"VERIFIED CPAP.COM CUSTOMERI had been using a nasal pillow mask but it was irritating the area below my nose. The nasal mask is great!"
November 27, 2015
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February 4, 2016
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The DreamWear Nasal CPAP Mask with Headgear is an innovative take on a nasal mask which features an under the nose cushion and a hollow frame in which airflow passes through. The mask is available in varying size configurations to help better fit a wide range of users.
Manufactured by Philips Respironics.
9% of Nasal Mask product buyers choose this product.
The DreamWear Nasal Mask is a nasal mask that leaves the line of sight open by having a frame structure that rests a cushion below the nostrils instead of covering the entire nose. This is a nasal mask that provides airflow by covering both nostrils.
- Innovative Frame
- Open Line of Sight
- Under the Nose Cushion
- Multiple Sizes Available
- Hose Connection at Crown of Head
The DreamWear frame is made up of silicone tubing which allows airflow to pass through to the nasal cushion. The frame helps accommodate those that sleep in nearly all positions achieve and maintain proper seal and airflow to the cushion. If one side of the mask frame is closed off by being laid on, the airflow will be directed entirely through the other side to prevent any loss in airflow. Also included are wraps which can be placed on the frame to further help avoid irritation.
Under the Nose Cushion
The DreamWear cushion rests under the nose and provides airflow to both nostrils. The cushion does not cover the nose, helping alleviate sores and irritation on the bridge of the nose.
Open Line of Sight
With the combination of frame and under the nose cushion, the DreamWear Nasal CPAP Mask leaves the field of vision open for nighttime reading and TV watching. With less points of contact on the face, there is less of a chance of irritation.
Multiple Sizes Available
The DreamWear is available in multiple size configurations to better fit a wide range of users. The frame is available in three sizes: small, medium, and large. Most users will find the medium frame the best fit. The nasal cushion is available in four sizes: small, medium, medium wide, and large. The frame and cushion sizes are interchangeable so that any size frame can be used with any size cushion.
Looking for a Fit Pack that includes multiple sizes? The DreamWear - Fit Pack includes all four sizes of nasal cushion and the medium frame which will fit most users.
Hose Connection at Top of Head
The DreamWear has it's elbow connection at the top of the head, allowing for the CPAP hose to be routed above the user while sleeping to help reduce tug on the mask. If sleeping positions change during the night, the swiveling connection will allow the mask to move freely.
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This Product Includes...
- Mask in Selected Size
- Fabric Wraps
Material Composition of the DreamWear Mask
- Cushion: Silicone Polycarbonate
- Frame: Silicone Polycarbonate
- Elbow: Polycarbonate
- Tubing Quick Release: Polycarbonate
- Headgear: Polyurethane Foam, nylon/Spandex
- Fabric Wraps: Polyester/Spandex
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The parts of the mask excluding headgear should be hand washed daily using warm water and a mild soap. Rinse the parts completely and allow to air dry out of direct sunlight. The headgear should be hand washed weekly in the same manner.
Where is the Cushion Size Located?
The DreamWear cushion size is printed in black letters on the front of the cushion, beside the arrow which indicates the frame and cushion connection points. The cushion is available in four sizes: small, medium, medium wide, and large.
Where is the Frame Size Located?
To find the size of the DreamWear Nasal Mask Frame, locate the elbow at the top of the unit. Just above the elbow, grey letters are imprinted on the frame to indicate the size. The letters "SM" represent a size Small, "MED" represent a size Medium, and "LG" represent a size Large.
Fitting Guide for Customers Who Already Have a Frame
For those that have an existing frame, this helpful guide displays if it is fitting properly. The ideal fit for the DreamWear series of masks is one in which the frame goes up the side of the face, between the eye and the ear. If the medium frame slips when positioned this way, and slides back over the ear, it's a sign the small frame is a better fit. If the medium frame bunches up close to the eyes or partially blocks view, it's a sign the large frame is a better fit. The manufacturer has provided a helpful frame fitting guide that can assist with frame selection.
How To Determine the Correct Frame Size?
The frame size is equivalent to the distance around the head from one side of the nose to the other. Follow these steps to determine the appropriate frame size:
Begin by placing the measuring tape marker at the base of the nose on one side. Use the tape to follow along the side of the cheek and upward over the top of the head. Keep pulling the tape measure around the face, down the other cheek, and to the base of the nose on the opposite side.
Use this measurement to most closely match one of the frame sizes listed below:
- Small Frame - 19 Inches
- Medium Frame - 20 Inches
- Large Frame - 22 Inches
Please Note: The DreamWear Nasal CPAP Mask with Headgear - Fit Pack is sold with a Medium frame only. The medium frame will fit most users.
System One Resistance Control Tips
If using a Respironics System One machine, a system one resistance control number from Respironics can be set to allow the machine to compensate for different mask types. The resistance control number for the DreamWear Nasal CPAP Mask is X1. Please Note: System One Resistance Control is for System One Machines only.
DreamWear Exhalation Ports
The DreamWear Nasal CPAP Mask has two exhalation ports built into the device. Air is released through tiny holes located on the elbow of the DreamWear mask, which is placed at the top of the head. A second exhalation port is found on the cushion of the nasal mask. A small rectangular slit found on the front exterior of the DreamWear cushion allows air to release from the nostrils.
Elbow Connection to the Mask
The DreamWear elbow is inserted into the circular opening at the top of the DreamWear mask. The flexible mask frame material allows the user to place pressure on the frame as the lip of the elbow is placed inside the opening. The elbow connection should be completely enclosed within the opening, leaving only the outer rim visible.
The DreamWear Nasal Mask uses a quick-release swivel to allow users to easily and rapidly remove the mask from the hose when needed. To ensure the mask elbow and swivel are firmly attached for use throughout the night, listen for a clicking sound when installing.
Please Note: It is helpful to give the CPAP hose some slack to create a small range of motion which will help reduce tug on the mask and maintain the unique design of the DreamWear mask.
- Press the mask elbow into the frame until it is completely enclosed in the frame connection.
- To connect the cushion, line up the arrow on the front with the arrow on the frame and push the two together until they are clicked into place, then repeat for the opposite side. Ensure the arrow on the cushion matches the arrow on the frame, as the cushion will not function as intended if not properly connected to the frame.
- The headgear should be looped through the slots in the frame and fastened to desired tightness. The headgear should be attached so that both the Philips Respironics and DreamWear logos face outward.
- The cushion can be removed by pulling the ends away from the frame.
- Similarly, the mask elbow can be removed by simply pulling it out of the frame.
- The headgear is removed by releasing the hook and loop fasteners and then removing it from the headgear slots of the frame.
- If the frame wraps are installed, they can be removed by releasing the hook and loop fasteners.
Tips to Reduce Tugging on the CPAP Mask and Hose
If active sleep has resulted in the DreamWear elbow disconnecting from the swivel, it may be beneficial to use a hose clip or hose lift system to stabilize the device above the head. The Hose Comfort section introduces a variety of devices designed to prevent the CPAP tube from pulling on the mask.
When selecting a hose lift system, refer to the instructions found on the product pages. If a bedding clip is the best option, follow the directions listed below:
- Wrap the hook and loop strap around the circumference of the CPAP hose.
- Once the diameter of the hose is covered, feed the strap through the opening in the fabric, and gently pull the strap to ensure the material is firm around the hose.
- Release the end of the strap, allowing it to adhere to the hook and loop material surrounding the hose. Then, attach the metal clip to the pillow or linens in order to secure the tube.
What Can I Do if my DreamWear Mask Leaks?
If your DreamWear mask is leaking there's a few things you can do:
- Check all the connections on the mask and make sure they're connected properly. A faulty connection can cause air leaks.
- Try adjusting the cushion under the nose, to see if it can be fixed by changing the position slightly. Sometimes this will work too.
- Adjust the headgear straps so the fit is tight enough to support a good seal.
What to Do if My DreamWear Mask is Whistling?
Sometimes the DreamWear mask whistling can be caused by the sheet or the blanket being to close to the air exhaust on the DreamWear mask. The air whistling can be fixed by pulling the sheet away from the mask.
The whistling sound can also happen when the seal breaks. Try adjusting the headgear straps to get a better fit, and repositioning the cushion around the nose.