Selecting the correct sleep apnea mask for you

December 7th, 2010

If you suffer from sleep apnea disorder, CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy is likely to be your perfect solution.  CPAP masks are customized to fit snugly to the contours of the face. An uncomfortable or inappropriate fit could cause complications like nasal congestions, dry mouth and sores, to name a number of. This may be avoided by following a careful trial and mistake method before you pick to purchase a CPAP mask for yourself.

There are three kinds of CPAP masks available in mask retail in Toronto: full-face masks, nasal masks and nasal pillow masks.

Full Face Mask

Full-face CPAP masks in Toronto cover the bridge of the nose and extend towards the lower lip and chin with additional side straps at the forehead and mouth level. The whole-face CPAP masks give you by far, the suitable secured attachment to the top area among all CPAP masks in Toronto. They lessen the incidence of it falling off your face. Full-face CPAP masks in Toronto make breathing easier and provide relief from lungs and muscle problems. However, as they cover your full face, they may also be very claustrophobia-inducing.

Nasal Masks

Nasal masks cover the full nose reaching out till its bridge. They deliver steady air pressure needed to treat sleep apnea. The side straps at the forehead and mouth levels keep the mask in place. If you’re a restless sleeper, nasal masks are ideal for you. The secure suction action and the double side straps make sure the mask stays in place in spite of frequent changes in sleeping positions.

Nasal masks also benefit patients who require high level of air pressure to be maintained.   Also, due to secure suction action, the air is retained within the mask, protecting you from dry mouth, stuffy nose, skin irritations and teary eyes.

Nasal Pillow Mask

If you’re claustrophobic, nasal pillow masks in Toronto stores are most fitted for you. The nasal pillow masks have inserts that shoot air directly towards the nose. All these masks do not cover the full face and provide you a whole vision range.  There are two sorts of nasal pillow masks in Toronto – ball cap and side straps. The ball cap strap type masks are without the side straps and so are well-fitted to side sleepers. Meanwhile, the side strap style is placed slightly below the nostrils and is secured by side straps. It’s also possible to purchase a pillow interface for Nasal Pillow masks in Toronto for more comfort.
Regardless of the sort of mask chosen, the biggest thing is you might want to choose one with the suitable fit and size from the CPAP mask retail in Toronto.