I have tried a few masks and the one that was best for me is the Fisher & Paykel "Zest" nasal mask. http://www.cpap.com/productpage/fisher- ... -mask.html
Very comfortable and minimal leakage.
I had tried a nasal pillow mask but I found it very uncomfortable with those "things" sticking in my nose.....
I agree with the above statement.... when I
consider the Opus 360 mask. And yet I happen to like my Swift FX nasal pillow mask rather a lot while one of the nasal masks similar to the Zest I simply cannot get to like that style at all. Where it gets weirder is that some nights, the Opus has actually felt better to me than the Swift FX. Even other nights, I do have a nasal mask that I happen to like.
From the above with two people with wildly different views on masks, I have found two things, having melted a CC buying different masks to find myself a "comfortable" one and following this forum:
- There is no "most comfortable" mask for everyone
- There is no "most comfortable" mask even for just me
As you can see from my subject line, I have at least one of almost every mask type except the total face (the ones go from chin to forehead and the total width of the face). A couple of months into treatment, I have a couple of masks that I gravitate toward (including one that I rather disliked in the beginning). As such, you'll could get almost as many different responses as there are posters. Even for the same mask, some will like it for utterly different reasons than another would.
This isn't to say this is a viable question spawning good and helpful conversation. Being somewhat of a newb myself I am looking forward to conversation and thoughts. Interestingly enough, a lot of what is good and what is not so good in reviews and conversations are what I found and still I found different views.
I hope your question spawns thoughts that were similar to what helped me and at least narrows
the list of what might be comfortable for you
. As this thread progresses if I have something about a specific mask that pops up worth tossing out whatever inane thoughts I have that might be helpful, I shall chime in.
Good luck to you as you start this therapy. I am still in the throes of coming to terms with it and massively envy those who take to it like a duck to water. But I shan't give up and hope you don't either.