Nasal masks for CPAP therapy are designed to provide proper respiration at night to prevent the airway from collapsing. These masks provide effective therapy without covering the entire nose. The need for a light and adaptive nasal mask is a crucial one. At HPFY you can browse from a wide range of full face masks, nasal masks and nasal pillow interfaces for an effective CPAP therapy session. We carry masks for side sleepers, readers, or television watchers to carry on their activities without any obstruction from the mask.
These masks are the most commonly used by mouth breathers and for patients with congestion due to cold and allergies. But patients are hesitant to use these masks due to the large size in relation to other types of interfaces. CPAP interface providers have made a lot of advancement in the field by designing masks that are light and comfortable. The newer masks like the Devilbiss EasyFit Full Face Nasal CPAP Mask are more durable and made from high quality materials to reduce the occurrence of skin irritation due to rubbing at night.
Nasal masks come in silicone, gel or fabric types. These masks extend from the triangke of the nose to the supper lip. This design allows air to directly enter the nose. A four point headgear is used to hold this mask in place. These masks are good for people who breathe through the nose at night. You might need a chin strap with your interface in case you sometimes use your mouth to breathe. A properly fitting mask like the Respironics Nuance Gel Nasal Pillow Mask should not cause irritation by rubbing on to the skin. Mask cushions must be replaced every three months to avoid leakage or uncomfortable fit. Wash the mask daily for hygiene purposes.
Nasal pillows seal under the nostrils or nares with the help of a soft pillow. These type of masks are held in place with a headgear. The mouth is not sealed in this case. Nasal pillow systems like the Respironics Nuance Gel are held in place by a headgear. This type of mask is preferred by people who do not like putting too much weight on their face or who feel claustrophobic.
Buy nasal masks like Respironics Wisp Nasal CPAP Mask from Respironics, Fisher & Payke, Devilbiss, Circadiance and many more at attractive discounts. Browse from a wide range of products that support your therapy sessions and find your pick.
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You should wash your CPAP mask on a daily basis with warm water and a mild soap. Washing your face before going to bed can also enhance the lifespan of the mask.
Avoid leakage of the CPAP mask by first tightening the bottom straps of the mask firmly and keeping the top straps loose. Hold up the mask in its position. Then connect the CPAP machine to the mask and turn it on.
The different types of CPAP masks available include:
Nasal CPAP mask
Nasal CPAP mask is comprised of a durable plastic frame that supports a soft nasal pillow which is attached to the headgear. Nasal masks are less bulky and can attain higher CPAP pressure without causing any discomfort.
Full face CPAP mask
Full face CPAP mask covers both the nose and mouth. It prevents loss of air and drying of the throat and nose.
Nasal pillow CPAP mask
Nasal pillow CPAP mask is smaller in size and has two flexible pieces similar to a mushroom cap. It comprises of plastic inserts similar to headphone ear buds which directly slip into nostrils. The prescribed pressure used to keep airway open is provided through the mask.
With proper care on a regular basis, a CPAP nasal pillow could last from 3 to 6 months. The life of a mask is dependent on use, oils from the skin as well as cleaning. It is recommended to inspect the mask on a routine basis as poor care can adversely affect the fit of the cushion.