It may seem daunting to think about wearing headgear at night in order to get a better night’s sleep, but the truth is that people who need CPAP headgear are probably experiencing a serious sleep disorder, like sleep apnea. When their airway collapses, they cannot breathe, and they may (or may not) wake up gasping for air. People with sleep apnea who tend to breath with their mouth open at night may need a chin strap to keep their mouth from opening.
CPAP headgear comes in several styles to accommodate men and women comfortably. Options include full face masks, hybrid masks, and total face masks. The standard CPAP headgear is a full face mask that covers the nose and mouth. A combination or hybrid mask is a cross between a full face mask and nasal pillow. A total face mask that covers the nose, mouth, and eyes, which is useful for patients who struggle to get the right fit with a standard face mask. Respironics is the only brand that makes a total face mask.
Americare Respiratory Services is here to assist you with your selection of CPAP headgear, including replacement straps and other accessories. Dial (866) 344-2774 to get started now!