Thanks Sierra, appreciate the response.
Unfortunately, the Simplus is the mask I need, but tested a couple to get to that point, it is actually reasonably comfortable, and not the issue, at this stage.
My frustration is this the exact same set up I tried in hospital, worked brilliantly, but now I am at home, and I cannot get it right.
Best of all, being a Sunday, there is no shop to take it to, and I am dreading another bad night, I write this with eyes filled with the grit of no sleep, and knowing I have a huge day of work ahead of me...stressing me massively.
As I said, best description I can give is like a badly directed air vent, but nothing seems to fix it, and half the time I felt like I had chipmunk cheeks from pressurised air just blowing straight onto them...
Machine reckons there were no leaks, and I couldn't find any around the mask, but I could not get the air to go to where it was needed, and I am hoping someone recognises the symptoms and can offer advice.
Hi, I have just started using CPAP last night, and I got about an hour's sleep.
Machine is working fine - ResMed AirSense 10 - no issue there.
It is all on me, I know this.
I have a Fisher and Paykel Simplus mask.
Machine ramps up fine, but I move, even a cm, and it feels like my cheeks are being blown off my face.
Machine is is set for 11cm, prescribed by my specialist, so no issue there.
But no matter how I move my mask, or how I adjust my position in bed, it was like a poorly aimed ventilation outlet in your car.
It feels like air is going everywhere but where it needs.
I got maybe two hours sleep.
I am exhausted, angry, frustrated, and terrified, because if I don't fix this in the next eight hours, it will be sleep time again, and I cannot go through another night like that.
When I did the test in hospital, it worked a charm, hadn't slept that well in ages.
Please, someone, can you help me, because I am going off the deep end with stress and worry.