Nothing to Lose
I’m a man with short hair. My CPAP setting is 8, so I barely need any pressure on my mask. I played around with ways to try and minimize the effects of the CPAP on my hair every night, and always tried to be careful. Yet, after a year of wearing a CPAP, gone were the days when I had nice hair, replaced by a permanent whoop-de-doo at the back of my head. Yes, I shower every morning! I started combing my hair forward to hide it. I would often walk into the bathroom to discover I had been walking around with an alfalfa, and would try to get it to lay flat by running my wet hands over it.
I wasn’t sure about the concept of using the ears to hold my CPAP on, but as I said, I don’t really need much force. I just needed enough to hold the mask in place. Everybody has different ears, and it may work for some, and not others. The nice thing about this package is that they include the standard Swift FX harness, just in case the Bella harness doesn’t work. So you literally have nothing to lose, other than that damned whoop-de-doo.
Written by No More Whoop-De-Doo, Lake Orion, MI -2019-08-15
I really enjoy wearing the mask with the ear attachment much better than the headgear.
Written by lonashivers, -2018-04-04
Waste of money
Cheap don't waist your money
Written by tmanleyhome, -2017-10-07
Great product but it has not arrived
This is a re-order because I like this better than many other masks. Problem with the service though. It has yet to arrive, and it has taken too long.
Written by BrightTurquoiseRobin, -2017-04-03
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.
Written by Greg L, -2016-11-24
I don't get it.
I don't get it. Straps are very uncomfortable wrapped around ears. Does not stay in place well.
Written by MA, -2016-07-04
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!
Written by Andrea C, -2015-12-27
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!
Written by JC, -2015-06-11
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
Written by Sarah, -2015-04-24
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.
Written by Cindy, -2013-09-04
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.
Written by meghan, -2013-04-24
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.
Written by Rene', -2013-03-02
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 :-)
Written by Lynn, -2012-09-29
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
Written by JoAn, -2012-04-17