Nasal Pillow CPAP Masks are designed to be very low profile and do not cover up your nose to make a seal for CPAP. Instead what these do is insert into your nares (fancy word for nose…which is shorter and easier to say) to create the seal needed for CPAP.
These wonderful little masks are used on people who, when shown a nasal or full face mask, throw their hands in the air and run in circles before falling to the ground in a quivering mass.
This style is highly successful on some people, but in my opinion causes more problems than they solve. I love them because they do get people to wear CPAP who otherwise may not.
-Decrease anxiety and claustrophobia in some patients
-Easy to get on and off (sometimes a negative)
-Easy to fit
-Direct air increases bloody noses
-Easy to dislodge during sleep
Below the mask image gallery are links to the masks with videos and more information to help you make the best decision. Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask Reviews are below.
Nasal Pillow CPAP Masks