Learn a few mask terms that can save you time and money.
Cushions are worn on full face and nasal masks, whereas pillows are part of nasal pillow masks. Both help maintain a proper seal. It’s healthy to replace each every 6 months. Users sometimes refer to it as: • Squishy Thing • Gel Cushy
Headgear is worn around your head to keep your mask in place, and is available in a variety of sizes. It’s best to replace it every 6-9 months. Users sometimes refer to it as: • Strap • Harness
This part clips into the mask frame and creates easier on and off access. Nasal pillow masks do not use headgear clips. Replace this part when you see a crack or break. Users sometimes refer to it as: • Buckle • Connector
Most common mistake: Many users refer to mask parts as the mask itself, which can cause a misunderstanding while making a purchase. When discussing a mask, it’s important to know key terms that will help you search or get the right equipment.
Find What You Are Looking For
Do you need a Mask or a Mask Kit? Mask kits come with a cushion and frame, no headgear. Get a mask kit if:
• You are looking to refresh your mask but don't want to buy the whole thing.
• You need a larger or smaller headgear than what comes with the mask.
Masks have many parts depending on their type and brand. Use the part finder to see what parts on your mask are replaceable.