How to Choose
a CPAP Mask that Matches Me?
6 Questions to help you select the most suitable CPAP Mask.
Breathing with your mouth open may be a habit, or it may be an unconscious response to a blocked nose to inhale more air. To avoid leaking air pressure due to the open oral cavity, affecting CPAP treatment, we generally recommend the use of a full face mask or chin strap to reduce air leakage caused by mouth breathing.
Are you breathing through
your mouth / nose during sleep?
If your facial skin is prone to irritation, eczema or acne problems, you can consider a nasal pillow mask to reduce the contact between the CPAP mask and skin. This can avoid irritating sensitive skin due to friction.
Do you have
If you often suffer from nasal allergy symptoms such as sneezing, a runny nose, or nasal congestion, it is not recommended to use a nasal pillow mask. Air pressure directly entering the nasal cavity may stimulate the nasal mucosa and exacerbate the allergy. If the nasal congestion is serious and affects the CPAP treatment, it may be necessary to request nasal spray from your doctor.
Do you have noticeable
Since the full face mask covers a large area of the face, it is not recommended. Alternatively, you can consider using a nasal pillow mask with plastic inserts to reduce the disturbance.
Feel uncomfortable in
small or dark spaces?
We recommend to use a CPAP mask that straps to the forehead, and both sides of the cheeks. They are robust, stable and effectively reduces the problem of air leakage caused by shifting of the CPAP mask when changing sleeping positions.
Often sleep on you side?
We recommend using a nasal pillow mask. There are fewer components, only one headband, so the process of wearing, cleaning or replacing accessories is effortless and quick. Also, it covers a smaller area of the face, avoiding the irritation marks that may appear on the face due to the head restraints.
Emphasis on personal appearance?
What CPAP Masks are available
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