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CPAP Masks: Corrective Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP, is a regulation of airflow for individuals that suffer from a problematic condition called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when a person snores or has difficulty breathing during sleep, waking up in short bursts which interfere with normal rest. A person will not realize they’ve woken up because they’re short spasms, and often won’t realize they have apnea unless a significant other tells them. As such, it’s an issue to have and treat with a ResMed mask.
Fortunately, CPAP machines and CPAP masks are one of the ways individuals get treated for irregular breathing and snoring. These devices correct air flow during rest, eliminating the “bursts” a person wakes up in. There is no one perfect machine for everyone, though. All CPAP machines have their own masks and settings based on the person’s needs.
For masks, there are several choices. ResMed masks, BMC masks and other CPAP masks. After a person has gone through a sleep study with diagnoses their best treatment, certain masks will be assigned. Some open airway for nasal passages, the mouth, or both, with some even covering the entire face.
Nasal masks strap to the head and as you might guess, feed air only through the nose, but not touching or covering the mouth. For mouth masks it’s in reverse. Some have nasal pillows and lift the airways apart while others feed air through them. The amount of design choices is numerous, suiting preferences for comfort and style. The diversity in CPAP masks is enough that not all types can be listed in a few paragraphs, but know that a patient can find anything they need.
If you or a loved one is suffering from sleep apnea, it’s recommended to speak with a team of specialists who will conduct a study of your sleep habits and assign a CPAP machine from ResMed or BMC to help you.