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Poll: What is your favorite mask type?
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Full Face Mask
30.30%
10 30.30%
Nasal Mask
33.33%
11 33.33%
Nasal Pillows Mask
27.27%
9 27.27%
Hybrid Mask
0%
0 0%
Oral Mask
0%
0 0%
I've not found one yet
9.09%
3 9.09%
Total 33 vote(s) 100%
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What is your favorite mask type?
#1
I did not like nasal pillows and full face leaked like a sieve
Nasal mask works best for me and feel most comfortable
Viva la difference Sleep-well
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#2
Gotta be able to scratch the top of my nose .....
So nasal pillows is the only mask that works for me.
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#3
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.
trish6hundred
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#4
Nasal mask... It works great so far!
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#5
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.
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#6
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.
Mike
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#7
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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#8
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
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#9
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

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#10
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.
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