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Part Number: 400421Brand: Fisher & Paykel
Pilairo Q Nasal Pillows Mask by Fisher & Paykel
The Pilairo Q mask is an upgrade to Fisher & Paykel's popular Pilairo mask, and true to their promises they have listened to feedback from patients and the 'Q' in this updated version basically stands for 'Quiet' due to the new diffuser filter to 'quieten' the sound of the mask. Although lots of people love the supplied Stretchwise headgear, Fisher & Paykel have also brought out an alternative adjustable (optional) headgear to help the small percentage needing this.
Users of the original Pilairo mask will no doubt appreciate this quieter Pilairo Q version which is still a very lightweight mask and allows people to wear reading glasses too. An added benefit is that no sizing template is needed as the one-size mask fits the majority of people. The inflatable AirPillow cushion helps the mask seal well when the CPAP air is applied.
The Pilairo Q has been developed to improve patient satisfaction. Designed for comfort, seal and easy use, the F&P Pilairo Q represents a highly effective nasal pillows mask with just three key components including two minimalist headgear options.
The AirPillow Seal uses CPAP pressure to self-inflate to create an effective yet gentle double seal into and around the nose. The AirPillow Seal can move and flex in any direction without compromising the seal.
Adjustable Headgear (optional extra) - This headgear fits a greater range of head sizes and enables sizing adjustment to the patient's preference.
Stretchwise Headgear (supplied) - This minimal headgear automatically adjusts to the wearer for a quick and easy fit.
The low-profile frame is stable, durable and small, and ensures a clear line of sight. The delivery tube is lightweight, very flexible and designed to minimise pressure or pull on the face. The Q Cover ensures quieter use and minimal draft.
I purchased this after using a full face mask for nearly 4 years that was already a bit noisy but the silicone mask was deteriorating and making it even noisier. Given the current Covid crisis I decided that the sleep clinic was unlikely to want to see me, and nor did I want to make a 2 hour round trip to do so. I found this mask on Hope2Sleep and decided to give it a go. I have discovered that it works very well, is easy to use (watch a clip on YouTube) and is incredibly quiet. The only issue I have with it is the headwear. Although one is adjustable I found it quite uncomfortable to wear and difficult to get to the right tightness/looseness. The elasticated one size fits and all is fantastic if just slight not tight enough, but maybe that's just me. I would recommend this to anyone who isn't a mouth breather. I note that the silicone replacements are very reasonable; for some reason, the elasticated headgear seems very expensive. Again, only my opinion and to be honest, how much is a decent night's sleep worth, both for me and my partner?
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Thanks for such a detailed review. We too have noticed the F & P headgear is quite expensive, but so pleased you've found the mask to be good for you, and especially having used a full face mask for so long, which sounds like it was unnecessary.
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Filters and Cover for Pilairo Q Nasal Pillow Mask£15.00
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