Anyone here switched from nasal to full-mask?

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Re: Anyone here switched from nasal to full-mask?

Post by BP » Thu Oct 27, 2022 10:27 am

CPAPQs4All wrote:
Wed Oct 26, 2022 6:32 am
I use an AirFit F20, which I think is the same as your except it has a silicone cushion instead of a memory foam cushion.
Have you tried this model or heard comments from other users about it?
I wonder if memory foam would slip off less than silicone...
I started with the silicone cushion too. It worked well but I find the memory foam cushion leaks a lot less. Not sure what you mean by slip off (the face?), but it doesn't seem to spring leaks like a silicone cushion does. At least not for me. You can tighten it down and it stays comfortable.

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Re: Anyone here switched from nasal to full-mask?

Post by CPAPQs4All » Thu Oct 27, 2022 4:42 pm

BP wrote:
Thu Oct 27, 2022 10:27 am
CPAPQs4All wrote:
Wed Oct 26, 2022 6:32 am
I use an AirFit F20, which I think is the same as your except it has a silicone cushion instead of a memory foam cushion.
Have you tried this model or heard comments from other users about it?
I wonder if memory foam would slip off less than silicone...
I started with the silicone cushion too. It worked well but I find the memory foam cushion leaks a lot less. Not sure what you mean by slip off (the face?), but it doesn't seem to spring leaks like a silicone cushion does. At least not for me. You can tighten it down and it stays comfortable.
Do you replace the foam cushion every 30 days?

The product advertisement says this

“ The memory foam cushion is disposed of every 30 days, making the cleaning process easy with no soap and water needed”

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Re: Anyone here switched from nasal to full-mask?

Post by CPAPQs4All » Thu Oct 27, 2022 4:47 pm

BP wrote:
Thu Oct 27, 2022 10:27 am
CPAPQs4All wrote:
Wed Oct 26, 2022 6:32 am
I use an AirFit F20, which I think is the same as your except it has a silicone cushion instead of a memory foam cushion.
Have you tried this model or heard comments from other users about it?
I wonder if memory foam would slip off less than silicone...
I started with the silicone cushion too. It worked well but I find the memory foam cushion leaks a lot less. Not sure what you mean by slip off (the face?), but it doesn't seem to spring leaks like a silicone cushion does. At least not for me. You can tighten it down and it stays comfortable.
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Re: Anyone here switched from nasal to full-mask?

Post by ChicagoGranny » Thu Oct 27, 2022 5:46 pm

CPAPQs4All wrote:
Thu Oct 27, 2022 4:42 pm
“ The memory foam cushion is disposed of every 30 days, making the cleaning process easy with no soap and water needed”
Now those are some mighty fine marketing words. "The new Cuisinart Air Fryer X300 Maximum is disposed of every 30 days, making the cleaning process easy with no scrubbing with steel wool."

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Re: Anyone here switched from nasal to full-mask?

Post by lynninnj » Thu Oct 27, 2022 6:00 pm

ChicagoGranny wrote:
Thu Oct 27, 2022 5:46 pm
CPAPQs4All wrote:
Thu Oct 27, 2022 4:42 pm
“ The memory foam cushion is disposed of every 30 days, making the cleaning process easy with no soap and water needed”
Now those are some mighty fine marketing words. "The new Cuisinart Air Fryer X300 Maximum is disposed of every 30 days, making the cleaning process easy with no scrubbing with steel wool."
yup

and the DMEs are in on the revenue stream as well.

Perhaps someone will do a thread/revival on cleaning their equipment.

So long as nobody says so clean we should be ok. :shock:

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Re: Anyone here switched from nasal to full-mask?

Post by BP » Sat Oct 29, 2022 12:06 pm

CPAPQs4All wrote:
Thu Oct 27, 2022 4:42 pm
BP wrote:
Thu Oct 27, 2022 10:27 am
CPAPQs4All wrote:
Wed Oct 26, 2022 6:32 am
I use an AirFit F20, which I think is the same as your except it has a silicone cushion instead of a memory foam cushion.
Have you tried this model or heard comments from other users about it?
I wonder if memory foam would slip off less than silicone...
I started with the silicone cushion too. It worked well but I find the memory foam cushion leaks a lot less. Not sure what you mean by slip off (the face?), but it doesn't seem to spring leaks like a silicone cushion does. At least not for me. You can tighten it down and it stays comfortable.
Do you replace the foam cushion every 30 days?

The product advertisement says this

“ The memory foam cushion is disposed of every 30 days, making the cleaning process easy with no soap and water needed”
No I don't. I clean it each day with a cpap wipe and they last me several months. You have to be careful as the memory foam is more delicate than silicone and will tear if you are rough on it. Once the memory foam breaks down enough the mask will leak more and it's time to discard then.

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Re: Anyone here switched from nasal to full-mask?

Post by dataq1 » Sat Oct 29, 2022 12:51 pm

FWIW, I tend to roll around a lot while sleeping, so I tend to need a mask that is comfortable and secure in all four sleeping positions. Having tried a few, my go-to mask remains the FP 431.
I wash it with dawn detergent (on average) every 5 days. The frame/elbow/valve is 3 years old. The cushion (silicone) is 18 months. Launder the headgear perhaps every 3-4 months and replace the headgear after 12-15 months.

While this works for me — YMMV
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Re: Anyone here switched from nasal to full-mask?

Post by CPAPQs4All » Sat Oct 29, 2022 8:34 pm

BP wrote:
Sat Oct 29, 2022 12:06 pm
CPAPQs4All wrote:
Thu Oct 27, 2022 4:42 pm
BP wrote:
Thu Oct 27, 2022 10:27 am
CPAPQs4All wrote:
Wed Oct 26, 2022 6:32 am
I use an AirFit F20, which I think is the same as your except it has a silicone cushion instead of a memory foam cushion.
Have you tried this model or heard comments from other users about it?
I wonder if memory foam would slip off less than silicone...
I started with the silicone cushion too. It worked well but I find the memory foam cushion leaks a lot less. Not sure what you mean by slip off (the face?), but it doesn't seem to spring leaks like a silicone cushion does. At least not for me. You can tighten it down and it stays comfortable.
Do you replace the foam cushion every 30 days?

The product advertisement says this

“ The memory foam cushion is disposed of every 30 days, making the cleaning process easy with no soap and water needed”
No I don't. I clean it each day with a cpap wipe and they last me several months. You have to be careful as the memory foam is more delicate than silicone and will tear if you are rough on it. Once the memory foam breaks down enough the mask will leak more and it's time to discard then.
OK, thanks. What CPAP wipes do you recommend?

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Re: Anyone here switched from nasal to full-mask?

Post by CPAPQs4All » Sat Oct 29, 2022 8:41 pm

dataq1 wrote:
Sat Oct 29, 2022 12:51 pm
FWIW, I tend to roll around a lot while sleeping, so I tend to need a mask that is comfortable and secure in all four sleeping positions. Having tried a few, my go-to mask remains the FP 431.
I wash it with dawn detergent (on average) every 5 days. The frame/elbow/valve is 3 years old. The cushion (silicone) is 18 months. Launder the headgear perhaps every 3-4 months and replace the headgear after 12-15 months.

While this works for me — YMMV
Wow, the FP 431 mask itself looks pretty big from the photos. Interesting design. The lower straps seem lower than on other FFMs so it might be good for me as it might have less risk of irritating the temporomandibular joint.

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Re: Anyone here switched from nasal to full-mask?

Post by lynninnj » Sun Oct 30, 2022 6:07 am

CPAPQs4All wrote:
Sat Oct 29, 2022 8:41 pm
dataq1 wrote:
Sat Oct 29, 2022 12:51 pm
FWIW, I tend to roll around a lot while sleeping, so I tend to need a mask that is comfortable and secure in all four sleeping positions. Having tried a few, my go-to mask remains the FP 431.
I wash it with dawn detergent (on average) every 5 days. The frame/elbow/valve is 3 years old. The cushion (silicone) is 18 months. Launder the headgear perhaps every 3-4 months and replace the headgear after 12-15 months.

While this works for me — YMMV
Wow, the FP 431 mask itself looks pretty big from the photos. Interesting design. The lower straps seem lower than on other FFMs so it might be good for me as it might have less risk of irritating the temporomandibular joint.
Funny I was just looking at that too but noticed the upper strap was higher and not necessarily at the temple.

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Re: Anyone here switched from nasal to full-mask?

Post by zonker » Sun Oct 30, 2022 7:21 pm

CPAPQs4All wrote:
Sat Oct 29, 2022 8:34 pm


OK, thanks. What CPAP wipes do you recommend?
generic baby wipes work and are MUCH cheaper.
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Re: Anyone here switched from nasal to full-mask?

Post by CPAPQs4All » Mon Oct 31, 2022 6:42 am

zonker wrote:
Sun Oct 30, 2022 7:21 pm
generic baby wipes work and are MUCH cheaper.
Good idea

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Re: Anyone here switched from nasal to full-mask?

Post by zonker » Mon Oct 31, 2022 11:18 am

CPAPQs4All wrote:
Mon Oct 31, 2022 6:42 am
zonker wrote:
Sun Oct 30, 2022 7:21 pm
generic baby wipes work and are MUCH cheaper.
Good idea
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Re: Anyone here switched from nasal to full-mask?

Post by breathingeasy » Tue Nov 22, 2022 10:45 pm

A bit off topic....Ive used nasal pillows for years in particular the Phillips gel pillows. However, Phillips discontinued the gel pillows and their replacement isn't as secure. The nasal inserts are flappy. I recently tried the Wisp nasal mask and initially liked it. But after a few days noticed that I was seeing pronounced bags under my eyes which I attribute to how tight the mask was fitted. Apparently it forced water to collect, etc.

So I've returned to the Phillips pillows. I have the Resmed pillows which I'll try again. The Resmed frame (standard size) isn't the most secure so I tried to use the Phillips dongles for the head strap but they didn't fit properly.

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Re: Anyone here switched from nasal to full-mask?

Post by chunkyfrog » Wed Nov 23, 2022 12:40 am

I was the other way around.
After being pushed into a full face mask, (pure misery)
I tried nasal cushions, and finally, nasal pillows.
I have been using pillows for many years--
anything else prevents me from sleeping.
If I have congestion, I will use a breathe right strip and/or nasal spray.
They can take away my p10---when I am dead.

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