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Yayoe10
 
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Cpap and beards

Postby Yayoe10 on Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:10 pm

is there a certain mask which is "best" for someone with a beard ? Or would they all
Be roughly about the same.

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Re: Cpap and beards

Postby hobbs on Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:43 pm

I always liker the Resmed Activa-LT. Recently switched to a Resmed N20 and like it better. YMMV.

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Re: Cpap and beards

Postby zonker on Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:01 pm

Yayoe10 wrote:is there a certain mask which is "best" for someone with a beard ? Or would they all
Be roughly about the same.


a nasal pillow works best for me as a full bearded fellow. the airfit p10 to be precise. the full face masks just have too much leakage for me. same is true for nasal masks.

now, i haven't tried every mask out there so my experience is limited. still, i really love the p10.

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Re: Cpap and beards

Postby ChicagoGranny on Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:11 pm

zonker wrote:a nasal pillow works best for me as a full bearded fellow. the airfit p10 to be precise. the full face masks just have too much leakage for me


If you need a FFM, you need a FFM. Independent of whether or not you have a beard.

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Re: Cpap and beards

Postby zonker on Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:47 pm

ChicagoGranny wrote:
zonker wrote:a nasal pillow works best for me as a full bearded fellow. the airfit p10 to be precise. the full face masks just have too much leakage for me


If you need a FFM, you need a FFM. Independent of whether or not you have a beard.


true, that. but what he asked is what mask works better for someone with a beard. i offered my opinion.

sorry it isn't the same opinion as yours....

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Re: Cpap and beards

Postby ChicagoGranny on Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:12 pm

zonker wrote:true, that. but what he asked is what mask works better for someone with a beard. i offered my opinion.

sorry it isn't the same opinion as yours....


It's not about "opinion". It's about misleading someone who uses a FFM. Potentially sending them on an expensive, tiring and time-consuming wild-goose chase at the end of which they are right back where they started.

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Re: Cpap and beards

Postby palerider on Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:56 pm

I seem to have made the mistake of paying attention to something Granny said...

bad me, sit in the corner.

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Re: Cpap and beards

Postby zonker on Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:09 pm

ChicagoGranny wrote:
zonker wrote:true, that. but what he asked is what mask works better for someone with a beard. i offered my opinion.

sorry it isn't the same opinion as yours....


It's not about "opinion". It's about misleading someone who uses a FFM. Potentially sending them on an expensive, tiring and time-consuming wild-goose chase at the end of which they are right back where they started.


i'm really not getting what you are saying. OP-"is there a certain mask which is "best" for someone with a beard ? Or would they all
Be roughly about the same." where does he mention which FFM is best?

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Re: Cpap and beards

Postby zonker on Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:11 pm

palerider wrote:
zonker wrote:
ChicagoGranny wrote:
zonker wrote:a nasal pillow works best for me as a full bearded fellow. the airfit p10 to be precise. the full face masks just have too much leakage for me


If you need a FFM, you need a FFM. Independent of whether or not you have a beard.


true, that. but what he asked is what mask works better for someone with a beard. i offered my opinion.

sorry it isn't the same opinion as yours....

your "opinion" was completely off topic, it didn't relate at all to the person's question.

it's like someone asking "what is the best truck to haul around about a ton of materials" and zonker pipes up and says "well, for me, a ford escort works best!!!"

again, OP-"is there a certain mask which is "best" for someone with a beard ? Or would they all
Be roughly about the same." could you explain how my answer is off topic?

:lol: :lol:

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Re: Cpap and beards

Postby grayghost4 on Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:23 pm

Yayoe10 wrote:is there a certain mask which is "best" for someone with a beard ? Or would they all
Be roughly about the same.



the OP did NOT ask for the best FF mask ....

I have a full beard and moustache and I find the best mask for me is the Amara View
but a mask is a very personal thing ... most of us have tried many to get the RIGHT one
If you're not part of the solution you're just scumming up the bottom of the beaker!

Get the Clinicians manual here : http://apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-press ... tup-manual

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Re: Cpap and beards

Postby jds2001 on Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:58 pm

I have a full beard and the AirFit F20 works great for me. YMMV.

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Re: Cpap and beards

Postby SmokeChaser426 on Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:13 pm

Dreamwear works Great for me. Get the straps snug, took a few leaky nights but now I get good scores.
Pulls on like an old time catchers mask, easy to get comfortable in...

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Re: Cpap and beards

Postby Sheriff Buford on Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:17 am

Yay: do you mouth breath?

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Re: Cpap and beards

Postby ChicagoGranny on Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:07 am

grayghost4 wrote:the OP did NOT ask for the best FF mask ....

Part of giving good answers is to understand that patients are often asking the wrong question.

These are excellent answers:

grayghost4 wrote:I have a full beard and moustache and I find the best mask for me is the Amara View
but a mask is a very personal thing ... most of us have tried many to get the RIGHT one


jds2001 wrote:I have a full beard and the AirFit F20 works great for me. YMMV.

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Re: Cpap and beards

Postby ChicagoGranny on Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:08 am

Yayoe10 wrote:is there a certain mask which is "best" for someone with a beard ? Or would they all
Be roughly about the same.


Your profile shows you use a full face mask (FFM). Is it the case that you sometimes mouth breathe and must continue to use a FFM?

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