If your sleep isn’t everything it could be because of your current sleep apnea therapy, dare to dream of a better way. Philips DreamWear CPAP masks are designed to help you get the most satisfying sleep possible.
We have enhanced our headgear for both the DreamWear Nasal and the DreamWear Silicone pillows masks with DreamWear headgear with arms. It not only reduces slippage but also improves the overall stability of the mask. See your favorite home healthcare equipment provider to purchase.
I have the updated slip resistant headgear with arms, do I need to buy a new mask?
The updated slip-resistant DreamWear headgear with arms will work with your current DreamWear Nasal or Silicone pillows mask. It connects to the existing loops on the mask frame. You do not need a new mask to use this headgear unless recommended by your homecare provider.
How do I know I am putting on the headgear with arms correctly?
For easy orientation note the L & R symbol on the arms. Loop the tab with the L symbol through the left side loop on the frame and R on the right side. Once correctly assembled the L&R symbols will face outwards, DreamWear logo on the fabric will be on the right & Philips Respironics logo will be on the back of the headgear.
Please refer to the instruction for use for more detailed information regarding the use of your device
I like my all fabric headgear, where can I get that?
The all fabric headgear is also available for use on DreamWear Nasal & Silicone Pillows mask, please contact your local homecare provider for more details.
My DreamWear mask leaks, how can I fix it?
DreamWear nasal comes in 3 frames & 4 cushion sizes. If you are experiencing leaks with the mask, contact your local homecare provider to try a smaller frame and/or cushion size.
Additionally, we have also launched an updated slip resistant headgear with arms which may improve mask seal & overall stability.
Is it on DreamMapper?
All DreamWear masks are supported by the DreamMapper sleep apnea app.
Why is it that a person measures one size on the sizing gauge but works better with another size cushion?
The sizing gauge is a guideline to indicate which cushion to start with. However, it is only a guideline and will never be 100% accurate. It is always best to start with the size suggested by the gauge but then fit for comfort if another cushion and frame size combination works better for you.
Philips Respironics now offers Mask Selector 3D and 2D tools. Philips Respironics Mask Selector is rooted in science and data:
Pioneering tool for achieving CPAP mask personalization
Proprietary software based on over 10 years of facial scanning research for mask design
Mask type, sizing and fitting algorithm built upon a wide range of ethnicities and geographies
Ask your home healthcare equipment provider if they are a certified provider of this service.
If a person lays on their side and closes off one side of the tubing, will the mask still provide therapy? Will it create a pressure spike?
The mask will continue to provide the prescribed therapy. Every other mask on the market operates with one tube running to the cushion and this mask operates in the same way. No increase of pressure or noise will occur.
There are 3 sizes of frames. How do I choose the right size?
Always start with the medium frame. If the mask is too small, the frame will sit too close to the eyes. If the mask is too big, it will sit too close to the ears. Please refer to the quick start guide or instructions manual for pictures and a thorough description. In most cases, it will be obvious if a different size frame is needed. However, if there are leaks at night or the mask seems to move too much, a different size frame and/or cushion should be tried.
How do I clean the mask?
If you remove the headgear, cushion and swivel, the frame is essentially one tube. This can be cleaned the same way the short tubing on other masks or the longer CPAP tubing is cleaned. Wash with warm soapy water, it can be rinsed through the swivel connection as well. Set to dry and if there happens to be any remaining moisture in the tube before therapy is started, connecting it to the CPAP with pressure can help to remove this.
The mask may also be cleaned in the dishwasher once a week. The non-fabric parts can be washed on the top shelf of the dishwasher and air dried. Please refer to the instructions manual that came with the mask.
How can you tell the difference between cushion and frame sizes?
The cushion indicator is on the front of the cushion next to the arrow that points to the arrow on the frame for the connection. The frame size indicator is on the top of the frame behind the elbow connection.
Is there a sizing gauge in the bag?
The sizing gauge is included with the mask in the bag and is part of the Quick Start Guide that is attached to the mask on the elbow.
Data analysis at 30 days of use of 2015 Philips sponsored patient preference trial (n=98). Prescribed masks include ResMed Swift FX, ResMed Mirage FX, Philips Wisp, and ResMed P10.
Data analysis at 10 days of use of 2019 Philips sponsored patient preference trial (n=81). Prescribed masks include ResMed Airfit N10, N20, Mirage Fx, Philips Wisp, Pico, ComfortGel Blue, F&P Eson & Eson 2
2 DreamWear Full Face:
Data analysis of Aug 2017 Patient Preference trial where n = 85 and prescribed masks include Resmed Airfit F10 and F20, Respironics Amara View and F&P Simplus.
3 DreamWear Gel Pillows:
Data analysis at 30 days of use of 2017 Philips sponsored patient preference trial (n=80). Prescribed masks include Resmed Swift FX and P10, F&P Opus and Pilairo, and Philips Nuance and Nuance Pro
Data analysis at 10 days of use of 2019 Philips sponsored patient preference trial (n = 72). Prescribed masks include ResMed Aifit P10, Swift Fx, Philips Nuance / Nuance Pro, F&P Brevida, Opus & Pilairo
4 Design claim - The design of the mask is such that it does not contact the nasal bridge. 5 Patient Preference study with DreamWear Nasal with original headgear users; (n=140), Jan/March 2019, at 30 days versus the original DreamWear nasal mask headgear. Original headgear refers to the slit headgear design on DreamWear UTN nasal mask. 6 Patient Preference study with DreamWear Gel Pillows with original headgear users; n=47, Jan/March 2019, at 30 days versus the original DreamWear gel pillows mask headgear. Original headgear refers to the slit headgear design on DreamWear gel pillows mask 7 Switching from a nasal or gel pillow cushion to a full face cushion requires different headgear and instructions and may result in additional cost. Consumers must consult their provider before making adjustments. 8 A 30 day Patient Preference study with DreamWear UTN nasal original headgear users; n = 121 conducted April / May 2019