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Over the past 10 years our 3D facial scanning system has been building a vast database that analyzes facial differences in thousands of sleep apnea patients.
Ensuring the right fit for you is important - mask issues are often cited as causes for poor compliance to CPAP therapy.* The Philips DreamWear masks have the innovation to feel like nothing at all. 1-3
*Orphaned patients & worried-well consumer study
Learn about the parts of a CPAP mask
If you’re starting therapy, it’s helpful to understand how your mask and related components work – and when to replace them. Masks are used to deliver the air from your therapy machine to you. Most masks have built-in exhalation ports that vent your exhaled air.
Headgear DreamWear headgear with arm's unique slip-resistant design keeps your mask in place.
The tube is critical for effective therapy. You have the option to use a heated tube connected to a humidifier to keep air moist. Look over your tube each night to make sure there are no cracks or other damage.
Cushions 3 unique cushion types: Nasal: our most minimal design Full face: for mouth breathers Silicone pillows: for superior seal3
The unique DreamWear design allows air to flow through the mask frame itself.
Inspect your equipment often for wear and tear, and if you think you need a replacement, contact your homecare provider.
Headgear: every 6 months
Tubing: every 3 months
Cushions and pillows: every 3 months
We have the right fit for you
Get the rest you deserve with DreamWear – a radical departure from traditional mask technology. The versatile system is designed for exceptional fit and comfort, and makes it easy to swap cushions7, so you can find the perfect match.
Philips Dream Family is available from a number of retailers. Contact your homecare provider to request our products.
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Note: These products require a prescription. Consult your sleep therapy physician before ordering DreamWear masks and devices.
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Part of the Dream Family
The Dream Family Philips sleep apnea platform was designed with your needs in mind. Our DreamWear system of masks has a unique, in-frame air-flow and innovative air tube connection at the top of the head, giving you greater freedom of movement throughout the night and a more comfortable sleeping experience.
Fact: Everyone’s face is unique. It’s important to find the mask that fits and works for you.
By Teofilo Lee-Chiong, MD, chief medical liaison, Philips Healthcare Solutions
DreamWisp is the newest member of the Dream Family mask line. Feel the difference of a top-of-the-head mask that stays in place* with every turn. Meet the mask 97% of clinicians would recommend to their patients.**
Masks are used to deliver the air from the therapy device to you. A comfortable mask is a key factor in being able to use your treatment daily, so finding a mask that fits you and your lifestyle is important. Most masks have built-in exhalation ports that vent your exhaled air. Talk to your homecare provider about the different masks and headgear available.
What does a chin strap do?
Chin straps are optional accessories that can be used with a variety of nasal and nasal pillows masks. They wrap around the top of your head and underneath your chin to keep your mouth from opening at night.
My eyes are sore, dry, irritated or swollen. What should I do?
The mask may be leaking into your eyes. Try pulling the mask away from your face and repositioning it. The mask may be too tight so try readjusting your headgear straps.
My skin seems to be irritated. What should I do?
Your mask may be too tight. If your mask has a forehead arm or adjustment feature, try readjusting that first. Then, if necessary, readjust the headgear straps. You may have the wrong mask size. Ask your homecare provider for a mask fitting. Nasal pillows or a full-face mask may provide a better fit.
What should I do about a dry nose and throat, congestion or nosebleeds?
This may improve over time. Ask your doctor for a prescription for humidification and if a nasal spray would be a good idea. Talk with your doctor if the condition persists.
My mouth is dry. What should I do?
You may be sleeping with your mouth open. Try a chin strap. If a chin strap is not helpful, a full-face mask may be considered or you should consult with your doctor about adding heated humidification.
What should I do if I feel gassy and bloated in the morning?
Try sleeping with your head raised or try using a chin strap to prevent mouth breathing. This condition may improve over time.
My mask seems to be leaking. What should I do?
Check all the connections. If your mask has a forehead arm or adjustment feature, try readjusting that first to correct the leak. If there is no improvement with the above steps, readjust the headgear straps. The mask should be as loose as possible while still creating a seal. A mask that is too tight against the face can cause leaks by creating folds in the material. Talk to your homecare provider about trying another mask size or type if necessary.
When should I replace my sleep therapy components?
To get the most beneficial performance from your positive airway pressure therapy, your equipment should be replaced when necessary based on wear and tear. For example, your mask may need to be replaced if you notice that your mask is stiff, torn, cracked or the seal is leaking. If your tubing is torn, it needs to be replaced as well.
Is my mask seal worn out? It’s leaking.
Facial oils deteriorate the sealing effect of cushions over time, even with proper hygiene. Don't tighten the headgear when you feel leaks. Over-tightening causes discomfort and pressure points and can lead to additional leaks.
Why doesn’t my mask fit properly anymore?
A mask that doesn’t fit can cause you to readjust your mask continually and/or over-tighten the headgear, which reduces how long it can work effectively. Contact your provider to get re-fitted.
Could I damage my mask by cleaning it?
Use only mild, soapy water. Don’t use soaps with moisturizers or perfumes.
How can I tell if my mask is too old?
There can be leakage issues. Cushions can lose their shape and/or components or cushions become cracked or torn.
Will my insurance cover new components?
Please check with your healthcare insurance provider about what they allow. If a component appears to be worn out, you may want to consider replacing it even if it’s not covered by your insurance. Worn out components can reduce the effectiveness of your sleep therapy.
The table below shows how often Medicare will cover replacement parts. Please check with your healthcare insurance provider about what they allow. If a component appears to be worn out, you may want to consider replacing it even if it’s not covered by your insurance. Worn out components can reduce the effectiveness of your sleep therapy.
How do I clean my equipment?
It’s important to clean your equipment as specified in your product instructions. Poor maintenance can make your sleep therapy ineffective and damage your equipment.
Important! Never use any type of alcohol or cleaning solutions on your mask, cushions or tubes. It can damage them. Use only warm, soapy water.
- Mask: Remove the mask/cushions from the headgear. Clean with warm, soapy water. Rinse. Air dry.
- Tubing: Wash in warm soapy water, then rinse and air dry.
1. Empty the humidifier and let it air dry.
2. Change the water in the humidifier.
3. Always use distilled water in the humidifier to avoid mineral deposit build-up.
- Filter: Clean the gray/black foam filter in your machine with warm soapy water. Rinse. Allow to dry. Reinstall.
- Headgear: Wash headgear by hand with warm, soapy water. Rinse and let air dry.
- Machine: Wipe the machine with a soft, damp cloth.
- Humidifier: Clean the humidifier chamber with white vinegar to prevent mold growth. Be sure to rinse thoroughly with distilled or sterile water before using the humidifier.
Filter: Replace the white disposable filter (if applicable).
How do I know when I should replace my mask?
Replacing your equipment is an important part of being successful with your sleep therapy. There are several things you need to watch for related to replacing your mask:
- Seal deterioration in the mask
- An improperly fitting mask
- A mask damaged by improper cleaning
Check with your homecare provider regarding replacement options through your insurance policy.
What cleaners should I not use when cleaning my mask?
Avoid soap with conditioners or moisturizers. Do not use bleach, alcohol or cleaning solutions with alcohol.
What should I do if my mask is causing skin irritation?
Your mask may be too tight. If your mask has a forehead arm or adjustment feature, try changing that first. Then, if necessary, readjust the headgear straps. Tightening of your headgear too much may cause unnecessary discomfort and leaks. Remember, not all leaks have to be corrected, so your mask does not have to be completely air-tight.
What if I feel claustrophobic when wearing my mask?
Try wearing your mask around your home during the evening as you go about your normal activities. This may help you get more comfortable with the mask. If you continue to feel claustrophobic, your respiratory therapist can help you to find a mask that is more comfortable for you.
What should I do if my mask pulls my mustache or beard?
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 Analysis after 30 day of use during Jul/Aug 2020. Pillows preference trial with n = 127. Prescribed maskes include ResMed Airfit PIO, P30i, Swift Fx, F&P Brevida, Philips DeamWear Gel Pillows, Nuance / Pro.
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 Fit & Seal tested individual. Analysis after 30 day of use during Jul/Aug 2020/ Pillows preference trial with n = 127. Prescribed masks include ResMed Airfit PIO, P30i, Swift Fx, F&P Brevida, Philips DreamWear Gel Pillows, Nuance / Pro. 7 Switching from Nasal or Silicone pillows 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