CPAP Mask Glossary
Assembly Kit – Mask only, no headgear.
Chinstrap – Strap designed to cradle the jaw to keep the mouth closed
Diffuser Filter – A filter that is placed on the exhalation port so that it reduces the exhalation noise of the mask.
Fabric (Cheek) Wraps – Wraps that can be placed on the cheek portion of the mask to help alleviate irritation on the cheeks.
Forehead Pad – A pad that supports the mask’s forehead piece to provide comfort and reduce irritation.
Full Face Mask – A face mask that covers the nose and the mouth.
Headgear – Straps that go around the head and are designed to fasten the mask to the face to reduce air leaks.
Headgear Clips – This clip is threaded onto the headgear strap and attaches the strap to the frame. The clips allow easy removal and replacement of the mask without re-adjusting the straps.
Loops – Designed by Resmed, a headgear alternative that attaches behind the ears instead of around the head.
Nasal Mask – A mask that covers only the nose.
Nasal Pad – A soft strip placed across the nasal bridge to help skin irritation and facial sores, mask leakage, and improve comfort.
Nasal Pillows Mask – A mask that only covers the base of the nose (the nostrils).
Replacement Cushions – Cushions made of either gel, silicon, or foam that replace the inner section that goes over the mouth and nose.
Replacement Pillows – Pillows made of either gel, silicon, or foam that replace the inner section that goes into the nostrils.
You can read our Ultimate Guide to Buying a CPAP Mask to gain all the pro tips for your CPAP therapy: