Nasal pillow masks are arguably the most comfortable and least intrusive CPAP mask style according to our customers. While they aren’t perfect for everyone, those that they work for seem to love them very much.
One of the struggles of nasal pillow masks, however, is keeping the right angle and tightness for a good seal and the nasal irritation that can come with this dance. When your mask slides out of place too easily or is simply too uncomfortable to tighten to the point you need it, you’re not getting the restful and effective sleep therapy you deserve.
To combat these issues, Philips Respironics introduced the Nuance and Nuance Pro Nasal Pillow masks. While the Nuance’s cloth frame features padded cheek straps for greater comfort, the Nuance Pro’s silicone frame is lined with gel cheek straps for greater stability. Both masks feature gel nasal pillows instead of standard silicone for even greater comfort.
If you’ve ever struggled with your nasal pillow mask, read our Nuance CPAP mask review to see if the Nuance or Nuance Pro could be a good fit for you!
Nuance and Nuance Pro At A Glance
|Options For Comfort Or Stability||Still Suffers From Common Nasal Pillow Problems|
|Easy to Use and Disassemble||Velcro Tabs Are Small|
|Lightweight and Flexible||Not Ideal For Smaller Head Sizes|
|Great for Beards||May Not Outperform the AirFit P10|
Nuance and Nuance Pro Video Review
What is the Difference Between the Nuance and Nuance Pro?
The main difference lies in the mask frame! The Nuance Pro’s frame comes with gel pads on the cheek straps. The Nuance mask comes with a soft cloth fabric frame.
While the cloth-frame Nuance focuses more on comfort and a sleep experience without red marks on your face, the silicone and gel Nuance Pro focuses more on stability and minimal need for readjustments in the night.
Other than that, the Nuance Pro has a gray back strap with tabs to loop into the frame; the Nuance has a blue back strap with metal slots for the frame to be inserted into.
Both masks will come standard with free returns. Here are some other things they have in common:
- Both feature the same short tube and elbow
- Both come with all three sizes of gel nasal pillow which features a gel ring to contour and seal the nasal opening
- Both masks have non slip headgear, a tube retaining loop at the top for the hose to be inserted into, and an adjustment crown strap
What Are Customers Saying About It?
The Nuance and Nuance Pro have been widely reviewed by our CPAP.com customers. While a small portion of reviews does complain about problems that are common with masks of this style, the vast majority have great things to say about this lightweight mask.
A surprising number of reviewers, after trying the Nuance before several other masks, actually came back to the Nuance for its unrivaled comfort, security, and ease of use.
Some users do complain that the velcro tabs may be too small or too weak to keep the mask tight. The Nuance and Nuance Pro also tend to work better for men and larger faces.
The non-slip Nuance headgear, lightweight design, and easy disassembly make a case for the foundations of a solid nasal pillow mask. Factor in your personal preference for support (Nuance Pro) or comfort (Nuance) and you have what might be the best nasal pillow mask on the market.
Hopefully, our Nuance CPAP mask review has helped you make a more informed decision about your therapy needs. Both masks share the same product page, so if you decide to make a purchase, simply select which model you’d like in the drop-down menu before proceeding to checkout.
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