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Article Teaser: If you've been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, you are undoubtedly trying to narrow the choice of masks. If your mouth opens during sleep, one option would be full face CPAP masks. The full face CPAP mask is used to deliver pressure through both the nose and mouth. Trying to decide which full face CPAP mask to use can be complex and expensive. The number of mask options available is confounding. Based upon comfort, fit, good seal, and durability, we recommend the following three full face CPAP masks.

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Which Full Face CPAP Mask is Best for You?

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If you've been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, you are undoubtedly trying to narrow the choice of masks. If your mouth opens during sleep, one option would be full face CPAP masks. The full face CPAP mask is used to deliver pressure through both the nose and mouth. Trying to decide which full face CPAP mask to use can be complex and expensive. The number of mask options available is confounding. Based upon comfort, fit, good seal, and durability, we recommend the following three full face CPAP masks.

Resmed Ultra Mirage Full Face

The Resmed Ultra Mirage full face mask has been around for years and still proves to be a top performer. This mask utilizes a one piece silicone cushion that surrounds the nose and mouth and is positioned from the nose bridge to just under your bottom lip. A standard 4 point headstrap keeps the mask securely fixed to the face. The Ultra Mirage also has a silicone forehead support pad with four adjustment positions to help optimize comfort and fit. In talking to many CPAP users, this mask has an effective seal even at CPAP pressures of 17cmH2o through 20cmH2o. Parts are also readily available for the Ultra Mirage. As with all CPAP masks, the silicone cushion and headgear should be replaced every 6 to 8 months. If your CPAP pressure is higher than average and you are struggling to find an acceptable mask, the Ultra Mirage is a excellent choice.

Resmed Mirage Quattro Full Face

The Mirage Quattro is Resmed's fourth generation full face mask and is quickly becoming a favorite with many CPAP users. Although a few ounces heavier than the Ultra Mirage, the Quattro delivers a more customized experience. The two similarities between Ultra Mirage and the Quattro are the standard 4 point headgear and cushion placement on your face. A nice upgrade from the Ultra Mirage is with respect to the forehead assembly which Resmed terms the Micro dial. By turning the forehead Micro Dial, it allows users to easily and quickly adjust the forehead support for a personalized fit. The Mirage Quattro's MicroFit dial offers a choice of 24 positions on the forehead support to suit nearly every individual facial structure. The second important upgrade from the Ultra Mirage to the Quattro is the cushion itself. The Quattro utilizes a dual-wall cushion that resembles a flexible spring. The mask's Spring Air(tm) cushion technology accommodates movement during sleep and provides an effective solution for jaw drop. We have also had many CPAP users comment on the quietness of this mask. The improved vent design helps softly disperse the air. Like the Ultra Mirage Full Face mask, parts like the silicone cushion and the headgear are readily available

Resmed Mirage Liberty

The Mirage Liberty is a unique full face mask that seals individually at the mouth and nose using nasal pillows. The cushion that covers the mouth uses the same spring air technology as the Quattro. The soft dual wall silicone nasal pillows are slightly inserted into the nose to provide airflow. Because there is no forehead pad or assembly this full face mask utilizes a truly unobtrusive design with a clear field of vision. Patients who feel uncomfortably confined with a full face mask such as the Quattro and Ultra Mirage will enjoy the non- Claustrophobic features of the Liberty. This mask is also offered with multiple sizes all included with the mask package, which takes the guess work out of deciding which size nasal pillow to purchase.

In Conclusion

All Three Full Face CPAP masks make use of a standard size tube opening, which means there is no extra adapter part required and the tubing supplied with your CPAP machine will work effectively together. There are many CPAP full face masks and unfortunately most insurance companies will not always pay for a new mask when you need one. CPAP therapy will only be effective with continued use and using a full face CPAP mask that is comfortable and fits securely is essential. Hopefully, we have provided some insight and guidance into the choices and decision making to help you meet your sleep needs.


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