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Question about the P10
01-26-2016, 06:30 AM
Thought I would revisit this thread with a update. After trying different pillows, and adjusting the straps i still could not get comfortable with the Nuance Pro and went back the reliable Breeze. I called the DME and they sent me the Airfit P10 which I recieved yesterday. I slept with it last night and while it was more comfortable then the Nuance my nostrils are a little sore this AM. I think the biggest thing causing this is the inability to adjust the straps it was just a little bit tight (I have a big melon head ). It is too bad Resmed didn't make this mask with adjustable straps. I will use it again tonight and hope it works itself out.
01-26-2016, 07:19 AM
The straps tend to loosen up after awhile. They stretch, and a lot of folk will wash them in hot water to shrink them again. So if you want to keep it from shrinking, don't wash in hot water.
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01-26-2016, 09:02 AM
The strap tension is adjustable to some degree. The way to loosen the tension is to separate the strap where it splits into two strands.
Keeping the two strands together is tightest, separating the strands noticeably reduces the tension. It seems that a slight difference in tension makes a big difference in comfort.
FWIW my first night on the P10 was very uncomfortable, too. Felt like someone pressed a steel bar into my septum. I did three things for the 2nd night and it made a big difference:
1. Changed from medium to large on the mask insert
2. Loosened the tension by adjusting the strap so the strands were further apart
3. Made sure I was not wearing the mask upside down. If you put the mask on upside down it is very uncomfortable
For me night 2 was so much better it won me over. Some combination of the above adjustments made all the difference. I woke up on day 2 as a P10 convert.
Also after a while the strap stretches and I tightened the strap back up (by moving the strands closer together). It's amazing that this works but it does. As OpalRose noted above, when I wash the strap it returns to its original tightness and I adjust accordingly.
Hope this is helpful info. Like other masks give it a few days to play with adjustments and get more comfortable.
Good luck, and of course -- you will be assimilated.
01-26-2016, 09:16 AM
After few weeks of use, the straps on my P10 loosened up a fair bit. Even so, the mask still seals very well!
The longer I use this mask, the more I like it!
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(01-26-2016, 09:02 AM)SaldusMiegas Wrote: Rick_VI found that I damn near had to put the upper strand on top of my head hopefully after a few days it will stretch out. I will stick with it and see what happens. I always have my Trusty Breeze to go back to.