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MontanaMom +0 points · about 1 month ago Original Poster

I just started using my machine 3 nights ago. I still have some work to do, to get the correct fit for my mask. My question is, has anyone experienced puffy eyes the next morning? I looked like I was having an allergic reaction and my eyes were trying to swell shut. I'm pretty sure that it was from my mask, not having it fit properly, as I was woken a couple of times with air rushing out. It's true with what they say, a tighter fit isn't the best fit. I wanted to just rip my mask off and sleep without it last night, but I am already seeing a difference in how I feel, and I don't want to lose that. I have severe obstructed and central sleep apnea. I was having 95+ episodes an hour and my O2 would rest at around 73. Not sure what my oxygen is resting at now, as I don't have a meter to track it, but my machine told me I only had 1.6 episodes an hour last. Huge difference! After 3 studies and numerous calls, stressful days, and huge doctor bills (so worth it) I finally know what is wrong with me and am happy that I fought to find out.

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Sierra +0 points · about 1 month ago Sleep Patron

What mask model are you using? Do you know what pressures are being used to treat the apnea?

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MontanaMom +0 points · about 1 month ago Original Poster

I'm using an AirFit F30i. As for pressures, not entirely sure. I will have to look when I get home.

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MontanaMom +0 points · about 1 month ago Original Poster

My pressures are 3-15 and I am on a servo ASV machine

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Sierra +0 points · about 1 month ago Sleep Patron

You may want to consider a nasal pillow mask like the ResMed AirFit P10, or F&P Brevida. Full face masks tend to leak up around the nose and can blow air into your eyes.

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MontanaMom +0 points · about 1 month ago Original Poster

I've been looking into one. I've tried them, but that was when I was testing on a bipap, before my pressures were so high. I will definitely take that more into consideration. Thank you.

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Sierra +0 points · about 1 month ago Sleep Patron

I have used the P10 up to about 15 cm of pressure without a leak problem. My wife uses the Brevida up to 15 cm pressure. If they do leak, they don't direct the air toward the eyes. I tried a F20 full face mask and I could not make it stop leaking.

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