It sounds like Pugsy's face might not be the right shape for the Dreamwear frame.
I have used my Dreamwear full face mask for two nights now. I spent a good deal of time adjusting it before I connected my hose the first night and,
as with all masks, I focused on getting the mask comfortable on my face first without over tightening it but ensuring that the headgear tension was even everywhere.
One reason that the Amara View did not work for me was that I would get a leak around my mouth with the slightest jaw movement.
The Dreamwear FFM has allowed me to have a more relaxed mouth. It’s too soon to give a full review, but I can say that my machine shows 0 leaks for the past two nights.
I noticed strap marks on my cheeks after the first night, so I loosened the straps slightly before my second night. This did not negatively effect the seal for me.
I had tried the Dreamwear nasal mask and the Dreamwear gel pillows in the past and could not keep a good seal all night long with either of those;
however, my experience with the Dreamwear FFM headgear has been that it keeps the cushion securely in place all night long.
One of the biggest flaws that many people had with the Amara View was its propensity to leak around the nose, but I haven’t had the slightest leak toward my eyes in the two nights that I’ve used the Dreamwear FFM.
Another thing that I think is an improvement over other full face masks, but only time will tell, is the placement of the anti-asphyxiation valves. The Dreamwear FFM has two of them (one next to each clip), and I feel like I get more fresh air when my machine is off than I did with the Amara View. However, the valves on the Dreamwear FFM are incorporated into the cushion, which must be rinsed daily, so I do not know how regular cleaning will affect their wear for the long term.
All in all, the Dreamwear full face mask has been comfortable for me, and I like the fact that even if my mouth is wide open, I do not have air blowing straight down my throat. The airflow and diffusion works well with my breathing patterns.