Sleep apnea patients invest quality time and efforts into finding the right CPAP machine. They are looking for small, compact and stylish devices which can be easily transported…but patients also look for the most comfortable masks. After all, the mask is the part that comes in direct contact with the skin, and having to wear […]
Sleep apnea patients invest quality time and efforts into finding the right CPAP machine. They are looking for small, compact and stylish devices which can be easily transported…but patients also look for the most comfortable masks. After all, the mask is the part that comes in direct contact with the skin, and having to wear the mask several hours a day or night absolutely calls for comfort, freedom of movement and high efficiency.
There are many types of masks available on the market, but many of them are bulky, heavy and they do not allow for too much freedom of movement. Luckily, there are also plenty of mask styles available which are not only extremely comfortable but also highly efficient even though they are small in size. Let’s check out some off the smallest CPAP masks available on the market today.
The PICO Nasal Mask by Philips Respironics is designed with minimalism and high efficiency in mind. One of the biggest problems patients face is fitting the complex masks so as to seal perfectly. The good news is that PICO by Philips Respironics is a mask that does not come with complicated headgear and other accessories. Instead, you only need to place the main breathing part over your nose, then attach a few clips and you are ready to enjoy high-quality air therapy.
PICO is an extremely lightweight and comfortable mask. The mask also features thick padding which makes wearing the mask for prolonged hours quite non-problematic. According to the manufacturer, the PICO offers a perfect seal and it fits nicely the greatest majority of patients (up to 98% compatibility). CPAP mask seal and fit are two of the most important features a good mask should incorporate.
The mask is perfect for beginners thanks to its intuitive design, high comfort level and a very good seal. Patients can fit their mask in a few seconds and they are ready to enjoy the required therapy without the hassle of having to try different fitting solutions or adjusting complex straps around the head.
The OPUS 360 Nasal Pillows mask is brought to you by Fisher and Paykel. This mask is not only small and lightweight but it allows for an exceptional freedom of movement during therapy. The mask also has a very slim design, so patients will enjoy comfortable therapy regardless of the position they choose to sleep in. The OPUS represents a perfect choice for restless sleepers for example.
The mask can also be easily adjusted thanks to its 360 degree pivotal ball and socket elbow connection function. OPUS has anatomically shaped pillows providing the perfect seal, contoured mask frame for a more comfortable fit and a headgear that sits comfortably on your head regardless of your position. Some other extra features include:
- Extra quiet exhaust system
- All pillow sizes included within package so that you can quickly find the most comfortable fit
- High quality silicone seal lip cushion
- Elegant and minimalistic anchoring system of the tube
Nasal Aire is a cannula style CPAP mask by InnoMed. The manufacturer provides this all-size nasal prong mask with all nasal prong sizes included. Therefore, patients can test and ultimately find the right size of nasal prongs. Thanks to its ultra-sleek and simple design, patients can wear the mask without any problems while performing daily tasks such as eating, drinking or even performing tasks while wearing the eyeglasses. You do not have to remove the mask, since it allows for a great freedom of movement and comfort.
Patients can also sleep in any desired position while still enjoying the perfect fit and seal of the mask. Then, the mask will not create any pressure points on the face so patients can wear it even for very extended time periods without any issues.
WISP is a Nasal CPAP Mask brought to you by Philips Respironics. Patients can choose between two types of frames that fit with the WISP: the clear silicone frame for the most minimalistic look and feel, or the frame made of fabric for extra comfortable feel. The mask features a very minimalist cushion design, which helps avoiding too many contact points on the face. Wisp is also a lightweight mask which helps enjoying a comfortable therapy during the day or the night. Other important features:
- Ensures a clear line of sight- the field of vision is not blocked by any mask parts
- Different options for positioning the hose to achieve the best comfort
- Very easy to fit and seal even for beginners
- Different size cushions included within package
- Short & flexible tubing system
DreamWear is a Nasal CPAP mask by Philips Respironics, featuring a unique and innovative “tube” style frame design. The tube style frame will help delivering the airflow coming from the CPAP directly into the nasal cushion. This mask represents a perfect fit for restless sleepers, as it allows you to turn comfortably into any position without problems. The cushion of the mask will cover up both nostrils, ensuring a very good seal and high therapeutic performance.
The mask also features a minimal contact design, which means there will be no pressure points on the face. Also, the package includes several cushions so that you can find the one that fits perfectly and comfortably. The frame of the mask is designed so as to allow the airflow to pass through it and be redirected to the main cushion.
Thanks to the innovative cushion design, there is no need to cover up the entire nose. The cushion sits right under the nose, providing a perfect seal for both nostrils. The manufacturer has included 4 different sizes of cushions- small, medium, medium wide and large size. Therefore, patients can easily and quickly find the perfect fit and seal that works best in their case.