DreamWear Mask with Gel Nasal Pillows – Philips Respironics
The DreamWear gel nasal pillows CPAP mask retains all the innovation from the popular DreamWear nasal mask and simply swaps in nasal pillows in place of the under the nose cushion. This mask has several unusual features intended to keep your line of sight clear, allow freedom of movement, and enhance comfort. The modular design of the CPAP mask permits a quick conversion from nasal pillows to the under the nose cushion, giving the CPAP user flexible, efficient options.
Soft silicone frame
Over the head connection for tubing
Gel layer on nasal pillows to reduce chafing
Minimal facial contact
The gel pillows cushion on the mask sits under the nose, leaving the bridge of the nose untouched. A silicone tip fits inside the nostril while a soft gel layer rests over the nostrils to complete the seal while preventing nasal irritation. The design accommodates glasses, reading, and television watching.
Soft, flexible frame
The soft silicone mask frame rests gently along the sides of your face and moves with you as you move in your sleep. The air flow from the CPAP machine travels through the frame to the mask’s cushion. Since there are no hard plastic pieces, sleeping comfortably on your side is possible once the mask is fitted correctly. Fabric wraps can be placed on the silicone frame if you prefer the feel of cloth.
Elbow connection on the head
The hose to the CPAP machine connects to an elbow on top of the headgear, sending flow through the silicone frame to the cushion under the nose. Most CPAP machines connect to the front of the mask at the cushion. This innovative design keeps the CPAP tubing behind you and out of your way all night long.
Sizing and Fitting
The Philips Respironics Gel Nasal pillow mask comes in three frame sizes (small, medium, and large), and the nasal pillows come in three sizes (small, medium, and large). Careful sizing of both the nasal pillows and the frame is essential to attain the full benefits of all the unique features this mask offers.
Three sizes of pillows are included in the Fit Pack so you can quickly evaluate which size is best for you. The silicone tip of the pillows should rest inside the nostrils. The blue gel base on the pillows should rest entirely outside the nostrils.
The medium frame included in the Fit Pack fits most people, but if there are leaks or frustrations with tightness or pillow movement away from the nostrils despite having the right size nasal pillows, you may need a smaller or larger frame.
To get best fit for comfort and effective CPAP delivery:
First, place the nasal pillows under the nose.
Next, position the elbow connector at the top of the head.
Pull the headgear behind the head.
Adjust the fit evenly with both tabs on the headgear.
Recommended cleaning frequency
Daily: nasal pillows, frame, elbow, and tubing quick release
Weekly: headgear and fabric wraps
Wash in warm soapy water using a mild dish soap.
Rinse thoroughly in clean water.
All parts should be air dried out of direct sunlight.
Once a week the frame, nasal pillows, elbow, and quick-release connector can also be washed in the dishwasher.
Place in top dishwasher rack.
Use a mild detergent.
Use the air-dry cycle.
Important: Do not clean with products containing alcohol, scents, antibacterial agents, antiseptics, bleach, chlorine, or moisturizers. Do not soak any parts for more than 10 minutes.
In the Package
Cloth frame wraps
Elbow connector to CPAP machine
The FitPack includes the medium frame and three sizes of pillows. The mask can also be ordered with just your choice of frame size and pillow size.
Replacement Parts and Accessories
Nasal Pillows: Urethane Gel, Silicone polycarbonate
Frame: Silicone Polycarbonate
Tubing Quick Release: Polycarbonate
Headgear: Polyurethane Foam, nylon/Spandex, thermoplastic elastomer
Fabric Wraps: Polyester/Spandex
Operating Range 4 to 20 cmH20
How do I know if the frame fits me?
The frame should not lean back toward your ears. If it does, you may need a smaller frame. The silicone frame should not fall forward toward your eyes. If it does, you may need a larger frame.
How are the DreamWear Gel Nasal Pillows different from the Gel Pillows in the Nuance mask from Philips Respironics?
The nasal pillows in the Nuance and the DreamWear are identical. If you have enjoyed the Nuance pillows, you will probably love this mask.
This mask may be a good choice for your sleep apnea therapy if you are looking for a mask that lets you read, watch TV, or do other things while wearing it. It’s a fantastic design if you often feel tangled up in your CPAP equipment or like to sleep on your side. Many people love nasal pillows, but some people find they dry the nose out too much or cause friction inside the nostrils. The modular design on the this Nasal Pillow mask lets you try out pillows if you’ve been curious and also easily lets you change to an under the nose mask. Some people find that they enjoy trading out every night or so between pillows and a nasal cushion. Order this mask today from CPAPman and find out why so many people with sleep apnea love it!
INCLUDED WITH ITEM
Non FitPack includes
- One nasal pillow cushion of your choice
- one frame of your choice
- Two frame wraps
- Tube connector
- Medium size Frame
- Three cushions: small, medium, and large
- Two frame wraps
- Tube connector