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[Symptoms] Newbie help - snoring or apnea
#21
Read the mask primer. A FFM is just 1 solution to mouth breathing.

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#22
hi Bonjour,
thank you for the link which was very helpful.
i've now ordered a few masks to hopefully find one which fits well - as although the first night was a good improvement, on night 2 onwards i've had a disturbed night with leakage and fekt a but knackered since.
the masks i'm going to try are Resmed ones, so fingers crossed they fit a bit better than the cheepo i tried from Amazon.
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#23
I can guarantee that the Resmed masks will work far better than the cheap one you purchased on Amazon... My favorite after trying a fair few was the Airfit P10 and I use a chinstrap (search for Halo Chinstrap) or the "Ultimate Chinstrap" which does help you keep your lips closed if air insists on escaping through there. As Bonjour mentioned above, a full face mask is only one solution for mouth breathing and in my opinion not necessarily the best solution. But the F20 as suggested above was the best FFM I trialed.

The next thing you need to do now that you have an excellent data capable machine (the best APAP out there in my own opinion...) is to download Sleepyhead software and post some data. Use the links in my signature below and make sure you organize the data as described below.

Once we get the settings dialed in with you you'll be getting the best sleeps of your life! Here's to a new you and onwards and upwards! Congratulations on your success so far and for your initiative in taking charge of your own health.
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#24
thank you for your reply. I spent the past couple of weeks getting used to the machine. things are definitely improving. i have loads more energy, and my previous moments of fatigue have almost disappeared. I'm a lot brighter in the morning, and nowhere near as cranky as i used to be.
i opted for a Resmed Mirage Liberty as it felt there was less leakage around the eyes compared to the others i tried. I'm still getting used to it, and how much i can move at night - i might need to invest in a special pillow to accommodate the mask when i sleep on my side, as i do notice a small amount of side/mouth leakage if i'm not careful.

i've uploaded my screenprints for the past 2 nights. i know they are only a very mild level compared to some, but i can honestly say this machine has had a massive positive impact in my life, so i'd really like to that those that have commented, as i would not have had the courage to purchase without advice from those on this site. I'm still waiting for my NHS referral, so i am hoping by the time i get to see them, the treatment will be going really well and it'll just be a case of confirming everything is okay, and carrying on.

all the best.

(hopefully this link will work - thank you for the tip on how to post the data, and for mask fitment. i'll hopefully train myself to become a nose breather...with time.

http://imgur.com/a/xXlSY
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#25
i had my sleep study last week. just waiting to hear the results of it....... Thinking-about
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