Manufactured by Philips Respironics. 2% of Nasal Pillow product buyers choose this product.
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This describes the type of mask, either: nasal, full face, nasal pillow, nasal prong, hybrid, oral, or total face.
|Nasal||Nasal Pillow||Nasal Pillow|
This filter indicates if the mask comes with headgear included.
These masks offer replaceable cushions, pillows, or prongs. These unique CPAP Masks offer replaceable cushions as a low cost solution to keep your mask feeling and working like new.
Tired of adjusting your headgear every time you take your mask off during the night? Quick-Clips allow users to easily remove and replace the mask on your face without re-adjusting the headgear straps.
These masks come with a silicone-based gel cushion.
Some masks come with a forehead support as part of the mask design. Masks marked "yes" contain a forehead support, while masks marked "no" do not contain a forehead support.
|Mask Cushion Type|
This describes the type of mask cushion for the mask. These values are either cloth, foam, gel, or silicone. The foam and gel are usually both silicone based materials. The masks that are marked as "silicone" are without gel or foam.
|Multiple Sizes Included|
Indicates which masks come packaged with more than one cushion, pillow or prong. Masks can come packaged with ALL Sizes or a combination of sizes as a Fit Pack. This is ideal for users who have not tried the mask before and do not know the right size to select.
This property identifies masks that are ideal for small facial features. Any mask with a size petite or extra small will be marked 'Yes'. Nasal Pillow masks are ideal because they accommodate the size of the 'nare' or nasal openings, not the face.
The value will be marked 'Yes' for CPAP masks with interfaces that are unique to CPAP users with wide facial features. Masks with 'Wide' cushion sizes would fall under this category. Nasal pillow and prong masks are ideal for wide faces because the seal occurs around the nare, not the face.
Do you move around a lot when you sleep? These masks are ideal for users who either sleep on their side or stomach or restless sleepers who toss and turn. There are a few specialized cushions that address this issue as well as most Nasal Pillow and Prong CPAP masks.
These masks are designed to prevent mouth leaks. If you are opening your mouth during the night, airflow escapes and reduces therapy effectiveness. Users who are experiencing a dry mouth, sore throat, or sinus congestion may require a mask that seals around the mouth.
TV Friendly CPAP masks have interfaces that avoid obstructing your vision so you can read or watch TV before going to bed. Any mask designed without a forehead piece will fall under this property.
These masks have the least amount of material around the face, fewer headgear points, and offers more freedom when you sleep. Most Nasal Pillow and Nasal Prong masks are ideal for claustrophobic users.
|Designed For Her|
These masks were designed specifically for women to accommodate smaller facial features and lifestyle needs.
These CPAP masks have interfaces that accommodate a wide variety of facial hair styles. Gel cushions and foam inserts provide support and comfort for users who may need to over-tighten headgear straps to help seal around facial hair. Silicone gel also helps create a fluid seal over the hair.
"It was a dark and stormy night....and my cpap mask was giving me fits! I have used my cpap for about a year now, and had a standard Respironics machine with a ComfortGel Nasal mask. The mask works great as long as I am on my back. The problem is that I'm a side/stomach sleeper. Each time I change positions, the side of the mask would press against the pillow, and the seal would break. Suddenly I have gale force winds fluttering my eyelids! Needless to say, I was not getting great quality sleep. So, I jumped on the web and started my journey.
I eventually landed at cpap.com, and began to look through all the options for masks. I wanted something that was narrow along my face so that I could easily sleep on my side or stomach without constant repositioning to get a good seal. Enter the ComfortLite 2 with nasal pillows.
I unpacked the gear and was impressed with the simplicity of the design. It worried me though...the two straps on my ComfortGel tended to slip down to the nape of my neck during the night, and this mask has only one strap! I was also worried about stuffing these rubber pieces up my nose...how comfortable can that be?
Not to worry...I followed the directions and slipped on the mask. Enduring the laughter of my wife (My "look" had changed from Darth Vader to a snorkeling instructor!), I settled in for the night.
The first night was okay, waking from time to time to adjust the mask straps, angle and width of the nasal pillows. I was pleased to find the strap stays exactly where it is supposed to. Another pleasant surprise was that the nasal pillows don't go up in your nose, they just seal to the nostril opening. It is a weird feeling the first time you fire up the cpap machine and you feel your nose inflate, but I got used to that very quickly. I did notice that the air pushing directly into my nose tends to dry my sinuses out. I have thought about using the humidifier option with my cpap, but haven't done that yet. I also love the fact that the hose comes off the top of my head instead of the front of my face. The nightly fights with the hose wrapping around my neck are a thing of the past! Another benefit is that the permanent red mark on my nose where the top of the mask presses on it is starting to recede.
I've now used the ComfortLite 2 for about a week, and I love it. My nostril openings were a little sore the first few mornings, but were fine by lunch. I also found that after the first couple of days, my sinuses don't dry out, so I'm still not using the humidifier. I can now sleep easily on my side (even with my Tempurpedic pillow - an impossibility with my ComfortGel) and my stonach. Now that I'm used to the mask, I sleep like a baby. My only regret is that I didn't get this mask sooner!"
"This mask has a lot of promise but I have not been able to adjust to it yet to be able to give it a fair review. I found it easy to adjust to fit and easy to wear. I tired it with nasal pillows but I had trouble controlling the leaks and my nares were made sore. I tried the simple cusion and found it confortable and was able to keep the leaks to an acceptable level but after using the simple cushion the second night I work up with a painful nose because I had apparently contracted what I believe to be contact dermatitis - a pretty serious sore and worse had developed in the middle of the bridge of my nose eventhough the simple mask had rested gently with little pressure or movement all night. Since then, my nose is not yet healed so I have unable to continue my trial of the mask. I plan on further tests once my nose heals. By the way, I followed all of the manufacturer's instruction regarding cleaning and soaking the mask prior to use and regarding adjustments. I have never has such a reaction to a mask before although I have had pressure sores develop on my nose from other masks."
"I have been using this mask for several years now and have very good success with it. I use it with the cushions and not the nasal pillows, as I have never adjusted to how they feel to me (I think that's more personal preference than anything). I think this is the 3rd or 4th of these masks I have had over the years, and each time they have tweaked the head gear just a little, although I am not sure it's better, just a little different.
The single weak point I have with this mask, is the elbow that holds the cushions on. The initial version had a very weak elbow, and the beefed it up a bit for the later versions, but in my opinion the elbows could be stronger yer, as they will still break over time. Fortunately you can buy extra elbows for not a lot of money.
All and all I think this is great for someone that doesn't need a mask covering the mouth."
"im a side sleeper so this mask works perfect no more lines on my face and its low profile across my face keeps it from getting knocked off by the pillow."
"Purchased mask with headgear as a spare. Website easy to navigate and locate products. Fast processing and mailing."
ComfortLite 2 has a unique headgear system that minimizes facial contact and reduces pressure points. The Halo headgear only touches the face at the forehead, at the brow line. The strap goes around the circumference of the head, and does not sit on the cheeks.
The three choices are the Pillows cushion, the Simple Cushion and the Direct Seal cushion.
The three choices are the Pillows cushion, the Simple Cushion and the Direct Seal cushion.
The pillows cushion inserts slightly into the nostrils for a robust seal.
There are 4 sizes: petite, small, medium and large. That is a broader size range than other pillows masks on the market; fitting a larger proportion of patients interested in using pillows.
The Simple Cushion is a small tip-of-the-nose, more traditional dual flap nasal cushion with less pressure points because it does not sit on the bridge of the nose. The cushion attaches to a ball socket which includes an exhalation port.
The Simple cushion comes in 4 sizes also â€“ petite, small, medium and large to fit a broad range of patients.
No, the ComfortLite 2 has several 'combo packs' that include two types of cushions in one. Also, you can order all cushions separately if you'd like to try all three!
One unique feature of these two cushions is that they include a metal band on the bottom side of them. The metal band is pliable and allows you to change the angle of the pillows or bulbs; a squeeze brings the bulbs closer together, helping you to direct the airflow to a more comfortable direction.
Yes, the band can also be used to spread the pillows apart, so you have the ability to find a comfortable angle for the airflow on a daily basis, as desired.
The Halo headgear has two soft, comfortable straps that extend from the center of the forehead and merging into a single, wide strap at the back of the head. It sits low at the neck. The â€˜haloâ€™ itself is a flexible oval shaped piece worn up the center of the head to just below the crown.
Most headgears are a means to attach and stabilize the mask to the face or nose. The Halo headgear sits low at the center of the forehead and has the Vertical and Angle adjusters suspended from it there. A Crown Swivel is at the upper end of the Halo.
You will always use the lowest of the eyelets for the lower strap. This is for stability. The upper strap can be attached in any of the 4 remaining eyelets â€“ adjust for comfort.
Some Respironics ComfortLite 2 trial participants found good results when they wore the back strap underneath their hair.
No, the headgear only touches the forehead. The cushions only touch either under the nose (Pillows and Direct Seal) or gently around the tip of the nose (Simple Cushion).
There are two key adjustments you can make regardless of the cushion option you choose. Once the headgear is in place, you use an Angle Adjuster and a Vertical Adjuster for optimizing fit.
The Angle Adjuster controls the tilt of the cushion to the face and the twist Vertical Adjuster helps position the cushions relative to the length of your face and nose.
If you have seen a picture of the ComfortLite 2, you will notice that the cushions connect to a tube. The tube is suspended from the center of the headgear where the Angle Adjuster is. By squeezing the blue tabs on each side of the Angle Adjuster, you are able to change the angle of the tube (and cushion) either closer to or away from the face.
As you look at the mask picture, youâ€™ll see a circular blue knob at the top of the tube connected to the ComfortLite 2 cushion. By twisting the knob, you either extend or retract the length of the tube.
There are many varieties of faces in the population and we want to accommodate both short and longer faces by extending or shortening the length of the tube for proper cushion fit. Again, depending on the cushion you use, the Vertical adjustment will be slightly different for each.
Yes. The Simple Cushion sits on a ball joint fitting. The cushion rotates freely on the ball, allowing you to change the tilt of the nasal cushion to adjust for leaks or for optimal comfort.
The swivel helps to manager your longer 6 foot hose with a 180 degree swivel which moves from one side to the other in an arch above your crown. The sleeve your hose attaches to swivels 360 degrees also.
Respironics trials found that the short and long hose easily get wrapped up around the active sleeper if not anchored. Also, the anchored swivel helps to absorb the movement of the long hose as you move. Masks often lose their seal because the weight of the long hose tugs at the mask or cushion, which is prevented by the Crown Swivel design.
No, the unique headgear on the ComfortLite 2 can only be used with this product.
There is no Latex in any Respironics mask or their packaging.
Yes, the ComfortLite 2 is designed to accommodate side sleeping by providing an assembly and interface that is centered over the nose and up the center of the head.
Yes, it is very easy. To take the ComfortLite 2 off, simply grasp the angular adjustment area and pull the mask forward then lift upward. This way, the mask can be placed on and taken off without changing any of the adjustments.
The exhalation feature of the ComfortLite 2 has been placed on the elbows of the Pillow, Simple Cushion and Direct Seal cushions using a series of small holes. When using ComfortLite 2, the exhaled air is diffused through these holes for a less-direct and quiet stream of air.
Yes, this is air coming from the exhalation valve. This leak is intentional and removes CO2 from the mask. Never cover or attempt to block these holes. Your CPAP unit is designed to still provide your therapy pressure.
Yes, a chin strap can be worn underneath the ComfortLite 2 headgear.
Hand wash any Respironics mask using a mild dishwashing liquid, free of alcohol, bleach, conditioners or moisturizers. For optimal outcomes, clean the mask and cushion daily. Headgear and tubing should be cleaned at least once a week.
The Simple Cushion can be separated from the exhalation (ball-and-socket) elbow for cleaning. The Pillows Direct Seal cushions are not designed to be disassembled from their cradle or housing.
The Simple Cushion comes in 4 sizes also â€“ petite, small, medium and large to fit a broad range of patients.
The ComfortLite 2 Pillows and Direct Seal cushions are single pieces. They both include an integrated exhalation port in their plastic housing.
The Direct Seal is a â€œpillow-likeâ€ cushion with pillows or bulbs that sit just outside the nostrils vs. slightly inside them. It comes in sizes 1-6, with most adults using sizes 3-5.
Yes, all use the same un-intrusive Halo headgear and straps. You can switch from one style cushion to another in less than 5 seconds with just a simple twist and turn motion!
There are several reasons why someone might want to use a minimal contact mask like the ComfortLite 2. Some patients have trouble being compliant because of feelings of claustrophobia when wearing a mask, or they have skin sensitivities that are irritated by using larger masks on their face. Some seek improved visibility or are dissatisfied with aspects of their traditional nasal mask. Others just have a personal preference for less bulk on their face. The ComfortLite 2 helps meet all these needs.
You are the only one who can make that determination. The goal of this CPAP mask is to give you three chances to find a cushion you will like and use.
You will have slightly different angular adjustments when using the Simple Cushion vs. the Pillows or Direct Seal cushions.
Yes, there are small metal band on the underside of those cushions which allow you to adjust the distance between the pillows or bulbs to optimize your comfort and seal.
We work very hard to provide many different ways for our customers to compare products. Here are the machine product guides we have created and maintain:
Yes, we created a Help Me Choose guide to help you select the right mask or machine according to your preferences. The guide asks you a series of questions regarding your preferences and your facial features. Based on your answers we provide you with a comparison chart of the masks that meet your criteria. Get started here:
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All CPAP masks work with all machines.
Yes. Federal law requires we have a valid prescription on file before we ship your mask, machine and/or humidifier.
We provide many easy ways to get your prescription:
Medicare allows for mask cushion replacement every three (3) months, and a complete mask system replacement every six (6) months. CPAP manufacturers and vendors suggest these replacement schedules as well.
In our experience, most mask cushions begin to deteriorate after about six months of use. The cushion eventually becomes too soft to hold a seal. The headgear straps lose elasticity and must be tightened more and more to get the same quality seal.
We strongly suggest replacing cushions and pillows as soon as they start to soften. Air leaks may reduce the effectiveness of CPAP therapy and headgear that is too tight may cause facial sores at pressure points. In most cases, replacement headgear is available if it is stretched out or the Velcro worn out.
To see what parts of your mask are replaceable refer to our Replacement Part Finder. Just search for your mask to see all of the replaceable parts.
Masks should be washed daily with warm water using a very gentle soap or baby shampoo, and left to air dry. Never use antibacterial soap as it will break down the silicone of the mask cushion. Avoid soaps that include lotion which can coat the mask and cause it to lose its seal. A safe cleaner is the Control III Disinfectant CPAP Cleaning Solution. Remember, going to bed with a clean face will improve your seal and protect the lifespan of your mask.
The best time to clean your mask is in the morning after use. This removes the oils left behind from your skin which can reduce the lifespan of your mask. We recommend using mask wipes to make daily morning cleaning easy. The mask wipes are made from materials that will not break down your mask.
Nasal pillow delivery systems offer less contact with the face than either full face or traditional nasal masks. This system works well for those who tend to feel closed in or claustrophobic. Many nasal pillow systems have nothing that cross in front of the bridge of the nose allowing for a clear line of sight for reading or watching TV.
It can be easier to achieve a seal with this system, because there is less for you to adjust and less surface area to create and hold a seal.
Nasal pillow systems may work well for someone with a mustache or beard as the seal occurs only at the nares or nasal opening.
Someone who has a facial mole or scar near or around the nose, may find getting a seal with a traditional nasal mask difficult. Nasal pillows are an option in this circumstance.
Most nasal pillow masks also come with all sizes included to make finding the right size easier.