Posted 5/22/2009 10:55 PM (GMT -7)
Here is an excellent site to goto for sleep apnea:www DOT apneasupport DOT org/index.php you will find all the help you could ever want there. To answer your question, mask dicomfort is often a major problem in the treatment of sleep apnea, I but there are many different styles and types of masks available. I bet I tried at least a couple of dozen different masks, before I finally found one that would work for me, and even then I had to modify it so it would work with my high pressures. I could never tolerate the full face mask, because of the pressure it put on the bridge of my nose and the air leaking into my eyes, so I use a Hybrid or Liberty mask it covers the mouth like a full face mask but has nasal pillows coming out the top that fits into your nostrils, I like it, but everyone is so different, and they have to find what will work for them. Check out that web site I think you will find it very helpfull, to you!
Good Luck to You
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV