Are you looking for the best CPAP Mask for side sleepers?
The best designs are the ones that are for nose only.
These would be the CPAP Nose Pillow or Nose Cradle.
You will want to avoid the full face mask as they typically develop a leak if you toss and turn on your side throughout the night. Here are key Benefits of the Nose Pillow or Cradle: Minimal equipment and more comfortable to wear. Less likely to break seal when sleeping on the side since its only on your nose and not face.
Nasal Pillow The design applies direct pressure by the attached nose inserts. Because the air is forced directly into your nose, high pressures can be uncomfortable. This means nasal cushion masks are less appropriate for people with severe sleep apnea.
The direct airflow can cause nasal dryness and discomfort. Nasal Cradles Similar to the Nose Pillow, but the nose is cradled without the insert. It can be considered an alternative if user have trouble with the nose pillow. Nasal Masks Nasal masks are dome shaped and forms a seal around the nose.
They are bigger than the Nose Pillow or Cradles but shapes vary so there are many options to suit different face shapes. Because air is not being introduced directly into the nose, the airflow feels a bit more natural.
This also allows for higher pressures to be used, ideal for people with severe sleep apnea.
Very popular lead brand with CPAP technology. ResMed offers a wide range of masks from full face to nose pillow designs.
Fisher is another respected brand in CPAP technology. While not as popular as ResMed, the company adapted its manufacturing expertise and applied humidifiers technology with all of its CPAP machines. It is also known to be one of the quietest in the industry.
A well known brand in CPAP solutions, Philips Respironics Nuance Gel Nasal Pillow mask includes three sizes of gel padded nose pillows for the perfect fit. It is a popular option compared to the ResMed P10. Whatever brand you choose, nose pillows or cradles are the preferred CPAP design choice for side sleepers.
If you still have issues with breathing, you can look for hybrid face masks.
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