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Machine: Resmed Autosense 10 for her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10 for her
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CPAP Pressure: 6.5-9.0
CPAP Software: Not using software

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[split] Phillips-Respironics DreamWear questions
I have been trying to use the Dream wear mask for a few nights (newbie at this cpap business, have only managed to keep it on for 2 hours for 2 nights so far!) but I move around a lot and while I find it v. quiet while on my back, the side sleeping is near impossible. How does the the P10 compare? Or the Swift LT? Are these good for side sleepers too?
08-20-2016 04:29 PM
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icyura10 Offline

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Machine: RESMED AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Phillips Respironiscs DreamWear under the nose nasal ma
Humidifier: INCLUDED
CPAP Pressure: IPAP (20); EPAP (12); PS (8)
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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RE: [split] Phillips-Respironics DreamWear questions
I used a large size P10 for about 3 months.

First I had a CPAP at fixed 18 cmH2O

While the P10's were comfortable, I just couldn't get them to perform at my pressure.

My sleep Dr. moved me specifically from a P10 to a DreamWear. I like the hose configuration of the P10 better than that of the Dreamwear, but I get better breathing using the Dreamwear than I ever got with the P10's.

I only sleep on my side, never ever on my back. I don't know why folks have a problem sleeping on their sides with the DreamWear, I just don't have any problems with it.

As for any other kind of mask, I've always used a nasal mask, but it caused dermatology problems on my face no matter what I did.

I didn't have any of those problems with either the P10 or the DreamWear.

Don't know if that helps you or not.

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08-21-2016 05:56 AM
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Machine: PR System One 560BT Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10's/backup-DreamWear
Humidifier: PR attached
CPAP Pressure: 8.5 - 13. A-Flex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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RE: [split] Phillips-Respironics DreamWear questions
I can't speak to the Swift LT, but I have used the Swift FX in addition to the DreamWear and the P10's.

DreamWear: Great that the hose comes off the top of your head. Makes it easier to roll around in bed without getting tangled up. I found though being a side sleeper predominantly that every time I rolled over it would dislodge somewhat and require me adjusting it over the nose to get a better seal. So I guess it was causing me to somewhat wake up to do this.

Swift FX: I liked that it stayed on fairly well, but I got better AHI using the P10's...

P10's: Very popular with people who are not mouth breathers. Probably one of the least invasive or minimalist masks out there. Just have the hose dangling off where the mask rests on the underside of the nose. A lot of us figure out some way to hold the hose up somewhat to help lessen the tangling. I get my best AHI results using this mask and find it the most comfortable.


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08-21-2016 06:28 AM
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