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Sierra

Sierra
Joined Jul 2018
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CPAP: AirSense 10 AutoSet

Max Pressure: 13 cm

Min Pressure: 12.2 cm

Ramp: Auto

Ramp Start: 9 cm

EPR: 3, Ramp Only

Mask: ResMed AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow

Canada

Sierra
Joined Jul 2018
Bio

CPAP: AirSense 10 AutoSet

Max Pressure: 13 cm

Min Pressure: 12.2 cm

Ramp: Auto

Ramp Start: 9 cm

EPR: 3, Ramp Only

Mask: ResMed AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow

Canada

I have tried the F&P Brevida after reading good reports about it. Yes, the straps are better and are adjustable. I found it irritated the part of my nose between the two nostrils and went back to the P10, now with the Swift FX headgear. I convinced my wife who was using a Mirage FX mask to try the Brevida. The Mirage had to be adjusted so tight that it was leaving large marks on her face from the straps. She had a little trouble finding the right cushion size for her, but after that got sorted out, she really likes the Brevida. I think how a mask fits is quite individual. However, between the Brevida and the P10/Swift FX I think the Swift FX headgear is better. And for me the P10 cushions are better. The other strong point is how quiet the P10 is with the way the purge air is diffused. My wife has a bit of an issue with knocking off the diffuser on the Brevida but so far has found it. We need to order some spares.

The one issue to consider about a nasal pillow is that I believe the reason it works quite well is that it minimizes the contact with the face/nose. Once you start to cover the nose surface I think problems start to increase. I think the DreamWear has kind of a hybrid nasal pillow that does not go into the nostrils, but has an oval hole that kind of covers both nostrils. No experience with it. Not sure if they use that on their full face version of the DreamWear or not.

My solution to the occasional nose irritation is to use some 1% cortisone cream for a few days. Overall I think it is mainly a matter of getting used to it, once the fit is good.