I have just been diagnosed with sleep apnea. I have a F&P Simplus FF mask but tonight, on the 5th day of using it, I have given up and taken the mask off due to it whistling.
I have done some research and played with the mask while the whistling is happening and have figured out that it is the air holes in the mask. It is apparently something to do with the moisture from the humidifier. This has been happening since night one. Tonight however I would rub my finger over the holes which had stopped it on the previous nights and it was starting to whistle less than 2 minutes after stopping it. Needless to say it was driving me nuts. Tonight also, for the first time, it woke my partner up and kicked him out of bed because I couldn't stop the whistling coming back.
I like the soft padded comfort of the full face mask and changing to a nasal mask is out of the question.
Does anyone have any recommendations or ideas on how to get rid of this whistling? I don't want to stop with my CPAP machine as the benefits are already being made obvious but at the same time being woken all night is kind of negating the benefits by the lack of sleep.
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.