Pugsy wrote:Going to pay special attention to comfort and vent noise.
Quick report on last night.
Vent noise was non existent and the diffuser really blocks that air flow out the vent holes. With my hand about 1 inch from the vent I can barely feel the air being vented. That's the way it is with my P10.
Super comfy. Woke up with moisture around the mask and on my nostrils. Not enough to be a rain out issue but a potential for rain out in the nasal pillow. Not unusual for me with my preferred high humidity setting and the cold bed room ambient temps.
Most likely it was the moisture in my own exhaled breath that was condensing a bit. The pillow silicone is so thin that the air in the nasal pillow simply cools to the point it can't hold onto the moisture. Easy fix...I just need to increase the hose air temp. It got cold last night and I had the house thermostat set to 60. I have some room to increase the hose air temp in an effort to keep the air in the nasal pillow a little warmer so the chance of condensation happening should be lessened. It really wasn't that much of a problem though...didn't cause me to wake up and was more like "I am awake now and I noticed the moisture only when I removed the mask"
I liked it well enough to continue the experiment tonight.
It's a nice little mask. I kinda like it. It does touch the skin more than the P10 but it is so soft and silky feeling that it "disappeared" pretty quickly on my nose meaning I didn't notice it.
Just goes to show you that one man's trash is another man's treasure. The person that gave this mask to me hated it so much that they didn't want to pursue trying to make it work and I really like it.
Strap mark on the check that was laying against the bed pillow. Not unusual for me as a wrinkle in the pillow case will give me a mark too. It's just me. I may put my padacheck strap covers from my P10 on the straps tonight or I might just wait.
It does feel "different" on the nose because it sort of envelopes the end of the nose sort of like a nasal cushion (Swift FX Nano is very similar in size) but it's so soft and silky that it really isn't all that noticeable.
Some people will equate this to "flimsy" but for me it's an advantage and not disadvantage.
It is "softer" than the P10 pillow. With the way it sort of envelopes the nose it seals really well and doesn't move around at all even with my loose strap adjustments. I can see it being a definite advantage for people who find that nasal pillows sometimes cause some nostril discomfort and it might be a bit more forgiving for those who tend to tighten the straps a bit more than is really needed.
I didn't get the ballooning effect with inhale and exhale like I did with the Pilairo (I found that was one of my main annoyances with the Pilairo) but I did notice a teeny tiny bit of the ballooning effect. Very minor and my noticing it went away quickly. I don't know if using a much higher pressure would make the ballooning maybe more of an issue.
My starting pressures at the beginning of the night (when a person is more apt to notice this stuff) are only 6/9 but I do go well into the high teens during the night. I slept right through any big pressure changes just like I do with the P10.
At any rate. I really like what I see so about the mask so far and I will be trying it for several nights to see if anything pops up that might be a problem for me.
Bear in mind that just because I like it doesn't mean everyone will like it. Remember it was given to me by an experienced cpap user who hated it.
Such is the life of a cpap mask. Not everyone is going to like a mask..no matter what mask. My needs and preferences might be different from someone else's needs and preferences. Things that are an advantage to me (light, minimal contact, loose) might be a disadvantage to someone else.
The only negative for me so far is the back strap. It's not adjustable and I feel it could maybe be a bit snugger where I like to wear a back strap. It's a very minor negative though...so far. The strap didn't try to climb up the back of my head (I wear it really low down around the base of the skull) though so it may not end up being an issue.
Having the side straps be adjustable helps a lot in terms of stability. Those of you who disliked the P10 because of this particular negative might like the Brevida in this regard.
More later after I get more nights with it.
Leak line looks good. I seemed to have had a couple of minor times with probably mouth opening leaks. Not unlike what I sometimes see with the P10. I don't think the mask moved....I think my mouth opened but it wasn't for very long and I slept right through it so I don't care.