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One last chance at a new mask.
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EyesWideOpen Offline

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Posts: 87
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 6 - 14
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #11
RE: One last chance at a new mask.
Great news!
08-25-2012 06:49 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,424
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #12
RE: One last chance at a new mask.
Hi jodiramm, That's great that you got the Bella and that you got a good sleep. As far as getting only 6 hours of sleep, just keep hangin' in there, maybe eventually you will get past that 6-hour mark but if you don't, try not to beat up on yourself, just keep trying. CONTINUED SUCCESS!

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08-25-2012 09:47 AM
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eaglett1111 Offline

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Posts: 52
Joined: Aug 2012

Machine: Phillips Remstar Pro C Flex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: System one
CPAP Pressure: 9
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: Software is Encore Basic

Sex: Female
Location: Northern California

Post: #13
RE: One last chance at a new mask.
Yes, that is great news! And my philosophy, for what it is worth, is that any sleep I get on the CPAP, with the AHI numbers I am getting, is better than before the CPAP. I haven't slept through the night on this machine, and some nights are "worse" than others, but I still know I'm better off now.
08-25-2012 10:08 AM
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iwant2sleep Offline

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Posts: 7
Joined: Dec 2012

Machine: Resmed 100
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: resmed
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 9/4
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Undisclosed
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Post: #14
RE: One last chance at a new mask.
I, too, love the pillows because I have a very small head. So small in fact, they resp nurse got me trying a nasal mask for 7yr olds! (Thankfully, it was just a tad too small!) I use the Swift FX for her, because the headgear on the standard FX was too large even when adjusted as tight as possible. Even so, I have still had to cut the very ends of the bit which the pillows fit onto, and attach them to the next 'void' back, in order to shorten the length of strap along my cheekbone. I was worried the pillows would keep slipping off the housing but they don't. I was nervous about showing the nurse how I'd butchered the expensive (NHS)headgear, when I went for my three monthly blood gases test, but she was fine. She said she would let me do anything if it increased the chances of me sticking to the therapy.

Now I've seen the LT I might try using that next, because I like that it is 50% smaller in width and lighter, and quieter. I am very lucky in that the area I live in allows me to try an almost endless supply of masks, as long as they can see that I am using the machine every night for at least two or three hours, in other words that I am putting the effort in too. As I don't have apnea but respiratory failure, I don't really have an option :-)
(This post was last modified: 05-01-2013 06:00 PM by iwant2sleep.)
05-01-2013 05:58 PM
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JJJ Offline

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Posts: 751
Joined: Apr 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Most recent: Wisp, Pilairo, Mirage Vista
Humidifier: ResMed S9 Autoset
CPAP Pressure: 17-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: USA 97217

Post: #15
RE: One last chance at a new mask.
(05-01-2013 05:58 PM)iwant2sleep Wrote:  I, too, love the pillows because I have a very small head.

If you like pillows, nothing beats the Pilairo for comfort. And it is trivial to adjust it for a small head. It has just one elastic strap, so if it is too loose you just take up a pinch or two with a safety pin.
05-01-2013 10:06 PM
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