A few weeks ago I posted on this forum that I was looking for recommendations for a new mask. For the past three years I have been using the Resmed Quattro FX full face mask. However recently I was having terrible problems with strong indentations on my face from the mask that would not disappear as the day went on. I am also a side sleeper so I am sure that contributed to the problem. Several people recommended that I try the Amara View. I contacted my provider and received the new mask.
I used the mask for for about a week. It took a little getting used to but I find that it feels comfortable on my face and also seals well especially when I use one of the RemZzz liners. I seem to sleep soundly most of the night and only awaken once or twice a night to a little hissing sound that is quickly corrected by slightly adjusting the mask. Unfortunately due to having an old machine with no data option I really can not know how well I am sleeping with the mask. I need to wait until next year before my insurance will allow me to exchange my current machine.
Now here is my issue with this mask. When I remove it in the morning the back of my neck hurts. I do not have the mask on too tight as I can easily slide two fingers under both sets of straps. Yet an even bigger problem for me is that I have intense sinus pressure and a headache all day after sleeping with this mask. My eyes in particular feel like they are all puffy after wearing this mask. I do take daily allergy medicine and of course it is the time of the year when everything is blooming here so that might be contributing a little bit to my problem.
On a side note out of frustration, last night I went back to my old Quattro mask. This morning I woke up feeling much better. My eyes feel almost normal and I have very little sinus pressure at all. I just can't imagine continuing with the Amara with the way it makes me feel. Has anyone else experienced something similar when using this mask? I would appreciate any suggestions you may have. I really want to love the Amara but right now it is making me miserable. Thank you.
|Mask: Amara View Full Face CPAP Mask with Headgear|
|Additional Comments: PR System One REMstar Plus CPAP Machine with C-Flex|