CPAP FULL FACE MASKS in Anaheim, CA
WHAT TYPE OF MASK TO USE FOR A CPAP MACHINE?
WHAT IS SLEEP APNEA?
Sleep apnea is a prevalent condition that millions of people suffer from. Patients suffer cessations in their breathing due to obstructions in their airway, because of which they stop breathing for a few seconds. Sleep apnea doesn't only lead to obstructed breathing, it also leads to restless sleep, long term daytime drowsiness, and in extreme conditions, heart disease, and stroke as well.
A CPAP machine is used to treat sleep apnea, and a CPAP full face mask is a crucial component of the whole machine, as it transfers the pressurized, humidified air from the machine to the patient’s air passages.
WHAT ARE CPAP FULL FACE MASKS?
Whenever you buy a CPAP machine, it is important that you purchase a mask as well as that is how the air will enter your nasal passages. A CPAP full face mask is, as the name suggests, one that covers both the nose and the mouth, and is connected to the main CPAP machine. A CPAP full face mask, in addition to the normal features possessed by a nasal mask, has an extra long cushion. The cushion is a membrane of sorts that goes around the frame of the mask and makes it easier to wear by ensuring that it is the cushioning material, such as foam or silicone that frames the persons face rather than the hard exterior.
WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A CPAP FACE MASK?
A CPAP full face mask comes in three main sizes; small, medium, and large and the headgear accompanying it may vary to suit the facial dimensions of every individual patient. It is extremely important to maintain the cleanliness of your CPAP full face mask, as this device transfers air to your air passages. Their maintenance is simple, and generally, all you need to do is apply an alcohol wipe in the interior and exterior of the mask and over the straps to kill germs. However, the cushion and the complete CPAP full face mask needs to be replaced periodically.
WHAT FACTORS TO LOOK AT WHEN BUYING A MASK?
Two main things need to be considered when deciding which CPAP full face mask to buy: your budget, and how the comfortable the mask is. You may need to try on a CPAP full face mask beforehand to see which kind suits you the best. Remember to take your doctor’s prescription with you when buying the CPAP full face mask as these are not available without a prescription.