New user, switching to nasal pillow...

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Miss Emerita
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Re: New user, switching to nasal pillow...

Post by Miss Emerita » Mon Jun 20, 2022 11:33 am

You might want to try the ResMed P10, which is a very minimalist and light-weight nasal-pillow mask. Get one with a fit pack (includes small, medium, and large pillows). Another thought would be the P30i, if you like the top-of-head connector.

Finding a mask that works for you can be one of the big challenges for CPAP users. Keep at it -- there's a mask out there that's right for you! FYI, CPAP.com has a nice return policy.
Oscar software is available at https://www.sleepfiles.com/OSCAR/

bassadict69
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Re: New user, switching to nasal pillow...

Post by bassadict69 » Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:10 pm

Thanks for the suggestions...

Right now I am in the trial phase, I guess, through a local med supply business and have not been charged for anything...I forget the date, but I have a certain period of time to decide whether to keep the equipment or not.

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Re: New user, switching to nasal pillow...

Post by ChicagoGranny » Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:18 am

Yes, try multiple masks while you are in the trial period. For most people, the most difficult part is finding a mask that works well for their case. At cpap.com, you can browse photos, specs, and reviews of most masks.
bassadict69 wrote:
Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:43 am
I may ask to try the pillows that actually go into my nostrils.
Technical comment, nasal pillows don't actually fit into the nostrils. The flange-like part seals on the outside of the nares. The tip may be slightly inside but not touching the nostrils. Pillows are a great choice for many people.

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Re: New user, switching to nasal pillow...

Post by bassadict69 » Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:00 am

Thanks for the info...I didn't think they went far.

I had one fairly decent night with the nasal cushion, then 2 nights of not so much and couldn't keep it on longer than a few hours and had to remove it so I could go to sleep.

It's just so uncomfortable and unnatural feeling trying to sleep with something on my face/head, though I do like the hose being at the top of my head much better than in front of my face.