masks selection for small face

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PlacidLilacQuail4869 +0 points · 11 months ago

I have had issues with mask fit and comfort. I have a smaller face, nose and the masks tend to slide down and I get irritation on bridge of nose or have poor fit . Any ideas?

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wiredgeorge +0 points · 11 months ago Sleep Enthusiast

You didn't give much detail. High pressures in your prescription may force you to use a certain style mask; such as a full face. If this is the case, a mask like the Amara View will certain help with the nose bridge irritation issue I think. The correct size cushion should also help. If you mask slides down, this is likely because your jaw is going slack and you will need to deal with this issue. I wear a "boil and bite" mouth guard to prevent jaw slackening. If your pressures are within a lower range, I suspect a nasal mask or nasal pillows may also prove useful if you can try those type masks.

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sleeptech +0 points · 11 months ago Sleep Commentator

What is your current mask and which others have you tried? The Amara View would certainly address your issues on the bridge of your nose, as Wiredgeorge suggests, but do you necessarily need a full face mask?

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GregariousMagentaRoseCaterpillar4081 +0 points · 11 months ago

Try DreamWear by Phillipsif you don't need a full face mask. It sits just under the nose, doesn't even go inside the nostrils.

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