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Hissing Mask

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Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:35 am Post
I am writing on behalf of my husband who suffers from mild sleep apnea. He has a S8 Escape II machine and is on his 3rd mask. The problem is that he cannot seem to get a good seal and although the start of the night there is no noise by the middle of night the thing start hissing is driving me crazy and in turn, driving my husband crazy since I have to wake him to adjust his mask. His second mask was a Mirage Swift II and his current mask is a Swift LT. We recently bought Ayr gel for his nose since it was so irritated. Plus we wash the pillows every day as recommended. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

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Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:02 am Post
It sounds like he is having problems with using nasal pillows. Has he tried to use a nasal mask rather than nasal pillows?



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Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:27 am Post
No, he's only used the nasal pillows. He is a side sleeper and fully bearded as well.



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Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:42 am Post
I am a side sleeper and have a full beard and mustache. I use a Comfort Gel nasal mask.

This is not me; except that my beard is gray, my beard and mustache looks like this:

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Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:03 pm Post
it may help to wear mask higher up on nose, also to trim beard where mask contacts face
many with beards manage OK

if mask has a top adjustment point and most do, carefully adjust it



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Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:16 pm Post
Lynn, he is using nasal pillows.



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Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:22 pm Post
Thanks for your replies. We still want to try out the nasal pillows and see if we can get anywhere with them before we give up and try a nasal mask. We would still love any suggestions from those that have dealt with hissing issues.
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