• Nasal CPAP Mask

    The most common interface used by sleep apnea patients. The mask is triangular, sits over the entire nose (above the upper lip but below the nares) and is held in place with a strap around the head.

    Recommendation:

    The CPAP nasal mask works best for patients who sleep with their mouths closed and have no obstruction of the nasal airways.

  • CPAP Nasal Pillow

    This interface has two small, flexible silicone components that fit into the nares. The pillows are inflated with air from the CPAP machine, thus making a seal to prevent leaks.

    Recommendation:

    The nasal pillow works best for patients who sleep with their mouths closed, have clear nasal passages and who experience claustrophobic problems from wearing a mask.

  • CPAP Face Mask

    This type of mask covers the mouth and the nose, and air pressure is simultaneously applied to both. The full face mask has valves or small openings built into the mask that allow for air breathing if the CPAP machine stops as the result of a power failure.

    Recommendation:

    The nasal pillow works best for patients who sleep with their mouths closed, have clear nasal passages and who experience claustrophobic problems from wearing a mask.

  • CPAP Oral Mask

    Oral masks use only the mouth to breathe the air from the CPAP machine. Because it uses just the mouth, it is necessary to have heated humidification to prevent dryness of the oral tissues.

    Recommendation:

    The oral mask is for CPAP users who breathe primarily through the mouth, and for patients who cannot use a full face mask due to claustrophobia, or who have nasal problems such as congestion or a deviated septum.

  • CPAP Hybrid Mask

    This interface covers the mouth and has nasal pillows for the nose. Therefore, it does not cover the nose or cause skin irritation.

    Recommendation:

    The hybrid mask is for mouth-breather patients who do not like using chin straps or full face masks, patients with claustrophobia, or for CPAP users who experience irritation on the bridge of the nose.

CPAP Face Mask

Although custom interfaces can be expensive and there are few companies who produce
custom CPAP masks, they are the optimum choice for the perfect fitting mask.