Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that disrupts sleep and causes tiredness or sleepiness during day. In severe cases, treatment is required to prevent low blood oxygen (hypoxemia), sleep deprivation and other complications. The most severe complication that may occur with sleep apnea patients is congestive heart failure.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines are used to treat sleep apnea in adults. These breathing devices are for people who suffer from moderate degree of sleep apnea. They help in restoring normal breathing sleep time and also prevent snoring and daytime sleepiness.
The mask required to deliver Continuous Positive Airway Pressure must have an effective seal to hold it in a secure way. Some full-face masks tend to float on the face and most people find wearing these mask uncomfortable. This is generally due to loosening of the mask or an improper headgear/chinstraps that hold the mask in place. You also need to ensure that you buy only genuine devices from authentic and well known brands and choose a mask that suits your personal requirements.
Philips Respironics, a famous brand for CPAP masks has developed a wide range of masks including Opti Life, Comfort Lite-2, Comfort Lite-2, Comfort Fusion, Comfort Select, Comfort Gel, Comfort Classic, Profile Lite and Simplicity. Opti Life nasal pillow is the most compact CPAP mask offering minimal contact and maximum comfort to the user while sleeping. It features a headgear design and a chin support band that helps to fasten it to the face. These straps are quite elastic that makes it easy for the patients to open their mouth if they need to. Velcro- type adjustments on the straps help in quick sizing before and after the machine is turned on for use. CPAP mask replacement parts available throughs Philips Respironics include headgear, rear straps, pillow cushions in 4 different sizes, direct seal cushion, simple cushion elbow, and accessory pouch.
The CPAP masks offered by another renowned brand, Fisher & Paykel include; Opus 360, Zest, FlexiFit, Oracle, Forma Full and Aclaim-2. Opus 360 is available in three sizes: small, medium and large. The company also supplies all CPAP mask parts like the headgear, anchoring strap, tri-grid buckle, pressure pot connector, mask frame ( to prevent excess air leakage and to reduce skin irritation and dermatitis )swivel connector and pillow mask.
The Swift FX is a popular nasal pillow from ResMed. It features a headgear, top buckle, back strap, headgear left, pillows, and the short tube.
Authentic CPAP mask parts in Toronto are available at the CPAP Clinic. We house CPAP devices and accessories including cleaning solutions. These are supplied by leading brands like Philips Respironics, Res Med, Fisher and Paykel, Coviden and Puritan Bennet. For all CPAP mask parts in Toronto, you can visit our store: