If you have finally made a step to get checked because of loud snoring and have received a proper diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, congratulations! You will now sleep better at night and also lessen your chances of developing brain damage and other severe diseases. However, you may now have many questions on how to get the best CPAP mask.
WHICH CPAP MASK IS SUITABLE FOR ME IF I MOVE A LOT WHILE SLEEPING?
If you move a lot while asleep, you should get a full-face CPAP mask. It has sturdy headgear and extra straps that stay tightly in place while you sleep. However, a nasal pillow CPAP mask can be a great alternative if a full face CPAP mask makes you claustrophobic or uncomfortable. It has a smaller surface area compared to the full face CPAP mask, and it stays in place even after you turn and toss.
ARE THERE CPAP DEVICES THAT HAVE NO MASKS?
If bearing the claustrophobic sensation of a partial or full mask is difficult for you, you can get a no mask CPAP device. They are pain-free, durable, lightweight and easy to use.
WHICH CPAP MASK SHOULD I GET IF I MOSTLY BREATHE THROUGH MY MOUTH?
It is essential to understand your breathing pattern to be able to get the best CPAP device. Breathing pattern describes the exhalation and inhalation through your mouth, nose or a combination of both. If you breathe through the mouth, a full face CPAP mask is the best option for you. It will cover both your mouth and nose to ensure that the CPAP is effective.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE CPAP MASK DOESN’T FIT ME WELL?
An ill-fitting CPAP mask is likely to harm your well-being. You may likely develop some CPAP associated issues such as dry or irritated eyes, a dry or sore throat, nasal congestion, abdominal bloating and frequent sneezing.
Remember that you have several options when it comes to CPAP masks. You do not need to have a mask with lots of straps and support to avoid all these issues. There are CPAP masks that do not have headgear but are firm and binding and can work for you. A 3D fitted mask is the most comfortable mask on the market since it fits well and will help avoid complications that come with ill-fitted masks.
If you have been suffering from sleep apnea and you suspect your mask is not the right fit for you, then perhaps it’s time to get a custom 3D fitted mask. Contact us at ApneaSeal today and put all your sleeping problems behind you.