3 Ways to deliver air pressure: CPAP masks

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is considered the gold standard for treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, the best CPAP machine in the world will make no difference if the right mask for delivering your therapy is not partnered with it. 

Good news! The days of large shield-shaped masks reminiscent of old-school deep-sea diving are gone.

Today, the CPAP masks are smaller, lighter, and less complicated to adjust and wear, and definitely more comfortable.

Here's a breakdown of the 3 main types of CPAP masks: 

 

(Keep in mind... there are dozens of styles, sizes, and brands to choose from, and the materials are softer and more supportive than ever. Be sure to try on several so that you will find the best fit for your CPAP therapy needs.)

#1 NASAL PILLOWS

 

 

This minimalist mask nests right inside your nostrils to deliver air pressure

  

#2 NASAL MASK

This popular mask is worn over your nose to deliver air pressure 

  

#3 FULL FACE MASK

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