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Wisp mask - interesting leak results
#11
Ok, I think I am getting all this sorted out now. Smile

But hey, if one mask gets you better results I say go for it.

Cheers!
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#12
(01-23-2013, 07:12 PM)JJJ Wrote: So now I am trying to figure out a way to cut down the leaks. I am going to adjust the headgear a bit starting tonight, but I suspect that I will get better results only when I go to a nasal mask liner. Unfortunately, I can't find any nasal liners that list the Wisp in their sizing data, since it is brand new on the market. I e-mailed RemZzzs just now, but I bet they respond that they have no idea which of their liners to use.

Well, well, well. Within an hour of sending the e-mail to RemZzzs I got a reply from their "night service person" (because they were closed before I sent the e-mail). She said they were aware of the Wisp but had no experience with it yet. She offered to send me a couple of complimentary six-night trial kits to see how they worked with the Wisp.

I immediately replied, thanking here, giving her my postal address, and promising to report back with the results.

+1 for RemZzzs Smile

Edit: This morning they called to make sure they had my address correct and to further discuss the shape and size of the three cushions that came with the Wisp. The samples are going out in the mail today (Jan 24).
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#13
Let us know how the RemZzzs work for you JJJ.

I have used the Wisp for a little over a week now and love it!!! I guess my nose is a "good fit" for the mask. Too-funny

Don't recall having the issues with leaks during the 3 months I beta tested this mask last summer. Guess I need to download my data into SH and EncoreBasic.
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#14
When you received your Wisp mask, did you get all three of the cushions and the template to properly choose the cushion?

My Wisp mask included the following cushions:
  • Petite Mask cushion
  • Small/Medium cushion
  • Large cushion

If you are having issues with leaks, could it be possible you might have a larger cushion than you should have??

My Wisp also included a template to choose the proper cushion.
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(01-24-2013, 08:34 PM)cbramsey Wrote: When you received your Wisp mask, did you get all three of the cushions and the template to properly choose the cushion?
My Wisp mask included the following cushions:
  • Petite Mask cushion
  • Small/Medium cushion
  • Large cushion
If you are having issues with leaks, could it be possible you might have a larger cushion than you should have??
My Wisp also included a template to choose the proper cushion.

Yes, my mask came in the sealed package from Respironics, complete with all three cushions, the template, and instruction sheets in French and English. I didn't pay attention to the template until just now, because the respiratory therapist at the DME where I bought the mask fitted it for me. He had been using one himself for a couple of weeks. I am really pleased with this DME. because it is a large organization and they get advance stuff all the time. Plus, their service is excellent.

After reading your post I took the template out of the package and held it up to my very pedestrian nose. I measured exactly in the middle of the small/medium size, which is what the respiratory therapist recommended.

I am actually having fewer leaks than with other nasal and nasal pillow masks I have tried, even though the leaks are still a bit high. I am a very active sleeper. I roll from one side to the other all night long. Masks get dislodged. I have high hopes that the RemZzzs liners will help (great company!). If they don't solve the problem I guess the next step will be superglue. :grin:
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(01-24-2013, 10:44 PM)JJJ Wrote: I am a very active sleeper. I roll from one side to the other all night long. Masks get dislodged.
me too, toss and turn a lot
everyone is different
I find the Activa LT nasal mask can be worn loose and the cushion maintain a good seal even when tossing and turning
also the chinstrap helps to keep the mask in place and minimize mouth leaks (two birds in one stone Too-funny )
the Activa LT gives the choice of two mask cushions (Activa LT and SoftGel) on one frame

http://www.resmed.com/au/products/mirage...c=patients

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(01-24-2013, 11:15 PM)zonk Wrote:
(01-24-2013, 10:44 PM)JJJ Wrote: I am a very active sleeper. I roll from one side to the other all night long. Masks get dislodged.
I find the Activa LT nasal mask can be worn loose and the cushion maintain a good seal even when tossing and turning
also the chinstrap helps to keep the mask in place and minimize mouth leaks (two birds in one stone Too-funny )

Unfortunately, anything in front of my eyes like the forehead support on the Activa would make me scream and rip the evil alien thing off my face.

But on one point you were dead on: "everyone is different."
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(01-24-2013, 10:44 PM)JJJ Wrote: Yes, my mask came in the sealed package from Respironics, complete with all three cushions, the template, and instruction sheets in French and English. I didn't pay attention to the template until just now, because the respiratory therapist at the DME where I bought the mask fitted it for me. He had been using one himself for a couple of weeks.

It's about time I added some details about the cushions. I supplied these dimensions to the RemZzzs people so they could figure out what size liners they should send me (still have not arrived Sad ). Note that the cushions are a little smaller than most nasal masks:
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#19
I don't like forehead supports either.
Sometimes I use a Zeo and it sits in the exact same spot on the forehead as the support would.
I also need to put on my glasses at times to get up in the middle of the night to resolve issues now and then.

Cheers!
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#20
I have the Wisp mask from my DME supplier here in Canada and I must say it is extremely comfortable! As a first time CPAP user I had no problem adapting to it! It is a bit pricey at $275 a piece but insurance covered it.
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