THE WRONG MASK LEADS TO POOR SLEEP
Mask comfort is the critical part of successful CPAP therapy So, take time to purchase the best fitting mask. This is a $250 to $300 investment for you.
A well fitting mask sits comfortably on your face, seals well under full pressure, works in normal sleeping position, is simple to refit by a sleep deprived person at 2:00am, and is easily cleaned.
And you really won't know how well your new mask works until you've used it in your own bed for about a week, so make sure you can change it if your new mask just doesn't like you.
We recommend that first timers have a mask correctly fitted by someone who really understands what they are doing. Make sure you try on three or four similar type masks, preferably from different manufacturers, so you know which one has the best "face feel", and what your second choice would be.
Always keep in mind that you will wear the mask lying in bed, probably using a pillow. Make sure the mask works in this position. Chances are, a mask fitted while you are standing up, or sitting in front of a computer, won't fit as you lie down. Appearance always comes second to suitability.
Finally, if you are near one of our clinics, we would like to be your CPAP Supplier.
We've got a masks for it!
(above, left to right: the new SleepWeaver Cloth mask, Resmed's Swift FX mask,
SoftGel Nasal mask, and the popular Quattro Full Face mask.)