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mask fitment
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mask fitment
I  had a medium mask that was too small--i bought a new Large one .  It fits better but i have to crank the lower straps  VERY tight to not leak air on the sides.  Its uncomfortable  and when i wake up my face is SORE .

do you think i should try an  XL   ??

thanks to our awesome healthcare system,  i cant get a sleep study until end of August  !!
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#2
RE: mask fitment
Many of the online suppliers listed in the Suppliers List (top of screen) offer sizing guides for masks.
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#3
RE: mask fitment
i looked thru that.....im not finding the info i need. If it helps i measured my face from bridge of nose to chin where mask sits = 4.5"
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#4
RE: mask fitment
You haven't listed it in your profile, please list your make and model of your mask.
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#5
RE: mask fitment
Read the mask primer. Link is in my signature.

My guess is that particular mask does not work with your facial structure. Masks must be tried under pressure and in sleeping position.

That said the ResMed P10 pillows mask (get the fit kit) is among the easiest to seal if you are not a mouth breather or correct mouth breathing another way. See the Mask Primer.
Fred Bonjour - Project Manager and Lead Tester for OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter 

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#6
RE: mask fitment
Another good choice may be the F20 with the memory foam cushion
Fred Bonjour - Project Manager and Lead Tester for OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter 

New to Apnea? Helpful tips to ensure success
Mask Primer
Dealing with a DME
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INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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