Philips Respironics DreamWear Silicone Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask
The DreamWear Silicone Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask from Philips Respironics pairs a softer, lighter nasal pillow cushion with the innovative DreamWear mask system, combining comfort, innovation, and flexibility. This incredibly compact mask features an open-face frame, an updated slip-resistant DreamWear Headgear with Arms and a top-of-the-head hose connection that provides greater freedom of movement.
The modular design of the DreamWear mask frame lets you easily convert your nasal pillow mask to a full face or under-the-nose nasal mask, giving you more options for comfort. The flexible silicone frame minimizes facial contact, opening up your field of view and decreasing the likelihood of skin irritation. A 360-degree swivel elbow, located in the center of the frame, allows for a top-of-the-head hose connection that enhances your sleeping freedom.
All-new, all-silicone pillows
Manufactured entirely from soft, smooth silicone, the DreamWear Silicone Nasal Pillow Cushion delivers an even gentler touch inside and under the nose than the original DreamWear Gel Nasal Pillows. The new pillow design fits and seals even better, with less shifting and less friction in the nose.
Using data compiled from a vast database of 3D facial scans, Philips Respironics chose to expand its silicone pillow sizing selection by adding a 4th pillow size (Medium-Wide). With Small, Medium, Wide, and Medium-Wide choices, everyone can find a pillow size to fit their unique facial features.
Unobtrusive, comfortable design
The DreamWear Silicone Nasal Pillow mask comes with all the existing features in the Philips Respironics DreamWear line for sleep apnea therapy. The Silicone Pillow mask uses the DreamWear’s hollow silicone frame with a swivel elbow located on top of the frame at the crown of the head to connect to the CPAP circuit.
The top-of-the-head connection keeps the CPAP tubing out of your and your partner’s way all night long. The frame is compressible, so side-sleeping and stomach sleeping will not compromise therapy.
The frame has an open-face design that doesn’t block your field of view so you can read and watch TV in bed. The silicone frame comes in three sizes for a truly customized fit.
Stable, slip-resistant fit
The DreamWear Silicone Nasal Pillow CPAP mask comes with the DreamWear Headgear with Arms, the latest enhanced version of the DreamWear headgear. The DreamWear Headgear with Arms incorporates an eyeglass-like fit above the ears. The arms run from the silicone frame, over the ears, and to the head strap.
The curved design of the eyeglass arms prevents the mask from slipping during the night. In a Philips Respironics study, users reported better quality of sleep and more mask stability when using the DreamWear Headgear with Arms versus the original DreamWear headgear.
Sizing and Fitting
The DreamWear Silicone Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask comes in three frame sizes (Small, Medium, and Large), and the nasal pillows come in four sizes (Small, Medium, Large, and Medium-Wide). Careful sizing of both the nasal pillows and the frame is key to reaping the full benefits of this mask.
The silicone tip of the pillows should rest inside the nostrils. The circular silicone rim at the base of the tips should rest entirely outside the nostrils.
The FitPack includes a Medium frame and nasal pillows in all four sizes. The Medium frame fits most people. If your nasal pillows are the right size but they tend to move away from your nose, you may need a smaller frame. Conversely, if they are the right size but push up against your nose, you may need a larger frame.
To get the best fit for comfortable and effective CPAP therapy:
- First, insert the nasal pillows in your nose.
- Next, position the frame on the top of your head.
- Pull the headgear over your head. The fabric headgear strap should rest on the back of your head.
- Tighten or loosen the headgear by adjusting the length of the tabs. The elbow connector should sit on the top of your head.
Care of the Mask
Recommended cleaning frequency:
- Daily: nasal pillow, frame, elbow, and tubing quick release.
- Weekly: headgear, arms, and fabric wraps.
- Wash in warm soapy water, using mild soap.
- Rinse thoroughly in clean (drinkable quality) water.
- All parts should be air-dried out of direct sunlight.
Important: Do not clean your mask with products containing alcohol, fragrances, antibacterial agents, antiseptics, bleach, chlorine, or moisturizers. Do not soak any parts for more than 10 minutes.
I have a DreamWear Gel Pillow mask. Can I use the new all-silicone nasal pillows with it?
Yes, you sure can! The new all-silicone nasal pillows will snap right into your existing Philips Respironics DreamWear frame. If you do not have the DreamWear Headgear with Arms, you can use the mask with the earlier DreamWear fabric headgear.
If you use the under-the-nose mask, you can also give the silicone nasal pillows a try without needing to purchase anything but the nasal pillows.
Have the DreamWear Gel Pillows been discontinued?
Yes, the DreamWear Gel Pillows have been discontinued by Philips Respironics. The DreamWear Gel Pillows mask is still available on our website, for the time being.
Are there any tips to make sure I get all the parts oriented correctly?
The Philips Respironics logo should face out on the back of the headgear. The headgear arms are marked R and L for right and left. The R & L stamps should face out. When connecting the nasal pillows to the frame, line up the arrows on the pillow cushion with the arrow on the frame.
Can I use the silicone nasal pillows if I have the DreamWear Full Face mask?
Yes, but you will need to purchase the DreamWear Silicone Nasal Pillows and the DreamWear Headgear with Arms.
Recommended If You Have Facial Hair
Nasal Pillow masks do not anchor on top of the lip and are an easy solution for beard lovers who struggle with mask leaks. With a compact frame and minimal headgear, the DreamWear Nasal Pillow CPAP mask reduces contact points on the face. Less contact means less potential for leaks, making the DreamWear Nasal Pillow mask a great choice for a beard-loving person.
When shopping for a CPAP mask to wear with facial hair, don’t fall into the trap of sizing up. Use the size guide and select the size that fits your facial structure. Over-sizing results in leaks, frustration, and discomfort.
RespShop Expert Review
Everything about the Philips Respironics DreamWear mask system screams user-friendly. The new DreamWear Silicone Nasal Pillow mask is no different. By adding a Medium-Wide nasal pillow size option, Philips Respironics has closed the gap on the most common complaint about the DreamWear Gel Pillows which was the lack of an intermediary size between Medium and Large.
The DreamWear Silicone Pillow mask takes the soft, unobstructed design you’ve come to expect with the DreamWear masks and makes it even softer, more stable, and more comfortable.
Yet the mask retains one of our favorite aspects of the DreamWear system – its modularity. How convenient that current DreamWear Gel Pillow users can upgrade their CPAP mask just by buying a new cushion! With very little effort, you can even swap in an under-the-nose mask or an over-the-mouth mask, giving you the flexibility to meet any changing sleep needs.