F&P sleepstyle, no mask type options. and best mask

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F&P sleepstyle, no mask type options. and best mask

Post by Marcusstephen » Sun Sep 17, 2023 7:39 pm

Hi All,
Just noticed the sleepstyle doesnt offer an option to choose full face, nasal, nasal pillows etc.
Im about to move from a BMC full face to a BMC P2 pillow mask, after trialling every other mask
out there. The main issue for me being that most masks tend to block my nasal passages.
The BMC F52 has been the best choice so far and I just received the P2 which also seems to offer
better therapy for myself without blocking my nasal passages.
Is there any consensus regarding pressure changes necessary when moving from full face to nasal pillows ?
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Re: F&P sleepstyle, no mask type options. and best mask

Post by ChicagoGranny » Mon Sep 18, 2023 12:27 pm

Marcusstephen wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2023 7:39 pm
Is there any consensus regarding pressure changes necessary when moving from full face to nasal pillows ?
1. How do you plan on keeping your mouth closed tight?

2. What are your current pressure settings?

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Re: F&P sleepstyle, no mask type options. and best mask

Post by Marcusstephen » Wed Sep 20, 2023 4:43 am

Hi and tks for the response ,
After trying the p52 I’m convinced again i’m a full face person. My pressure settings are auto min 10 max 14.
I found these setting too high for nasal pillows
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Re: F&P sleepstyle, no mask type options. and best mask

Post by chunkyfrog » Wed Sep 20, 2023 10:17 am

Nasal pillows have been successfully used with pressures greater than 20 cm. H2O.
The key is to get used to it.
Thinking that nasal pillows can only be used at low pressures is a common misconception.
It is completely WRONG!

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Re: F&P sleepstyle, no mask type options. and best mask

Post by zonker » Wed Sep 20, 2023 11:11 am

chunkyfrog wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2023 10:17 am
Nasal pillows have been successfully used with pressures greater than 20 cm. H2O.
The key is to get used to it.
Thinking that nasal pillows can only be used at low pressures is a common misconception.
It is completely WRONG!
goodness gracious, i hope so.

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Re: F&P sleepstyle, no mask type options. and best mask

Post by chunkyfrog » Wed Sep 20, 2023 3:17 pm

Even though the OP may have his mind made up;
I am putting out the common observation for others.
Please note: not all cpaps have settings for different masks.
The purpose of these settings is sometimes a puzzle.
If there is no setting, don't lose sleep over it. :mrgreen:

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Re: F&P sleepstyle, no mask type options. and best mask

Post by Marcusstephen » Thu Oct 19, 2023 3:27 pm

chunkyfrog wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2023 10:17 am
Nasal pillows have been successfully used with pressures greater than 20 cm. H2O.
The key is to get used to it.
Thinking that nasal pillows can only be used at low pressures is a common misconception.
It is completely WRONG!
Thank you for your reply
The variable here is “The SNOZ”.
How the snoz handles higher pressure
seems to impact tolerance . 😊
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Re: F&P sleepstyle, no mask type options. and best mask

Post by Lucky7 » Thu Oct 19, 2023 3:55 pm

chunkyfrog wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2023 3:17 pm
Even though the OP may have his mind made up;
I am putting out the common observation for others.
Please note: not all cpaps have settings for different masks.
The purpose of these settings is sometimes a puzzle.
If there is no setting, don't lose sleep over it. :mrgreen:
Lot's of vids on YouTube from Dr. William Noah on Youtube, where he talks about this. The different settings are to "compensate" for the different amounts of resistance between FFM, nasal, pillows.

The problem is, there are now so many different masks out there with different resistance values, so who knows lol.

One interesting thing I've heard him say, even with pillows they just set everyone on FFM settings.