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Advice on Mask Leaks/Brand Compatibility – iDunmed

TL;DR at the bottom.

I’ve been ‘pappin’ for a little over three weeks. I’m struggling. It’s not a machine/air pressure issue as much as it’s a mask issue.

I have a ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet. My prescribed pressure range is 12-18. I’m a nose-breather and a side-sleeper. I tried the AirFit P30i first, and, according to my myAir score, I had significant leaks every night. I switched to the N30i, and I had the same issue. I thought I had found the solution with the F30i, but it woke me up last night after only three hours. I guess it had been leaking for a while because my nose and eyelids were freezing!

I really like the top-of-the-head tube design of the Airfit 30i series. I’d like to explore all of my options within that design before I give up on it. ResMed only has three masks that have the top-of-the-head attachment, and I’ve tried them all. Are other brands compatible with the AirSense? I was specifically looking at the Philips Respironics DreamWisp nasal mask and headgear. If it’s not natively compatible, is there some sort of adapter that would allow me to use it? Would I need a different hose? The DME rep said I have 30 days to find a mask I like. I don’t know if that includes other brands, or if I’m limited to ResMed. If I am limited to ResMed, is the DreamWisp worth paying out-of-pocket?

If you made it through all of that, thank you!

TL;DR: Is the mask leak score in myAir an accurate representation of how good or bad the seal is throughout the night? Are the Philips Respironics DreamWisp nasal mask and headgear compatible with the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet? Are they worth purchasing if my insurance won’t cover it? TIA!

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