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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 type of mask do you use?
What type of mask do you use?
Please vote and make a comment, why you like this particular mask and what trick you find to make it work.
03-25-2012 02:40 PM
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SuperSleeper Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto (DS560)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Swift II
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 12.5 - 18.5 cmH20 (auto range)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Have diabetes Type II

Sex: Male
Location: Illinois, USA

Post: #2
RE: What type of mask do you use?
I like my nasal pillows mask system (Mirage Swift II) because it's a compromise of fit, function and non-invasiveness...

I love being able to see over the mask and watch TV or read a book at bedtime. I love being able to turn my head to the side and not have to worry much about whether or not the mask will be jarred loose by my pillow.

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03-25-2012 02:53 PM
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Tom Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
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CPAP Pressure: 12cm H20
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Post: #3
RE: What type of mask do you use?
(03-25-2012 02:40 PM)zonk Wrote:  What type of mask do you use?
Please vote and make a comment, why you like this particular mask and what trick you find to make it work.

I been using the ResMed Ultra Mirage Full Face Mask. I am a "mouth breather".

Been thinking about trying a Quatro Full Face next time.

Tom.......
03-25-2012 03:17 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: #4
RE: What type of mask do you use?
(03-25-2012 02:53 PM)SuperSleeper Wrote:  I like my nasal pillows mask system (Mirage Swift II) because it's a compromise of fit, function and non-invasiveness...

I love being able to see over the mask and watch TV or read a book at bedtime. I love being able to turn my head to the side and not have to worry much about whether or not the mask will be jarred loose by my pillow.

I have used two different nasal masks with my System One APAP.

The first mask was the ResMed Mirage FX mask. Loved the mask. Felt like I wasn't wearing a mask at all. Downside was I had leaks which I tried to stop. The sleep doc kept complaining about my leakage rate.

I finally called my DME and asked for a different mask. Now I am using a Philips Respironics ComfortGel Blue mask. Downside of this mask is it is HEAVY compared to the Mirage FX mask. Hopefully, the doc will stop whining about leakage. Dielaughing

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03-25-2012 03:20 PM
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Cutter Offline

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Posts: 324
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Machine: ResMed S9 Elite
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift LT
Humidifier: Hi5
CPAP Pressure: 12
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Kansas

Post: #5
RE: What type of mask do you use?
I currently alternate between my Swift LT nasal pillows and my comfort lite II nasal mask. My preference is the Swift LT because it is a minimalist's dream.

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03-25-2012 03:37 PM
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greatunclebill Offline

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Machine: Respironics System one Auto A-Flex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: System one
CPAP Pressure: 8-12
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreViewer

Other Comments: quattro fx full face

Sex: Male
Location: L.A. (Lower Alabama)

Post: #6
RE: What type of mask do you use?
fisher & paykell 432 and resmed ultra mirage, both full face masks. waiting to get quattro fx full face.
03-25-2012 04:05 PM
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Jenny Offline

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Posts: 70
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Machine: none
Mask Type: Oral
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Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: none
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: Somnodent dental appliance

Sex: Female
Location: Virginia

Post: #7
RE: What type of mask do you use?
I have the Swift FX nasal pillows mask and feel very grateful that this has worked for me from the get-go (of course, I made it work by rigging chinstrips and pillows under my chin). I couldn't imagine having to deal with more complicated masks and feel for others having to deal with full face mask leaks. I really don't know whether I am a mouth breather or not to this day. I just force myself to use the nasal pillows and "give myself no other choice."
03-25-2012 09:08 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: #8
RE: What type of mask do you use?
I use the Respironics Optilife masks because it does not leave red marks on my forehead or face, and I have an unobstructed view of my surroundings. It also has a built-in chin strap that does double duty: helps hold the mask in place and helps keep my mouth closed. Too-funny


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03-25-2012 09:19 PM
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b360155 Offline

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Posts: 265
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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!

Sex: Male
Location: North Richland Hills, TX

Post: #9
RE: What type of mask do you use?
I use a ResMed Quattro FX full face mask. I suffered from mouth leaks early on with the Swift FX so I felt the best way for me to combat those was to go to a full face mask. My goal was to find the least obtrusive one possible that provided effective therapy, was comfortable and allowed me to sleep through the night. I tried the Mirage Liberty but had difficulty getting a consistent seal with the nasal pillows. The Quattro FX is comfortable, gives me low leak rates and is less obtrusive than other full face masks with forehead support bars. I use it with a Padacheek liner for added comfort and cushion life. I am now sleeping through the night most evenings. Thumbs-up-2

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03-25-2012 09:29 PM
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zimlich Offline

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Machine: Respironics PR System One BiPap Auto SV Advanced
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed gel Nasal Mask
Humidifier: System One
CPAP Pressure: 8-20 ASV, 8 EPAP,PS 12
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I use the Quattro FFM when necessary

Sex: Female
Location: Norfolk, VA

Post: #10
RE: What type of mask do you use?
I use the Respironics FitLife Total Face Mask (not the one size fits most). I used the quattro for a long time and really liked it, but began to have skin breakdown on the bridge of my nose and despite liners and padding could not get my nose to heal. I am a mouth breather and have not liked nasal masks or nasal pillows so I found the FitLife. I like it because it goes around the perimeter of my face, doesn't touch my nose, and usually does not leak. I am having a problem with this mask- the lower strap pressure on the mask- and I do not have them tight- is slowly moving my bottom teeth closer together. I may need to switch types of masks. Does anyone have this type of problem- teeth moving- from a FFM?
Thanks,
Mary
03-26-2012 07:27 AM
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