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Trouble getting good mask fit.
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I have had 2 different CPAP machines and tried several different face masks but either have to pull masks so tight they hurt or have leaks that wake me up (although machine records these as being…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Buddy Sysol Jun 12, 2012.


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Profile Information

My Interest in Sleep Apnea
I have Sleep Apnea
Treatment Being Used, if any
Auto-Adjusting CPAP
If Machine Being Used, What Type? (e.g., Respironics M Series with A-Flex Auto-Adjusting CPAP)
ResMed S9 auto with Humidifier and Heated Hose
If Mask Being Used, What Type? (e.g., ResMed Activa Nasal Mask)
ResMed Mirage FX
Recently obtained new F&P Pilairo nasal pillow to trial as older F&P Opus pillow mask.
Using ResMed chi strap with all of them.

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At 6:36am on May 2, 2012, Terry Vella said…
Ellen, I think your doing the right thing by giving the sleepwwaever a go then trying the Mirage, let me know how you go with the Mirage and liners because that's what I'm using.
At 2:49am on May 2, 2012, Terry Vella said…
Ellen, I don't want to tell youwhat your settings should be but it sounds like 6-15.5 is right. I still think at 15.5 it will blow your sleep weaver off (all most). I see in your profile you have or have used the Resmed Mirage Quattro, why not try it again?
At 11:08am on May 1, 2012, Becky at RemZzzs said…


I looked for your email, but I did not end up getting one!!!  Did you email me at:  I am looking forward to being able to help you in ANY way that I can!  :O)

~Becky B. from RemZzzs!

At 5:11am on April 30, 2012, Kath Hope said…

Glad to be of help.  I think if a 'newbie' was presented with the FitLife then that would be very off-putting, but when people have tried everything (like I had) then they're willing to try anything.  Like I said, I only intended using it after my nose surgery, never dreaming I'd end up using it every night.  The secret is to sleep on the edge of your pillow so the mask overhangs, but we are bringing out a pillow soon to help with these problems.  I'm currently sleeping on the prototype with a lot of success :)

At 12:37pm on April 29, 2012, Becky at RemZzzs said…

Hello, Kath and Ellen!

RemZzzs does now offer both Kits and free Samples of our FitLife Liner.  Please email: if you are interested in a free sample!!

~Becky B. from RemZzzs  :O)

At 8:58am on April 29, 2012, Kath Hope said…

The amazing thing Ellen, is that it doesn't blow in your eyes.  Here in the UK we've sold them to people who suffer from dry eyes and other eye conditions, and the FitLife hasn't made things any worse - in fact people have commented it's actually better, as they don't get the horrendous blast in their eyes from the conventional masks when they leak.  As with all masks, you do have to tweak them to work for you, but nothing's perfect as it's not exactly 'normal' to be wearing a mask whilst sleeping..

Take a look at the 2 reviews we got on the website (we've only been selling them a short while).

Your best bet would be to see if you can try one over there.

At 7:50am on April 18, 2012, Mary Z said…

Ellen, on behalf of the SleepGuide Crew I welcome you to the forum.  We're glad to have you.  It's good you're already posting.  I hope you can find the right mask.

Mary Z.


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