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Question for stomach sleepers??????
What mask works best for you?????
I sleep on my stomach and am having a horrible time getting used to my Swift FX nasal pillows.
05-09-2012 07:32 AM
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RE: Question for stomach sleepers??????
I sleep with a full face Mask Resmed Quatro. I also try not to sleep on my stomach. I find I do not get a very restfull nights sleep even with the mask and machine.

Someone once asked me how I adjusted to CPAP so well--I thought for a moment and said I had two choices CPAP or DEATH..The choice was easy..
05-09-2012 08:09 AM
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RE: Question for stomach sleepers??????
(05-09-2012 07:32 AM)antcyd Wrote:  What mask works best for you?????
I sleep on my stomach and am having a horrible time getting used to my Swift FX nasal pillows.

To solve this problem I ended up routing the hose up towards my forehead, where it then attaches to the strap that's across the top of my head, and then up and over the top of my headboard.

I don't know if this hose-routing option is available to you with your mask, but if it is you might want to try it. Or try a different mask that allows you to route your hose this way.

The other thing that helps me is a small pillow, like the papillow, so that I can let my nose hang over the side of the pillow, so to speak.

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05-09-2012 09:55 PM
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RE: Question for stomach sleepers??????
I am quite new to CPAP, but have found that with nasal pillows...don't know what kind they gave me, that I can sleep on my belly. I use two pillows, and the one right under my head, I place long ways, and pulled back so that my mask is off the edge of that second pillow. Then, I put my hand where it needs to be to keep the mask in place, scrunch my head position til the mask holds there. I also found that I got a better sleep by threading my hose through the iron work of me headboard. Oh, and also with my trial machine, it does not tell me if I have any leaks. Soon I will get my own machine, and may find this is not really working as well as I think...lol. Hoping it is working cuz that is how I get to sleep quickest.
05-10-2012 06:51 AM
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RE: Question for stomach sleepers??????
(05-09-2012 09:55 PM)Sleepster Wrote:  To solve this problem I ended up routing the hose up towards my forehead, where it then attaches to the strap that's across the top of my head, and then up and over the top of my headboard.

This is an excellent idea and works for me.

Thanks so much!
05-13-2012 07:54 PM
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RE: Question for stomach sleepers??????
Thank you for the advice about rerouting the hose, I put it thru my metal headboard so its above my head instead of off to the side and that has helped sooooo much!! thanks
05-14-2012 07:04 PM
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