There are several types of masks available for the treatment of sleep apnea. Picking the right type of mask is based on many factors such as how a person breathes during sleep, their preferred sleeping position and their comfort. Here at Neurological Wellness Clinic, our Certified Respiratory Therapist will work with you to find the best and most comfortable mask.
Nasal pillows rest gently on the inside edge of the nostrils, offer a clear field of vision and are very lightweight. Nasal pillows can be used in multiple sleep positions and are stable under most pressures.
Many find this type of mask offers the best seal with the least airflow leak.
A nasal mask covers only your nose. Nasal masks are very easy to adjust and also a lighter weight option. Nasal masks are generally the most popular of the masks offered for the treatment of sleep apnea.
For those who prefer a Nasal Mask, but sleep with their mouth open, a chin strap may be used to cradle the mouth, keeping it closed.
Full face masks are for people who breathe through their mouths when asleep. A full face mask covers both the nose and mouth to prevent air leaks from the mouth. Full face masks can be helpful for those who suffer from seasonal allergies allowing easy breathing through the mouth if the nose becomes stuffy.
Full face masks work best for people who generally sleep in one position throughout the night.