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drone46
  Unread post  Post subject: Mask tightness?  |  Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:23 pm

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Hello, I am new to CPAP. I have a DreamWear nasal CPAP mask and headgear. I am not sure how tight the mask should be. Can anyone give me pointers?

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diamaunt
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mask tightness?  |  Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:11 am
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just tight enough to prevent leaks.

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SkinnyFemale
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mask tightness?  |  Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:05 am

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If you have the right mask it shouldn't have to feel like your head is in a vice grip to control leaking. I have dreamwear nasal cushion and just snug enough to stay on works very well. I had a terrible time with all of the others I tried first.


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drone46
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mask tightness?  |  Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:46 am

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I think I might have had mine a little tighter than it needs to be. Will adjust tonight. Thank you!


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Pugsy
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mask tightness?  |  Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:02 pm
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The most common mistake most people make with mask tightness is they tend to crank those suckers down way too much thinking tighter is better and it really isn't.

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SkinnyFemale
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mask tightness?  |  Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:20 pm

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Agree!!


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PaulyofPA
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Mask tightness?  |  Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:32 am
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I have a dreamwear nasal mask and this is my feelings on it.
First off I'm a side sleeper.
I had it adjusted at first so that it fit comfortably and it works well.
I find that making it just a touch tighter. )Not so tight that it wrinkles up your nose) I get the best results. Last 2 nights I've had an API of 0 (diagnosed at 63) it will vary from night to night, but if it's a little bit loose I will get a higher score and find from Oscar that its mostly from little leaks. Once again I'm a side sleeper so I guess that sometimes it gets pushed a bit into the pillow. So like I said just slightly tighter than what seems to be a non leak situation works very well for me.
After I have it dialed in I use a fine point marker and mark where the velcro sits on it so that when i clean it, it goes back and I don't have to fuss. Hope this is helpful.


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