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Which masks to try???
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antcyd Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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CPAP Pressure: 10
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Location: Coral Springs, Florida

Post: #1
Which masks to try???
After 2 weeks of fighting I finally have my DME coming out to supposedly help me find a full face mask to try. Any suggestions one how to find the right size? Or which are the best masks? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks
05-14-2012 07:12 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

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Location: western NC, USA

Post: #2
RE: Which masks to try???
If you sleep on your stomach, the full face mask will not work.

However, I think most people here like the Mirage Quattro or one of the hybrids. (part over the mouth, part nasal pillows)

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05-14-2012 07:30 PM
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antcyd Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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Humidifier: not sure
CPAP Pressure: 10
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: Coral Springs, Florida

Post: #3
RE: Which masks to try???
Trying hard to get used to sleeping on my back or side so wanted to try a full mask and see how that goes.
05-14-2012 08:55 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Posts: 8,064
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #4
RE: Which masks to try???
Let us know which ones you try and how it goes.

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INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
05-14-2012 08:58 PM
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JumpStart Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
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Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 20 (auto range)
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: ResMed Mirage Quattro

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #5
RE: Which masks to try???
I recommend the ResMed Quattro, as I have found after extensive testing that it is best for me. It is the one with the forehead support. If you can try both for a while, also try the Quattro FX. It does not have the support, seems far less intrusive, but does not work for my face. You will ultimately find what you need, and with a full mask, can sleep on your side or back very easily. I tried the Resperonics ComfortGel blue, but it did not work for me. I still have it, but don't use it.

Breathing keeps you alive. And PAP helps keep you breathing!
05-15-2012 12:14 AM
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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: #6
RE: Which masks to try???
I've tried the Swift FX, Mirage Liberty, Quattro FX, Mirage Quattro and Innomed Hybrid...in that order in my 8 months of therapy now...and the winner for me is the Quattro FX. Needed the ffm because of mouth leaks and the Quattro FX provides me the best combination of fit, comfort and excellent low AHI and leak scores out of all of the ffm's I've tried. As always, your results may differ.

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05-15-2012 06:14 AM
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