Frequently Asked Questions On CPAP Cushions And Pillows
What Are The Main Types Of CPAP Cushions?
Gel: This type of cushion is filled with gel and offers an adjustable fit. Foam: Foam CPAP cushions are very popular from brands like ResMed, and provide both efficiency and comfort. Silicone: This type of CPAP cushion is lighter and softer, but may not be ideal for people with sensitive skin.
Can A CPAP Cushion Be Called a Pillow?
Both the CPAP cushion and pillow refer to the same item. The nuance is that while the basic idea of both CPAP cushion and pillow are identical, the CPAP cushion is used for full face and nasal CPAP masks, and CPAP pillows are used for nasal pillow masks only.
The CPAP cushion fits into the interior of the full face and nasal mask frame. The mask cushion is typically made of silicone or gel and is available in different size options, based on the type of CPAP mask associated with it.
CPAP pillows fit firmly into nasal CPAP masks and send pressurized air directly into the nostrils. CPAP pillows typically sit at the bottom of the nose and are generally made of silicone or gel.
How Can I Extend The Life Of My CPAP Mask Cushion?
Cleaning a CPAP mask cushion at regular intervals will improve the longevity of your CPAP mask cushions while reducing the risk of harmful bacteria. It is also very beneficial to replace your mask cushion frequently to avoid it getting worn down and causing any irritation on the skin.