CPAP machine provides air or respiratory ventilation to sleep apnea patients. It is a medical method of respiratory ventilation and is also used with intensive care patients or those with respiratory issues. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is delivered to patients by a CPAP masks that fits on the face and covers the nose or the nose and mouth depending upon the patient’s condition. CPAP Mask Parts
The CPAP machine generates air that forces the throat tissue by providing a support to hold back the tongue and open the soft tissue that obstructed the throat and thus enables smooth and easy breathing.
It is important that CPAP masks must be comfortable enough to provide an effective seal; otherwise the reduced air pressure will not be supportive enough to benefit the patient. The mask is connected to a tubing which is directly connected to the machine. CPAP masks holds the tubing in place to facilitate respiratory ventilation and again, should be the most uncomfortable part of the CPAP machine for being worn over the nose, mouth, or both. Many patients hesitate to use CPAP Machines when prescribed, only because of the mask, but feeling well and healthy is worth the transition getting used to the mask.
There are a variety of CPAP Masks available such as nasal mask, full face mask, oral mask, nasal pillow device, nose cushion mask, nasal prong devices, and total face mask to match the patient’s requirements.