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CPAP Pro Nasal Pillows System [copied from old forum] - SuperSleeper - 02-17-2012 11:51 PM
RE: CPAP Pro Nasal Pillows System [copied from old forum] - stew0001 - 05-03-2012 08:57 PM
This is a wonderful product and has turned using my CPAP into something I enjoy rather than something I dread. The freedom of movement and flexibility while wearing this is reliable and comfortable. No straps! Stays in place! After a few days, I tweaked a few of the easily adjustable clamp and bracket settings and VOILA! No more noisy exhaling, no distracting exhaust air blowing around. Easy to disconnect when making a potty stop. It's a well-engineered solution for CPAP users looking for comfort. Myron's mouthpiece fitting comments are useful suggestions, but I had no problem keeping my mouth closed (there is an adjustment for that, to slide the tubing nearer or further away from your mouth.) I would say the people who will like it the least are those who can't seem to live with a system that doesn't cover your mouth, but it works great for me.
RE: CPAP Pro Nasal Pillows System [copied from old forum] - Sleepster - 05-09-2012 02:05 PM
I was told about this mask by a co-worker when I was discussing my recent diagnosis of OSA with her. She said her husband switched to it after a couple years of using a different mask and really loved it.
Quote:What I didn't like- I could not seal my lips. I am a terrible mouth venter, and I bought the system in the hopes that it would help.
I already wear a night guard (to prevent grinding of the teeth) which is why I found this mask intriguing. I believe you can also get a custom-made (by a dentist) mouth piece.
I'm afraid, though, that since it protrudes from between the lips I wouldn't be able to keep my mouth closed while I sleep.
Some day I'd like to try this mask. Six months ago I started with the Swift FX nasal mask, then the Respironics TrueBlue nasal mask, and finally settled on the Opus nasal pillows. I've been using the Opus for a few months now, and like it except it leaves marks on my cheeks in the morning. I'm ordering the Comfortlite2 from my DME now. I hope I'll like it.
I had to use a chin strap at first, then went several months without it, then recently had to start using again for a few nights, and now I'm off it again. I guess I had to re-train myself to keep my mouth shut. It's weird.
RE: CPAP Pro Nasal Pillows System [copied from old forum] - stew0001 - 05-09-2012 03:50 PM
I find it totally to my liking. At first you tend to feel tense trying to "hold in" the mouthpiece but if you relax your mouth and teeth it stays just fine all by itself. I sleep with my mouth just a little bit open but it doesn't interfere with the airflow or my sleep. You could always use a headband if that's a problem for you. The absolute freedom of the system is what makes it so unique and all adjustments are hand-adjustable, no tools needed.I don't think you would need a night guard with this system and probably couldn't wear one anyway. The thin plastic strip attached to the mouthpiece doesn't keep you from closing your mouth around it.