Fifteen years ago, statistics showed that almost half of all CPAP patients discontinued their therapy, largely due to mask discomfort. For years, and still today, most CPAP manufacturers construct their masks out of a variety of plastics that, by their very nature, are not skin-friendly. Improvements to mask and headgear design have helped therapy conformance, but the central problem is the materials used. To address this problem, the Circadiance team created SleepWeaver cloth CPAP masks.
The introduction of cloth masks, in 2007, has changed the CPAP marketplace forever. Research now shows that 80% of patients who try SleepWeaver as their first CPAP mask stick with their therapy. No other mask can compete because of the fundamental difference in construction.
Here are 12 reasons why you should ditch your plastic mask and switch to SleepWeaver:
1: The cloth material is air-impermeable so that the mask inflates like a balloon, forming a cushion of air to seal with your face. The fabric of the mask matches the contours of any patient’s face which improves comfort and reduces leaks.
2: Because air pressure forms the seal, there are no pressure points to cause skin breakdown.
3: SleepWeaver masks are made of soft cloth which is gentle on the skin and as familiar as wearing cozy pajamas.
4: The unique material wicks away moisture from humidification, keeping your face dry.
5: Without the need to tighten headgear to achieve a seal, SleepWeaver masks minimize strap marks and lines on your face.
6: SleepWeaver masks are the lightest masks available. Most of them weigh less than 2 oz which reduces the amount of strap tension required to keep them in place.
7: These masks allow more sleep positions. If you prefer to sleep on your back, side or stomach—you have the freedom to do so. There are no rigid buckles, hard clips or face-plates to dig into your skin.
8: There are a variety of mask shapes and sizes available. SleepWeaver Advance was the first to be released and remains quite popular, but the following new models incorporate numerous improvements:
- SleepWeaver Élan has regular, small and large cushions to better fit a wide variety of users. Élan has a starter kit with all three sizes of cushions as well as a Feather Weight Tube® and tether strap for new patients.
- SleepWeaver Anew™ is a full-face mask that covers the mouth and nose. This is great if you breath through your mouth or use a higher pressure. The Anew also has regular, small and large cushions.
- SleepWeaver 3D is the most universal of all. It is designed to be even more flexible and fit a wider variety of faces. The 3D also includes improved headgear that routes the straps around your ears to provide a more stable fit.
9: All SleepWeaver masks can be comfortably worn while wearing glasses, making them great for reading in bed or watching TV.
10: The cloth masks have tiny exhalation holes to diffuse air and eliminate noise as you breath out. This feature is the secret to a quiet night’s sleep for you and your bed partner.
11: SleepWeaver masks can be easily cleaned by hand washing with a mild non-abrasive detergent.
12: All SleepWeaver masks come with a 90 day warranty and 30 day risk-free money back guarantee.
Other materials can never be as soft or natural feeling as cloth. If you’re ready to ditch the plastic, try a SleepWeaver!
Author Jenny Hall