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Swift FX Bella Nasal Pillow mask
Selecting a CPAP mask can be a difficult thing. Full masks don't always give you a good seal, especially if you have a mustache like me. I was fortunate to be tried on full masks & nasal pillow masks, 22 years ago, before I did my sleep test at the Mayo Clinic. The company in Minnesota that I bought my CPAP from took an hour or so fitting me with various masks thoroughly, until I settled on a nasal pillow with an Adam Circuit. Since then I have tried other styles of nasal pillow masks with varying success. I jumped at the 30 day free trial of the Swift FX Bella because it offered the possibility of using it without headgear (headgear presents its own problems, not the least of which is adjustments). I tried another style without headgear, but never could get a good fit. With any CPAP mask there is a certain "break-in" period, where you might experience irritation or other problems. The only break-in "problem" I encountered with the Swift FX Bella is some discomfort behind the ear where the strap goes - which I had anticipated from my first experience with a CPAP. With time, this decreased to the point where I seldom have discomfort behind either ear - usually, but not frequently, it is after I have been asleep for a few hours and wake up to go, and find there's pressure behind my ear. It only takes a simple adjustment of the strap and I'm back to sleep after my trip to the bathroom. The Swift FX Bella is the best nasal pillow mask I have ever used continuously or experimented with. I prefer it over my original Adam Circuit nasal pillow mask (and the others I've tried). In addition, the FX Bella's swivel is great - I much prefer it to pillow masks with the hose attaching on the side without a swivel. I have used it for over 2 months now without headgear and haven't experienced the hose hanging up when i turn over. The bias vent is angled away so that I am very very rarely bothered by air blowing back on me, as with my other masks. It comes with Small, Med, and Large pillows - I use the medium. I tried it with the large, which were too big. The only drawback is the manual - it could be clearer, more descriptive about removing & replacing the pillows, and the straps ... BUT this should NOT deter you from trying the Swift FX Bella ... especially if you already use a nasal pillow mask. By Greg L, Nassau County, NY
I don't get it.
I don't get it. Straps are very uncomfortable wrapped around ears. Does not stay in place well. By MA, North Carolina
Swift Bella Nasal Pillows
I really liked that you got 3 (xs,s,m) sizes.I can use all 3 as long as I adjust the straps on the head gear.So far I'm not getting any air leaks.I love it! By Andrea C, Dayton,Ohio
Pretty darn good
I have found that the Nuance Pro works excellent, however, the plastic frame is a bit large. The Swift FX Bella Nasal pillow comes with two options: 1, secure with ear straps, 2. with a plastic frame. I found both to be comfortable and effective. I also found that the frame with head strap is hard to take off in my sleep:) Great product By Raymond W B, Manchester, NJ
I've only had the opportunity to sleep one night with this new mask, but it went very well. I'm using the ear straps and I'm really looking forward to not having a strap mark through the hair across the top of my head! The ear straps are really lightweight and comfortable. Not sure yet if the plastic straps will leave marks on my cheeks--I sure hope not! My only problem was figuring out which side of the nasal pillows was UP and which was DOWN...I finally decided that the word RESMED should go across the top when I have it on, so I'll feel for that as I put it on each night. Looking forward to enjoying this mask! By JC, Houston
I really like how this mask turned out the old one that I had leaving marks on my face because I had to have it so tight around my head this one can fit securely into my nasal airways without having to make marks on my face I am a Schwans RSR and it works perfectly for not having marks on my face when I'm seeing my first customers of the day By Sarah, Coon Rapids Minnesota
Best mask I've purchased since I was diagnosed with sleep apnea 15 years ago. It's very light weight, no leakage, no air blowing in my eyes and no marks on my face. I'm so happy with this mask. Finally I can sleep comfortably!!! 10 stars! By James, california
Swift FX Bella CPAP/Bi Level Masks
I don't like having to wear a mask to bed but this one is not so bad and is the best I've found yet. Minimal, fits good, and easy to order and recieve. By Susan, CA
Love this system. I have thick, naturally curly hair that is also fine and soft. Regular head gear caused my hair to have terrible tangles. The Bella ear loops are perfect. I had to learn to adjust the pads so it did not rub a tender spot behind my ear. Once I did that, no problems. I strongly recommend this system.
By Cindy, Alabama
Finally Something that lets me sleep
A great piece of equiptment. It allows me to sleep longer than I have in the past. By F. Ealy, home
The Bella Loops Accessory for the Swift FX is freedom. It is a very natural way to secure a nasal pillow. It stays in place without having your head wrapped in straps. If you have to get up during the night it is easy to get free of the nasal pillow. The only change I'd make is to have ResMed offer a changeable/washable wrap for the straps. By DM, Wake Forest, NC
Hair Saver Headgear
I have lots of curly thick hair and I had to wear a soft head band with the regular over the head style headgear or my hair would get caught up in it. And this led to flat curls in the morning! I admit it's all vanity but I really like the new ear loops on the Swift FX Bella. It takes a little getting used to having it behind your ears and you need to practice tightening the straps. I find making them completely loose putting on the mask then (both sides together) tighten the bottom then the top. I also found that if I put a little lotion behind my ears it keeps it from irritaing the skin. My only complaint is that you can't replace the little pink covers. With the over the head stle I'd replace the strap wraps every couple of days. Now I have to wash them and hope they dry by bedtime. Most women put "stuff" on thier faces at night so they get dirty quickly. It just makes sense to have replacements available. By meghan, Silver Spring
Was skeptical if the loops would work for me, but decided to give it a try anyway. Fits like a dream, pun intended. I've had no I issues with my Bella Loops I love them! I wear many different hairstyles that often interfeered with my headgear. Not anymore, this is perfect for me and my seal stays tightly throughout my sleep. By Tracey, West Palm Beach
I like the Bella Nasal Mask. I purchase this product because I have thick hair and want to try a mask that does not have to go over my head. However, the strip rested against my bone behind my ear, and it hurts. If I loosen the straps, I hear the sound of rushing air, which causes a restless sleep. By Rene', Enterprise
This is the most comfortable mask out there! The option of having the traditional headgear is genius, gave me a chance to try something new without the worry of spending money on a product that I might not have liked. The Bella "loop behind the ears" is great, I was afraid of it slipping out of place but that has not been a problem. I now have my sleeping "freedom" back!!! Thank you ResMed :-) By Lynn, Charlotte, NC
Favorite Mask so far
I have tried many of the Swift models, and this one is the most comfortable and the quietest. It is tougher to clean, but well worth it. By Jay, Los Angeles
Was pleasently surprised
I was so surprised not only at their great prices but also how quickly i received my package One of the best I will order from them again By JoAn, Cheshire
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