There's no such thing.
All full face masks have anti-asphyxiation valves in them that open when the machine is off, and close when the machine starts up.
There's no such thing.
Pugsy you rock. I just got why you call yourself pugsy, I wish I could change mine to bull dog or frenchy haha, poor dogs bred for such things though, feel some empathy there.
I use to have a Staffy, but my partner she is allergic to cats and dogs. So we going to try fostering an outside dog, hopefully a small to med size dog.
Ask and ye shall receive.
Snoozey, I have two pillows that are 14 inches by 21 inches, so much smaller than normal size. Here are links to both:
Yeah I had a look through hybrids before reading this, none of them seemed to get great reviews. I guess as they are a compromise, ok at both but not great at either perhaps.... not sure.
I do get “tickles” usually after putting the mask on and before the heated humid air arrives. Personally if I have something under my F20 that itches, I scratch it. I don’t know if the 1-2 seconds it takes to wriggle a finger under the mask to scratch matters over the course of a night, but figure it’s better to scratch than lay there wanting to scratch.Snoozey wrote: ↑Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:29 pmAlso, anybody using a full face mask, do you notice a lot of tickling of your nose or facial area and when the mask is on, its soooooo annoying. not so bad with sleep meds, but without, I cant get to sleep it annoys me so much. nasal pillows I can tickle my nose, but then my mouth may open causing a leak. Any work arounds?
Hehe same same. I just wish the F20 wasnt so dang big. very effective I think, but the trade off is any resemblance of comfort while trying to fall asleep, which is why I need medication for the time being, trying to wean down on these.CyberSpiff wrote: ↑Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:49 pmPersonally if I have something under my F20 that itches, I scratch it. I don’t know if the 1-2 seconds it takes to wriggle a finger under the mask to scratch matters over the course of a night, but figure it’s better to scratch than lay there wanting to scratch.
Regular cpap/apap machines can't do anything to help with central apneas so they don't even try.Snoozey wrote: ↑Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:26 pmMost nights are almost uneventful AHI sub 0.7 etc, but one night which I had the mask on 8 hours (full face), AHI 8.9 eeek. Was mostly all Clear Airway in Oscar, but also a lot of "Cheyne Stokes Respiration" as well. So good to know it helped me that night. Clear Away obstructions I presume would be Central Apneas in the machine? Does the machine help with Clear Airway obstructions, i mean if its clear, and your brain has stopped you breathing, how does the machine tell your brain to start breathing again?
I use to hold it 150 second frequently under water, well all day long really.