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ClarkK Offline

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Machine: Philips Respironics REMstar Auto A-Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Philips Nuance Pro
Humidifier: Philips
CPAP Pressure: 9.5 - 15 ... for now
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Location: Red Oak, NC

Post: #11
RE: Philips Respironics Nuance Mask Headgear Alternative
I actually prefer the Pro with the gel pads. I tried the cloth one, and had trouble keeping the pillow in position with it and gave up after two nights.

My biggest complaint remains the velcro on the headgear -- and even with babying it I barely got two months out of it. I'm sticking with it as I prefer the Nuances soft pillow over the one in the P10.

As for costs, replacement parts don't require a prescription and deals can be found to help.

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05-09-2015 10:57 AM
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antdroid Offline

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Joined: May 2015

Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Nuance Pro & Philips Respironics Wisp
Humidifier: AirSense Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 4-14
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

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Post: #12
RE: Philips Respironics Nuance Mask Headgear Alternative
(05-09-2015 10:57 AM)ClarkK Wrote:  I actually prefer the Pro with the gel pads. I tried the cloth one, and had trouble keeping the pillow in position with it and gave up after two nights.

My biggest complaint remains the velcro on the headgear -- and even with babying it I barely got two months out of it. I'm sticking with it as I prefer the Nuances soft pillow over the one in the P10.

As for costs, replacement parts don't require a prescription and deals can be found to help.

Hi, I'm still a newbie at this CPAP thing and spent a week with the Wisp nasal mask and just switched to the Nuance pro the other day. This is night and day more comfortable for me. Anyway, and although I haven't had issues with mine yet, I'd like to suggest perhaps buying some velcro tape (3M makes a nice one) which has adhesive on both the fuzzy and the prickly sides and replacing the one that's on your headgear now. It's a cheap potential fix and much less than the cost of new headgear.
05-11-2015 09:10 AM
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Terry Offline

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Machine: Philips Respironics RemStar Auto with A-Flex (560P)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P/R Nuance & Pap Cap
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: Auto
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #13
RE: Philips Respironics Nuance Mask Headgear Alternative
(02-05-2015 09:11 AM)supersleepyhead Wrote:  Hi all. After lurking a bit, I decided to join.

A year ago, I had to change my CPAP machine to the Philips Respironics. I go through my Nuance mask headgear about every month-and-a-half to two months. These things are just not durable since I sweat a lot and my head is oily. Insurance will only replace them every six months.

Is there an alternative or has anyone made a mask out of actual material that isn't rubber and going to degrade/stick to my skin? It would be worth it to pay for something that is actually machine or hand washable that would last a year or so.

I seem to mention it too frequently, but if you use a pap-cap chinstrap, you can throw away the nuance headgear and just stick the nuance straps to the side velcro patches on the papcap, then stick on the chin strap.

As a bonus, it holds it in place perfectly, even better than the original fragile headgear.
05-11-2015 10:20 AM
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ClarkK Offline

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Posts: 33
Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: Philips Respironics REMstar Auto A-Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Philips Nuance Pro
Humidifier: Philips
CPAP Pressure: 9.5 - 15 ... for now
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Loving my CPAP since day one in January 2015

Sex: Male
Location: Red Oak, NC

Post: #14
RE: Philips Respironics Nuance Mask Headgear Alternative
I'd love it if the Nuance Pillow was combined with a P10 like headgear. I much prefer the Nuance Pillow -- but I'd love to get rid of the zelcro unless it was placed on the back of the head for limited adjustments.

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06-10-2015 08:55 AM
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parkerdt Offline

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Machine: ResMed A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: WISP, Nuance
Humidifier: Climate Hose and included humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 9
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: I alternate between WISP and fabric Nuance - like both!

Sex: Male
Location: Mebane, NC

Post: #15
RE: Philips Respironics Nuance Mask Headgear Alternative
Wow different strokes! I find the P10 headgear the downfall of the entire system - WAY too easy to knock the mask off for me.

I prefer everything about the Nuance to the P10.
06-29-2015 08:12 PM
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