The DreamWear Gel Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask with Headgear - Fit Pack offers an alternative therapy option to the original nasal DreamWear.
Instead of the cushion that covers both nostrils, the included gel nasal pillows seal in each nostril individually.
Gel Nasal Pillows
The nasal pillows for the DreamWear mask are integrated into a cushion style frame that snaps on and off of the Dreamwear easily and quickly.
The nasal pillows have a gel insert that helps promote comfort on the nostril while promoting a reliable seal.
This fit pack includes all three sizes of gel nasal pillows: small, medium, and large.
Hollow Frame with Fabric Wraps
As made popular by the original nasal version of the DreamWear, the mask has a hollow frame that allows CPAP air to travel through to reach the nasal pillows.
Air can travel on both sides of the frame unrestricted, or through one side if the other side is blocked by being laid on during side-sleeping.
Fabric frame wraps are included for additional comfort.
The frame holds the connections to the headgear, nasal pillows, and elbow, making for quick assembly and disassembly.
This fit pack includes the medium frame which fits most users, but other sizes are available for separate purchase if needed and are interchangeable.
Non-Invasive Design with Open Line of Sight
With the unique frame design on either side of the head, the majority of the face is unobstructed, including the line of sight.
An open line of sight allows for nighttime reading and the minimal contact points of the mask help avoid irritation and user claustrophobia.
Swiveling Top-of-Head Connection
The hose connection on the DreamWear mask is at the top of the head using the swiveling elbow.
With the connection at the top of the head, the hose can be routed up and away from the user, helping avoid discomfort from having the hose close to the user's face and body.
The DreamWear is not made with natural rubber latex.
The parts of the DreamWear nasal pillow mask excluding headgear should be hand washed daily using warm water and a mild soap.
Rinse the parts completely and allow to air dry out of direct sunlight. The headgear should be hand washed weekly in the same manner.
Where is the Nasal Pillow Size Located ?
The DreamWear nasal pillow size is printed in black letters on the front of the cushion beside the arrow which indicates the frame and cushion connection points.
The nasal pillows are available in three sizes: small, medium, and large.
Where is the Frame Size Located?
To find the size of the DreamWear nasal pillow mask frame, locate the elbow at the top of the unit. Just above the elbow, gray letters are imprinted on the frame to indicate the size.
The letters "SM" represent a size Small, "MED" represent a size Medium, and "LG" represent a size Large.
How To Determine the Correct Frame Size ?
The frame size is equivalent to the distance around the head from one side of the nose to the other. Follow these steps to determine the appropriate frame size:
Begin by placing the measuring tape marker at the base of the nose on one side. Use the tape to follow along the side of the cheek and upward over the top of the head.
Keep pulling the tape measure around the face, down the other cheek, and to the base of the nose on the opposite side.
Use this measurement to most closely match one of the frame sizes listed below:
Please Note: The DreamWear Gel Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask with Headgear - Fit Pack is sold with a Medium frame only. The medium frame will fit most users.
DreamWear Exhalation Ports
The DreamWear Gel Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask has two exhalation ports built into the device.
Air is released through tiny holes located on the elbow of the DreamWear mask, which is placed at the top of the head.
A second exhalation port is found on the cushion of the nasal mask. A small rectangular slit found on the front exterior of the DreamWear cushion allows air to release from the nostrils.
Elbow Connection to the Mask
The DreamWear elbow is inserted into the circular opening at the top of the DreamWear mask.
The flexible mask frame material allows the user to place pressure on the frame as the lip of the elbow is placed inside the opening.
The elbow connection should be completely enclosed within the opening, leaving only the outer rim visible.
The DreamWear Nasal Mask uses a quick-release swivel to allow users to easily and rapidly remove the mask from the hose when needed.
To ensure the mask elbow and swivel are firmly attached for use throughout the night, listen for a clicking sound when installing.
Please Note: It is helpful to give the CPAP hose some slack to create a small range of motion which will help reduce tug on the mask and maintain the unique design of the DreamWear mask.
Assembly & Disassembly Tips
Tips to Reduce Tugging on the CPAP Mask and Hose
If active sleep has resulted in the DreamWear elbow disconnecting from the swivel, it may be beneficial to use a hose clip or hose lift system to stabilize the device above the head.
The Hose Comfort section introduces a variety of devices designed to prevent the CPAP tube from pulling on the mask.
When selecting a hose lift system, refer to the instructions found on the product pages. If a bedding clip is the best option, follow the directions listed below: