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Machine: ResMed VPAP Adapt S9
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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best mask for ASV??
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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05-05-2015 12:34 PM
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Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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RE: best mask for ASV??
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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05-05-2015 02:49 PM
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
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Post: #3
RE: best mask for ASV??
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 03:28 PM
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Machine: ResMed VPAP Adapt S9
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10 taped to face
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CPAP Pressure: CPAP 11cm
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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RE: best mask for ASV??
(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
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Machine: Phillips System 1 960
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Mask Make & Model: Respironics Amara
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CPAP Pressure: 9-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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RE: best mask for ASV??
(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
05-05-2015 04:47 PM
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Machine: ResMed VPAP Adapt S9
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10 taped to face
Humidifier: included with machine
CPAP Pressure: CPAP 11cm
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

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RE: best mask for ASV??
(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

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05-05-2015 06:04 PM
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Machine: ResMed Aircurve 10 ASV Bilevel
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus aka Facedigger
Humidifier: HumidAirâ„¢ with climate line
CPAP Pressure: Min EPAP 5 Max IPAP 13 PS 1-2
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: New, ASV Barbie, now with morning fart action.

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Post: #7
RE: best mask for ASV??
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.
05-05-2015 06:23 PM
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Posts: 11
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Machine: Phillips System 1 960
Mask Type: Hybrid
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Amara
Humidifier: Respironics System 1 960
CPAP Pressure: 9-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Location: Missouri, Indiana, Florida

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RE: best mask for ASV??
(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.
05-05-2015 06:49 PM
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Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Location: Where they make Respironics

Post: #9
RE: best mask for ASV??
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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