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best mask for ASV??
#1
Hi there..

I am soon to take possession of an ASV machine, I was wondering if there is any particular advantage to any type of mask for this type of machine. At present with the CPAP set at 8, I am using nasal pillows, but have issues with leaks and the mask slipping off. So I am thinking of getting a full face or nasal mask to insure I keeping it on...any opinions??

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Nasal pillows of course are fine. If you don't lose air through your mouth, I'd just avoid a FFM because of the extra leak potential due to the larger surface area to maintain a seal. The EPAP pressure relief may help with keeping the mask in place, but I'm not exactly a leak specialist as it's never been a problem for me. Wish I had something more helpful to offer, but maybe your mask would be more secure if you added a cap (PAP cap, Softcap?) or something to stabilize the head gear.
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Hi storywizard,
You might try a nasal mask or a different pillows mask, since you are having trouble with the P10.
There are lots of masks out there.
Good luck with it and CONGRATULATIONS! on the new machine.
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(05-05-2015, 02:49 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: Nasal pillows of course are fine. If you don't lose air through your mouth, I'd just avoid a FFM because of the extra leak potential due to the larger surface area to maintain a seal. The EPAP pressure relief may help with keeping the mask in place, but I'm not exactly a leak specialist as it's never been a problem for me. Wish I had something more helpful to offer, but maybe your mask would be more secure if you added a cap (PAP cap, Softcap?) or something to stabilize the head gear.

Great, I will see if I can find a way to keep the P10 from sliding around...

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(05-05-2015, 03:49 PM)storywizard Wrote:
(05-05-2015, 02:49 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: Nasal pillows of course are fine. If you don't lose air through your mouth, I'd just avoid a FFM because of the extra leak potential due to the larger surface area to maintain a seal. The EPAP pressure relief may help with keeping the mask in place, but I'm not exactly a leak specialist as it's never been a problem for me. Wish I had something more helpful to offer, but maybe your mask would be more secure if you added a cap (PAP cap, Softcap?) or something to stabilize the head gear.

Great, I will see if I can find a way to keep the P10 from sliding around...

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I use an asv with a max pressure of 20 cm/h2o. If the P10 can work for you they are great. I was always losing my seal and leaking from my mouth, particularly when I was sleeping more deeply, with mine. I did manage to get my hands on a Respironics Amara wide view I'm testing, that are being released for sale in June. I've been using it for a week now and have been very happy with it. So, in less then a month, you'll have another great alternative if the P10 proves troublesome.

And no Sleeprider....I'm not a Respironics fanboy.Bigwink

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(05-05-2015, 04:47 PM)accurate Wrote:
(05-05-2015, 03:49 PM)storywizard Wrote:
(05-05-2015, 02:49 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: Nasal pillows of course are fine. If you don't lose air through your mouth, I'd just avoid a FFM because of the extra leak potential due to the larger surface area to maintain a seal. The EPAP pressure relief may help with keeping the mask in place, but I'm not exactly a leak specialist as it's never been a problem for me. Wish I had something more helpful to offer, but maybe your mask would be more secure if you added a cap (PAP cap, Softcap?) or something to stabilize the head gear.

Great, I will see if I can find a way to keep the P10 from sliding around...

Storywizard ThanksThanks

I use an asv with a max pressure of 20 cm/h2o. If the P10 can work for you they are great. I was always losing my seal and leaking from my mouth, particularly when I was sleeping more deeply, with mine. I did manage to get my hands on a Respironics Amara wide view I'm testing, that are being released for sale in June. I've been using it for a week now and have been very happy with it. So, in less then a month, you'll have another great alternative if the P10 proves troublesome.

And no Sleeprider....I'm not a Respironics fanboy.Bigwink

There is an older Amara...


don't see the View anywhere...the older one is huge! lol

Storywizard

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I'm an ASV user, but I use a FFM; F&P Simplus, but I might switch to another FFM, because this one is denting my face. I just got a new cushion in the mail from the DME, so I want to see if it's any better. If it isn't, I'm willing to try a new mask, even though I love the simplicity and cleaning ease of this one. I need a FFM, because I sometimes mouth breathe in my sleep. I have some issues with rhinitis, and I can't use nasal sprays, because they make me jittery.
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(05-05-2015, 06:04 PM)storywizard Wrote: There is an older Amara...

don't see the View anywhere...the older one is huge! lol

Storywizard

No, not that one. It's not out publicly yet. I know a Respironics rep or two and snagged one from them. I really like it. But if course YMMV.
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Ohhhh! Something new to look for soon.

Accurate, I'm one of the few who is not a Resmed fanboy. I am equal opportunity and use PRS1 machines and Resmed mask. Smile
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