And then there is the companies I despise; those that only offer you the mask they can get for the lowest price.
Seasoned CPAP wearers typically stick to the same mask they find to be the most comfortable but should look at what is new with the brand they prefer to see what kind of modifications have been made to an existing mask family.
For a new continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) user the experience of finding the right mask may seem to be a daunting and pricey task.
Some durable medical equipment companies have exclusive deals worked out with a manufacturer and will only provide you with that manufacturers brand and not offer any other options.
The same cleaning, maintenance and replacement schedule applies for this style.
A pro to these masks would be price point as they are often cheaper than the nasal pillow and full face.
Long time users also have to adapt to change as some masks have been discontinued so this will force them to switch when their preferred mask is no longer available such as the Respironics Go Life series of nasal pillow masks.
Below we have listed a few masks and categories to help both the new user and seasoned user alike.
For Full face users there is not many ways around this but for nasal pillow users or nasal style users there are some options that can make these side effects less painful.