Here’s why you need a full facemask if you breathe through the mouth while sleeping.
When a patient uses a nasal mask, he will get the pressurized air only to the nose. But, if he breathes using the mouth, there is no point in the treatment. The air won’t have any real purpose. When you breathe through the mouth, you need a mask that obviously covers your mouth. Full face masks are therefore the most appealing option and the most successful.
Here are a few things you need to consider before you start looking for a new mask. These are mandatory factors that all patients must consider, period.
The main thing to consider is the fit. If a mask doesn’t fit your face perfectly, it won’t be able to form a proper seal. As such, the treatment will be ineffective. A proper seal makes sure that you get pressurized air as much as needed, without any losses.
Ideally, you will find a model in the real world and try it first. Get help from a doctor or a healthcare provider with CPAP experience to find the best mask for your face.
Patients who need a higher air pressure to use the treatment, need a mask that can withstand that pressure. Compare the pressure prescribed by your doctor to the pressure rating of a mask you want to purchase. If the two matches, go for it.
Comfort has a huge role in choosing the proper CPAP mask. If you are feeling uncomfortable during sleep, you are less likely to use the treatment. Go for a mask that has adjustments. As such, you can always adjust the mask perfectly to fit your face and your treatment.