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What are my CPAP mask options?

Sleep apnea treatment Jan, 23 2024

A detailed look at the four mask types

One of the most important components of successful CPAP* therapy is selecting an obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) mask type.

However, choosing the right mask can be overwhelming because there is not one style or shape to suit all OSA therapy users. 

So, when it comes time to investigating all your CPAP mask options, consider your personal preferences and individual needs.  

Give some thought to what sleeping position you prefer and whether you breathe through your mouth or nose. It is also wise to think about the physicality of your face, e.g., would the insides of your nostrils be sensitive to prongs and is your skin overly sensitive? 
 

By understanding your individual needs, you will find it easier to choose a style of mask. There are four mask types to select from.  
 

  • Full-face (oronasal) masks cover the nose and mouth.  
  • Nasal and sub-nasal masks form a seal directly around or under the nose.
  • Nasal pillowsmasks have prongs that fit directly into the nostrils. 
  • Oral masks cover the mouth and seal around the lips.   
Whichever style of mask you choose, it needs to have a secure seal and feel comfortable so your therapy is not compromised by mask leaks and you are happy to wear it consistently.

Our full mask range

Everybody is different, which is why F&P Healthcare has developed a wide range of therapy mask styles to meet the varying needs of people in the PAP community.
 

View our latest mask designs


 
   
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