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I have joined the pantyhose brigade

Postby dusty0318 on Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:40 pm

Seems like since I switched over to the small mask on the recommendation of the sleep lab nurse, I have had more leaks. My pillow are leaking more too. I got my covers and liner from PADACHEEK today and got them all set up. Still could not stop the leaks. So I"ve resorted to the panty hose trick and that seems to help all but the hiss coming from one of the pillows. Any suggestions are welcomed.

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Re: I have joined the pantyhose brigade

Postby sleepycarol on Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:44 pm

If another size works, why take someone else's word? If you are getting more leaks, I say go back to the size you were using before they suggested it.
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Re: I have joined the pantyhose brigade

Postby Sireneh on Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:55 pm

So what's the trick with the pantyhose?

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Re: I have joined the pantyhose brigade

Postby Goofy on Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:51 pm

Sireneh wrote:So what's the trick with the pantyhose?

Gently ties the mask closer w/o being cumbersome I've found.
Can also be used as a chin strap in a pinch.
Crazy but us hoseheads will get very creative for good sleep! :shock:
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Re: I have joined the pantyhose brigade

Postby roster on Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:02 pm

Sireneh wrote:So what's the trick with the pantyhose?



Gosh, I hope people don't think it is pantyhose. All the pantyhose I have felt are made of nylon and are not very comfortable touching the face.

It is very ordinary ladies tights made of 100% polyester microfiber - very soft, cool, and wicks moisture. Example: http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/l'eggs ... 94-product

My wife picks them up for me for a buck or two at the discount stores.

Here is an example of how they can be used to secure nasal pillows or stabilize a mask: wiki/index.php/Hybrid_Mask_Modifications

Cut each leg off and you have two straps by tying them in a circle. Very handy and so soft and lightweight I can't even tell I have them on. But they do stabilize the nasal pillows and keep them from popping out when I am tossing and turning.

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Re: I have joined the pantyhose brigade

Postby dusty0318 on Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:47 pm

lars4life wrote:Post a picture. This does not make sense to me.


See the wiki link in rooster's post.

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Re: I have joined the pantyhose brigade

Postby rested gal on Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:58 pm

roster wrote:It is very ordinary ladies tights made of 100% polyester microfiber - very soft, cool, and wicks moisture. Example: http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/l'eggs ... 94-product

Exactly. "Tights", not just "pantyhose."

As clarified here by something roster's wife said:
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=221381#p221381

roster wrote:Here is an example of how they can be used to secure nasal pillows or stabilize a mask: http://www.cpaptalk.com/wiki/index.php/ ... ifications

Cut each leg off and you have two straps by tying them in a circle. Very handy and so soft and lightweight I can't even tell I have them on. But they do stabilize the nasal pillows and keep them from popping out when I am tossing and turning.


I use them with my Headrest nasal pillows mask. I removed all the headgear and use just two homemade "tights" straps to keep the nasal pillows assembly in place:
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Re: I have joined the pantyhose brigade

Postby rested gal on Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:11 pm

Pictures I retouched a long time ago (drawing red and green "straps" on the mannequin head) to show various ways one or more homemade straps can be routed. This is the picture in the Wiki at the link roster provided:

Using homemade straps -- useful for stablilizing masks other than just the one shown.
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