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Problem with DreamWear Mask
#1
I'm currently using the P10 mask and trying to switch to the DreamWear however it feels like I'm not getting enough air. I switched my machine from pillow to Nasal but that does not have any effect. I'm using a medium mask and cushion mask but I give up and switch back to the P10. Any suggestions?
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#2
Judy1843 - The DreamWear is a pillow type of mask. A nasal mask looks like a mini version of a FFM but only completely covers the nose.

If your feeling of air starvation is immediate then I'd bump the starting pressure to 8 and see how you feel. You can always play with the pressure prior to bedtime to see if you can breathe better. What does SleepyHead show?
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#3
Nasal is the correct setting for the Dreamwear from what I learned from asking other members since it has no pillows. I too found this issue initially until I calmed myself down and realized I was hyperventilating a bit. After that I was fine at the same pressures as the P10 but everyone is different and raising the min pressure might be your solution. I think I read somewhere that some folks had custom cut the opening in the cushion to make it slightly larger but can't recall now where I read that. A forum search will likely find it. You can try going up a size on the cushion but that could compromise the comfort and seal (too big).
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#4
Thank you! I agree with you that I need to calm down and will also try upon my pressure a little tonight! We are using the same mask and I really like the P10 but would also like the DreamWear if I could just relax!
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#5
Hopefully that worked for you!
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#6
When I first used the Dreamwear I had it cinched too tightly up against my nose. By moving the top silicone strap a bit forward on my head the nasal piece fitted in a much looser fashion and the problem was solved. You don't want the nose piece too tight, give a bit of room to expand and things will work very well.

Hope this helps.
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#7
i need help about DreamWear Mask
i have to keep my mouth closed or the air will return from my nose through my mouth out with fast flow with loudly sound which wake me up at night several time
i have no control to my mouth while i am sleeping
thank you
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One solution is to use a chin strap to train the mouth to stay closed.

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