Poll: What is your favorite mask type?
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What is your favorite mask type?
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #1
What is your favorite mask type?
I did not like nasal pillows and full face leaked like a sieve
Nasal mask works best for me and feel most comfortable
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10-26-2013 04:21 PM
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robysue Online
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Joined: Oct 2013

Machine: PR Dreamstation BiPAP Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX
Humidifier: PR Dreamstation humidfier
CPAP Pressure: min EPAP = 4; max IPAP = 9;
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic EncorePro

Other Comments: Papping since September 2010

Sex: Female
Location: Buffalo, NY

Post: #2
RE: What is your favorite mask type?
Gotta be able to scratch the top of my nose .....
So nasal pillows is the only mask that works for me.
10-26-2013 04:30 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #3
RE: What is your favorite mask type?
I have only tried two types of masks, pillows and nasal masks. I have been thinking about getting an FFM just in case I get a bad cold but I'm not sure which one to get, decisions, decisions.

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10-26-2013 06:18 PM
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DOOM_NX Offline

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Posts: 155
Joined: May 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Weinmann JOYCE SilkGel
Humidifier: ResMed H5i + ClimateLine (not using year-round)
CPAP Pressure: 5–16 cmH2O
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: 12/2011: Mild SAS (AHI 14.5) - 10/2013: Severe SAS (AHI 78.7) - Using AutoCPAP: AHI 1.4

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Location: Greece

Post: #4
RE: What is your favorite mask type?
Nasal mask... It works great so far!
10-26-2013 06:21 PM
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bwexler Offline

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Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: PRS 1 BiPAP autoSV Advanced, with Heated Tube humidifier
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Sleepweaver Élan
Humidifier: Resperonics Heated Tube humidifier
CPAP Pressure: Max pressure 25.0 cm H20, Max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncorePro

Other Comments: CMS 50i with Software for SpO2

Sex: Male
Location: San Marcos, CA, USA

Post: #5
RE: What is your favorite mask type?
One more commercial, my favorite is the Sleepweaver Elan nasal mask, next is the Sleepweaver Anew FFM.
The cloth masks are the only ones for me.
In my early days I used a "no Mask" nasal pillows with a mouthpiece like a Tap Pap. I liked it because there was no head gear and no problem side sleeping, but my nostrils were always sore.
10-26-2013 09:49 PM
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mikeh99 Offline

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Machine: PR REMstar Auto A-Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 Pillows
Humidifier: PR System One Heated
CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location: Northern NH

Post: #6
RE: What is your favorite mask type?
I tried a nasal mask and a full face but both leaked like crazy. I have facial hair, which does not help. Nasal pillows work great for me. I still have some leaks but it is much improved. But YMMV.

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10-26-2013 10:00 PM
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Peter_C Offline

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Machine: System One DS960HS
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro "MED"
Humidifier: Attached
CPAP Pressure: Auto mode-script is:15/3/3
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic Other Software

Other Comments: Severe obstructive sleep apnea 1999/Just got an ASV machine

Sex: Male
Location: Akron, Ohio USA

Post: #7
RE: What is your favorite mask type?
Nasal mask is my go to. I have a FFM for bad mouth-breathing spells or when I am ill - but would like to be able to switch to nasal pillows instead - thinking less leaks - it sounds like they are much improved since I tried them some 8-9yrs ago...

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10-27-2013 12:44 AM
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PsychoMike Offline

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Joined: Aug 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: Varies with mood, ResMed F10 is my primary
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 12-17
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: asthma, cyclist upgraditis, just a little crazy (honest :D )

Sex: Male
Location: Alberta, Canada

Post: #8
RE: What is your favorite mask type?
I may be a bit of an odd duck here....I started on pillows, but found my active sleeping caused leaks. A nasal mask works reasonably well for me (good numbers for AHI and leaks) but if I am at all stuffed up (colds, dust or otherwise), it's uncomfortable to impossible to use.

I managed to find a ffm that fits, is comfortable for me and gives me great treatment numbers...with no worries if I get stuffed up. "One stop shopping" makes it my choice Wink
10-27-2013 12:23 PM
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cbramsey Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage FX
Humidifier: ResMed H5i with ClimateLine
CPAP Pressure: 6 - 12
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male
Location: NC, USA

Post: #9
RE: What is your favorite mask type?
I have primarily used Nasal Masks during my 11 years on XPAP therapy. Tried Nasal Pillows (didn't work for me), Full Face Masks (Worked but I didn't like it).

Of the Nasal Masks I used (Respironics ComfortGel, ResMed Mirage FX, Respironics Wisp), my favorite one is the one I am presently using which is the Respironics Wisp. The ResMed Mirage leaked too much according to my doctor. Thinking-about

All that being said, your mileage may vary.

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10-28-2013 08:53 AM
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SabrinaFaire Offline

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Joined: Oct 2013

Machine: Phillips Respironics 460P System One
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Quattro
Humidifier: Phillips Respironics
CPAP Pressure: 10
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Omaha, NE

Post: #10
RE: What is your favorite mask type?
I'm new to this so I haven't tried a whole lot. I currently use a FFM because I'm a mouth breather. They hybrid ones seem interesting to me but I don't know if I'd be able to keep in in my mouth. Oh, but if I could just scratch my nose and wipe away drool, I'd be happier.
10-28-2013 09:11 AM
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