(07-30-2014 06:22 PM)Rosanne Wrote: Hello Everyone, Just want to say thank you for all the helpful information I've found on this site. You all are amazing! I'm over a month into this hose-head business and doing pretty well. Just got to try out the new? Res Med Air Fit N10 nasal mask and was wondering if anyone else had any thoughts/opinions about it. I've been using the nasal pillows and find the medium size feel most comfortable but my nose is so sore still, and I'm starting to feel like a junkie with the sore red nose/sniffles all the time. Tonight will be my third night trial of the nasal mask and I really want to like it. Very light weight and thin straps like the P10, but just a bit more complicated to put on--very minor issue. The nose piece fits pretty well and it is very soft like the pillows but this morning my upper lip was very sore and has been sort of red/raw feeling all day. The first night it was insanely noisy but I did not notice that so much last night. The air that blows out of it on my forehead was cold and aggravating the first night, still aware of it last night but not as annoying so I think there is just some getting used to it involved. The whole thing is very comfortable to wear, I just don't know if I should have them order one for me or stick with my pillows. I guess it's a toss up between sore nostrils or sore lip. Does it make any difference to trade off between nasal pillows and nasal mask or should you just stick with one type? Any suggestions? I've got to give it back tomorrow. Thanks
I used my RM N10 for the first time last night. Very impressed. The exit ports on the several masks I've used over 8-9 years all poured cold air on me. Very uncomfortable. I found various ways to modify the port to redirect the air, but medical devices are best used as designed.
The N10 is very much better. No uncomfortable stream of air--it seems to dissipate more broadly and away from me. I also like the light weight of the slimline tubing. So far the only negative I would change is the magnetic attachments for the headgear. If possible, I would make them stronger. One magnet did come loose when I took the mask off during the night to go to the bathroom. But I was able to reattach it even in the dark--so not really a problem. So much better than the Respironics mask I was using. It would actually fall apart some nights, requiring me to turn on a light to put it back together.