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

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Machine: REMstar Auto A-Flex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Ultra Mirage Full Face Mask LG STD 60604
Humidifier: System One Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 16.7
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Missouri

Post: #11
RE: What is your favorite mask type?
What ever fits and works!
10-28-2013 09:28 AM
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b360155 Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Quattro FX & Quattro Air
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 11.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: CMS50-D Plus Pulse Oximeter!

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Location: North Richland Hills, TX

Post: #12
RE: What is your favorite mask type?
Full face for me. I started with nasal pillows but my mouth would open in my sleep and the air would rush out like a wind tunnel. Never tried nasal mask as I figured it would be the same issue. I also tried the pillows combined with a chin strap but found that to be rather cumbersome. So, went full face and have two (Quattro FX and Quattro Air) that have both performed exceptionally well for me.

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10-28-2013 12:18 PM
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bwexler Offline

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

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Location: San Marcos, CA, USA

Post: #13
RE: What is your favorite mask type?
You need to have none of the above for us weirdos with cloth masks or Tap Pap or ??
10-28-2013 12:39 PM
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RonWessels Offline

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Machine: REMstar Auto AFlex DS560TS
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ComfortGel Blue
Humidifier: REMstar Heated Tube DS6T
CPAP Pressure: 11 - 20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CMS50F Pulse Oximeter

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Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #14
RE: What is your favorite mask type?
(10-26-2013 04:30 PM)robysue Wrote:  Gotta be able to scratch the top of my nose .....
So nasal pillows is the only mask that works for me.

But that's why the attachment straps are elastic - so you can lift the mask away from your face to reach underneath and scratch!

I started on a nasal mask, tried briefly to use nasal pillows but found myself getting used to the nasal mask before getting used to the nasal pillows (ie. irritation at the nostrils). Granted, I didn't give the nasal pillows a fair chance, but why change what isn't broken.

Like others, I am considering a FFM for if/when I get too congested, but so far when I've had a cold, I was able to cope.
10-28-2013 03:18 PM
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PollCat Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: H5i Cleanable with ClimateLine
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 18
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAP-ing since 1995; Type 2 Diabetes; Chronic Asthma; Gout

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Location: Westfield, IN

Post: #15
RE: What is your favorite mask type?
(10-26-2013 10:00 PM)mikeh99 Wrote:  I have facial hair, which does not help. Nasal pillows work great for me.

I agree with Mike. If you have any kind of facial hair, the only mask that will work is the nasal pillows/cushions. I have a Van Dyke during most of the year and a full beard during the cold months.


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10-28-2013 03:38 PM
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PsychoMike Offline

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

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Post: #16
RE: What is your favorite mask type?
(10-28-2013 03:38 PM)PollCat Wrote:  
(10-26-2013 10:00 PM)mikeh99 Wrote:  I have facial hair, which does not help. Nasal pillows work great for me.

I agree with Mike. If you have any kind of facial hair, the only mask that will work is the nasal pillows/cushions. I have a Van Dyke during most of the year and a full beard during the cold months.

If you have a full beard, it might be an issue, but I've had a moustache for years and had no issue with pillows, nasal mask or a ffm to date. I think it is a YMMV situation depending on where you grow your hair, how bushy it is, etc., etc. Smile
10-28-2013 04:40 PM
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