sleepyred wrote:RG - you've told me again and again - but my hose keeps slipping off my simple cushion - not tight enough? How do you place it?
I think that is all I need (besides hacking the elbow off the headgear) to get it to be perfect!
It may be the type of material the pantyhose are made of. I use a leg cut off pantyhose tights
, not just regular pantyhose. Tights are usually a little thicker, softer material. Seem to have a little more "grip" and also stay a little wider...tights don't roll into a narrow band the way a regular pantyhose leg tend to do. I don't tie it extremely tight, just comfortably snug.
Aside from the material used, I vary where I actually put the "leg" strap. Usually placing it exactly across the nasal cushion, but sometimes above it instead (above the exhaust.) It can also make a difference how low or high you tie the strap behind the head. Sometimes it works better down at the back of the neck; sometimes just above the lower regular strap of the CL2. If I tie it above the CL2's strap in the back, I'll usually tuck the loose ends of the homemade strap under the CL2's strap. That helps keep the homemade strap from sliding down the back of the head.
There's a lot of trial and error about the homemade strap placement, and it can vary from night to night; or even during the night. Where you tie it behind your head
, and how well the homemade strap stays up behind the head
is probably the most important factor in getting the front of the homemade strap to stay wherever you put it across the front and not slide down during the night.
It's also easy to forget how important the tilt of the mask is. Be sure to fiddle with the adjustment up near the eyes, where you can pinch the two blue tabs toward each other and tilt the nasal part backward and forward. Sometimes a tilt that was fine one night is a little off on another night, so that adjustment is worth checking if a leak just won't stop despite adding a strap.