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Masks?
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Hi everyone,I've had sleep apnea for a few years and I've always used a full face mask. When I was diagnosed I was automatically given a full face mask with no mention of alternatives. It hasn't…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Vinnicombe Aug 24.

Confused by a leak issue
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Hello everyone,I've not been on here for a while. I lost my mother just before Christmas to cancer. I'd been helping her through the treatment and since she passed I've been dealing with her estate,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Aug 4, 2015.

Machine Change causing Issues
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Hi Everyone,I've been getting on very well with my ResMed Auto machine. It was lent to me by the consultant who diagnosed my Sleep Apnoea. I returned it the other day as I had to collect a machine…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pete Apr 2, 2014.

Newbie with questions
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Hi Everyone,I was diagnosed with OSA on Friday just gone. I'm still quite shocked by the result. 45 apnoes per hour! After a talk with my GP back in Feb because of daytime tiredness, it was suspected…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Zimlich Aug 31, 2013.

 

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David Vinnicombe replied to David Vinnicombe's discussion Masks?
"To be honest, it's been good and bad. On a positive side I no longer have a sore nose where the previous mask hurt the bridge. The Mirage Liberty is a great mask. It's lightweight and it doesn't make me so bothered to be wearing it. I…"
Aug 24
Sleep2snore replied to David Vinnicombe's discussion Masks?
"So how have you been getting on with the new mask?"
Aug 22
David Vinnicombe replied to David Vinnicombe's discussion Masks?
"I doubt the hospital will give me another mask cushion, so I just purchased one myself for the Amara view I have. This is just in case I can't get on with the Mirage Liberty. I might ask for a humidifier to accompany my machine if the dry mouth…"
Aug 17
Kath Hope replied to David Vinnicombe's discussion Masks?
"Not sure if you have a CPAP Humidifier David, but if not then I would ask the hospital for one as they help tremendously with dry mouth. If you have one try to raise the setting and if you do get any 'rainout' then a hose cover should stop…"
Aug 17
Sleep2snore replied to David Vinnicombe's discussion Masks?
"I had quite a few, in fact I have the box my forst machine came in stuffed full of masks that I tried and failed to get on with. Nasal Pillows is the only ones I can get on with, though I do sometimes get a dry mouth.  I know what happens, it…"
Aug 17
David Vinnicombe replied to David Vinnicombe's discussion Masks?
"I went back to the hospital that supplies my machine etc to ask about a different mask. They showed me the Mirage Liberty and let me try it on. It did feel a bit strange but decided to give it a go. Last night was my second night and I slept very…"
Aug 17
Kath Hope replied to David Vinnicombe's discussion Masks?
"I don't think any manufacturers to a refund system here in the UK Sleep2snore like some DME's do in the USA for an extra insurance charge.  We do free mask fittings at our charity's shop, but of course it's too far for some…"
Aug 16
Sleep2snore replied to David Vinnicombe's discussion Masks?
"Try putting the mask on when you lay down, the shape of the face changes when you lay down quite a bit. Failing that, try another mask, it sometimes takes a few before you get one that fits. There is a great need for a mask fitting service, one…"
Aug 14
David Vinnicombe replied to David Vinnicombe's discussion Masks?
"I tried again last night with the Amara View mask, but I could not get it to seal. I thought I had it at one point, but when I lay down it started leaking again, so I went back to my full face mask. However, this morning the bridge of my nose is…"
Aug 13
Sleep2snore replied to David Vinnicombe's discussion Masks?
"I have plastic bit at the end of my hose, I didn't get then for a while, then they came with a new hose or something, Then I had a make of mask with a small hose and it plugged directly into the large one.  Funny feeling you should have…"
Aug 13
David Vinnicombe replied to David Vinnicombe's discussion Masks?
"Hi, I purchased the Amara View mask a while ago. I liked the look of it and I thought it would solve my nose issue. However, I had a devil of a job to keep a seal on it, plus I didn't like the weight of the extra bit of hose that came with it.…"
Aug 12
Kath Hope replied to David Vinnicombe's discussion Masks?
"As Sleep2snore says, the Liquicell nasal pads are very good and help most people, and it's also worth trying a Silent Night Mask Liner http://www.hope2sleep.co.uk/silent-night-mask-liners.html  Some people are fine with one or the other,…"
Aug 11
Sleep2snore replied to David Vinnicombe's discussion Masks?
"I do believe you get Gel pads that go over the bridge of the nose http://www.hope2sleep.co.uk/liquicell-nasal-cpap-cushions.html these are reported to be good, though I have not tried them myself. The hybrid mask was not very popular though those…"
Aug 9
David Vinnicombe posted a discussion

Masks?

Hi everyone,I've had sleep apnea for a few years and I've always used a full face mask. When I was diagnosed I was automatically given a full face mask with no mention of alternatives. It hasn't really bothered me until recently. I've been waking with a sore nose where the mask rests on the nose. Normally I use cotton wool pads, but now the soreness is getting worse. I've tried adjusting the fitting but then I get leaks. So this has got me thinking about a different mask. I did read about a…See More
Aug 6
Kath Hope replied to David Vinnicombe's discussion Confused by a leak issue
"Hi David and so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, and caring for someone with terminal cancer is very sad.  My first thought was the hose, as sometimes very tiny holes can appear, but you've explained it wasn't that. …"
Aug 4, 2015
David Vinnicombe posted a discussion

Confused by a leak issue

Hello everyone,I've not been on here for a while. I lost my mother just before Christmas to cancer. I'd been helping her through the treatment and since she passed I've been dealing with her estate, so my apologies for my absence.Because of everything that has been going on, I hadn't looked at the data from my cpap machine in a while, so last week I re-installed the "Sleepyhead" program on my pc and put in the card. It showed that I have been getting lots of leaks! Odd thing was, the leaks…See More
Jul 30, 2015

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