Society is eventually recognizing sleep apnea as the dangerous and hazardous disease it is. However, there’s still a lot more that needs to be done in knowing its dangers and treating it. One specific and standard treatment for sleep apnea is consistent positive airway pressure via a CPAP mask. Consider three types of CPAP machines and their pros and cons.
Nasal CPAP Mask
Flexible Nasal CPAP mask
The nasal CPAP mask covers your patient’s nose from the start of their upper lip area. This gives an indirect airflow to the airway through the nasal mask and works appropriately for patients who need higher pressure settings. The nasal CPAP mask gives your patients many versatile choices and is a popular compromise between the heavy full-face CPAP mask and the lightweight nasal pillow. A physician may prescribe nasal CPAP masks to patients who:
Move around in their sleep a lot.
Need a larger pressure setting on their CPAP machine.
Want good options for mask selection.
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Uses of Nasal CPAP Masks
Nasal masks are common among patients who wear CPAP masks since there are many sizes and fits available.