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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?
#11
What ever fits and works!
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#12
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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#13
You need to have none of the above for us weirdos with cloth masks or Tap Pap or ??
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#14
(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.
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#15
(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)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
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