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sleepysand +1 point · 2 months ago Original Poster

Tried the Brevida nasal pillow and changed to ResMed P10 due to irritation on the outside of my nose. Still having problems with P10. I feel that my nose is totally obstructed and very conscience of my breathing while on. It has been 10 days and I wake up after 5-6 hours and remove it. Will I get used to it, or do I need a different type of device. My numbers are running good. thanks

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pauses +0 points · 2 months ago

I use the ResMed P10. I did have a reaction on my face from the mask, but put t-shirt cloth covers over both sides and no more problems. As for the sound, I listen to audio books every night to fall asleep. I forget I have the mask on. Just made one month with mine. Good luck and keep us posted if you find the right answer.

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Sierra +0 points · 2 months ago Sleep Innovater

I have used both the Brevida and the P10. Both irritated my nose to some degree. The Brevida seemed to irritate the division between the two nostrils and I gave up on it. My wife tried it and now loves it. With the P10 I found that I got a better seal with a smaller size cushion, but it irritated the inside of my nostrils more. I switched to a larger size so it sits more on the nose than in it. I also used a 1% hydrocortisone creme on the irritated external surfaces of my nose. I only needed to do that for a couple of weeks. Now I am good with it, and have no irritation.

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Kippy +0 points · 20 days ago

To prevent the inside of my nose from becoming irritated, it was suggested I put a small amount of KY Jelly into each nostril. To prevent the division between my nostrils from becoming irritated, I switched from medium to small pillows and that worked for me, too.

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JacksonLee +0 points · about 16 hours ago

Can ask for some advise please. I have started to use a nasal pillow mask. My nostrils sometimes become very sensitive with pressure sores. Are there any tips to avoid this? It quite painful and sometimes waking me up at night.

I have reduced the tightness of the harness. The mask needs to be extremely loose and so it is then leaking air and sliding off my face.

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Sierra +0 points · about 14 hours ago Sleep Innovater

The most common causes are having a cushion insert that is too small and goes too far into the nostrils. It is better to have one that is a bit bigger than smaller. The second cause as you have figured out is having the mask too tight. In my experience this is a getting used to a new mask issue. I use an over the counter 1% hydrocortisone creme in the mornings to help heal the irritation. That should only be used for a week or two though. If none of that works you may have to try a different style mask. As I mentioned above I have used the ResMed P10 and the F&P Brevida. For me the P10 worked better. My wife likes the Brevida.

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SleepDent +0 points · about 12 hours ago Sleep Commentator

Another more comfortable approach is to get a nasal pillow mask supported by the teeth, rather than being secured by straps. With a tooth-borne device you have more stability and the pillows seal well with much lighter pressure against the nostrils. See: MyTap-Pap device at www.Tapintosleep.com. Available without a prescription on CPAP.com, ApriaDirect, and other internet sites. Dr. Arthur B. Luisi, Jr., The Naples Center For Dental Sleep Medicine.

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