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headgear on Wisp nasal mask uncomfortable - any solutions?
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ellen1159 Offline

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Machine: Phillips Respironics System 1 Remstar 60 Series BiPap Auto with BiFlex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp
Humidifier: Phillips Respironics System 1 Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 15-24
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Obesity, Insulin Resistance, Hypertension, High Cholesterol

Sex: Female
Location: Connecticut

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headgear on Wisp nasal mask uncomfortable - any solutions?
Happy to report that the Wisp nasal mask leaks a lot less than the Quattro FX on my face, but I can't seem to ignore the discomfort from the side straps. I sleep on my side and the straps dig into my ears. There is also a "button" type fastener on the two lower straps that sometime presses into my head and keeps me up. I've tried pulling the lower straps down so they rest just below my ears but that tends to mess up how the mask sits on my face and leads to leaks.

Is anyone else bothered by this mask's headgear, or am I the only whiner?
08-29-2013 07:54 AM
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JJJ Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Most recent: Wisp, Pilairo, Mirage Vista
Humidifier: ResMed S9 Autoset
CPAP Pressure: 17-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: USA 97217

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RE: headgear on Wisp nasal mask uncomfortable - any solutions?
(08-29-2013 07:54 AM)ellen1159 Wrote:  Happy to report that the Wisp nasal mask leaks a lot less than the Quattro FX on my face, but I can't seem to ignore the discomfort from the side straps. I sleep on my side and the straps dig into my ears. There is also a "button" type fastener on the two lower straps that sometime presses into my head and keeps me up. I've tried pulling the lower straps down so they rest just below my ears but that tends to mess up how the mask sits on my face and leads to leaks.

With the Wisp you can just remove the buttons and slide the velcro strap through the slot.

The Wisp comes in fabric or a silcone headgear. Which do you have?
08-29-2013 09:32 AM
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ellen1159 Offline

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Posts: 37
Joined: Jul 2013

Machine: Phillips Respironics System 1 Remstar 60 Series BiPap Auto with BiFlex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp
Humidifier: Phillips Respironics System 1 Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 15-24
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Obesity, Insulin Resistance, Hypertension, High Cholesterol

Sex: Female
Location: Connecticut

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RE: headgear on Wisp nasal mask uncomfortable - any solutions?
(08-29-2013 09:32 AM)JJJ Wrote:  
(08-29-2013 07:54 AM)ellen1159 Wrote:  Happy to report that the Wisp nasal mask leaks a lot less than the Quattro FX on my face, but I can't seem to ignore the discomfort from the side straps. I sleep on my side and the straps dig into my ears. There is also a "button" type fastener on the two lower straps that sometime presses into my head and keeps me up. I've tried pulling the lower straps down so they rest just below my ears but that tends to mess up how the mask sits on my face and leads to leaks.

With the Wisp you can just remove the buttons and slide the velcro strap through the slot.

Fabric

The Wisp comes in fabric or a silcone headgear. Which do you have?
08-29-2013 11:43 AM
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