Nasal Mask

Nasal masks are triangular in shape and fit over the nose, covering the areas from the bridge of the nose down to the upper lip. They are popular among CPAP wearers because of the wide range of sizes and fits, making finding a perfect mask for any user very likely.

The Benefits of using a Nasal Mask

  • More natural airflow than nasal pillows as the delivered pressure isn't as direct.
  • Better for higher-pressure settings than nasal pillows.
  • Many different styles cater to a wide range of facial structures and features.
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    If you move around a lot in your sleep or sleep on your side, the suction of the nasal mask helps keep it securely in place.
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The Challenges of using a Nasal Mask

  • Much like nasal pillows, nasal masks are not ideal for mouth-breathers unless accompanied by a chin-strap to keep the jaw closed.
  • Some CPAP wearers complain about irritation caused by the pressure of the mask resting on the bridge of the nose or the forehead supports of some models.
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    Not ideal for patients who frequently experience allergies or colds that cause blockage of the sinuses.
  • Not recommended for patients who have difficulty breathing through the nose from medical conditions such a deviated septum, enlarged turbinates, or a collapsed or narrowed nasal valve.