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[-] OrphanAnnie +0 points · 3 months ago

Can anyone recommend any nasal pillow masks that doesn't have head straps?

I currently have a resmed swift fx for her and I nudge it around in the night by knocking the straps. I also like to be able to touch my face, I have discovered so it would help with that

Thanks in advance

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[-] SleepDent +0 points · 3 months ago

Hi, I am a dentist working in dental sleep medicine. There is an attachment mechanism called the CPAP-PRO which can be ordered on line or gotten from some sleep doctors and another similar one called the TAP-PAP which again can be ordered on line or from a company called Airway Management. To use these you must have your own natural upper teeth in reasonably good shape. Each one has a heat-moldable upper tray which attaches to the upper teeth to hold the nasal pillows in place. This eliminates the strap. The most elegant solution, albeit, also the most expensive is called the TAP-PAP CS. This must be gotten from an experienced sleep dentist. It starts out with a TAP3 sleep apnea appliance. The appliance allows you to significantly lower your treatment pressure on the CPAP which is much more comfortable. The nasal pilliows attach to the appliance which holds them in place COMFORTABLY and rock solid. There are zero straps and ZERO leakage, no matter how much you move around at night. There is an intraoral seal available as an option for people who mouth breathe and get dry mouth. Absolutely no better solution on the planet right now. Again, always check with your health care professionals before trying any solutions discussed in this forum. Sincerely, Dr. Luisi

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[-] OrphanAnnie +0 points · 3 months ago

Thank you I gave tried that one but I couldn't get it to reach my nostrils so I had to return it

Do you know of any Others?

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[-] SleepDent +0 points · 3 months ago

Hi OrphanAnnie, I took another look at the CPAP-PRO and I have to agree that it seems to have limited range of adjustment. I don't actually use that one in my practice, but I mentioned it because it is very popular and readily available. I actually do use the other alternative that I mentioned in my practice. That is the Tap-Pap Nasal Pillow Mask. I can specifically tell you that It is much more adjustible and can be fitted into the nostrils better. I have been able to fit it onto every patient so far without problems. It can be found on line or at the Airway Management web site, www.tapintosleep.com. It could do the trick for you. Dr. Luisi

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