SleepWeaver Advance Cloth Nasal Mask - Circadiance
The SleepWeaver Advance nasal mask is constructed entirely out of non-allergenic fabric. Using Circadiance’s trademarked Zzzephyr seal, the cloth nasal cushion puffs up like a balloon around the nose. This plastic-free mask offers a hopeful alternative for CPAP therapy for people with sensitive skin or pressure point sensitivity. The headgear is meant to be worn loose, with its straps wrapping under the ears and behind the neck. Vision is mostly unobstructed, with just a thin string coming between the eyes. A flexible hose with swivel connection lets users move about during sleep without losing the seal on the cloth mask.
- Silicone free and hypo-allergenic
- Open face design
- Loose fit and pinch-free
Like sleeping on a cloud
The elastic material in the cushion of the SleepWeaver Advance expands around the nose with a cloud of air once the CPAP machine is turned on. The cushion molds to the user’s face, providing a customized fit. The material is like that used in rain gear and readily wicks away heat and water vapor. Angled air vent holes located at the bottom of the cushion quietly vent air away from the user and bed partner.
Minimal contact at facial pressure points
The headgear on the SleepWeaver Advance is intended to be worn loose, so there are no pinching or sore spots to contend with. Three-point headgear stretches below the ears and along the back of the neck. A string like strap extends from the top of the cushion and crosses the center of the forehead, then widens as it passes over the head and connects to the neck strap. Users can comfortably wear glasses, watch TV or read. Facial hair, dentures, or a deviated septum are not barriers to a good fit and good night’s sleep with the SleepWeaver Advance. CPAP users who suffer chronic migraines have found the pressure point free fitting of the SleepWeaver Advance to be a game-changer in their CPAP use.
Simple, elegant, and colorful
The mask only has three components: the cushion, the headgear, and a featherweight tube that allows the user to move into any desired sleep position without dragging on the cushion or interrupting the seal. The compressible nasal cushion permits side sleeping and stomach sleeping without a loss in CPAP performance. The SleepWeaver Advance comes in a selection of five colors (blue, leopard, camo, pink, and beige) for a touch of added personalization.
Sizing and fitting
Selecting the right size is critical to your comfort and satisfaction with any sleep apnea mask, but the SleepWeaver Advance makes size selection quite simple as one size fits most. For users with slightly smaller facial features than most, a small version is also available. A sizing guide for the SleepWeaver Advance Standard and SleepWeaver Advance Small is available here.
- The headgear should be loose enough to slip a finger underneath it easily.
- Pull the headgear over the head and then position the cushion low on the nose.
- The head strap pulls the mask toward the nose.
- The neck straps pull the mask toward the upper lip.
- Pinch the mask directly over the nose, pull it slightly away from the face and down (in the direction of the feet), then gently release. This action allows the elastic cushion to re-inflate and float back into place.
- Adjust the head strap for leaks into your eyes.
- Adjust the neck-straps for side leaks.
If steps 1-3 do not work, loosen the straps and start over with step 1.
Care of the mask
Recommended cleaning frequency
- Daily: mask cushion, swivel and flexible tubing
- Weekly: headgear
- Wash in warm soapy water using a mild non-abrasive detergent soap.
- Rinse in clean water.
- All parts should be air dried out of direct sunlight.
Important: Do not clean with products containing alcohol, scents, antibacterial agents, antiseptics, bleach, chlorine, or moisturizers. Do not dry in a clothes dryer.
Cloth Nasal Cushion: Polyester, Nylon, Elastane
Headgear: Nylon, Lycra; Polyurethane Foam
Feather Weight Tube: Hytrel, Ethylene-vinyl acetate
Operating Conditions 4-20 cmH20
How long will it take me to get used to a cloth mask like the SleepWeaver Advance?
Many users are comfortable on the first night, but any CPAP equipment can take a little longer to adjust to. Circadiance has some beneficial videos with useful tips for a good outcome with the SleepWeaver Advance. You can check those videos out here: Circadiance FitTip Videos.
I have a full beard. Will I be able to get a good enough seal with the SleepWeaver Advance?
Yes, absolutely. The cushion will conform to your face and seal around the beard. In fact, the inventor has a beard and wears the mask nightly.
Do I have to have a special machine for the SleepWeaver Advance to work correctly?
Nope. The SleepWeaver Advance works with all CPAP, BIPAP, and Auto-PAP machines.
Final CPAPMan Comment
The SleepWeaver Advance nasal mask for CPAP is a treasure for those with allergies, sensitive skin, or pressure point sensitivity and a delight for anyone who wants a mask that feels like a pillow of air. With a 30-day return policy, the loose-fitting, soft cloth, SleepWeaver Advance is worth a try for anyone seeking a lightweight, gentle mask fit. Ditch the plastic, order the SleepWeaver Advance from CPAPman, and get the sleep you have been missing!