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ResMed P10 nasal pillows and headgear?
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ResMed P10 nasal pillows and headgear?
Hi,

Anyone have any suggestions for the headgear on this mask? If feels too tight and the pillows are forcefully squished into nostrils and wrinkling my nasal folds and skin above the folds. I've tried different positions of the straps and it does not seem to impact this.

I'm very claustrophobic, and like the minimalistic style of this mask. I tried the Swift FX but reacted to the plastic on my face, i.e. larger pillow than the P10, and more plastic on the face which creates more heat and more feeling of claustrophobia.

Thank you.
07-26-2015 01:21 PM
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CBELFORD Offline

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RE: ResMed P10 nasal pillows and headgear?
Dagmar - I agree with the P10 vs Swift Fx, as for the straps, just stretch them out. I take the strap off the headgear, grab one end between thumb and finger, then wrap it tightly around my hand and let it stretch out for 10 minutes or so. If still too tight, repeat...They will stretch out but be aware that it will constrict again somewhat when/if you wash them.

Hope this helps
07-26-2015 02:37 PM
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RE: ResMed P10 nasal pillows and headgear?
I think you could snip it and stitch on an elastic bra adjuster. too bad they dont come with that.

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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07-26-2015 03:02 PM
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Post: #4
RE: ResMed P10 nasal pillows and headgear?
FWIW:
I wear a P10 and my head size is 61cm ~ 24inches.
I split the headgear straps completely. One of them goes just under the occipital protuberance (the bump at the back of the head). The other end is pushed all the way front about half an inch away from forehead hairline.
The straps from the pillows go up and rest in the ear creases.

When I wear it like this, the nasal pillows are loose in the nose. They are not snug at all. Then, when I start the machine, the pressure inflates the pillows a bit and they get snug fit.
My 95% leak rate is 1Lpm or less every night. I have been on the same mask and pillows for 170 days now.

I recommend that you wear it loose by following similar steps and evaluate if it is loose enough for you.

Started APAP 4-20, Closed range to 7.5-14, then straight 8.0 w/ Aflex 3
RDI always below 1. But sleep much much better at straight pressure.
Started on F10, Tried Quattro Air successfully. Finally settled on P10.
07-26-2015 05:15 PM
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Post: #5
RE: ResMed P10 nasal pillows and headgear?
Or forget that mask and try another. Like the Nuance. Or the Pilaro.

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07-26-2015 07:31 PM
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PositiveMe123 Offline

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RE: ResMed P10 nasal pillows and headgear?
(07-26-2015 07:31 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  Or forget that mask and try another. Like the Nuance. Or the Pilaro.

Naw... the P10 is such a comfortable mask. If she follows the suggestions from Ash, she'll do just fine.

FWIT... many people have tied the straps around a teddy bear or couch pillow to loosen them up. It works! Many folks complain that the straps stretch out. The remedy for that seems to be to wash in warm water and hang to dry.
07-26-2015 08:45 PM
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Post: #7
RE: ResMed P10 nasal pillows and headgear?
I agree, the P10 is too tight new. But I find it stretches out pretty fast. Shame, it is the perfect mask for me if it only had adjustable straps.

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07-26-2015 10:49 PM
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Post: #8
RE: ResMed P10 nasal pillows and headgear?
I have used this mask for more than a year and agree that the minimalist nature and light weight are ideal. Also, the nasal pillows are durable and I have used the same set for more than a year. I get very good therapy with this mask, unmodified, and like it best of the various nasal pillows masks I've tried since I started treatment in 2009.

If the headgear is too small for your head but if the nasal pillows, etc. otherwise fit, one suggestion, if you are a little handy, might be to cut the straps and use velcro to lengthen the straps to make them fit your head. I haven't done anything to modify the headgear, but for me, it is a little loose and I might try some velcro to tighten up the straps.
07-26-2015 11:26 PM
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RE: ResMed P10 nasal pillows and headgear?
I Believe AshSH has a great answer.

Since I have not made 8 posts, I can not put the link to the P10 user manual. But you can go to Resmed dot Com and get it there...

Some good pictures (#3 shows a really loose fit). The more you spread the top of the head strap, the looser it will fit.

Like AshSH, I wear an XL (7 7/8") cap/hat. The P10 fits just great.

Hope the manual helps.

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07-27-2015 07:48 AM
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RE: ResMed P10 nasal pillows and headgear?
ResMed AirFit P10 user manual is here:

http://www.resmed.com/us/dam/documents/p...er_eng.pdf

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