Top Review

    "Nasal pillows seal better than the old model I was using that was very similar in design. I would purchase again."

    VERIFIED CPAP.COM CUSTOMER
    July 26, 2008

    Product Overview

    Manufactured by Viasys.

    Product Features

    The SNAPP-X Direct Nasal Interface is an improvement to Tiara's original SNAPP Mask. The new prong sleeve design incorporates a multi-ported exhalation point and still provides an exclusive bellow prong that expands and compresses with patient movement and provides a comfortable, fail-safe seal even for those restless, rolling patients. The unique butterfly headgear attachments help keep constant pressure against the prongs and nose, keeping zero torque on the swivel elbows. To help create a solid seal around the elbows, Tiara includes a set of locking clips for all cushions keeping the airflow quiet, even at high pressures.

    • NEW Multi-ported exhalation port
    • NEW Locking clips for elbows
    • Cushioning bellows
    • Unique Butterfly headgear attachments
    • Special 360 Degree Swivel Elbows
    • Several wearable configurations


    The Small Size cushion is not compatible with size Medium, Large, and XL masks. There are two different size elbows and tubing. The Small Size cushion will not work with Multi-Size tubing.

    Specifications

    This Product Includes...

    • Mask
    • Headgear

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    Important Tips

    Tiara has re-introduced an innovative nasal system called the SNAPP-X (Soft Nasal Accessory for Positive Pressure). Cushions are sized Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large. Most patients will take a Medium size.

    There are three points for the mask to form a seal. A soft nasal "volcano" shape creates a double seal at the patient's nostrils. The prong is narrow at the top and bells out as it comes down to the cushion body, allowing the prong tips to insert into the nose to a depth of 1/8" to 1/4". This creates a soft seal in the interior of the nares. The pillow body at the end of the prong creates a simultaneous seal at the outer rim of the nares. Lastly, the cushion body seals once the head straps are adjusted for patient comfort.

    This feature addresses the soreness patients often experience when a cushion obstructs only the inside of the nose. The bellows cushion has an added feature of swivel elbows on each side, that allow movement of 360 degrees. Patients have the freedom of wearing their CPAP hose up over their head or over the chest. The single exhalation port is found below the bellows cushion, thereby directing air flow downward, rather than onto a bed partner.

    The headgear is a very simplistic design of just two straps, one fitted over the crown of the head and the other over the back of the head. The headgear attaches to the bellows on two soft butterfly flanges. If needed, a user would be able to place the mask on themselves using only one hand, once the straps are adjusted for comfort.

    Clinical trails on the SNAPP-X have proven it to be not only comfortable and light weight, but perfect for the restless or claustrophobic patients.


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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How can I compare different machines?
    We work very hard to provide many different ways for our customers to compare products. Here are the machine product guides we have created and maintain:
    • CPAP Machine Comparison Guide. This guide stacks up every CPAP machine we sell, feature by feature. If you don't know the meaning of a feature, click the question mark for a definition. The links below will take you to the most popular CPAPs, or all CPAP machines we sell.

      Compare Most Popular CPAP Machines

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    • Auto Adjusting Machine (APAP) Comparison Guide. This guide stacks up every APAP machine we sell, feature by feature. If you don't know the meaning of a feature, click the question mark for a definition. The links below will take you to the most popular APAPs, or all APAP machines we sell.

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    • BiPAP, VPAP and BiLevel Comparison Guide. This guide stacks up every BiPAP machine we sell, feature by feature. If you don't know the meaning of a feature, click the question mark for a definition. The links below will take you to the most popular BiPAPs, or all BiPAP machines we sell.

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    Do you have a guide to help me choose the right mask?
    Yes, we created a Help Me Choose guide to help you select the right mask or machine according to your preferences. The guide asks you a series of questions regarding your preferences and your facial features. Based on your answers we provide you with a comparison chart of the masks that meet your criteria. Get started here:

    Help Me Choose - Mask
    Are prescriptions required for mask, machine, humidifier, and Provent purchases?
    Yes. Federal law requires we have a valid prescription on file before we ship your mask, machine, humidifier, or Provent.

    We provide many easy ways to get your prescription:
    • We can request your prescription for you! When you checkout, just let us know you would like us to request your prescription, or you can log into your account to have us request your prescription.
    • Fax your prescription to our toll free fax number: 866.353.2727, or our international fax number: 713.541.7370
    • Email your prescription to cpap@cpap.com
    • Upload your prescription in your account, under the Prescriptions Section
    • Ask your doctor to fill out our prescription form. We have both a standard prescription form and a Provent prescription form.
    For more information on prescriptions, please see our Prescription Section of the Learning Center.
    What are the CPAP, BiPAP, Sleep Apnea, and Oxygen related HCPCS, CPT or billing codes?

    E1399 is Miscellaneous and is used for other CPAP and Oxygen items.
    How often should I replace my mask?
    Medicare allows for mask cushion replacement every three (3) months, and a complete mask system replacement every six (6) months. CPAP manufacturers and vendors suggest these replacement schedules as well.

    In our experience, most mask cushions begin to deteriorate after about six months of use. The cushion eventually becomes too soft to hold a seal. The headgear straps lose elasticity and must be tightened more and more to get the same quality seal.

    We strongly suggest replacing cushions and pillows as soon as they start to soften. Air leaks may reduce the effectiveness of CPAP therapy and headgear that is too tight may cause facial sores at pressure points. In most cases, replacement headgear is available if it is stretched out or the Velcro worn out.

    To see what parts of your mask are replaceable refer to our Replacement Part Finder. Just search for your mask to see all of the replaceable parts.
    How do I care for my mask?

    Masks should be washed daily with warm water and gentle soap or baby shampoo. Let the mask air dry. Never use antibacterial soap as it will break down the silicone of the mask cushion. Avoid soaps that include lotion which can coat the mask and cause it to lose its seal. A safe cleaner is the Control III Disinfectant CPAP Cleaning Solution. Remember, going to bed with a clean face will improve your seal and protect the lifespan of your mask. Citrus Mask Wipes

    The best time to clean your mask is in the morning after use. This removes the oils left behind from your skin which can reduce the lifespan of your mask. We recommend using Mask Wipes to make daily morning cleaning easy. The mask wipes are made from materials that will not break down your mask.

    Citrus Mask Wipes


    For customers who want to completely disinfect their mask and accessories, there's an even better option than wipes. The Lumin Mask and Accessories Cleaner uses powerful UV light to disinfect, killing almost all bacteria almost instantly. It's not a cleaner and doesn't scrub or wash anything, but for simple disinfecting the Lumin works great!




    Here are some other cleaning products to help with keeping your mask fresh:


    Citrus II CPAP Mask Spray Cleaner

    Control III Disinfectant CPAP Cleaning Solution - Home Care Kit

    Hurricane CPAP Equipment Dryer

    Unscented CPAP Mask Wipes

    Lumin CPAP Mask and Accessories Cleaner

    What does a mask prescription need to say?
    A mask prescription must contain all of the following information:
    • One of the following words or phrases: "CPAP Mask", "CPAP Supplies", "CPAP Humidifier", "CPAP", "Continuous Positive Airway Pressure", "APAP", "AutoPAP", "AutoSet", "Auto CPAP", "Auto Adjusting CPAP", "Self Adjusting CPAP", "BiPAP", "BiLevel", "VPAP", "BiPAP Auto", "BiPAP ST", "Synchrony ST", "VPAP ST"
    • Your physician's contact information
    • Your physician's signature
    • The patient's full name

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    Why might I prefer a nasal prong device?
    Nasal prong masks are similar to nasal pillow masks, however the prong will rest deeper inside the nostril and inflate slightly against the walls of the nostril to seal with pressure. This is different from a nasal pillow mask which creates a seal by resting against the nostril opening.

    The use of heated humidification is highly recommended to prevent dryness which may occur when using a nasal prong or nasal pillow device.
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