Philips Respironics releases its Amara View CPAP mask, a minimal contact, a full face mask that has a wide field of vision. With its innovative under the nose design, Amara View reduces the red marks and irritation on the bridge of the nose that many CPAP patients experience, according to Philips.
Smaller and lighter than traditional full face masks, Amara View covers less of the patient’s face than comparable masks and eliminates the bulky cushion and frame in front of the eyes, allowing the patient to wear glasses, read, watch TV, or use a computer or tablet before falling asleep.
“This is the next generation of CPAP masks, designed to ensure the patient’s comfort and ease the journey to CPAP therapy compliance for both the homecare provider and the patient,” says Mark D’Angelo, sleep business leader of Philips, in a release. “Amara View enables homecare providers to offer new and existing CPAP patients a product that limits lifestyle interruptions and requires fewer resources during the acclimation process.”
Amara View is the latest addition to The ANSWER, a three phase process designed to respond to the unprecedented challenges facing today’s physicians and DME providers. The ANSWER impacts every touch point of the patient journey from setup, to compliance, through ongoing resupply. The Amara View works together with other Philips sleep therapy systems and resupply services to transform how homecare providers work, supporting their efforts to continue to provide quality care to their patients.
Amara View face mas mk-new-comes out in July. Just tried this mask, and it is mixed reviews, good if mouth breather and claustrophobic, but as soon as I turned on my sides, I got loud farting noises due to leaking that woke me up and scared my dog. Headstraps were cumbersome on the bottom around the back of my head-plenty of ways to adjust but did not work for me. mask sizes and new pieces “snap” in on this mask which is nice and washes easily. Also where they put the nasal outake on this one it blows air into your eyes which was horrible, would have preferred the sides. I think it was a good try at something new and will probably work for some people if you have the right facial shape for it??? Disappointed. It is also silicone like so it is softer and is Under your nose and covers mouth. I also found Resmed F10 nice as gel like, but as soon as I was on my side, farting noises. Both masks have quick release valves so if you have to go bathroom during the night or out to take your dog, nice feature.
Anna, I recently purchased the CPAP pillow with the sides cut out and that totally solved my problems – its was $60 and was totally worth it!!
I love my Amara View!!
I’m not sure why this is but I bought it with a medium headgear and I think it’s the shape of my face because I don’t have a big head I wanted to try the large Headgear even though I had heard it’s hard to get a good seal with a larger headgear. Totally untrue I Didn’t wake up to the sound of leaks my legs actually went down and I slept better as a result so maybe it’s the shape of my face but larger work better for me
It was the quietest night I’ve experienced in a long time I thought I would add that
I have been a rather unhappy CPAP user for nine years. I have struggled to keep the bridge of my nose from developing sores and struggled with air blowing in my eyes. I ordered the Amara View minimal contact full-face mask I have been using it for one week. After 2 or 3 adjustments I have had minimal air leaks I am very happy with no marks on my face or sore nose and dry eyes. It is the most comfortable mask that I have used.
This (for me) is the best mask so far it was given to me to trial a month ago, I am not giving it back!, (been using CPAP for 6 months now). I have a large overbite and this may be reason why it fits the best. Less leaks, RHI etc. Would like to know where spares can be obtained in the UK.
I really wanted this to work. The chin strap used with my nasal mask is uncomfortable. Regardless, after two weeks of restless sleep and adjustments, I’ll have to go back to my nasal mask.
The seals leak through the night regardless of headgear adjustments. And the exhaust is noisy and air escapes into my eyes while shifting sleep positions during the night.
I am disappointed in this mask it is not particulary comfortable. The head gear puts extra strain on my shoulders and neck because I have to over tighten it to keep it from leaking around my face. It also Leaks in the connection from the mask to the mask holder. The only positive I have is the other masks I cannot wear with my glasses, and with this mask I can. It is so unfortunate that I have to suffer from the other issues.
This mask will leak if you tighten it too much. I learned that looser is better. especially the upper ones. Might also wear it lower on face, too high and hurts noise and leaks at that. Properly adjusted, best I’ve ever tried.
For me it leaked loose, tight and everywhere Inbetween, a piece of garbabe, always have trouble with seal with everything I’ve tried, by the time I’ve spent ages F&@cking about with it I’m so stressed I could smash the thing to pieces
Have used the Amara View for two weeks. It can be a hassle to snap the clips in place. Also the small piece of gel below the nose broke in the first week so I cut it off and the mask seems to function better. The head strap does mark the face on the cheek bones so went to spot band aids to resolve this. Jury still out on whether I continue to use it
I have used a C-pap machine for 17 years. The Amara View is the best mask I have ever used. I’ve had a full face beard, more than 30 years. The full face mask I’ve used previously was so tight that It left a scar on the bridge of my nose. The only issue I have now is an abrasion on my head, in my hair, from from the plastic adjustment piece on the head strap. This is a great mask!!!
6 months into CPAP started with the Quarto FX and had a lot of leaks into my eyes. Tried the Amara view and the ResMed Mirage Liberty. Both are better for me than the Quatro FX. I like the straps of the Amara view but they do leave lines on what ever side I was sleeping. The Mirage Liberty tended to leave less marks and was very comfortable until one night the nasal pillows actually caused a blister on my nose. Must have got off center and vibrated all night long. The Amara view will leave a slight line on my nose but no blisters yet. Sleeping eight hours with out having to adjust or deal with leaks most nights. It takes a little sifting and wiggling to get this to seat just right under the nose, pulling slightly off face then back on wiggle left then right until the noises stop then set for the night. BTW I have a mustache and goatee and the seal is great.I’ve also found that a 10 ft hose routed under the pillow and back around makes for easier side to side turns. Sleep well my friends. Only drawback I can see is that this mask lacks O2 ports, I hope they add those because I know I will need them soon.
There is an adapter that fits on the end of the hose where it connects to the cpap machine, that has a fitting for O2. I had one of these when I was in the hospital, and still have it, but do not have to use it.
Love the mask… HATE the strap!! WHY in the world would they put a BUCKLE on the SIDE of the head??? I’ve had the thing less than a week, and I’m already bruised in the spot where the buckle rests!! I’ve tried a lot of styles of masks over the 8 years using a CPAP (now BiPAP)… This mask was causing under my nose to be sore, so I use a little powder there, and that solved the problem… However, the strap … dumbest idea ever to put the buckle in that location!! (I can’t be the only person who sleeps on their right side)…
the straps are cheap, if they where wider that would help with the marks but it would cost more to manufacture. They leave a lot of marks on my face. I’ll have to rig up some covers for them and see if that helps, but then I won’t easily be able to adjust them.
I get alot of redness and impressions from the straps as well. I find the mask comfortable but the head straps are my only issue.
I know you shouldn’t have to try and fix these things on your own, but maybe check into http://www.padacheek.com.
I love this mask, except for the following: I live in Florida and the thickness and size of the straps is terrible. I sweat like crazy, especially at the back of the head with that huge connection. It should be made of nylon netting or something else that breathes. I punched about 10 holes in that area, and it’s better, but not great. To all those with the mouth breathing problems, go for “Chin Ups” they work.
Thats exactly why I am on this site. I have a big bump on the side of my head thats very sore. Did you find a solution to the sude head clip?
I’ve been using it with mixed success. Some nights it’s confortable and doesn’t leak and other nights it does. The biggest issue I have is I can’t keep my mouth shut—asleep or awake. Joke intended. In any event, when my mouth opens the mask comes off. I’ve used CPAP consistently for close to 20 years even though I rarely have a comfortable night and it’s been hell for my wife.
I HAVE BEEN WEARING MASKS FOR 15 YEARS.THIS IS A LIFE SAVER FOR ME BEST MASK EVER!!!!SOME OF THE COMMENTS I HAVE BEEN READING ON HERE SOUNDS LIKE THEY ARE NOT FITTED RIGHT,THIS MASK DOES NOT NEED TO BE PUT ON TIGHT AND WHEN YOU FALL ASLEEP AND YOUR FACIAL MUSCLES RELAX IT DOES NOT LEAK WHAT SO EVER THIS IS THE BIGIST BREAK THROUGH IN SLEEP.THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS GREAT MASK!!!!!!!!!!
Used Quattro hybrid for many years with nose pillows. This mask 10x better. Full night’s sleep with no adjustments. One question. I am getting indentation and redness on my nose. Are the straps too tight? I’ve used for a week and won’t give it up, but a little disconcerting walking around all day looking like a punch drunk prize fighter 🙂 Thanks.
Well, I was about to give up on the Amara View, but… If you use the thinnest band aid you can find and put across your nose, that will help. No leaks either. Cheap solution as well. Also for irritation under the nose, use Lansinoh Lanolin before you put mask on. Expensive, but only need a dab. Works pretty well with my beard too. Nothing is perfect, but we keep trying.
This mask is a joke the upper plastic head gear digs into my face leaving it very sore, also the mask leaks all the way around burning my face look like I have had my face stuck in a toilet bowl. I’ve tried remzzzs no help either lowered the pressure and it makes no difference. Would no reccommend
I would actually love this mask if it wasn’t digging into my right cheek. I’ve losen, adjusted, and still digging just into the right side to the point of getting a headache. I was told there was no exchanges, so stuck with it for 3 months. I end up going crazy from the pain (which is right below my eye on the apple of my cheek) and take it off every night around 4am. Disappointed
New to CPAP world.
In 2 months I have been thru 6 masks.
Amara Full- leaks around eyes at 4 AM
Comfort Gel 2 sizes leaks around eyes at 4 AM
Amara Full Gel leaks around eyes at 4 AM
Amara View Full 2 sizes pain at tip of nose.
Waking up from sleep apnea and waking from mask misfits amount to the same thing.
I’m about to send everything back to my supplier.
By the way all of these masks were fitted by registered respiratory therapists.
Get the RRT’s to try you on Resmed masks as they are far superior to Respironics.
I have used the previous Amara mask with mixed success – constant air leaks, sore bridge of nose, strap marks etc.
This mask, however, is such a huge improvement that I would recommend it without any hesitation. I’ve only had it for a week and it has transformed my sleep pattern.
Yes, there are still some (comparatively feint) strap marks, but these are eliminated with readily available strap pads.
Like any mask, it’s important to fit it properly, but I found it much easier with this than the previous Amara full face mask and it doesn’t seem to move about with your head position during the night either. 9/10
Started using Amara View a bit over a month ago. 2 things I have found: 1) Wash it every day otherwise it will leak. 2) a loose fit works better than a tight one. #2 surprised me, but it’s working. Once asleep I do not wake for leaks or comfort issues. Well done Phillips.
The Amara view is by far the best CPAP device I have used thus far. It fits very good, with little or no leakage. It’s easily adjustable during the night if by chance it got out of position. Headgear is adequate, but the snap-on clips are a bother. Makes too much noise (loud snap) to put on, wakes my spouse up if I have to un-mask during the night. I’m a side-sleeper; this mask does not hinder my head position, just gotta keep the air exhaust port clear. Molded bumps on the headgear straps keep the strap from slipping out of the attachment clips; good idea! Conclusion: 5-stars
I have had the cpap for a little over a week. I used to fall asleep as soon as I laid down, before the cpap.
It is 1am and I still awake. I went to bed at 10:30. I have the Amara View mask and it leaks like crazy. No matter what I do, it leaks onto my forehead and eyes. I put a scarf on to help because the air never gets warm. Still no good. The little gel piece with slit for the nose does not fit well and needs constant adjusting.
I hate it and I’m sleepless in Tn.
i cant get mask to seal
Do you make an extra large cushion for the Amara View mask?
I was given the large size to use. Each time I open my mouth slightly the cushion “un-seals” the lip area. The clips on the lower front do not connect very well to the mask frame and easily “pop” off when attempting to adjust the mask. I returned to using my old full face mask and cushion. I do not like the new version.
I have used the Amara View for 16 days now and have had only 1 leak registered at only 1 LPM on one day. All 15 other days with zero leaks. Not sure why some have such a problem. Must be facial structure. As for me, it is the best mask ever and now I have 5 other masks I may never use again. This mask raises the bar. As for those that complain of strap marks, just put those cloth wraps around them and no more marks. I truly don’t understand others who complain about the buckle on top. I am bald and I don’t notice it whatsoever. You really need to try this mask.
To Roy- You mentioned “those cloth wraps”. I have trouble with strap marks. What cloth wraps and where do I obtain them?
You mention “cloth wraps”. I am interested in them too. Where can I purchase some? Thank you in advance!
I’ve been using nasal pillows for few years now, but due to severe nasal allergies decided to switch to Amara mask.Several problems with it:1)The hissing and leaking of air is annoying..I tried tightening it and it works better now.2)The straps on the side that click to close are a pain! It took several attempts to close,hopefully it gets easier with practice.3)My mouth is constantly dry..and every time I get up for a drink or go to the bathroom,I have to remove the whole damn thing off! Im going to give it a few more days, but if it doesnt give me a good nights sleep, Im going back to the nasal pillows..they were a breeze to put on and take off.
I used this mask for the first time last night. The mask leaks at the eyes. I tightened but the leaks still happened. I woe up with a very sore and tender nose and my nose has been red all day.
well i just used this for one whole night woke up with a sore upper lip and nose. tried to use it again ended up destroying the mask by tearing the rubber off the mask and destroying my other masks since they are garbage leaking so now i have no mask so i guess i am going to get use to sleeping with out a cpap machine since can’t get any other mask for 6 months and yes it is all my fault for not controlling my rage this does happen when something irritates me and there is no fix to it so calling company up monday to have them pick up the cpap machine. i rather die in my sleep than deal with this bs any more.
It takes awhile to find the right mask and it is frustrating but do not give up. This is your health.. Keep your chin up.
It’s great at first. However, after the pillow ages just a bit the mask tends to pry my mouth open during the night and hold it open, drying out my mouth and gums. Ugh. This smaller, more tailored face mask needs more individualized sizing. Instead of just S/M/L they need to have different sizes for width and height. From what I read above, people with bigger noses might need a mask with more depth. The fitters would then need to take a few measurements to determine which mask to pull off the shelf, rather than going by trial and error.
I’ve had my Amara View for 2 – 3 weeks. I was a user of the nasal pillows headgear but needed a facemask. I tried the Quatro FX. Was miss fitted twice that left abrasions on the bridge of my nose. While being fitted for the third time, I saw the Amara View. Best mask!! I agree the air holes blow air into eyes. I get very little leaks. Initially, I had some discomfort below the lower lip. Maybe the material is too hard. Also, I may need to use nasal strips to open nostrils because I do not have a rigid nose.
LOVE this mask! I do not have ANY leaks, I check DreamMapper all the time, no leaks. Anyone that is having leaks, talk to someone that is using it correctly and they can help you with the fit. Very important to be fit correctly. I also use the Silent Night Liners with it, super comfy!
I just got this mask today and will definitely be using it tonight. I will followup with details of how it works and feels.
I couldn’t wait to get this mask. Now I am disappointed. I’ve used it for 2 nights so far since receiving it this week. My nose is sore and so is the top of my head. I do not feel well rested. My mouth is wide open when I awake and the humidifier was almost empty both mornings. And the machine shows that I did not have a good seal on both nights. I’m a little frustrated and think that I will go back to my old mask tonight just to get some sleep.
To the people who complain about your mouth opening in this mask…..Isn’t that why you are using a full face mask? Because you breathe through your mouth? If you want your mouth to be closed all night why would you get a full face mask? Not trying to be rude, but maybe I’m not understanding something???
The full face mask is designed to be used for those who need help keeping the chin up or closed. You’ve got it backwards it seems.
Because I an still getting a dry mouth,
Someone said they use “Chip Ups” The horseshoe type.
If I google chipups, all I get are CHIN UP the exercise.
I have used CPAP for 10 years. Just started the Amara View in March 2016. I need face mask as I breath thru nose and mouth. Was using Hybrid. I like this mask but seems like I need XL which is not offered. I sleep on my side. During the night I awake to a dry mouth. The mask tends to make me sleep with mouth open. As long as I don’t over tighten there is no leaks until I open mouth then seal may break and I wake. I went back to hunted but the Amara is half the weight of the Hunted. With CPAP you can’t give up.
I’ve been a cpap user for years. I have a real problem with my mouth opening during the night, no matter what mask I use. I discovered “Chip Ups” several tears ago. They do a good job of keeping the mouth closed. Try them. You can order a sample kit of six reasonably.I use the horseshoe type.
Where do you order “chin ups”?
I normally use nasal pillows except when I am congested. I was very hopeful with this mask after reading some reviews.
I used it three times, each time checking the mask seal in various positions before starting my CPAP machine.
Unfortunately, I could not maintain a good seal. Those three nights were horrible–I woke up feeling worse than before I started using my CPAP.
My CPAP supplier has a thirty day exchange policy and this is going back.
You may be using too large a mask. Try next size down.
I’m new to the CPAP world and just received the Amara View mask. Problem I’m seeing in testing is the amount of air blowing into my eyes/face. I must be doing something wrong but can’t figure out what. I’ve loosened it too. Really want this mask to work! Any advice will be appreciated!
Hi. I have this mask. Yes if the air is blowing into your eyes it is not on correctly. Put the nose into the slot first, pull on mask. adjust straps. air will blow from front grooves but it should be minimal and not in your eyes. This mask is awesome.
Yes, this can be very annoying and does mean it’s not on correctly. I find that pushing the mask up and giving it a quick reseat corrects leaks like this.
Or try using a smaller mask. I started on the medium size and moved to the small. Big difference. Now it works great
My sleep doctor just ordered the Amara View this week, so I don’t have a comment on this particular mask, but do have a comment on how to correct the the leak around the eyes. I had this problem with all my masks and on a visit to my Mayo eye doctor she advised me to put plastic (suran) wrap around my eyes before I put on my mask. Was told that I should not cover my nose, just the eye area and wrap around my head. This worked for me.
That made me laugh my arse off. Plastic wrapping your head… yeah right
I wear sunglasses to alleviate the problem. It works.
Hi every one. I have been using nasal pillows for 5 years and they work fine. Problem is I am a mouth breather and I have to wake up with a burning dry mouth a few times a night. I thought the Amara view mask would help delivering humidified air to my mouth.
Can anyone please advise?
Try “Chin Ups” I’ve been using them for years. They keep your mouth closed. Order a sample of the thre types. I use the horseshoe style. They are not 100% but they do work most of the time. I can’t sleep w/o one.
Biotene puts out a number of different items for dry mouth. I use the Biotene Gel by placing a small amount on my tongue and rubbing it over my gums, teeth and lips prior to donning the mask. I find this reduces my dry mouth considerably and I often get 100’s on my Respironic Auto 10 with a very good seal. I think the Gel also promotes saliva generation but no real proof.
I had a lot of problems with thefull face mask like leaks and nose problems. I tryd a lot of and on the end the Philips Amara minimal contact full face mask. It’s perfect. No nose problems and with this mask you can wear glases, now you can read a book, PC working, looking TV. In one word perfect.
I tried this mask and loved it. But then I did a home sleep test and my oxygen was low. I did a sleep study with this mask and found I was having many events through the night. I switched to a full face in the middle of the night and no events. So while it is very comfortable, it did not prevent my events. Has anyone else had this problem?
The mask is very low quality. Band slowly stretches +3 inches over night so every few hours you wake up and need to re-adjust. Velcro wears out in a few weeks. Leaks where tubing connects to head gear are noisy and disruptive.
I am a new user, a mouth breather and claustrophobic, has anyone used the Mirage Liberty by Res Med?
Great mask , used it for two years now and could not go back to the “traditional” full face .
This mask also works great for people who would prefer not to have pressure on their nose or sinuses (allergy sufferers and the whatnot). I’ve been using this mask for months now. The only caution is that it does leak a tad more than the smaller masks which is to be expected because of the increased size. It’s an ok trade off for me.
4month user of cpap. They started me off with the f10. I made myself get use to wearing it, but felt this process should be better. I decided to try others, and i put some mask thru the test. I almost settled on the hybrid style using nasel pillows. I seen this mask kinda sitting in the back near a corner, as if the store didn’t want to sell it. The store rep gave negative feedback claiming more people perfer the f10.
Since wearing this mask, i am getting almost perfect scores from my resmed upload results. I can’t say I love the process, but i do love the results.
Im having problems with my resmed f10 mask. Are you still using the Amara view mask/ Did you have to buy anything special to work with the resmed machine? I assume that is the machine you have. Thanks Tony
Just started using this mask about a month ago and I really like the feel of it compared to other full face masks I have tried. Only issue I have found, for me personally, is that it causes the tip of my nose to break out and become irritated. Anyone else found this to be a problem? Any suggestions to prevent it? Think Ill try using a bandaid or some moleskin, if the adhesive doesnt bother my nose.
I JUSED THE AMARA VIEW MASK FOR JUST OVER A MONTH – DEVELOPED A SORE IN LEFT NOTRIL WHICH WAS VERY, VERY SORE AND WOULD NOT GO AWAY W/USING VARIOUS CPAP RECOMMENDED GELS – HAVE HAD TO RETURN TO A FULL-FACE MASK – NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT, BUT ONLY WAY THE SORE HAS DIMINISHED AND GONE AWAY.
ANY IDEAS TO ASSIST W/RETURNING TO AMARA AND PROTECTING INNER NOSTRIL AT THE SAME TIME?
I developed a sore in one of my nostrils with this mask as well. Someone on the web suggested pharmaceutical grade lanolin. You can apply a small amount with a Q-tip. (It doesn’t take much.) The lanolin can be found in the baby department with the breastfeeding products at Walmart or Walgreens. It sure helped me.
Laurie–I did the SAME thing and it ALSO worked for me. Took just ONE night!
I have had the Amara View for about 4 months. It fit pretty well at first but lately has started leaking, blowing air on my eyes and also on of my cheeks.. I was about to give up BIPAP therapy all together because I had tried four other masks, two full face and two nasal, with no success and great discomfort. Then I found out that the very feature that makes this makes this mask comfortable also means that it stretches and needs to be replaced every month (the insert part, not the halter part). I have ordered a new insert and also a small rather than a medium and I am hopeful that will work.
I’ve using CPAP machines for about 3 years. Tried varios masks during that time, found that a full face mask worked well for me. About 6 months ago I was given the Amara View mask. All the problems I had with the other masks were gone with this mask. Almost no air leaking (it does happen when I bury me face in the pillow). Much more comfortable and quieter. I recommend this mask.
I have tried 2 different sizes of this mask hoping to get it to work out because I like the size and am able to wear my glasses for reading. As others have complained about the sore nose, I have run into that too. I was re-fitted to a different size which made ti better, but did not solve the problem completely. My biggest complaint it the quality of the head gear. It is not durable and does not hold up at all. The Velcro straps wore to the point where they randomly let go after 4 months of use. I contacted my provider and was told they “should” be good for at least 6 months, however they have had multiple complaints about the headgear and suggested that I use safety pins, tape, or have it stitched. The idea of using pins did not sound good to me, so I started with medical tape. Within a hour, it was itching and starting to become painful. I did not attempt stitching it because it was stretching so much that I would not be able to make any further adjustments. I am fighting it through until I can change to something else. I now wake up multiple times each night to adjust the mask or try and secure the Velcro. I have found that when new, it is great. As it ages, it goes down hill rapidly and ends up defeating the purpose of CPAP therapy.
When the softer gel like rubber begins to break down, you get air blowing into your eyes and all kinds of “interesting” sounds every time you move.
At first I was told I was wearing it too loosely so I tightened it. Got better scores. I was averaging 95+ overall scores and loved it, by month 4, I was getting frequent messages from resmed about mask leaks. By month 5, a good night is a 75 score. I wake up many times adjusting the mask, then the velcro lets go. I like the mask but hate how cheap the head gear is manufactured.
If your insurance covers replacement every 6 months, stay away from this mask. By the middle of month 4 it starts to get miserable.
I’ve only been using this mask for a week, but the results have been fantastic. It is extremely comfortable compared to my prior mask, easy to get a seal that lasts all night without leaks and my numbers got much better literally overnight. I note that there are prior comments about it not lasting long, but I don’t care. If I have to replace it every three months it is worth it.
I had great success with the seal I the Amara View fro sever weeks, then all of a sudden-nose leaks, I clean the cushions every day and even tried replacing the cushion. Any ideas why this started all of a sudden. I can try over tightening but I’m sure that isn’t what I should have to do.
If using an Air Sense CPAP, be certain the humidifier is loaded when you test your mask fit. I do not know why, but mine won’t work without it.
Tony–Try loseneing the top of the headgear. Sounds funny but it worked for me.
Have just started using this mask recently. The mask itself is good. However, I think the headgear is poorly designed with a plastic ‘buckle’ for the overhead strap sitting too low on the side. Since I usually sleep on my side, this is REALLY uncomfortable.
The Mirage Quatro head strap can be easily adapted to the Amara View head strap.
omg. I am a side sleeper and the headgear pokes into my head. very painful
Kelly–It seems odd but do try losetening the headgear. It sure worked for me. Good luck!
I have the Amara view face mask. I am a nose breather. I purchased this mask because of nasal congestion and to have the ability to breath through my mouth when this happens. The problem is that I am having trouble breathing through my mouth with this mask when I cannot breath through my nose. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
You have me totally confused. I thought I knew my own name and e-mail address but you must know something I don’t as you have ignored my information:
My comment was suggesting Biotene Gel for people with problems of dry mouth when using the Amara View mask.
If you don’t want suggestions, jut cut out the reply crud.
Also, is there a Technical Support for the Amara View? I have a problem with the mask involving the mask cuttin the tip of my nose.
I have been using the mask successfully for about one year when this popped up.
It appears that when I get the nose shelf in place it somehow gets a fold in the silicone which presses against the tip of my left nostril and actually cuts the skin. I have to stop using the mask for about 3-4 nights and treat the cut with antibiotic ointment until it heals and I can go back to the only mask that has ever worked for me after 7 years of searching.
As I can’t find a technical support for the mask I an posting this information in the hopes that someone might recognize the problem and hopefully suggest a solution.
Chris- TRY loosening the top headgear. It worked for me.
I have this mask and I love it!
Designer deserves a Nobel Peace Prize.
Love the way the pillow can be taken off and cleaned easily.
Go to padacheek.com. They have pads and wraps for everything on a mask!
Also I have the medium mask, I like the mask, but it seems a little small across my mouth.
Is a Large going to be a little wider at the mouth.
I M switched to L. Works great and stopped dry mouth.
First use was last night. Great improvement over F-20 and F-20. Using a Medium. The mask keeps sliding up and getting into my mouth. Any suggestions?
I had the same problem with the medium. I went to a large and it seems to have eliminated the problem.
4th night with new amera view. First night lots of air leaks around my nose. I reread the instructions I losened the headgear–WOW What a diff, no leaks. I did have a couple leaks, NOTHING major but I cut small band strips fro my citrus cented W/ NO alcohol, and place them around the small leaking area. WHAT an improvement. AND.. a lot cheaper that the 30 day supply for 34.00. I sleep better that ever. THANKS Resperonics for a wounderful prod. AND.. I DO NOT work for the HAHA!
My mom started using this masks most recently. She complains a lot about it in regards to its fitting and leaks. It seems every time she has it on she panics and can’t fall asleep. She also complains about its breathing technique, difficult to get used to it. This masks is supposed to help her breath better, it is a nightmare every time she uses it. Does someone else suffer the same? If so, what has been done to resolve the issue. She must wear it and I don’t know what to do. Thanks
I too have problems with leakage unless I’m sleeping on my back. However, the worse problem is my dry mouth. What do I need to do?
I’m a registered respiratory practitioner and I work for a Durable medical equipment company (DME) so this is something I hear often. You may need a humidifier if you’re waking up with a dry mouth. If you have a machine with a humidifier “built in” have your DME make sure it’s working properly or see if you simply need to increase the level of humidity. Hope this helps
This is the mask my provider recommended, and I have a love/hate relationship with it. Love = lightweight, can wear my glasses to read in bed Hate = the straps have the cheapest sticky surface on record. If i look at them sideways, they come undone. I have to fully readjust all the straps every night. I was hoping to find a great fit and leave it there.
When I wake up, usually after about 7.5 hours, I have dry mouth. Sometimes I want to go back to sleep, but the process of taking it off and handling the dry mouth wakes me up completely.
I had lots of issues with leaks. I wound up getting liners from resmed (search for them on amazon). They work quite well. The material seems to crinkle up and plug the leaks. The packaging says single use only, but I’m thinking of sterilizing them by boiling and letting them dry between a couple of washcloths and seeing if that allows them to be reused.
I’m open to suggestions on any of my disappointments with this product.
Don’t have to boil them. Spray them wit Clorox Clean up, let soak, rinse and let air dry. Each one of mine lasts about 3 months doing this every 4 or 5 days. Hope this helps. I have the Remzzzs.
Any suggestions for my face sweating where the mask touches my skin? I like the mask, but the sweating is annoying. I have tried a dry face with no creams.
They make liners to prevent sweating
I use pad a cheek. It fits over your mask and is so comfortable. I wouldn’t use anything else.
I rarely make a comment or recommendation about a product, but the Amara View full-face CPAP mask is by far the best full-face mask on the market. As a severe Sleep Apnea sufferer, I must have tried over a dozen CPAP masks over the last 10+ years. I have been using the Amara View for a little over a year. This mask does everything it says and more. Not only has it reduced the number of Apneas I experience per hour y one-half, it has also reduced the amount of leaks I experienced with other masks. Besides doing the job, the Amara View is the most comfortable mask I have used. There is no irritation to the nose as it does not cover the nose. It allows me to wear my reading glasses without any inference. I would rate this mask as “best of breed” and give it a 5 star rating. I want to thank Philips Respironics for their innovative design.
I have the Amara View mask… I find it very uncomfortable because of the clip on the top of head gear. I sleep on that side and it has left sores on my head! Also the mask its self no longer seals correctly and I’ve only been using it since the end of December 2017. It’s a bit frustrating trying to get it to fit right and have it be comfortable!!
I’ve used an Amara View for over a month after trying about every other full-face mask. My bite is changed by every mask I try and the Amara View seemed to work for me until I noticed there was pain in a tooth and surrounding gum tissue. I believe that the doctors who prescribe these devices need to be held legally accountable to informing the patient of the possible issues that can happen by use of such equipment.
I know there are multitudes of people who benefit from the use of CPAP equipment, but there are also those of us who might have been better-off opting out.
I personally would rather persevere and find a solution than run the risk of not waking from an apnoea event.
I am a side sleeper. Can anybody tell me if this product will work for me?
Yes! I have been through 3 masks, Resmed F20, Resmend Airtouch, Resmed F30, and the only one that is working without waking me up several times per night is the Amara View! I sleep on my side and stomach, and am fine on my side, but if I turn all the way to my stomach I lose some of the seal. I will get used to it though. The flex hose connector is the best feature yet!
I just took delivery of my Amara View Mask a week ago after months of struggling to cope with my Resmed full face mask.
My Resmed mask cost me weeks of very little sleep because of the discomfort and it being lifted off my face, unfortunately my hospital is under contract to Resmed so sheer desperation made me purchase the Amara View Mask after printing out the size guide.
The first time I tried it I found it a bit uncomfortable so the next day I experimented with it and I found that if you don’t put your nose to far into it and don’t fasten it to tightly you get a brilliant seal and the mask is so light and comfortable that I would never use any other type of mask even though it means that I have to purchase them myself.
I do hope that Philips do carry on improving them and hopefully do the mask in both male and female versions as Resmed do because females tend to have shorter heads and more structured cheekbones.
The one downside I found that the headband is still to large for my small sized mask so it looks as though my sewing machine will have to get to work when the mask is out of it’s guarantee.
I think anyone that has suggestions for improvements to the mask should let Philips know so they can take them on board.
Ok. Benefits are no dent on the bridge of the nose. Pros the seal is broken every time the pressure is increased. I’m not getting a dent on my lip. Ii can take up to 3 minutes fummbling at night just to put it on. The nostril holes are too small. It makes my skin sweat and the hole is too small for the hose intake I use a resmed. So it can use much improvement. I’m n going back to my other mask. I don’t care for the inconveniences
In my opinion the Amara mask was no use to me as I get constant eye leaks but any help would be good even some help from philips
Have been using this mask for a little over a month and haven’t had any major problems. The hole for your nostrils could be a little bigger but no biggie wow. I do have a question on it’s design. Why are there little slits in the plastic slots where the Velcro lower band goes? I sometimes wake up with the mask off my head and the Velcro still closed. It seems to slip through that tiny little slit and I can’t figure out why it’s there
There are various kinds of CPAP masks. Nasal mask is the first type. Nasal mask has triangular shape that will cover nose.