Do you also have a hose cover as this help with the condensation build up in the hose(water build up). It has helped me tremendously. Also with the new machine and nasal pillows it takes a while to adjust to it but once you get there it gets mush easier to handle. I have been on a CPAP machine with nasal pillows for over 10 yrs now. My concern is when there's a hydro black out and it lands at night time and is out for over 3-4 hours. I get very nervous as I can't even call a taxi to get to the hospital cause it's on generators. I just pray that this doesn't happen often.
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Start with the small pillows since you have a small nose. the others are to try and d3ecide which one works best for you. It takes time to sort through them.
Your mask should be snug but not so tight that they hurt your nose. It should fit snug but not to tight. play with the mask while you are up and see which tightness fits you the best. I have the ladies swift and love it. Yeah it does take some getting used to, when you haven't had one in awhile. or ever.
Just remember this a form of medicine for yous o that you can get your body to rest and do the healing you need for a much healthier you. Also if you have a humidifier start out on a low setting and try several to see where you need it. you will know if it is too much, so don't be afraid to try.
Experiment with the adjustments and the the humidity levels. Find out what is comfortable for you.
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I use nose pillows..they should fit comfortably on in the nares. Shouldn't be too tigh..my nose basically sits on there comfortably. It's hard to explain easier to show someone which is difficult. I have never used a lubricant of any type. I've been using mine almost 5months. I used the small pillows seem to fit my nose best.
You may want to try the other pillows to see how they fit but you nose should rest comfortably on there.
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I got my new machine and a new mask yesterday. Keep in mind I have not used a cpap in 7-8 years...and my old mask used to be one that completely covers the nose. How tight should I have the "head Gear" I think I had it too tight because my nose was scrunched and nostril killed. It came with xs, sm, med and large pillows...I have a small nose...I was not sure what size to use. I know I had it too tight from what I read online...but I didnt want any leakage...and I get confused when I feel the air from the hose in my face vs leakage. Also, I feel panicky like you cannot breathe when you first put it on...which I used to do that too, but of course got used to it. How do you determine which size...how do you determine a good firt for the head gear? I read about people using lubricants like ayr...does anyone do that? Does anyone get nasal sores?
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