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4 reasons to consider a Full Face Mask with your PAP device

4 reasons to consider a

Full Face Mask with your PAP device

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Main reasons to consider a full face mask

Sleeping with an open mouth 

If you have experienced a rush of pressurized air escape when you open your mouth when using your nasal CPAP mask, it may be time for a full face mask.  When this happens with a nose only mask, there is a voluminous decrease in pressure reaching the intended area of your airways, making OSA therapy ineffective.

Waking up with a dry mouth

A dry mouth indicates air blowing out of the mouth due to it being open during sleep. The dryness is even worse with a CPAP blowing air through your nose and out of your mouth. So, having air escape through the mouth reduces the desired delivered CPAP pressure, rendering the therapy less effective.

Nasal congestion/ nasal blockage
Whether you suffer from allergies, illness (cold virus, nasal infection), or a deviated septum,  a blocked nose essentially means that CPAP therapy via a nasal mask or nasal pillows is reduced to ineffectiveness. A full-face mask will help ensure (provided it’s fit correctly) that your prescribed CPAP pressure is attained, thus allowing for a good night’s sleep.
High CPAP pressures

As pressures reach 15cmH2O and more, it has been shown historically that nasal pillows (and some lightweight nasal masks) have trouble ensuring an adequate seal, which leads to leaks, discomfort, and inadequate therapy.

And now, the F20 (Airfit and AirTouch)

full face mask
Resmed AirFit F20 Full Face mask
New from Resmed: AirFit F20 full face mask
with AirTouch F20 or AirFit F20 mask cushion options

full face mask

The AirTouch F20 is the first Resmed mask to offer UltraSoftmemory foam cushion that molds and fits to the wearer’s face while being lightweight, comfortable, and breathable.
full face mask
AirFit F20 InfinitySeal™
The AirFit F20 is the first Resmed mask to offer
InfinitySeal™ cushion technology that is designed to reduce mask leak
and improve nasal comfort and support.
full face mask
Both the AirFit F20and the AirTouch F20 mask cushions are
compatible and interchangeable with the Resmed F20mask frame, making switching
between the two based on preference easy and convenient.
The choice for open mouth breathing and ideal PAP therapy is obvious.


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Edited by Bill Bistak B Sc.,SEO/SEM Spc, CRT

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