DreamWear Gel Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask by Philips Respironics
A Dreamer's Dream Come True
The DreamWear Gel Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask with headgear is another member of the incredibly lightweight DreamWear mask family brought to you by Philips Respironics. This lineup now consists of nasal, nasal pillow, and full face masks, so you can enjoy greater sleeping freedom no matter what type of CPAP mask you use.
Users of the DreamWear Gel Nasal Pillow Mask will appreciate that all three types (and sizes) of cushions are compatible with frames of any size. The DreamWear Gel Nasal Pillow Mask also shares the same headgear as the DreamWear Nasal Mask, so you can turn your nasal pillow mask into a nasal mask simply by swapping out the nose piece.
If you’d like to modify your nasal pillow mask to the DreamWear Full Face Mask, you’ll need the DreamWear Full Face Headgear in addition to the DreamWear Full Face Cushion.
The DreamWear family of masks, and the DreamWear Gel Nasal Pillow mask in particular, are exceptionally comfortable thanks to the many innovations by Philips Respironics which include:
- A hollow frame that won’t impede airflow regardless of sleeping position
- Fully rotating elbow swivel connection that allows you to move freely while you sleep
- Unparalleled sizing versatility.
Frame for Active and Side Sleepers
The frame of the DreamWear Gel Nasal Pillow Mask has a unique design that makes it perfect for side sleepers. Airflow from the CPAP machine travels through the hollow silicone frame to the gel nasal pillows via the elbow connector on the top of the head. The frame is hollow on both sides, so there’s no risk of losing any airflow even while you’re lying on your side.
If you like to be active before bedtime, you will love the DreamWear’s minimalist, open-face design that makes it easy to read in bed or watch TV. Additionally, unlike frames on traditional CPAP masks, the DreamWear frame does not block your field of vision, making the DreamWear Gel Nasal Pillow Mask a great choice for those who wear glasses.
Top Notch Tube Connector
By installing a 360-degree elbow swivel connector at the top of the head, Philips Respironics has eliminated the annoyance of a hanging tube in front of the face and reduced the chance of tangled tubing.
For those who tend to toss and turn in their sleep, the top-of-the-head elbow swivel connector solves another problem. Having the tube connector at the top of the head allows for greater freedom of movement. The 360-degree rotating elbow connector lets you sleep comfortably in any position without worrying about tube drag and mask leaks.
Also, a tubing quick-release at the end of the elbow connector lets you easily disconnect yourself from your CPAP hose without having to take off the mask.
Sizing Versatility and Comfort
Thanks to the available FitPack, finding the perfect nasal pillow size is no longer a concern for CPAP users. The FitPack includes gel nasal pillow cushions in three sizes – Small, Medium, Large – all of which are compatible with DreamWear frames of any size. A Medium frame, which is the standard size, comes with the FitPack and fits most users comfortably.
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. Small and Large DreamWear frames can be purchased separately.
The DreamWear Gel Nasal Pillows are so comfortable and lightweight that you will hardly feel them on your face. The gel material provides extra cushioning at the base of the nose to eliminate irritation and red marks. With the DreamWear Gel Nasal Pillow Mask, you’ll almost feel like you are wearing no mask at all.
Frame Sizes and Lengths
- Small Frame length: 19 in.
- Medium Frame length: 20 in.
- Large Frame length: 22 in.
Assembling the DreamWear Gel Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask
- Insert the elbow into the mask frame.
- To attach the nasal pillows, align the arrow on the front with the arrow on the frame and push the two parts together. There will be a click when the parts are connected.
- Slide the headgear tabs into the slots on the frame. Fold the tabs over to secure the Velcro ends. The Philips Respironics logo should be on the outside of the headgear.
- If using the optional fabric wraps, fold them around the part of the frame that touches the cheeks. Secure the wraps by pressing on the Velcro edges.
Disassembling the DreamWear Gel Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask
- Detach the nasal pillow cushion by pulling the frame and nasal pillow cushion away from each other.
- Pull the elbow out of the frame.
- Remove the headgear from the frame by undoing the Velcro headgear tabs and sliding the tabs through the frame slots.
- Remove the fabric wraps from the frame by undoing the Velcro.
Cleaning the DreamWear Gel Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask
Recommended cleaning frequency:
Daily: gel nasal pillows, frame, elbow, and tubing quick release.
Weekly: headgear 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.
For frequent travelers and those short on time, we recommend CPAP wipes which help you keep your mask in tip-top condition with less work. CPAP wipes do not contain any harsh ingredients and are safe to use on silicone.
What is the FitPack?
The DreamWear Gel Nasal Pillow Mask FitPack is a package that includes cushions in multiple sizes for easy at-home fitting. The FitPack comes with a standard size frame (Medium) and gel nasal pillows in three sizes (S/M/L) to ensure that you can easily find the right size for you.
How do I find my frame and nasal pillow size?
The nasal pillow size can be found on the front of the nasal pillow cushion next to the arrow which indicates proper cushion and frame orientation.
The frame size is located on the back of the frame at the base where the elbow connector inserts into the frame.
Does this mask come with a short tube?
No. The mask comes with an elbow connector but no short tube.
Can I use this mask with any CPAP machine?
Yes, the DreamWear Gel Nasal Pillow Mask is compatible with CPAP machines of all brands. The only exception is the ResMed AirMini Auto Travel CPAP.
Philips Respironics has introduced a second-generation DreamWear nasal pillow mask – the DreamWear Silicone Nasal Pillow CPAP mask. Read about it here.
If you are a current DreamWear Gel Nasal Pillow user, you only need the new Silicone Nasal Pillow cushion to update your mask to the new generation of DreamWear nasal pillow mask from Philips Respironics. View the DreamWear Silicone Nasal Pillow Cushion here.
The DreamWear Gel Nasal Pillow Mask is also compatible with the updated slip-resistant DreamWear Headgear With Arms.