Where Can I Try On CPAP Masks?
A right fitting mask is very important to your CPAP therapy. Using the wrong mask and wrong mask size could result in many problems such as mask leaks, dry mouth and nose, or dry and irritated eyes. Consequently, you may not want to use your CPAP therapy.
Everyone has different head and face shapes, sleeping habits, and CPAP settings. If you have been prescribed a high CPAP pressure setting, it may be better to use a nasal or full face mask. If you sleep on your side or have substantial facial hair, a nasal pillow may be better for you. If you are claustrophobic, you may consider using a nasal or nasal pillow mask. If you breathe with your mouth while sleeping, you might choose to use a full face mask that covers your nose and mouth.
So how do you know which mask is best for you?
Easy – you try them on!
Well, it’s actually not that easy. Generally, patients go to durable medical equipment stores or their sleep center to try on masks. But options there are limited, and you usually can’t try them on with your CPAP settings. Health Sqyre has made mask fitting easier for you! Now you can use Health Sqyre’s Home Try On Kit to try on a variety of masks without leaving your house.
- Health Sqyre Home Try On Kit
- DME (durable medical equipment) store
- You can physically go to your nearest DME store and try on a few masks. Keep in mind that you won’t be able to try them with your CPAP machine and pressure setting. You will only be able to put it against your face.
- Sleep center
- You can get a mask fitted at your sleep center. Often times, titration studies will not only include CPAP pressure setting calibration, but a mask fitting too.