I have been trying out different masks lately due to each one causing nasal or facial irritation. I do prefer the nasal pillow masks, but even an XS nasal pillow is too big for my nostrils & leaves me with a bloody nose due to pressure ulcers (& these masks have been fitted by my sleep specialist). The latest one I’ve tried is the Airfit F30, but even though it fits well & I like it, I’m getting a high number of AHIs recorded each night & an “Unhappy Face” emoji on my machine in the morning. I have set the machine’s setting to reflect nasal “mask” instead of “pillows” even though this particular mask is neither. The mask covers my mouth & the nasal part fits right under my nose & blows air up my nose. It is not a full facial mask, nor does it have nasal pillows that fit up the nose.
My question is: has anybody else had this same experience with this particular mask & if so, were there any steps you took that remedied the situation that yielded acceptable results App-wise?
I’m also wondering if this particular mask is one that Resmed didn’t factor in the way it’s made to fit in regard to being able to interface with the NyAir App? I would have thought that since both are Resmed products they would have factored in that the air you breathe in is not in a closed mask & is being shot up your nose by air pressure, but not in a mask or nasal pillow, so air can leak any which way it can. The air you exhale also isn’t being captured in a mask or through a nasal pillow, so that air is being exhausted freely into the air, too.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
P.S. I do intend to try another type of mask next, but my history is that I can wear a mask for a couple of nights before having to switch off to another type of mask due to irritation & nasal/face ulcers. There just doesn’t seem to be a mask that exists that’s an excellent choice for me.