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Stormynights
 
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Re: F&P Brevida

Postby Stormynights on Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:53 am

I don't think I would like to try either. :lol:

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Re: F&P Brevida

Postby Odog on Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:10 pm

Hi all, just found this site and thread, early this morning, I have been using an S8 auto score resmad cpap machine, which I've had from new for the last 8 or so years, been using a nasal mask zest I think it is.
Went to get some spares for it, and ended up getting a brevida to try, I was very happy with this new freedom! So returned the trial one to the store, and purchased a new brevida.
Now I'm having trouble with it, starts off with a good seal, but if I turn on my side, it starts to leak, and have dramas trying to get a good seal again, this is constantly waking me through the night, and I'm getting feed up, I've tried using the small fit pillow, which does seem better, but the machine won't shut off, as it must still sense the pressure it the pillow. I'm at my wits end with it, and feel like going back to my old mask... what am I doing wrong.. any help, or thoughts would be great, don't know if I should post on this thread, or should have tried a new thread.. cheers all Owen

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Re: F&P Brevida

Postby Pugsy on Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:52 pm

Odog wrote:but the machine won't shut off,


What pressure are you using?
I am using the Brevida with my ResMed machine (it's a newer model though) and the SmartStart works fine with it. Starts right up with a breath and stops on its own if I remove the mask...takes maybe 5 seconds.

If it is leaking when you toss and turn...try just a little more tension on those side straps...just a little.

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Re: F&P Brevida

Postby Odog on Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:10 pm

I'm running it at 10 at the moment. With the large pillow or my old mask, the auto on/off works fine, just seems to be the small pillow, but seem to get a better seal when I tried the smaller.. thought the large would be the go, as I'm 6"3... feel lost, just want a good nights sleep!

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Re: F&P Brevida

Postby Pugsy on Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:15 pm

Odog wrote:I'm running it at 10 at the moment. With the large pillow or my old mask, the auto on/off works fine,


I am using the small pillow and auto off works but you are using a S8 machine and maybe it just doesn't quite sense things properly with the small pillow which does probably cause a little back pressure.
You just have to manually turn it off I guess. It's not the end of the world to have to reach over and push the button.

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Re: F&P Brevida

Postby Guest on Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:48 pm

Jim, try adding some hot glue to the strap where it sits against your head - they do that all the time to give headbands more grip!

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Re: F&P Brevida

Postby KenM on Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:22 pm

Last night was my first with the Brevida.
Never used a nasal mask before

Slept OK.
Chinstrap left marks (Ruby Red), mask did not
Had a couple leak spikes (suspect from opening my mouth) otherwise was great.
Nose started hurting from being dry. Will turn up the humidifier (was set at 4)
No dry mouth (yes!!!)

Compared to the Simplus or F10, the Brevida is a godsend. No leaks into eyes. no 95% leak rates at 40+. no more waking up looking like I had the crap beat out of me from the red marks on my face. No matter how I tried to adjust the masks, they would leak like a sieve.

Granted I only had the one night with the Brevida but if I can fix the dry nose issue it will be my go-to
DME is supposed to send a Dreamwear, but its Apria so chances are I'll never see it. I bought the Brevida out-of-pocket

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