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CPAP Newsletter: CPAP Masks 101
What's the difference between Nasal Pillow, Nasal & Full Face masks?
Nasal Pillow Masks:
Seal Around the Nostril Base
Preferred by over 28% of users, nasal pillow masks add the least amount of weight and material on a users face. This mask is generally the best option if you have facial hair, get claustrophobic easily or like reading and watching TV before bed.
Seal Around the Nose
Preferred by over 45% of users, nasal masks are best for users who breathe through their nose, like to read or watch TV before bed, are active sleepers, and have a wide range of pressure settings on their machine. A chinstrap can be used for those who breathe through their mouth.
Full Face Masks:
Seal Around the Nose & Mouth
Preferred by over 26% of users, full face masks are great not only for users who breathe through their mouth when sleeping but these masks also give relief to users who suffer from allergies and congestion. This mask, like the nasal mask, is held in place by four point headgear.
Top Nasal Pillow Masks
"...comfortable, no leaks, and the mesh vents are so amazingly quiet..." - Randy
"...Comfortable. Seals well. Holds up well. Doesn’t make marks on my face..." - Jean
Top Nasal Masks
"I really love this mask as it fits comfortably and does not leak..." - Candace
"...very soft and flexible so comfortable...this mask is a game changer." - Anine
Top Full Face Masks
"...very comfortable and effective. The magnetic straps are easy to use..." - Kevin
"Fits great, easy to adjust. Wife says I'm sleeping better and quieter." - Joseph
Therapy success. The right CPAP mask may enhance your results.
Tips for proper mask adjustment:
Place your mask on loosely allowing two fingers to fit under the headgear straps.
Turn on and connect your CPAP machine to your mask.
Lay down in your preferred sleeping position.
Tighten the straps little by little until you seal the mask. Don't over-tighten.
If you have red marks from the headgear, consider using our soft Mask Straps Pads to cover the straps.
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