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Biguglygremlin

Biguglygremlin
Joined Nov 2018
Bio

Male aged 60+

Overweight

Very Severe Apnea

CPAP user since June 2014

Resmed 9

Pressure <12>

Nasal Pillows

Philips Nuance

RLS PLMD PTSD CFS RBD

Australia

Biguglygremlin
Joined Nov 2018
Bio

Male aged 60+

Overweight

Very Severe Apnea

CPAP user since June 2014

Resmed 9

Pressure <12>

Nasal Pillows

Philips Nuance

RLS PLMD PTSD CFS RBD

Australia

I can't see the local companies accepting returns under the present circumstances and even if they did the cost is often double what it would be to purchase the same item direct from the USA.

The machine is usually set for around 12 so the pressure is not that difficult to manage and I am pretty good at ignoring minor leaks.

There was some urgency because the Nuance was effectively smothering me in my sleep but I have made a few adaptations that might keep it functional for a bit longer. This was a really good mask which is why I stuck with it for so many years and why it's going to be hard to find an equivalent replacement.

For the moment I have wound some soft garden wire around the base of the pillows to prevent distortion and reduce flexibility. It makes it a bit clumsy but at least I can breathe.

Yes a nasal mask might have been an option but I doubt that it would work for me, not only because of nose size, but because of topography and the state of my skin and also because of persistent itchiness some of which I still blame on static.

I think I would need to try the under the nose slot type masks before I could have any confidence in them.

I had wondered about the Aloha because it looks impressive in the picture but there is no way to know how big it really is.

The one that I am tempted to buy is the P10 because it is essentially what my latest adaptations have turned the Nuance into. Once again it is difficult to determine it's relative size and the strap mounts could be problematic. Another concern is that the straps look rather flimsy and I can't afford to be buying parts on a regular basis.