Pugsy wrote:Make sure top strap isn't putting too much tension on the nostril first. If extremely painful...that would be my first suspect. Loosen top strap a notch or two.
If just minor tenderness from something touching virgin skin you have several options.
I like Lansinoh ointment because it is a bit tacky, very little goes a long way, and for some people it helps maintain a better seal. Nursing mom's use it to help with chapped nipples.
Other options are Ayre gel, Astroglide, KY gel. Different folks like different stuff.
In general anything that has some lubrication properties to it is fine as long as it isn't petroleum based.
Petroleum based products can degrade the silicone. So Vasoline is a no-no.
If my wife saw me bring a tube of ASTROGLIDE
into the bedroom, my nose wouldn't be the only thing hurtin'!
Your hint about the top strap is a good one. Which is why I'm asking about the lube.
It's only been two nights so far, and I'm still "experimenting" with both headgear & pillow size. I'm starting out with the medium size pillows, which seemed
to be the right size for me when I tested it out while wide awake. My overnight results say otherwise!
Right now the top strap is as loose as it can be without leaking, but it's still pretty tight. I thought if I used some lube, I'd be able to loosen it up a little more.
Of course, I could be using the wrong size pillow too.
I do have both the small & large ones too, which I'll give a try after several days of using the medium first.FUNNY THING IS
......it's the TIP of my nose that hurts, not the nostrils? I'm not sure if it's the pillows pulling up on them, or if it's the hard part of the mask smashing against my nose when I sleep with my face in the (bed) pillow?
Thanks for the help, I appreciate it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!