I use the Respironics Amara Gel and really like it. The gel seals well and is comfortable for me. Being able to adjust the top of the mask with the forehead piece allows me to use minimal pressure with the top straps and adjust the pressure incrementally on the nose piece.
02-09-2016, 05:27 AM
(This post was last modified: 02-09-2016, 05:29 AM by Mutineer.)
Went into my sleep therapist yesterday to get fitted for a FFM for the nights when my right nostril gets blocked interfering with my results also for when I have colds etc.....my therapist hooked me up to a Cpap machine at my setting of 12 and tried a range of FFM's, the Simplus, Mirage Quatro, Quatro FX, Airfit 10, Amara and the Amara View. After a lot of "fiddling" and positioning of my head on the pillow to get them right we could not get any but the Amara View to not stop leaking mainly at the top with the air escaping into my eyes. Of course it had to be the last one we tried [Amara View] that did the trick....and of course it was also the dearest at $A295....Used it last night and obtained similar results [good] to my usual Wisp Nasal Mask and only a very slight increase in leakage according to Sleepyhead....At this stage I'm very impressed though getting it fitting right the 1st time was a little bit of a test, something I'm sure will get easier with time and experience.