Nasal pillow masks are worn by the patients over the nose and mouth. A hose is used to connect the mask and the CPAP machine. The machine pushes pressured air into the airway of the patient to keep the airway open during their sleep. These nasal pillow masks are prescribed to patients who require low to moderate pressure settings. The direct airflow to the nostrils can be uncomfortable for the patients in high-pressure settings.
Sleep apnea can prove to be severe to some patients. The patients who toss and frequently turn in their sleep are highly in need of this type of mask. The larger masks often prove to be claustrophobic for the patients. Thus, these compact and comfortable pillow masks are recommended. The people who have a lot of facial hair, breathe through their nose, and not through the mouth during sleep require this mask.
Many patients like to read books or watch TV before going to sleep. The regular CPAP masks may make these tasks harder for them. In such cases, the nasal pillow masks provide wider and better vision than the other traditional and full-face masks. The nasal pillow masks also allow the patients to wear their glasses because of the absence of coverage over the nose’s bridge.
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