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joshthel0ser
Unread post  Post subject: Best Mask for Chronic Headaches?  |  Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:38 pm

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I've had a nonstop headache for 3.5 years now, and I will soon be getting my CPAP machine and mask.

I'm getting a full face mask (at least to start out with), and I'm thinking the ResMed AirFit F20.

I know I don't want any kind of strap or bar on my forehead..

Any thoughts, reviews, opinions, and/or suggestions would be appreciated.

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TheLankyLefty
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Best Mask for Chronic Headaches?  |  Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:35 am
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Chronic headache is one of the major symptoms of sleep apnea, so it may go away just from using CPAP.

The F20 doesn't have anything on the forehead.

Any "advice" that I would have is to look into whether or not you truly need a full face mask. The F20 is a great one, but all full face masks have more surface area to fit, so there is a larger potential for leaking. Then you also have to contend with mouth/jaw drop that can cause major leaking problems. Just something to look into.

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joshthel0ser
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Best Mask for Chronic Headaches?  |  Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:10 pm

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TheLankyLefty wrote:
Chronic headache is one of the major symptoms of sleep apnea, so it may go away just from using CPAP.

The F20 doesn't have anything on the forehead.

Any "advice" that I would have is to look into whether or not you truly need a full face mask. The F20 is a great one, but all full face masks have more surface area to fit, so there is a larger potential for leaking. Then you also have to contend with mouth/jaw drop that can cause major leaking problems. Just something to look into.


I have other health issues/neurological disorders, so they definitely won't go away, (how nice that would be!) although I do hope CPAP lessens the intensity!

A full face mask probably isn't 100% necessary for me, but I do have nasal congestion sometimes and I worry about my mouth opening with nasal masks/pillows - and since chin straps don't seem to work and I already have to wear orthodontic retainers, a mouth guard isn't in the cards right now. Regardless, I'll eventually good this F&P Pilairo Q mask a shot.

Anyway, I guess we'll just have to see.

Thanks Jason, keep it up dude.

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