I havent been here for several weeks as I have been having a hard time with the mask I have been using and getting a bit frustrated. That said, I won't give up but it takes time to get it right and i am not there yet.
So I read in another thread tonight, mention of this mask, Resmed Airfit P10 nasal pillow mask
Oh, there, it was herbm I see.
Quote:If you like you nasal pillow mask, then DO consider trying a Resmed Airfit P10 nasal pillow mask -- there's one more caveat for THIS mask:
The headgear must be a good fit for you since it is only minimally adjustable -- BUT it is the lightest and quietest mask with the best exhaust (almost unnoticeable) IF you can use it.
Almost every who tries it (and CAN use it) says it's the best they have tried.
If you aren't one of the lucky ones with a head that fits the headgear on the Airfit P10, then consider trying the F & P Pilairo Q. (there is an older version but it doesn't have a 'Q').
Anyhow, my question.......do we need to get prescriptions for masks as well from our sleep doctors, if our health plan covers the cost of them?
If so, bearing in mind I am in Canada so it might be a bit different for the Americans, but how often do they usually recommend a change?
I am finding that no matter how long i try that as comfortable as my mask is for a FF mask, I just can't seem to get past a 3-4 hour period without waking up with cotton mouth.
Because i a half asleep, I end up taking the mask off, reaching over and turning off the machine for the night and going back to sleep right away which is not the answer but what i keep doing.
If I wake up long enough to get up, rinse my mouth out, restart the whole machine again, it might not let me get back to sleep for an hour or so which might be what i have to do but I am hoping i can get a nasal pillow mask with a chin strap and try that way first and hope it is the answer.
I will NOT go back to that horrid doctor I had and have already cancelled the first appointment I am to have with him after using the machine. I figure he can't tell me anything but just be his typical arrogant self since he refused to give me the auto-set he can't tell me anything the card itself can't tell me, right? So i see no point in both subjecting myself to him nor, do i FEEL like contributing to his fiscal health. :grin:
I am in the process of putting feelers out here in Toronto, looking for another sleep study place willing to pick me up at this point even thought they can't send me for any sleep studies until next time, as i went a year ago for the first one, nor will be able to make $$$ from prescribing a machine as I have that already too. SO I am hoping there is a doctor here that will pick us up as patients this far into it. This is why i am hoping one doesn't actually need a prescription for a mask but i have a horrible feeling you are going to tell me that i do, right?
Thank in advance.........
Edit: Weird thing I have noticed. As long as I sleep with the mask on, I DO at some point open my mouth while sleeping, hence, dry cotton wool mouth. But when I sleep without a mask, naturally, more often than not, I wake up with a closed mouth. So if it is closed when I wake up, I assume it is likely closed all night, although i am not positive of that.