However, many people are unwilling to try CPAP
or have tried it and
find that the CPAP machine and mask makes it difficult for them to fall
asleep. The main complaints are that the CPAP machine is noisy and
makes it sound like their partner is sleeping next to Darth Vader, or
else the CPAP mask itself is too bulky and uncomfortable to allow them
like to push past that initial skepticism here, because it needs to be
there have been a lot of
recent advancements in sleep
apnea masks and CPAP technology that may allow you to get the relief
you need while still being able to sleep comfortably.
The Correct Sleep Apnea Mask
your doctor has prescribed the use of a CPAP machine to combat your
obstructive sleep apnea, then you most likely already know about how
the machine works and the benefits it can have. However, one thing that
most people are unaware of is that there are many different CPAP masks
on the market, some of which are much better and much more
comfortable to wear than
This is why choosing the
correct mask is so important, as the type of mask you use
will determine how
effective your CPAP treatment is and how well you will be
able to sleep while using CPAP. When using CPAP, you will be
connected to the machine by tubing that connects to the actual mask
which should fit over both your nose and mouth.
Sleep Apnea Association stresses that choosing the right mask
is essential to how effective the CPAP therapy will be.
is because the mask needs to create an airtight seal around your nose
in order to provide the proper, constant airflow, but also needs to be
comfortable enough for you to wear all night without
choose the correct CPAP mask, you will need to look at several
first factor is the fit
of the mask, basically
how well it covers and seals around your nose. If you breathe through
your mouth while sleeping, then you will need a full face mask that
covers both the mouth and nose.
size of the
mask will help
determine whether it fits you or not, so it is important to choose a
size that fits comfortably and creates an airtight seal around the nose
or mouth and nose. Therefore it’s necessary to get a mask that is
neither too large nor too small to properly seal.
mask needs to be
airtight but not too tight, otherwise it might
cause discomfort. This brings us to the
next important factor which is the straps that keep the mask tight
around your head. Ideally you will find a mask with adjustable straps
so the mask can be tightened or loosened accordingly. The straps, also
known as headgear,
may be purchased separately from the mask, although
many masks come pre-packaged with headgear.
final factor is the style
of the mask, which basically comes down
to personal preference. The most common style of mask is a triangular
shape which only covers the nose, although there are many
and shapes available. As stated earlier, if you breathe through your
mouth, you will need to purchase a full face mask to fit over the mouth
and nose, and you options will be slightly more limited with full face
sleep apnea masks.
we had to choose one manufacturer of CPAP masks and accessories to
recommend, it would have to be ResMed.
ResMed produces a wide line of
sleep apnea masks, headgear, tubing, and other accessories, and all of
their products are of the highest quality.
of their masks include
headgear, while others require headgear to be purchased separately.
Nonetheless, they produce several different types of high quality
headgear to fit all masks, so if you need to purchase it separately or
simply need replacement headgear, then ResMed has got you covered.
Mirage II Nasal CPAP Mask
only require a nasal mask, then the
Ultra Mirage II is the
perfect product for you. This mask is
typically sold for around $50 without headgear, making it one of the
cheaper masks on the market and it’s definitely also one of the most
mask is an updated version of their popular original
Ultra Mirage mask, with several improvements to make it better fitting
and more comfortable. The best feature is that this mask provides
support for your forehead in the form of flexible pads which
the shape of your head, providing stability and comfort.
- ResMed Mirage
Quattro Full Face CPAP
you have been told that you require a full face mask for your CPAP
therapy, then we recommend you take a look at the ResMed
which is the highest
rated full face CPAP mask on the market. Like all
ResMed products, it comes with a 90-day
warranty in case of problems or
mask itself can normally be bought for around $110, and it
is recommended that you also choose ResMed as your supplier for the
headgear and tubing as well. You can find several options for ResMed
headgear including universal headgear and some which is designed
specifically for this mask.
mask has 24 different
contour to any size or shape of face and forehead, ensuring a great,
comfortable fit. You also have the option to purchase additional
cushioning for the mask. One of the best features is that
the mask also
helps prevent your jaw from dropping open while sleeping which can
cause the CPAP therapy to be less effective.
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