On Tuesday, I was fitted with an Easy Life and I loved it. Wednesday morning, the bridge of my nose was red, so I loosened the straps that night. Thursday morning, the bridge of my nose was red and started to hurt, so I tried readjusting it. Friday morning I woke up with blood on my pillow and the bridge of my nose ripped to shreds.
Of course I was there at the DME when they opened on Friday morning. After the RT being appropriately horrified, he took a look at the mask. The benefit of Easy Life is how flexible it is to keep a good seal. I was fitted correctly. However, there's a little lip that folds over on the mask. We figured out that the skin on my nose was getting caught under that lip. After breathing, which moved the mask each time, over an entire night, the skin couldn't take any more irritation. We both agreed that I had the straps adjusted correctly. It was a feature on the mask.
Needless to say, I'm wearing a bandage over the carnage until it heals. I was fit with an Activa LT, which was my very first mask. The design isn't the same at all and even the seal is better.
Just sharing my story to explain that there could be another reason.
Started CPAP therapy in December, 2009
Pressure: 9 cm/H2O
Mask: Resmed Activa LT
I'm a wife, mother, and college professor in Upstate New York and I need my sleep.