great! Thanks so much Sleeprider...:-)
I have been using the P10 for a while. They have started putting the strap adjustment pieces in with the mask. They are on the underside of the packaging by the user documentation. Not sure how much longer I am going to use it though. Large Leaks at pretty high with it and I never had an issue with the Swift FX pillows. The FX is a bit louder (relatively still quiet though) but if it means less leakage may be worth it. Need to talk to the RT at my sleep docs office.
"caused the left pillow to press on my septum causing irritation that did not diminish over several nights of use. I tried using the different sized pillows that came in the package to no avail. The irritation finally caused me to go back to the FX."
This may not be YOUR issue, but I have discovered through experience that the P10 frequently causes a bit of irritation in the FIRST FEW nights -- this sounds similar to what you describe.
My solution initially was to simply use some lanolin for this short break in period, but eventually I discovered something else:
It is NATURAL to OVERTIGHTEN the P10 and when it arrives and seems to "fit perfectly" we presume that is the correct fit.
Actually, this fit will probably cause that irritation.
When the P10 seems "a LITTLE TOO loose" it is actually perfectly adjusted and then almost 'floats on your face.'
If the P10 had come with an adjustable strap then likely I would never have figure this out.
When later the P10 loosened a bit, it became obvious that a little too loose is actually the way to go.
(And perhaps a bit of lanolin the first few nights :
Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)
"We can all breathe together or we will all suffocate alone."
I use a full face mask but am thinking of trying the P10. It's had so many great reviews it's hard to ignore. I'm a mouth breather but I'm willing to try to overcome that.
What I can't seem to find any information on is how the right size is determined. I've done several internet searches to no avail. I suspect someone may be able to supply a link. My DME is not much help when it comes to mask sizing.