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mask question: what would you do? Wisp and FX for her
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I used the Wisp mask for 3 weeks and then tried the Swift FX for her for one week. I cant decide which one to go with, or if I should try another one altogether. Here's what I have noticed so far:

Wisp: comfortable, AHI's in 3-5 range, get side leaks when turning on my side, nose doesnt get stuffed up, eyes dont water.

FX for her: even more comfortable than Wisp, AHI's in 1-2 range, no leak problem, but nose gets very stuffed up and eyes water in AM, headaches.

Your comments please. Thanks.
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#2
Interesting. Both send air through the nose... if all else is the same, then I'm not sure why one would cause those symptoms. Are you sure you weren't maybe suffering allergies during the same time you tried the Swift FX?

Are you maybe wearing the pillows too tight and they're pressing on your nose?
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Nasal pillows tend to have a laminar airflow into the nostrils, where nasal and full face masks have a more turbulent airflow. This is the cause of the "fire host up the nose" feeling. As a result, you will tend to need a higher humidity and/or temperature setting when using nasal pillows [ except for some "freaks of nature" Smile ].

Try increasing the humidity setting when wearing the nasal pillows.
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(08-06-2013, 01:50 PM)RonWessels Wrote: Nasal pillows tend to have a laminar airflow into the nostrils, where nasal and full face masks have a more turbulent airflow. This is the cause of the "fire host up the nose" feeling. As a result, you will tend to need a higher humidity and/or temperature setting when using nasal pillows [ except for some "freaks of nature" Smile ].

Try increasing the humidity setting when wearing the nasal pillows.

Thanks for the advice, Ron. Will try that.Thanks
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