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Nasal pillow the right size

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cheshire +0 points · about 2 years ago Original Poster

Hi! I am new to this website. Been on the cpap for 2 months now and have had FFM, nasal and nasal pillow masks. I a petite female with a petite facial structure so it hard to find a cpap mask to fit me. Being I'm a mouth breather and I wear a chin strap plus side sleeper the sleep lab said the nasal pillow work better. My trouble is the size of pillow which one to use, right now I'm using the small but I was never sized up correctly. If someone could help me on how to know which size to use would be great.

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Sierra +0 points · about 2 years ago Sleep Patron

Welcome to the forum.

I have tried 5 different masks and like the ResMed AirFit P10 nasal pillow mask the best. The second best was the F&P Brevida nasal pillow, but I have now used the P10 for about 6 months and will probably stick with it. I also use the Breathewear Halo chin strap, and even tape my mouth shut with 1" medical paper tape to ensure I do not lose air out of my mouth when I am asleep. While this is a bit of a pain, I find it overall more effective and comfortable than the FFM which always seemed to be leaking somewhere.

As far as fit goes, these nasal pillow masks usually do not have a sizing chart, but instead they supply different sized inserts (fit pack) when you buy the first mask. About all you can do is try the different sizes in the fit pack and see which size works best for you. In the P10 I found the medium sealed better but I think went too far into my nostrils and irritated my nose. The large sits more on my nose, and while it leaks a little more, it is still OK, and I now have no irritation from it. The Brevida mask comes with two sizes in the fit pack, a large and a small. In this brand the large worked better, but still caused irritation, so I switched back to the P10.

Hope that helps some,

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cheshire +0 points · about 2 years ago Original Poster

Thank you, Sierra, I just bought the p10 mask and I like because it so light on my face, using the small size of the pillow but sometimes it seems like i might losing air but then i might have the headgear too tight. Trial and error. Where the swift mask is too big for under my nose with the air tube, ways down on my face.

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