What Is a CPAP Mask?
A CPAP mask is used in CPAP therapy or sleep apnea treatment to aid breathing during sleep. A CPAP mask is connected to a CPAP machine that helps regulate and simulate healthy breathing patterns to reduce the effects of sleep apnea and other respiratory conditions. The main reason for using CPAP masks and machines is to get a better night's sleep
Choosing the right CPAP mask is one of the most important aspects of CPAP therapy. Traditionally, CPAP masks have been quite cumbersome and bulky, however recent design and structure changes have allowed for more beneficial outcomes. CPAP masks are now smaller, lighter and much more effective and comfortable to wear.
There are 4 different types of CPAP masks that are available on the market right now:
Fisher & Paykel currently have nasal pillow masks, nasal masks and full-face masks available for purchase on CPAP Direct.
Can I use any mask with my CPAP Machine?
The answer is yes, you can use any mask with a CPAP machine. All CPAP mask brands and types, including Fisher & Paykel products, are universally compatible across machines. This means that the mask type that fits you best, such as a nasal mask or a full face mask, can be easily used with any CPAP device.
Are CPAP masks interchangeable between brands?
Yes, CPAP masks are universally compatible across all CPAP machines. CPAP therapy is different for each individual, so making sure that there are a variety of treatment options and devices available is integral to ensuring the comfort and security of each customer.
How do I know which CPAP Mask is right for me?
Because there are so many different types of CPAP masks available with a range of benefits, it can be a difficult decision to work out which one is best for you.
Choosing the right CPAP mask can take a few test runs, which is why we offer trial hires for all of our CPAP masks and machines. This means that finding the right fit can be achieved easily, and you'll be able to choose the perfect mask for a better night's sleep.
Fisher & Paykel CPAP Mask Types
Full face mask
The benefit of using a full face mask is that it fits the whole face, meaning you feel secure and protected throughout the night. The Fisher & Paykel full face mask comes in a couple of different styles that will suit an individual's needs for breathing and comfort.
For example, the F&P Evora full face mask is adjustable through the use of headgear clips and dynamic support technology. This allows for adjustments to be made to ensure maximum comfort on the face and while breathing. While this style of full face mask may be the right fit for some, the F&P Simplus full face mask may work better for others due to its Ergoform headgear and easy frame.
Fisher Paykel has a number of different nasal masks available. The benefit of a nasal mask is that it is more lightweight while still having a high airflow pressure while breathing.
The F&P Evora compact nasal mask is a great example of a nasal mask that has a lightweight and sleek design. For those who have trouble with the heavier headgear on a full face mask, the nasal mask is perfect for relieving pressure on the nose while still maintaining seal and comfort. For an alternative option, the Fisher & Paykel Eson 2 nasal mask has only three key components, making setup simple and convenient.
Nasal pillow mask
The nasal pillow mask is designed to be minimalistic and non-invasive while you sleep. This is beneficial for those who may feel restricted by a full face mask as the device fits over the upper lip and underside of the nose.
The Fisher & Paykel Brevida pillow mask is a great option for those who enjoy a minimalistic fit. It utilises versatile pillow geometry to suit all different nose shapes and sizes. With the Fisher Paykel Rollfit Seal, this pillow mask is perfect for sleek comfort and functionality.
At CPAP Direct, we offer a large variety of CPAP masks for CPAP therapy and sleep apnea treatment. If the Fisher & Paykel products do not suit your current sleep apnea treatment requirements, we have two other trusted and reliable brands, Resmed and Philips Respironics available.
We always recommend trialling each product and device before investing so that you have maximum comfort and functionality.
There is a large range of products on our CPAP Accessories page that can help support CPAP therapy and maximise comfort throughout the night.
For some, a Memory Foam CPAP Pillow may be extremely helpful in increasing relief and contentment while sleeping. Other support accessories such as mouth strips, cleaning supplies for your CPAP products and extra parts or components are available for purchase with your CPAP devices.
About CPAP Direct
At CPAP Direct, we understand that beginning your CPAP therapy journey can seem challenging, which is why our team is here to help you every step of the way.
Our professional sleep specialist team is dedicated to making your CPAP treatment as simple as possible. We provide tips and support when it comes to product choice, function and uses, with no extra charge or expiration date.
Of course, finding the right CPAP mask or device may take a couple of trials, which is why we always recommend using our hiring services to test different styles and brands. When hiring with CPAP Direct, there are no deposits, lock-in contracts or obligations to buy once the mask hire has finished.
Better yet, your first month's rental cost will be deducted from the overall price when you work out which device is best for you. If you have any questions about your existing mask or if you’re starting out on your CPAP journey, please contact the crew at CPAP Direct for professional, unbiased advice.