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Jim Bronson Offline

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Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Elite
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Built-in
CPAP Pressure: 9.2
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: California

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Searching for a nasal mask
My sleep doc originally prescribed the Mirage FX. It has worked reasonably well, but it still has leakage problems even when adjusted fairly tight (as tight as I can stand it). The leakage increases when I roll from my side to my back while asleep. The hose tugs on it, and I get a big leak, and it awakens me.

I recently found out that the DME no longer supports this mask, so I was provided a new 3B io nasal mask to replace it. This mask does not have a quick-disconnect feature for the hose, and it leaves ugly red marks on my forehead and around my eyes sometimes, which persist much of the day. It too has a leakage problem, but at the corner of my eyes, and it too awakens me when it starts to leak.

I'm looking for a new mask where my chances of success are greater. Of both the masks, I like the Mirage FX better, but I would like to try others that may help with my leakage problems.

Has anyone tried the 3B io nasal mask, and if so, how do you like it? Has anyone had success with any of the newer nasal masks? I envision a drawer full of masks before I find one that I really like.
Thanks.
03-27-2015 08:12 PM
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retired_guy Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Post: #2
RE: Searching for a nasal mask
If I were going to try a nasal mask again I would try the Resmed N10. But that's mostly because I use the Resmed P10 pillows mask and I can't imagine using anything else.

Not much help. Unless you're into considering a P10 pillows mask. Which of course everyone eventually will. Resistance is futile.
03-27-2015 08:15 PM
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truetopath Offline

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Machine: PR system one 560p auto with a flex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resumed F10
Humidifier: PR system one
CPAP Pressure: 11
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Lake View, NY

Post: #3
RE: Searching for a nasal mask
Have you tried the wisp or eson? I had great experiences with both, but as always YMMV.
03-27-2015 08:16 PM
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for Her
Humidifier: H5i humidifier with ClimateLine heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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RE: Searching for a nasal mask
(03-27-2015 08:15 PM)retired_guy Wrote:  If I were going to try a nasal mask again I would try the Resmed N10. But that's mostly because I use the Resmed P10 pillows mask and I can't imagine using anything else.

Not much help. Unless you're into considering a P10 pillows mask. Which of course everyone eventually will. Resistance is futile.

+1 for P10. I started out with the fx nasal pillows for her, and changed to the P10 because the venting was bothering me badly. P10 for the Win!

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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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03-27-2015 08:41 PM
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Terry Offline

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Machine: Philips Respironics RemStar Auto with A-Flex (560P)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P/R Nuance & Pap Cap
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: Auto
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #5
RE: Searching for a nasal mask
(03-27-2015 08:12 PM)Jim Bronson Wrote:  Has anyone tried the 3B io nasal mask, and if so, how do you like it? Has anyone had success with any of the newer nasal masks? I envision a drawer full of masks before I find one that I really like.
Thanks.

This is the most leak-free mask I've ever used, even @20cm H2O, and it doesn't need to be tight or leave marks. The down-side is it's ugly and the exhaust is noisy, but if you want leak-free, comfortable and functional, that's it.

My second favorite is the respironics nuance, which is dead silent, but is a little fussier about how it seals. I couldn't keep it in place until I thre out the headgear and just velcro'd it to my chin strap. That's what I currently use.

Terry
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03-27-2015 10:06 PM
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Napmeister Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 Elite
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed P10 Pillow mask
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: testing 10.2 cm
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Post: #6
RE: Searching for a nasal mask
Started out with the Swift FX Nano (wide for me) #62221
Very good mask for me but if you can breath through your nose you can get use to a pillow IMO.

Took me two weeks for the raw nostrils to toughen up but leaks are way down with the P10 .... don't resist you will thank us later ... I tried the large and it works great.
Very light, hardly know it's there after a while, you have to try this, the reviews are overwhelmingly positive.
03-27-2015 11:33 PM
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k_ogre Offline

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Machine: airsense a10 autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: airfit p10
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CPAP Pressure: 11-8
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Post: #7
RE: Searching for a nasal mask
I started with the wisp liked it bur the P10 is fantastic very minor leaks rarely and can hardly know it's on.
03-28-2015 02:57 AM
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Moriarty Offline

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Machine: Respironics REMStar 50 Series Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Pakel Pilairo Q
Humidifier: Respironics System One
CPAP Pressure: 8.5-20 (average 9.4)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #8
RE: Searching for a nasal mask
I love my Pilairo Q - but as always YMMV.

Cheers

Moriarty.

Disclaimer: The 'Advisory Member' title is a Forum thing that I cannot change. I am not a doctor and my comments are purely my opinion or quote my personal experience. Regardless of my experience other readers mileage may vary.
03-28-2015 06:57 AM
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AshSF Offline

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Machine: PRS1 D560TS
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed P10, Bkup: Airfit F10 & Quattro Air
Humidifier: PRS1 60 series with Heated Tube
CPAP Pressure: 8 - 8 w/ Aflex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Using APAP mode with fixed pressure

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Post: #9
RE: Searching for a nasal mask
At your pressure of 9cm, I would go with the P10.

Eventually everyone will go to the P10. Resistance is Futile!!

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.
03-28-2015 05:38 PM
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Mich Offline

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Machine: Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset For Her
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Wisp/Resmed F10 on standby 4 allergy season
Humidifier: Airsense 10 humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 7-11
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Mask recommendations: 1) Wisp 2) Eson (Avoid P10 and N10)

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Location: USA

Post: #10
RE: Searching for a nasal mask
(03-27-2015 08:15 PM)retired_guy Wrote:  If I were going to try a nasal mask again I would try the Resmed N10. But that's mostly because I use the Resmed P10 pillows mask and I can't imagine using anything else.

Not much help. Unless you're into considering a P10 pillows mask. Which of course everyone eventually will. Resistance is futile.

I Loved the head gear and diffusion of the N10 but found it noisy. I would recommend the Wisp (which comes with a fit pack xs, s/m and Large nose cushion) or the Eson. The Eson mask runs a big large. I use the Small on the Eson yet and the s/m on the Wisp. I also use the Large on the Wisp when I am a bit congested and it still does not leak.

Good luck!
03-29-2015 04:46 PM
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