Thank you for the review QueSera.
Once the mask gets released to the public in mass...people will be able to buy the parts individually and make their own mask and probably save a bit of money in the process but that's not going to happen just yet.
First it will be offered everywhere in the mask package with the individual parts following just behind. That's the way it has always been when any new mask gets released.
I got a chance to speak with my DME about it yesterday when I gave him a delayed phone call that I had promised him with my experience with the new mask.
For a full face mask...I like it and I can make it work. Will it ever replace my preference for nasal pillows...No, of course not but I have no need to replace my primary mask.
Now my DME is a cpap user himself so he has first hand experience...and he's no different than anyone here...some masks he hates and some he loves. He hated the DreamWear FF mask.
Was totally surprised when I said I liked it because I am one tough nut to crack when it comes to full face masks.
This new mask is going to be like every other mask out there. Some people will love it and some people will hate it and the ones that hate it will wonder what in the world is wrong with the ones that love it. It is just the life of a cpap mask of any kind.
All masks have pros and cons...all of them...there's no perfect mask out there. Even for the masks that we might use and really like there's always some little something that could maybe be better.
Everyone has their own very individual preferences and need for any number of reasons.
Some people have preferences and needs that make a "pro" in their mind about a mask that ends up being a "con" in my mind because I have a different set of preferences and needs that I want met. It's just a fact of life.
The ONLY way for a person to really know that they will like a mask or not like a mask is to try it. You can't make the decision based on how someone else feels about it. You have no idea of their preferences and needs mimic yours.
The DreamWear Full Face mask isn't going to be a mask that the decision will necessarily be an easy decision based on one night's use unless you just hate it so bad you don't ever want it to touch your face again (kinda what my DME felt
It took me at least an hour of fitting prior to bedtime to get it close...and then some fitting during the night and then the second and third night I fine tuned the fitting more.
Now part of it is I discovered that the small frame is still a bit too large for my head/face.
So don't ask me if you will like it or have success with it....I have no way of knowing what your own personal preferences or needs might be. If it looks interesting to you and you want to try it...then try it. Wanting to is a good enough reason in my book.
You will always learn something...even if all you learn is what a bad idea that was
I tried the Wisp once...lasted 90 minutes with it during the night and it was the longest 90 minutes of my life.
Bad idea to try it but I learned something...I learned I hated it and it would never ever darken my face again and it got returned to my DME. Then I tried the Swift FX Nano which is a very similar cushion...to be honest I full expected it to be like the Wisp and I would hate it but to my amazement I did quite well with it and I actually used it for over a week in various configurations (like it will work with the Bella Loops).
My point...you just have to try something with an open mind to see if it will work or not.
I may have to RISE but I refuse to SHINE.