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Post: #11
RE: how to reduce leaks with dreamwear mask
Opal, the frame itself comes in sm, med and large as well as the nasal cushion sizes. Most DME seem to just give everyone the medium frame, but you should be able to get a small frame to see if it works.
03-30-2016 09:52 AM
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Post: #12
RE: how to reduce leaks with dreamwear mask
I have to have my hair pulled into a pony tail at the top of my head, and bobby pin the straps to my hair. So far this is the only way to keep the Dreamwear from sliding around due to my hair. also, those little metal clips that are tension held in your hair might help too.


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03-30-2016 08:42 PM
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Post: #13
RE: how to reduce leaks with dreamwear mask
(03-30-2016 08:42 PM)Want2SleepInMT Wrote:  I have to have my hair pulled into a pony tail at the top of my head, and bobby pin the straps to my hair. So far this is the only way to keep the Dreamwear from sliding around due to my hair. also, those little metal clips that are tension held in your hair might help too.

Won't work for me I am hair challenged (bald).Confused
03-31-2016 07:49 AM
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Post: #14
RE: how to reduce leaks with dreamwear mask
(03-31-2016 07:49 AM)Sacktime Wrote:  Won't work for me I am hair challenged (bald).Confused

Well, that makes my solution slightly problematic! I saw someone else mention that they use blue painters tape to keep their mouth from falling open (kinda weird use for it, but hey....) and it got me thinking, that maybe your lack of hair would make this a useful solution for mask positioning? if that squicks you out, you can get athletic tape, or some type of medical bandage tape, (be sure to get the adhesive remover pads that hospitals have too) to get the positioning correct.

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03-31-2016 09:38 AM
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Post: #15
RE: how to reduce leaks with dreamwear mask
(03-31-2016 07:49 AM)Sacktime Wrote:  
(03-30-2016 08:42 PM)Want2SleepInMT Wrote:  I have to have my hair pulled into a pony tail at the top of my head, and bobby pin the straps to my hair. So far this is the only way to keep the Dreamwear from sliding around due to my hair. also, those little metal clips that are tension held in your hair might help too.

Won't work for me I am hair challenged (bald).Confused

The up side of that is you leave far less DNA evidence at crime scenes Smile

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03-31-2016 09:56 AM
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RE: how to reduce leaks with dreamwear mask
(03-31-2016 09:38 AM)Want2SleepInMT Wrote:  
(03-31-2016 07:49 AM)Sacktime Wrote:  Won't work for me I am hair challenged (bald).Confused

Well, that makes my solution slightly problematic! I saw someone else mention that they use blue painters tape to keep their mouth from falling open (kinda weird use for it, but hey....) and it got me thinking, that maybe your lack of hair would make this a useful solution for mask positioning? if that squicks you out, you can get athletic tape, or some type of medical bandage tape, (be sure to get the adhesive remover pads that hospitals have too) to get the positioning correct.

Worth a try, I think I have some medical tape that might work.
04-01-2016 07:20 AM
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Post: #17
RE: how to reduce leaks with dreamwear mask
Sacktime dateline=' Wrote:  I did find that if anything pulls on the hose at the top of your head that will pull the straps out of place, so hose management behind your head is critical to minimize pulling the straps out of place. I still like this mask a lot and will continue to use it as my main mask but it would be nice to solve the strap movement issue.

I don't have a head board so I leave a gap between the mattress and the wall big enough for the hose to hang down. Seems to work well.
04-04-2016 07:47 PM
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RE: how to reduce leaks with dreamwear mask
(04-04-2016 07:47 PM)holden4th Wrote:  
Sacktime dateline=' Wrote:  I did find that if anything pulls on the hose at the top of your head that will pull the straps out of place, so hose management behind your head is critical to minimize pulling the straps out of place. I still like this mask a lot and will continue to use it as my main mask but it would be nice to solve the strap movement issue.

I don't have a head board so I leave a gap between the mattress and the wall big enough for the hose to hang down. Seems to work well.

Yes, letting the hose hang down behind the bed versus being crammed up against a headboard seems to work. But I only have about one half of hose hanging down, I have a strap supporting the hose at about the half way point. I have a gap between the headboard and bed that allows the hose to hang down.
04-05-2016 08:43 AM
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