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Best Mask For Your CPAP Machine

by Clean CPAP Best CPAP mask

Whether you are a first time user or you simply want to replace the existing mask for better performance and more comfort, what you are looking for, what every CPAP user is looking for, is the best CPAP mask. With so many different styles available, finding the best mask might often seem to be an overwhelming task. Before everything, you need to be sure of the type of mask you need. There are six different styles of CPAP masks, Total Face, Full Face, Nasal, Nasal Pillow, Oral, and Hybrid. Knowing the answers of the following questions will help you to make a better choice.

1. Nasal Obstruction: if you often suffer from allergies or have a deviated septum or often face sinusitis, you should ideally avoid nasal or nasal pillow masks. The only way you can use a nasal pillow mask is by making it a secondary source with a mouth piece or using a hybrid style. Simply using a nasal mask won't help you to breathe better due to the blockage you have. In this case, you will have the best results if you use a full face mask.

2. Breathing Pattern At Night: Did your sleep therapist find out whether you breathe through mouth or nose or a combination of both when you sleep at night? If he didn't, you can find that out as well. Ask your partner if you snore and also check if you wake up with a sore throat. If the answer of either is positive, you use mouth to breathe, at least, as a secondary source. In this case, nasal masks aren't good, you need something which covers both nose and mouth, like full face, total face or hybrid masks.   

3. Scuba Diving: The oral mask functions just like how you use a scuba diver’s mouthpiece. Although there are a couple of things to consider, if you drool while sleeping or grind your teeth whole sleeping, you will need alternative mask styles.

4. Comfortable with Cap: Wearing masks which use headgear often feels like wearing a cap, although they are very lightweight and comfortable. There are even masks which are especially designed for women users. However, if you are not comfortable wearing a hat or cap, a direct nasal or oral masks should be better for you.

Finally, you should go for branded masks because this machine is potentially a life saving machine. Going for cheaper alternatives is not a wise choice. 


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