What did I miss?
Everything. *wicked grin*
I detailed in my post re: SleepWeaver that it's been a successful mask for me. Maybe it would work better for you, too, Judy.
Here's the link to the post: http://www.sleepguide.com/forum/topics/sleepweaver-mask-really-work...
Linda McClure- Woodham said:
Rock, thanks for the good info on fitting CPAP mask (I prefer to call them C-CRAP).
My husband uses a full-face, but I can not tolerate this type, due to extreme claustaphobia..(can't spell TODAY)
I have a nasal pillow, with two straps across my head. I also cannot wear a cap, headband, or anything on my head without developing a headache. I fear the loosening I have to do on the straps may be causing leakage, but trying to go to sleep with a pounding headache will not happen.
I can not stand anything to cover my face, so I guess I am doomed.
I just reprinted this for a second time. Used it months ago when first posted and changed my headstrap so can't seem to get the adjustment right again. This is the most helpful information.
You all are most welcome. I am happy to help.
Hi this is Fred I just started reading all the post here and gone through them all. May I add something I did not see. I wash my mask every night with baby shampoo and I also wash my face reall good with baby shampoo. I use a philips comfortgel fulll face mask and after you wash that mask you can feel it clingiing to your face reall good that helps a lot with the sealing. That baby shampoo will remove all of the oils on your face and mask. The only problem I have is I wake up durring the night with a dry mouth. I haven't got that problem solved yet
Hi Rock, am a newbie still in trialling mode so I read your mask fitting advice & tried it last night think it has made a big difference. So sensible & this info wasn't provided to me from trial staff. they just got me to put the mask on, sitting on chair, they tightened the straps got me to breathe a few times connected to machine & then sent me home. the mask though last night seemed to be leaking on occasion ,on the right side of my face towards chin. Does this mean lower straps still need to be tightened? Or is it that upper head straps need adjustment?...........ah it's a whole new world....this sleeping with contraptions......and I thought 30+ yrs ago learning to sleep with someone else in my bed was a challenge!!! This at the mo. seems far tougher & foreign! anyway I must accept and get on with it I guess. Thanks, Marg
PS I am using a resmed ff quattro fx mask. I sleep predominantly on my sides.
Great advice! I always sealed from bottom first as well. Just gets tricky w/the leaks when excessive facial hair is involved.
I am happy to see that this thread is still useful.
This is a very old thread, but is still quite timely. It's good to review mask fitting techniques now and then. When I got my new machine the tech asked me what kind of water do I use and I could not remember distilled. I actually use RO water.
He helped me fit the mask and showed me how to put it on which is a little different with the quattro fx.