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Still Struggling with Masks, Part 1 - Using P10 Nasal Pillow

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dmypub +0 points · 19 days ago Original Poster

This would work great for me, if I wasn't plagued with sinus congestion in the winter time. I've eaten boxes of mucinex, sprays, etc. to no avail. So after about 4 hours, I had to take my P10 nasal pillow mask off - too hard to breathe !

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dmypub +0 points · 19 days ago Original Poster

Part II - Resmed F30 - have to strap down mask so tight, I lose any comfort !

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Sierra +0 points · 19 days ago Sleep Innovater

I'm disappointed to hear you could not make the P10 work. That has not been my experience with a nasal mask, but that of course is irrelevant to you. Your experience is what counts. Perhaps at another part of the year it could work for you, and for now, you may have to stick to a full face.

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dmypub +0 points · 19 days ago Original Poster

I will be giving it another try. I was able to get pretty good AHI - but then I was using it for only 4 hours.

I have an appointment with an ENT to see if there is any procedure to widen some of my nasal passages. I've always been plagued with gammy sinuses and narrow passageways. I had to give up scuba diving because my sinuses would hemorrhage.

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dmypub +0 points · about 24 hours ago Original Poster

Sierra ! After spraying my sinuses diligently for a week and taking antihistamines, I gave the P10 another try - turned down the pressure a couple cm, taped my mouth shut (cheated a little by putting a little hole in the tape to be able to mouth-breathe when I have bouts of suffocating. Easy to control otherwise to keep air out of my mouth. Best AHI on record for the past 4 1/2 months since I started cpap = 1.16 Definitely the way to go if I can manage my sinuses and allergies. Now, where's all my extra energy ?

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