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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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All Breeze Pillows are interchangeable with the Breeze pillow frame.
All parts of the "old" and "new" Breeze versions are compatible with each other. The shell and pillows are unchanged. The newer version Breeze has a more durable hose guide with adjustable halo strap anchor positions. The foam inside the head cradle is thicker. The new tubing has a swivel/hose connector on the CPAP hose end.
"I've been sleeping with a CPAP for 10 years or so and tried multiple headgear solutions - all of them with nasal pillows. I sleep on both sides, rotating between left and right all night long. The age old dilemna is this: how do you keep a tight seal between the nasal pillows and your nose without 27 straps wrapped around your head and waking up with tire tracks across your face? I've just about accepted the fact that there isn't a way. The Breeze is the closest I've come to finding minimally invasive headgear with a decent seal, that gets the hose over your head and out of the way. That said, the pillows are "old style" pillows that work well but can irritate your nares because you basically are jamming big pieces of rubber up your nose. The ComfortLite2 I just gave up has the best nasal pillows but a front head piece that irritated my eyes. So, the Breeze is a good solution. It's great for side sleepers because there are no straps on your cheeks that pull the pillows out of your nose (like the Opus I tried and sent back). You just have to tighten the headgear enough that the pillows stay in place. The adjustment of the angle of the nares helps a lot -- a good addition to this newer model. All in all, it's the best headgear for side sleepers I've used."
Voted most helpful critical review
Takes getting used to
juan r, Silver Spring, MD – December 18, 2008
"I have used the Nasal Swift before, but the price of the new model made look at other options. I read some revies of people really liking this mask so I gave it a shot.
I can wear the mask and still watch tv, which I found surprising. The mask it self feels like its going to fall off my head, so I use the straps it came with to give more support.
It takes a little time to get used to it and a lot of playing with the adjustment in order to get it to fit properly. Sometimes I feel like I'm not getting all of the air into my nose.
"How anyone can keep it on their head I can't figure out."
Christopher M, NY – May 01, 2011
"This broke wihtin a couple of months. It fit fairly well, but it alway felt loose on my head. The attachment points for the straps are very weak. The design fix is failrly obvious (have the strap be continuous under the tube). I went back to an Adams Circuit, then switched to an Aeomed system (which also broke but in a way that I could fix)."
Johanne L, QC – August 19, 2010
"After a day, I am very satisfied. If I had a suggestion, I would improve the pillows to be more softs as the texture of the Swift pillows. Or is it the angle who hurts a little more? I will see with more nights. Meanwhile, I will try the other size of pillows.
However, I prefer this one comparatively to the mask Swift. I sleep on the side and belly.
Are the Breeze nasal pillow sizes interchangeable on the mask frame?
All Breeze Pillows are interchangeable with the Breeze pillow frame.
How can I compare different machines?
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?
A mask prescription must contain all of the following information:
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"
Your physician's contact information
Your physician's signature
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.