Searching for CPAP Masks for Mouth Breathers?
Do you suffer from sleep apnea or snoring?
Mouth breathing is a common occurrence for people with snoring or sleep apnea.
As a result, the airway narrows and can potentially block the airway.
This causes the lack of oxygen to the brain which signals a sign to breath again. These episodes can happen dozens of times in a single night and you can wake up feeling tired all day.
Mouth breathing is common because the body is gasping for air as oxygen levels drop.
A CPAP machine can help retrain and ensure that the airway is not blocked and you have enough oxygen throughout the night. Mouth breathers require a full mask or a hybrid full mask to ensure that the CPAP machine can deliver the proper pressure to the lungs without any leaks.
Mouth breathers usually require higher pressure compared to nose breathers.
Sometimes you might be able to use a CPAP nose pillow but if the mouth is left open, then the pressure drops and the air escapes for your mouth.
Recently, hybrid full face masks are popular since the masks are smaller because they don’t cover the bridge of the nose and provide a nose pillow instead. This is good for those with glasses.
Full face masks can come with forehead support, while other designs may not have straps.
The key is to be comfortable and ensure a proper seal when you are sleeping. Both side sleepers and back sleepers can utilize the full face style CPAP mask.
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Here are our top picks for CPAP masks for Mouth Breathers:
ResMed AirFit F30 Full Face CPAP Mask
Designed similarly to their popular P10 Nose pillow, this hybrid design offers comfort and reduces the chance of nose redness or soreness.
Made from soft silicon, the hose at the top of the head doesn’t interfere with your pillow for back and side sleepers. Also doesn’t leave a red mark on your nose.
Fisher & Paykel Vitera Full Face CPAP Mask with Headgear
Very secure with the forehead support to minimize leaks. While it is not a hybrid design, it features RollFit XT cushion with adaptable seal for nasal bridge comfort.
Pricing for full face masks are approximately $150 US dollars but you can find them on sale.
We hope you found our top picks from ResMed, Phillips and Fisher useful.
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