Size can be as important with an interface as it is with the CPAP unit, and twilight's nasal interface is small. Its flexible tubing follows the center of the face, so there's nothing to block the field of vision. For travel, it folds neatly into a compact shape just right to stow safely and efficiently.
This interface is truly comfortable. Touching only the nostrils, it delivers the prescribed air pressure without irritating the rest of the soft tissue on the face. And even more importantly, the Twilight NP is tightened independently from the adjustments to the seal, meaning that you won't have to experience seal discomfort in order to achieve superior stability.
Best of all, the Twilight NP Nasal Interface offers CPAP users the freedom to live their lives. Its small size means it's unobtrusive. OSA CPAP users can wear glasses, watch TV, read in bed and normal activities without having to change their normal bedtime routines.
The Twilight NP removes one of the main complaints about CPAP systems. All the facial pads and straps are gone. There's no need for them with Twilight NP. Nothing touches the face but the interface itself. No chafing. No redness. No pressure sores. No discomfort. No instability or need to "over tighten" the seal to keep it in place.
But the Twilight does not sacrifice function for comfort. Three adjustment points make getting a comfortable fit easy. It's stable, holding the interface securely in place, and is even easier to adjust than a baseball cap.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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The design of this mask has been improved. Previously named Aura Headrest, enhancements have been made to the headgear making it more adjustable and better able to fit smaller heads. As well, the seal itself has been reinforced where it connects to the headpiece making it stronger and more adjustable.
"If you're reading these reviews, it's because you're thinking about buying a new mask, maybe a nasal pillow mask. In 10 years of CPAP treatment I've used a number of different mask types and models and have tried on even more in "fitting sessions". No mask on the market is ideal for every head, face, and nose. In fact, no mask is ideal at all. You'll always have a trade off between upsides and downsides. So the question is what's more important for you: no strap marks, low noise, high comfort, good seal, more robustness, less rainout, light weight? Maybe you also have some special wants. Here are mine: I absolutely donít want air blown into my eyes, and I want to sleep on BOTH sides. So my ideal mask will only touch my nostrils (no strap marks, no air into the eyes if seal loosens) and wonít have a trunk hanging from my nose (no pulling or getting tangled when turning from one side to the other, no air stream to eyes if hose gets into unsuitable position). The Headrest is not ideal either, but itís the best Iíve found to date Ė for me: It fits like a baseball cap, seals well, and the connection tube runs along the top of your head where the exhaled air canít get into your eyes. I hear my breathing and the air flowing through the tubing and it seems to require slightly more effort to exhale compared to other masks Iíve had. Itís easy to fit, comfortable to wear. No straps on your face or along the neck (which changes the position and tightness of the mask when you move your head). Among the nasal pillow masks Iíve tried was the top-selling Mirage Swift: Its connection tube is attached to one side of a cylinder under your nose. It leaks at the cylinder seams and is only for people who sleep either on one side or the other Ė not both. My latest conventional nasal mask was the best seller ComfortGel: The quietest mask I ever had, but it didnít fit well on MY nose, got pushed away when sleeping on my side blowing air into my eyes. If you have a very small head or lots of silky hair you might want to try a different nasal pillow mask and if you have slotted nares, nasal pillows are probably not a good option. For everybody else Ė especially side sleepers, men with facial hair, or women with sensitive facial skin Ė I can recommend the redesigned Headrest."
Voted most helpful critical review
Shirley – March 09, 2010
"I was looking forward to getting rid of the pressure around the bottom of my nose from my previous masks when I ordered this one. I either had leaks or pain with my previous mask. The first night was bliss -after several adjustments - and those held for a few nights. (I like the venting, that works very well.) Then I found I was fighting the headgear. If it was too tight it slipped up and off. If it was too loose it slipped side to side. When I finally got that to a point I felt I could live with then the forehead patch became the noticeable problem. I had read one review where someone felt it was rubbing a bald spot. I'm getting something similar. I first noticed it was breaking hairs as I put it on and removed it at night. After about 4 weeks (past the insurance that I bought...) I noticed that I was having to comb my hair differently because of the way the hair is growing out under the pressure of the forehead support. (It's like wearing curlers every night to train you hair, except this trains it wild!) So, I'm currently wearing it very loose to try to help with that and instead of the strap supporting the nose part I am using my pillow mostly for that. Bottom line is I love the nose pillows and that concept, but this mask either leaves me with very difficult hair or struggling with leaking and propping between periods of sleep. It's a love hate relationship! Next time I will try anthoer nasal pillow mask, looking for one that would be stable via other design yet hopefully let me sleep on my side."
"As a stomach/side sleeper, I have simply been unable to sleep with my nasal mask. Using this mask in combination with breathing strips has made a huge difference. If you're a stomach/side sleeper you need this mask."
Second favorite mask
Gary B, NC – September 12, 2012
"Been a user since 2008 and this one is pretty good. Not as comfortable on the head as other nasal pillow masks but seals well and is definitely doable. It broke on me though and I went with the Breeze SleepGear or awhile until it broke (twice). I'm now using the F-P Opus 360 and it is awesome."
Loretta B, MI – July 20, 2012
"best mask and headgear I have used- it does not cause any tenderness in the nares. I sleep on both sides and my stomach and it never moves at night no matter how much I toss and turn. There are no air leaks EVER. I used the rubber band fix (you can google rubber band fix for headrest cpap) and the fit is perfect. The headgear is lighweight, comfortable and very easy to adjust. great product!"
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:
CPAP Machine Comparison Guide. This guide stacks up every CPAP machine we sell, feature by feature. If you don't know the meaning of a feature, click the question mark for a definition. The links below will take you to the most popular CPAPs, or all CPAP machines we sell.
Auto Adjusting Machine (APAP) Comparison Guide. This guide stacks up every APAP machine we sell, feature by feature. If you don't know the meaning of a feature, click the question mark for a definition. The links below will take you to the most popular APAPs, or all APAP machines we sell.
BiPAP, VPAP and BiLevel Comparison Guide. This guide stacks up every BiPAP machine we sell, feature by feature. If you don't know the meaning of a feature, click the question mark for a definition. The links below will take you to the most popular BiPAPs, or all BiPAP machines we sell.
Do you have a guide to help me choose the right mask?
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:
What are the CPAP, BiPAP and Sleep Apnea related CPT or billing codes?
EO601 RR is CPAP Rental
E0601 NU is CPAP Purchase
A7034 is CPAP Mask
A7032 is CPAP Nasal mask cushion
A7033 is CPAP Nasal pillows
A7030 is CPAP Full face mask
A7031 is CPAP Full face mask cushion
A7044 is CPAP Oral interface
A7027 is CPAP Hybrid mask
A7028 is CPAP Hybrid mask cushion
A7029 is CPAP Hybrid mask nasal pillow
A7046 is CPAP Humidifier chamber
A7037 is CPAP Tubing, long and short hoses
A4604 is CPAP Heated tubing
A7038 is CPAP Disposable filter
A7039 is CPAP Gross particle (foam) filter
A7035 is CPAP Headgear
A7036 is CPAP Chinstrap
E0561 NU is CPAP Passover humidifier
E0562 NU is CPAP Heated humidifier
E0470 RR is BiPAP Rental
E0470 NU is BiPAP Purchase
E0471 RR is BiPAP-ST Rental
E0471 NU is BiPAP-ST Purchase
Other CPAP items are listed under E1399, which is miscellaneous.
How often should I replace my mask?
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.
How do I care for my mask?
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.
What does a mask prescription need to say?
Contains one of the following words or phrases: "CPAP Mask", "CPAP Supplies", "CPAP Humidifier", "CPAP", "Continuous Positive Airway Pressure", "APAP", "AutoPAP", "AutoSet", "Auto CPAP", "Auto Adjusting CPAP", "Self Adjusting CPAP", "BiPAP", "BiLevel", "VPAP", "BiPAP Auto", "BiPAP ST", "Synchrony ST", "VPAP ST"
Contains physician's contact information
Contains physician's signature
Contains the patient's full name
Why might I prefer a nasal pillow 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.