If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you know how difficult it can be to find the right CPAP mask. Finding the right mask seems like it would be a simple process, but unless patients are comfortable in their masks, research shows these individuals are more likely to steer from their treatments. Plus, there are many options on the market, and there are several types of CPAP masks, so it can be intimating when starting research on which mask to buy.
In this article, we have compiled some of the best CPAP masks available for purchase.
1. The Philips Respironics Dreamwear Gel
The Philips Respironics Dreamwear Gel is thought to be one of the most comfortable CPAP masks available on the market. The mask’s frame is composed of silicone, but it is covered by a soft cloth, making sure the individual’s skin is not irritated throughout the night. If, however, you don’t want your entire nose or face covered all night, a nasal pillow mask is available. This, of course, isn’t for everyone, and most prefer a traditional CPAP mask, but if that’s not you, know that there are options available for you too.
2. ResMed AirTouch F20
The ResMed AirTouch F20 is a unique CPAP mask as its composed of UltraSoft memory foam. Designed with comfort in mind, this full-face CPAP mask does not irritate the skin as it is formed around memory foam and not silicone. This mask is also extremely lightweight, but keep in mind that because of what you’re getting (i.e. a memory-foam based mask), the ResMed AirTouch F20 tends to be a bit more expensive.
3. ResMed AirFit N20
The last option is the ResMed AirFit N20 is a nasal mask that uses advanced technology to keep as little air from leaking. The N20 is lightweight, and the headgear rests under an individual’s eyes. This is ideal if you have experienced obstruction with your CPAP masks in the past, as the ResMed AirFit N20 lets you wear your mask while watching TV or talking to friends and family.
Don’t suffer through a distributed sleep because your CPAP mask is giving you grief. Know the features that you want or need and conduct some research on what’s available on the market.
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