I am almost 2 months into my APAP journey. My pressure is 15-20cm with mean of about 16 (may lower pressure at 3 month). To cope with high pressure on exhalation, I must use EPR=3cm. Average < 2.0 AHI last 14 days.
My current mask is the F10 FFM. My results are good with the F10 but it tends to ride up even with a chin strap and then I have corner of the mouth leaks leading to dry mouth. Mask seems too narrow around my mouth. Leaks in 10-15 L/hr range but within 24L/hr limit.
Tried the Mirage Liberity but found the "nose prongs" severely irritated my nose after 2 nights plus leaks at nose excessively directly into my eyes. The mouth portion was wide and that worked well. Tried it twice with same results.
I would like to try the Amara View. Several questions of experienced users:
1) how well does it handle high pressure > 15cm with respect to leaks around the nose,
2) is the lower portion wide enough to cover the mouth well to prevent corner of the mouth leaks,
3) slide and back sleeper but not a "toss and turn" sleeper, so does it stay in place on shift in position?
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I cannot comment on the Amara View; I have no experience with it.
I am wondering if your F10 is properly sized for you. The size is indicated by a letter such as M or L on the bottom of the mask seal.
Each size increment is 1 centimeter longer along the vertical axis. The F10 has two frame sizes: the M and L size and the the XS and S size.
If you are using an M, I wonder if you would be better served by an L size cushion (M and L fit the same mask frame.)
And, not to nit pick; but leak is in units of Liters per minute.
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I use the Amara View and I get blowout out leaks around my nose 15.6. The leak blows in my eyes so I am keeping the pressure below 15.6
there are several good threads on this mask and there are hyperlinks to them on the bottom of this webpage under the banner Possible related threads.
Some people have mentioned sores on their noses form this mask, in the threads below, with explanations and remedies.
it'll take more than a doctor to prescribe a remedy
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