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Nasal pillow. air expelled is annoying.

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jdsirag +0 points · 6 months ago Original Poster

I have a nasal pillow, F/x or something?

there is a tube that exits the mask in an L shaped connector wich attaches the the short hose to the long hosue. air is expelled somewhere the L joint. if i let the hose flow towards my feet im fine. But if the connector rotates then i hear the air whoshing out onto my pillow. or, i feel the air on my hands or chin. if my hands/arms are in the wrong place then i feel the cold air on them and i cant sleep.

This is so @#$ annoying.

is there a way to anchor the rotating joint connector so that it doesnt rotate?

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Sierra +0 points · 6 months ago Sleep Innovater

Here is the solution:

Swift FX - P10 Hybrid Mask

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Tom +0 points · 6 months ago

I’m not really familiar with that mask as I have only had the mirage Fx by resmed. Usually when something leaks like that it usually means a bad product or it’s not on tight or the mask is not on right . Hope this helps.

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Sierra +0 points · 6 months ago Sleep Innovater

It is not the mask adjustment. The Mirage FX has a terrible air vent design problem. The air vent which is design to keep the air fresh in the mask consists of angle drilled holes. They create a very high velocity that is quite directional. If it is away from you or the covers it is fine. But when it blows on you it is terrible. I used one of these masks for a week or two, and tried many different things to control the flow. I have read that some people use a hose hanger back behind their head and route the hose up to the top of their head and then up to the hose hanger. That does not work for me.

The ResMed AirFit P10 nasal mask has a nasal insert almost identical to the Mirage FX, but the mask vent is very different. It is like a plastic mesh and diffuses the vent air flow. The flow, no matter which way the mask and hose is oriented does not cause a problem. The problem however is that the headgear on the P10 is flimsy. For many people it comes off during the night, or slips to the point that the mask seal leaks.

Since I had one of each of these masks I used the headgear from the Mirage FX, which is excellent, and fitted it to the nasal mask and hose from the AirFit P10. It is not really that hard. Just read the post I made in detail. You do not have to buy a complete P10 mask, just the nasal part and the hose. Then you can fit your Mirage FX headgear to it. Here is a link to the mask/hose part of the P10 mask. Order the same size insert as you are using on the FX mask.

P10 Mask/hose assembly

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bonjour +0 points · 6 months ago Sleep Commentator

Too tight is the single largest cause of mask leaks, yes, it is counter-intuitive.

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Sierra +0 points · 6 months ago Sleep Innovater

My experience with the nasal mask is that if it leaks too much all the time (from SleepyHead graphs) then it may be too tight. It also tends to be noisy. However, if it leaks tend to start gradually and are intermittent during the night, it tends to be because the mask is too loose. And, of course if the leaks start and stop suddenly and the leak rate has a flat top, then it is most likely due to opening the mouth.

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Biguglygremlin +0 points · 6 months ago Sleep Commentator

My experience with nasal masks is that I can achieve all of the above all at the same time all night long!

Yes it takes considerable talent and a lot of practice but it can be done! :)

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