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You could get a hoselift so the hose can be put out of your way so you don't have as much hose drag on your mask.
Check the suppliers list here on the board at the top of each page, you should find them there.
Hang in there for more suggestions and much success to you with your CPAP therapy, don't give up, it can take some time to get used to this new way of sleeping.
I used to be stomach sleeper. When I started CPAP back in 2006 I had to learn how to sleep on my side it took about a week and been fine ever since, You could try one of the masks that has the hose attached to the top of your head such as the Breeze (my favorite), Dreamwear etc. Also the Nuance hose pivots so you could run the hose up over the top and attach it to the head headgear with Velcro or even a bread tie. I am currently using the Airfit P10 (prefer it over the Nuance) and at first I had attached the hose to the headgear at the top to keep outta the way but the last week or so I have just let it hang free and feed the hose over the top of my pillow, seems to be working ok. Keep at it you will adjust.
02-17-2016, 01:52 PM
(This post was last modified: 02-17-2016, 01:53 PM by Winterfrost.)
I slept on my stomach most of last night, using the P10 nasal pillows mask. It actually worked alright, once I got positioned on the pillow such that the mask wasn't pressing against it (kind of off the edge of the pillow), and had the hose arranged on the other side of the pillow along the head of the bed. No major leaks, just a minor one around 5:30am that woke me enough to readjust the pillows a bit till all was quiet. So as others have said, it IS possible.
So lets see if I can explain what I do. I have a firm memory foam pillow. First I move the pillow so it is diagonal to my body. The left end is above my head and the right side is below my right shoulder. My right arm is along my side when face down. My left had is under the edge of the pillow right where my cheek will be, this keeps my face from compressing the pillow and allowing the mask to press against the mattress. I place my face on the edge of the pillow with only my right cheek resting on the pillow and supporting my head. The mask is hanging straight down, with no leaking.
Hope you can follow this and hope it helps
Personally, I think stomach sleeping is the hardest thing to work with on a Cpap. I have only had success using the Circadian masks. However, they tend to be noisy masks compared to the nasal pillows. Still, you can have your face in the pillow and it goes ok.