Comfort Curve ‘Nasal Interface’ from Respironics

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New to the CPAP Sleep Therapy field is the Respironics Comfort Curve Nasal Interface Mask. This new and innovative design has helped many CPAP users to abandon full-face, obstructive and irritating masks that just aren’t comfortable, and given them a simple and refreshing alternative.

When using Constant Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), many patients and professionals have had complaints about various masks and their nasal interface. With the many large and well-populated forums on the subject of CPAP and Sleep Apnoea around, and the many people who are dissatisfied with their masks, it is a wonder that nothing seems to have been done until now.

New to CPAP Sleep Therapy is the Respironics Comfort Curve Nasal Interface Mask. This new and innovative design has helped many CPAP users to abandon full-face, obstructive and irritating masks that just aren’t comfortable, and given them a simple and refreshing alternative.

Long-term patients have reported that they try mask after mask and find that one won’t seal, no matter which size they try. The next leaves red marks on their face, that last for days. After just one night with the Comfort Curve Mask, Randy P said: “Saw virtually no marks on my face in the morning which was great! Very comfortable! Very easy quick release.”

Yet another mask will pinch the bridge of their nose, leaving it sore and tender. Side sleepers have it especially hard, as it seems many masks have trouble sealing when a patient is sleeping on their side. MB from Aberdeen said: “I purchased the Comfort Curve because the mask which the hospital supplied cut into the bridge of my nose within 2 days. As soon as it healed, the wound opened up again. I like the Comfort Curve because it is more comfortable than the nose mask, and if leakage occurs during the night, it does not blow cold air into my eyes.”

With the new Comfort Curve ‘mask’, Respironics have opened up new avenues for these disappointed users. Its unique design means that there are no pads pressing against the forehead to leave red marks, the cheek pads are individually adjustable and the headgear is minimalist. There is only one size option, as the mask comes with three sizes of cushion, fully adjustable cushion positioning and adjustable headgear so you can find the best fit for you, and get that ever-elusive seal. It even comes with a sizing guide to instantly give you an idea of which cushion would be best for you.

One thing not mentioned in the instructions that has been advised by Respironics is that you do not put the tip of your nose in the cushion, as this will affect its ability to seal. Once you have placed the cushion under your nose, you will need to adjust the adjustable cheek pads to sit on your cheekbones.

Respironics have very well addressed the problem with red marks from abrasive and uncomfortable mask pads. If the comfortable silicon pads that come with the Comfort Curve are causing irritation, you can purchase cushions made of a different material.

The Breathing Tube supplied with the Comfort Curve Nasal Mask is lightweight and flexible, and attaches easily to your Respironics Breathing Tube or CPAP Machine. The Comfort Curve is also suitable for use with CPAP Machines by other suppliers. So no matter which machine you have and no matter how many masks you’ve tried, Respironics may have the answer.

The real difference between this mask and others is the reduced amount of air blown out, reduced size and weight to prevent that claustrophobic mask feel, and increased comfort. Even if you feel you’ve tried every mask there is, the Respironics Comfort Curve has provided a whole new outlook on CPAP sleep therapy.

The Comfort Curve nasal mask is available now on http://www.CPAP-Europe.com, along with the full range of Respironics Masks, Machines and Accessories. MJ from Bilsthorpe said that the Comfort Curve is “the best I've tried - no doubt”.

Some users complain of sinus problems and irritation in the nasal cavities. Products specifically designed to combat sinus conditions and other problems can be found on http://www.JustNaturalStuff.co.uk, such as Hydropulse, The Sinus Irrigation System used by sports and health professionals. You can also find natural remedies for allergy problems, such as Air Purifiers and Nasal Sprays.

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Peter Collins