Masks like the "Hybrid" ffm have considerably less area to seal. Comes in 3 sizes w/3 pillow sizes. Also tends to hold your mouth closed. I used FFM for years until nose bridge couldn't take it anymore. Take a looksee and see what you think. Search: RespCare Hybrid HYB500

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otrpu

Love your family, treat your friend(s) well, and don't waste your time. Everything else is just so much BS. Sleep-well
(This post was last modified: 11-20-2015 05:59 PM by otrpu.)
11-20-2015 05:52 PM
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Stiffdoc Offline

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Machine: Resmed 10 auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
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Humidifier: Resumed 10 auto
CPAP Pressure: 15
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #18
RE: Newbie with questions
I use the RemZzzs mask liners, which I bought off of Amazon. They come 30 to a package, and I can use one liner for about 4 to 5 nights until it is stretched too much. My wife initially tried to wash and iron them for my reuse, but it failed miserably.
11-20-2015 07:01 PM
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