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Unread post  Post subject: Side sleeper  |  Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:57 pm

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I need help finding a mask I prefer the pillows. I've tried several different masks and the problem is is I open my mouth while I sleep. I'm a side sleeper as well so that causes an issue as far as mask fit. I don't know if my jaw falls back when I sleep I just know that I have a tendency to open my mouth while I'm sleeping. I don't like thefull face mask even just the nasal mask because it causes air to blow into my eyeballs. I saw the review on the new mirage hybrid but I do remember your comment as far as side sleepers for that mask are there any options? as well I have state insurance so I only get one shot per year at getting a new mask and with covid going in and checking out different types of masks is not an option I currently have the Fisher & Paykel Brevida™ Nasal Pillow Mask I am not a fan the nose pillows only offer a extra small/small or medium/large and neither seem to fit correctly. I have tried the dreamware pillows as well as the I believe that's the resmed p10 too and I hate both of them please help

Unread post  Post subject: Re: Side sleeper  |  Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:26 pm
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PAP Mask: Bleep/DreamPort nasal mask
PAP Machine: ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto

You pretty much already hate the most popular masks out there in terms of nasal pillow masks.

None will work until you can keep the mouth shut though.

All masks can be used in all sleep positions but moving around from position to position obviously creates movement and challenges.
That will be increased with any full face mask because of the amount of skin to mask contact area that needs to be maintained.

If you wish to continue with a nasal pillow mask consider adding a chin strap of sorts or maybe a soft cervical collar to support the jaw so it won't flop open.

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Unread post  Post subject: Re: Side sleeper  |  Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:39 pm
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Location: Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, USA
PAP Mask: F&P Vitera & Simplus, ResMed F20 N/P30i & old Amara View
PAP Machine: NIV ResMed Astral 150 soon
Humidifier: To be included with Astral & heated single limb leak circuit
Pressure Setting: Will run iVAPS, ResMed's variant on AVAPS

I don't have any mask to recommend, but as Pugsy mentioned chin straps. there's a Knightsbridge Dual Band that several have tried and really liked over on Apnea Board. Search for it and see what you think. One big positive is it pulls the jaw up only not up and back.

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Unread post  Post subject: Re: Side sleeper  |  Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:06 pm

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PAP Mask: dreamwear FFM
PAP Machine: Air curve 10S
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I am also a side sleeper and mouth breather. I started with a Quattro and hated it, used an airfit f10 and then airfit f20. I switched to a dreamwear full face mask a year ago and love it. It adjusts easily to me flipping from one side to another during night and no air blowing in eyes. I used a company called They had a local office and their tech fitted me as I wound up with medium cushion and small headgear. Their pricing was also very reasonable. Good luck.

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