That's great to hear that you can do without the chinstrap, I hope you continue to have success with that.
I just switched to one of Resmed's newer, lighter masks, with minimal headgear, to allow me to wear a chinstrap without so much on my face and have had fairly good success with it.
Last night, I tried a few hours without a chinstrap and so far, I need to continue with it for a while yet. That was one of those nights where nothing was comfortable, oh well, it is what it is, (Ha-Ha.)
Anywho, you keep up the good work.
Changing subject slightly. I too am a mouth breather and started with the F-P Forma full face mask. Used it for 3 years and then got an ad for the ResMed Quattro Air at a very good introductory price. I bought one and my apeas went from 1-2 to 0-1 and leakage was cut in half.
Still a mouth breather but the new mask is 1/4 the weight. I am glad I had the Forma to begin with as I would not have continued with Cpap if I had had to use the F-P mask I started on.
Thanks Paralel, good thinking, around the ears can easily be cut without messing up the workings, and will be done tonight.
I'm glad I mentioned it. My ears will be forever grateful to you.
DonH welcome to the forum and glad you have found a good mask that is nice and light. I am sure it makes all the difference.