which mask out of this two?

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which mask out of this two?

Post by bananas85 » Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:28 pm

I am trying to find a mask where the hose connects at the top rather than in the front. I turn a lot in my sleep and I feel like the top hose connectil will be better. Which one of these are better ?

https://lofta.com/products/dreamwear-nasal-mask

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https://lofta.com/products/resmed-airfit-n30i

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Re: which mask out of this two?

Post by lynninnj » Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:34 pm

bananas85 wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:28 pm
I am trying to find a mask where the hose connects at the top rather than in the front. I turn a lot in my sleep and I feel like the top hose connectil will be better. Which one of these are better ?

https://lofta.com/products/dreamwear-nasal-mask

vs


https://lofta.com/products/resmed-airfit-n30i
Apologies that I can not give you a comparison as I have only tried the N30i. I found it very comfortable except for the pressure at my temples and an angry TMJ. It was very easy to disconnect the hose from above the head when you wanted to go to the bathroom so you didn’t have to takeoff the mask and then try to fiddle around half asleep and put it back on.

I will say this though- whichever you decide to go with I highly recommend a hose management system. Even though it’s over your head you still have to be able to roll over and it will tug on the hose.

I really like this one and I have it myself.
JAKIA CPAP Hose Holder and Hanger Tube Clamp and Support Minimize Hose Tubing Tangle and Leakage with Angles Adjustable,Relieve Pressure from Tube-CPAP Accessory Supplies… https://a.co/d/fKuoHl4

There’s many to choose from online if that doesn’t suit you. Many connect to a frame that goes between the mattress and the boxspring. I like this because it attaches right to my end table next to my pop machine it’s really easy to take on and off of the stretchy rubber holds the hose over my head. You can attach to a headboard also. Because I have a foam mattress I don’t think the one that goes in between the mattress and box spring would be ideal if you have a bed like that.

Sorry I couldn’t be of more assistance.

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Re: which mask out of this two?

Post by chunkyfrog » Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:39 pm

I always lean toward Resmed--better quality.

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Re: which mask out of this two?

Post by zonker » Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:56 pm

bananas85 wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:28 pm
I am trying to find a mask where the hose connects at the top rather than in the front. I turn a lot in my sleep and I feel like the top hose connectil will be better. Which one of these are better ?

https://lofta.com/products/dreamwear-nasal-mask

vs


https://lofta.com/products/resmed-airfit-n30i
may i suggest heading over to cpap.com and read user reviews on both masks?
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Re: which mask out of this two?

Post by babydinosnoreless » Tue Sep 20, 2022 3:03 pm

I didn't care for the dream wear all that much. It tangled in my hair and made Darth Vader noises. I have recently hung a command hook on my headboard for my hose and that seems to do well to keep me from getting wrapped up in the hose.

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Re: which mask out of this two?

Post by lynninnj » Tue Sep 20, 2022 3:10 pm

babydinosnoreless wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 3:03 pm
I didn't care for the dream wear all that much. It tangled in my hair and made Darth Vader noises. I have recently hung a command hook on my headboard for my hose and that seems to do well to keep me from getting wrapped up in the hose.
I now keep command strips and hooks in the travel bag. I also have a large twist tie to attach to command with a scrunchie to hold the hose up.

Those hooks are a great suggestion and if nothing else give you the opportunity to decide if you like a hose management system before investing in anything else.

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Re: which mask out of this two?

Post by SleepGeek » Tue Sep 20, 2022 4:30 pm

lynninnj wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 3:10 pm
I now keep command strips and hooks in the travel bag. I also have a large twist tie to attach to command with a scrunchie to hold the hose up.
If you get the command strips with wire hooks you can bend (crimp) the wire hook to hold the scrunchie. It keeps the hose from falling down.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Command-Smal ... s/20533443
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Re: which mask out of this two?

Post by lynninnj » Tue Sep 20, 2022 4:38 pm

SleepGeek wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 4:30 pm
lynninnj wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 3:10 pm
I now keep command strips and hooks in the travel bag. I also have a large twist tie to attach to command with a scrunchie to hold the hose up.
If you get the command strips with wire hooks you can bend (crimp) the wire hook to hold the scrunchie. It keeps the hose from falling down.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Command-Smal ... s/20533443
Thanks. Those look cool but the hook is perpendicular to the wall and the scrunchie will then be parallel to the wall and the hose can not hang freely.

That extra twist tie in there allows scrunchie to hang freely while supporting the hose.

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Re: which mask out of this two?

Post by SleepGeek » Tue Sep 20, 2022 5:23 pm

lynninnj wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 4:38 pm
Those look cool but the hook is perpendicular to the wall
Thats why you crimp the hook- pinch it to hold the scrunchie which hangs down holding the hose. I guess you'd have to see it but the hose never touches the hook.

See if you can zoom in here...
https://www.cpap.com/productpage/pursle ... ent-system
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Re: which mask out of this two?

Post by RogerSC » Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:21 pm

TheLankyLefty27 (or someone with a very similar user name) has extensively reviewed both the Dreamwear Nasal and the new and improved ResMed AirFit N30i masks on youtube.com. Highly recommend his video reviews. He does state his biases when they come up so that you can weigh those as well.

Oh, by the way, here's the tubing holder that I've been using for the last 10 years:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0034 ... UTF8&psc=1

It's gone up some in price, but then what hasn't? Great for travel, fits in the travel case that comes with my ResMed CPAP...I have 2, one for home, one for travel.

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Re: which mask out of this two?

Post by ozij » Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:32 pm

Back in the day I used an old - need I say washed? - shoelace between the hook and the scrunchie.
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Re: which mask out of this two?

Post by SleepGeek » Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:51 pm

ozij wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:32 pm
Back in the day I used an old - need I say washed? - shoelace between the hook and the scrunchie.
I did something similar when traveling one time. For some reason I think it was yarn or something we had when I couldn't stick anything on the wall (no headboard) so I drapped the string or yarn from a picture hanging on the wall. So yea, use what ya got.

The thing I do like about the Command Hooks is you can fit that and the scrunchie in a shirt pocket - meaning they take up no room when traveling.
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Re: which mask out of this two?

Post by chunkyfrog » Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:20 pm

I have stuck cheap duck tape to the fake headboards in chain motels;
and have never had trouble getting it off cleanly.

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Re: which mask out of this two?

Post by babydinosnoreless » Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:20 am

This is the command cord organizer.

https://www.staples.com/Command-Cord-Bu ... pwodN6sKSg

This is what I find works best. No scrunchies or modifications needed.

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Re: which mask out of this two?

Post by lynninnj » Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:24 am

babydinosnoreless wrote:
Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:20 am
This is the command cord organizer.

https://www.staples.com/Command-Cord-Bu ... pwodN6sKSg

This is what I find works best. No scrunchies or modifications needed.
Oooooooo......THIS makes me VERY excited!

Thanks!

Edit: I am not near my home to measure but I assume the 1" soft circular hook is large enough to accommodate the cpap hose?

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