Several types of masks are available from the Talk About Sleep Online Store, including the nasal pillow CPAP mask. The others are triangular nasal, oral and full face masks. All three types achieve the same purpose – delivering air from the machine to the body – so one is not necessarily better than another. What’s important is to choose a mask that fits well, that is comfortable and that does not leak air.
Beyond those basic guidelines, choosing among the three types of masks is a matter of personal preference for a simple and understandable reason: everyone’s facial features are unique. Choose the type that works best for you.
Nasal pillow CPAP masks deliver air directly into your nostrils through an accordion-type pillow, prong or cushion. These masks have minimal headgear and are smaller, lighter and generally much less invasive than a triangular-type, nasal mask. That makes the fit rate for nasal pillow CPAP masks much higher than for full face masks.
Most nasal pillow CPAP masks can be used by patients whose facial features are hard to fit with a traditional triangular nasal mask. The masks come in multiple sizes to help ensure a proper fit. This type of masks is a great option for patients who find that wearing a larger nasal mask makes them feel claustrophobic.
Make your decision carefully. The fit of the mask will strongly influence the comfort of your sleep therapy each night.
With quality products from the Talk About Sleep Online Store, a good night’s rest is no longer a dream.