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P10 Pillows wearing out?
#1
The last few nights my P10 pillows seem to be fitting less well. I'm getting a lot of leaks and slippage. Is this common with the silicone pillows?

They are about 5 weeks old. I thought I would get more wear out of them.
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#2
Mine are going strong after 6 months. Have you washed them lately?
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I give them a rinse. Will do a thorough cleaning then.
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#4
I need to replace mine more often than sgearhart - they get "flappy" inside the nostril and seal badly at between 2 weeks and 1 mo of use. I get a new one once a mo, and toss any flappers. I currently have 3 xs and 3 sm that I am cycling between.\

and i wash them after each use....
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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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#5
It can also be your headgear is a little looser now than it was. You can wash it in really really hot water --- but not boiling --- and it will shrink back down to comfy, although not sloppily so, size.

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#6
Yep, wash mine everyday, but as DV said, they get soft. I can always tell, because they start to tickle the inside of my nose, and won't seal.

I replace mine between 4 and 6 weeks at the longest.
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#7
My P-10 pillows and mask is still going strong after 100 days. I wash the pillows daily with foaming hand soap and the tube assembly every other day and headgear every Sunday.

And I wear the p10 quite loose. I can feel the pillows inflate when my pressure hits.
Started APAP 4-20, Closed range to 7.5-14, then straight 8.0 w/ Aflex 3
RDI always below 1. But sleep much much better at straight pressure.
Started on F10, Tried Quattro Air successfully. Finally settled on P10.
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#8
I wash my P10 every week or two using Dawn detergent. I then rinse them thoroughly and dry them with a soft towel and some Q-Tips. The head gear gets the same wash job and, after a rinse, gets put flat in the microwave and nuked for about 45 seconds. . . medium rare.
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(04-28-2015, 12:35 PM)sgearhart Wrote: I wash my P10 every week or two using Dawn detergent. I then rinse them thoroughly and dry them with a soft towel and some Q-Tips. The head gear gets the same wash job and, after a rinse, gets put flat in the microwave and nuked for about 45 seconds. . . medium rare.

you only wash the pillows once a week? my nose gets sore if i don't wash everyday - washing is better than wipes too... admittedly, my immune system is not up to snuff (so to speak Bigwink )
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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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#10
I wash my pillows everyday, and they're holding up well so far.
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