What interface options can I choose from if I purchase the ComfortLite 2?
The three choices are the Pillows cushion, the Simple Cushion and the Direct Seal cushion.
Is the headgear one-size-fits all?
When should someone pick a minimal contact mask like the ComfortLite 2?
There are several reasons why someone might want to use a minimal contact mask like the ComfortLite 2. Some patients have trouble being compliant because of feelings of claustrophobia when wearing a mask, or they have skin sensitivities that are irritated by using larger masks on their face. Some seek improved visibility or are dissatisfied with aspects of their traditional nasal mask. Others just have a personal preference for less bulk on their face. The ComfortLite 2 helps meet all these patient needs.
How does the Halo headgear work?
The Halo headgear has two soft, comfortable straps that extend from the center of the forehead and merging into a single, wide strap at the back of the head. It sits low at the neck. The Ã¢â‚¬ËœhaloÃ¢â‚¬™ itself is a flexible oval shaped piece worn up the center of the head to just below the crown.
What is the function of the Halo headgear?
Most headgears are a means to attach and stabilize the mask to the face or nose. The Halo headgear sits low at the center of the forehead and has the Vertical and Angle adjusters suspended from it there. A Crown Swivel is at the upper end of the Halo.
Why are there 6 eyelets to attach the four ends of the 2 front straps?
You will always use the lowest of the eyelets for the lower strap. This is for stability. The upper strap can be attached in any of the 4 remaining eyelets Ã¢â‚¬â€œ adjust for comfort.
Does the ComfortLite 2 present problems to those with long, silky hair?
Some Respironics ComfortLite 2 trial participants found good results when they wore the back strap underneath their hair.
Does any of the headgear touch my face or cheeks?
No, the headgear only touches the forehead. The cushions only touch either under the nose (Pillows and Direct Seal) or gently around the tip of the nose (Simple Cushion).
How do you adjust the mask to properly fit it to avoid leaks?
There are two key adjustments you can make regardless of the cushion option you choose. Once the headgear is in place, you use an Angle Adjuster and a Vertical Adjuster for optimizing fit.
What do these adjusters do?
The Angle Adjuster controls the tilt of the cushion to the face and the twist Vertical Adjuster helps position the cushions relative to the length of your face and nose.