Thanks for the ideas...I will look into this.
My pressure setting is 11. As to full face...just snored too much with the basic nasal mask. At to newer masks? I suppose I should look into something new. I really did like the quietness of the F20. Will look at the F30...thanks.
Since 1995 I have used a CPAP. Currently, I have a Resmed S9 with an Airtouch F20 mask / head gear that I have been happy with for about 10 years. Like most of you, I am very pleased with my CPAP for it does help me. However, I might have a proplem concerning neck pain and wonder if anyone out there sees the same?
Just a bit of background: To avoid a loose fit, I need to tighten the straps hard for I sleep primarily on my stomach forcing me to bury my face into my pillow. Consequently, the mask might easily shift if not for being tight. I further have fashioned a chin strap primarily to stop me from bitting the mask's seal at the chin. I have gone through several F20 masks, some only two weeks old, because it tends to slide up into my mouth an bingo...another mask on order. Since the chin trap. I have completely stopped this nightmare.
The neck pain appears to be in the very base of the skull at the very top of the neck. This is the sweet spot for the headgear as this is exactly the area that the headgear strap crosses when I tighten it down. So, for roughly 23 years, I have had some sort of pressure applied to this area of the neck. And, for about the past two years I have had some nagging pain. Occasionally, this pain feels like a heavy pressure in the base of the skull accompanied by sharp pain in the tender neck muscles and causing me to feel light-headed or dizzy. Now, I am no doctor so I really can't say for sure it if these are related. So I wonder if anyone has experienced this too?