79 yrs, been on a machine since fall/winter 2016.
I have been trending towards lower events since I have moved to the Phillips Nuance mask but the seal is being reported as not what it should be. Generally, I wake during the night and find the red face on the machine but in the report, the events are lower. I guess my next question would be "Is the seal all that important?" Does seal have any effect on the sleep pattern? I rarely get more than 5-6 hours of sleep and those hours are not uninterrupted. I am anxiously awaiting the Bleep Sleep mask to gain approval and allowed to be sold https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqWsNZi0muw&t=137s
I as well have kind of run the gamut on pillows. I think I have had maybe four. All that I have tried except one have a part that more or less protrudes into the cavity a bit. The septum in my nose seems to be closer to one cavity than the other, because of that one side is always sore during the night so I would end up taking the mask off. The one I like the best is the Phillips Nuance as it has no protrusion into the nose at all but I have an issue there as well as I have a hard time getting a good seal. I find that the mask loses its seal when I am on my side but fine on my back. Even though my seal is not what it should be my events are low ( I generally have a red face on the machine when I look during the night or in the mornings). Has anyone got any suggestions?