Mouth Breathers – How to Choose the Best CPAP Masks
If you are a mouth breather it may be more difficult for you to choose the best CPAP mask. If you don’t choose the right one, you may find that you aren’t complying with the therapy or are at least having a hard time dealing with it. It’s so important to select one of the CPAP masks that is best for people that breathe through their mouths. Successful therapy relies on finding a mask that is supportive of your specific needs.
CPAP Masks Montreal for Mouth Breathers
Whether you live in the Montréal area or in another region nearby, you’ll find that the best CPAP mask for you would cover your full face. A full CPAP mask is most recommended for anyone that fits into the following categories:
- Is a mouth breather
- Suffers from allergies
- Has a stuffy nose often
A full face CPAP mask covers the entire face including the mouth and nose. This type of mask provides you with the opportunity to breathe using either your mouth or your nose. When you choose a full face mask your therapy won’t be interrupted. Here are some of the masks that we highly recommend:
ResMed AirFit F20
This is one of the most popular masks of its kind. It doesn’t have as many touch points as many others do since it doesn’t use head support. As a result, it’s not as bulky but it still does the job. While it will still cover the bridge of your nose, this mask provides a low profile so that you can easily read a book without being distracted or even watch TV with it on. If you wear glasses, you can wear them while you have the mask on with no problem at all.
The ResMed AirFit F20 comes with comfortable straps and is very easy to put on and take off. It is also one of the quietest masks for covering the face made by ResMed. This mask is available in large, medium and small sizes and if you ever find that the cushion isn’t as comfortable as it once was, there are replacement mask cushions available for this product.
Best CPAP Masks for Mouth Breathers That Sleep on Their Sides
When you have sleep apnea your physician may recommend sleeping in either a side position or on your stomach. This helps to keep the breathing airways open enough to help alleviate the apnea and to reduce snoring. Look for a mask that fits your facial characteristics the best. When you want to get the full effects of your therapy, your anxiety levels should be low when sleeping so that you don’t toss and turn as much. When you find yourself tossing and turning at night, the mask is more likely to shift and start leaking air.
Respironics DreamWear Full Face Mask
This CPAP mask is highly recommended for mouth breathers that tend to sleep on their sides. It has a universal frame that is compatible with any DreamWear cushion type. Once you have the cushion, you can switch between a pillow, nasal and full face mask as required. In fact, since it has a top-of-the-head design, you’ll find that you can sleep in a variety of different positions.
This mask features a minimal design that isn’t bulky along with magnetic clips so that it can be taken off and put on easily. You’ll have a clear field of vision, which is invaluable if you like to read a book in bed or watch TV before falling asleep. Best of all, you won’t have any marks appearing on the bridge of your nose the next morning.
Stomach Sleepers CPAP Masks Buy Online
If you prefer sleeping on your stomach you’ll need to look for CPAP masks that give you optimum stability and comfort. The problem with wearing a mask when you sleep on your stomach is it can cut into your cheeks if enough cushioning isn’t provided. This is why we recommend the following CPAP mask for stomach sleepers.
ResMed AirFit F30i Full Face Mask
This is another CPAP full face mask that is super comfortable. It has a two connections at the top of the head and under the nose cushioning. This gives you more physical and visual freedom.
The top of the head connection for that tube provides an elbow rotation of 360° so that you can feel free to move in any position. The cushion beneath the nose eliminates any discomfort and red marks on the bridge of the nose. The CPAP headgear is attached to the frame with magnetic clips so it is easy to put on and remove. There are also extra cushions available to provide extra softness and cheek comfort, which is especially important when you are sleeping on your stomach.
About Full Face CPAP Masks
Full face masks provide air therapy to both the nose and the mouth and they are one of the most common masks used for CPAP machines. They are the preferred mask for people that breathe through their mouths due to a deviated septum or nasal congestion.
Full face masks create a seal around the mouth and nose and are in the shape of a triangle. These masks stay in place with 4-point headgear. Nasal masks with chin straps simply aren’t going to work for people that regularly breathe through their mouths during sleep.
These masks may also be required if a person’s mouth tends to fall open during sleep. It’s always a good idea to have one on hand if you find that you are congested due to a cold or seasonal allergies, when a nasal pillow, nasal prong or nasal mask won’t meet your needs for sleep apnea therapy.
No matter what position you sleep in, we have the right CPAP mask available for you. It’s important to find something comfortable that works the best for you in order to get the most benefits from your therapy. Find out more about the different CPAP masks available and browse through our wide selection of masks at cpapdepot.ca.