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DreamWear Nasal Mask (with upgraded headgear and arms) - Philips Respironics
Philips Respironics breaks the mold in CPAP mask design with the DreamWear Nasal Mask by placing the tube on top of the head and the cushion just below the nose. The result is a very comfortable and minimalist mask construction. If you have sleep apnea and have been prescribed nasal CPAP or if you have been struggling to find a mask that works for you, check out the DreamWear line of unique CPAP masks!
The DreamWear Nasal Mask includes the second generation of DreamWear headgear which has two arms over the ears to ensure exceptional fit and stability throughout your night.
The DreamWear nasal mask has a simple, elegant construction. The DreamWear nasal cushion cradles the nose from beneath. The cushion seals both nostrils without covering the entire nose or pressing anything against the forehead. As a result, irritation and discomfort at the center of the face vanish.
The under-the-nose cushion leaves you with an open line of sight. Reading a book or watching TV before bed is now a breeze. This forward-thinking mask is truly an all-around win.
Innovative DreamWear Frame
The DreamWear frame is a smooth, silicone tube. Air flows through the frame and into the DreamWear cushion. The frame accommodates any sleeper, achieving the perfect seal while maintaining sufficient airflow throughout the night. You do not have to worry about favoring one side over the other. Airflow through the frame and cushion is not compromised regardless of what side you lie on.
Worried about skin irritation or mask marks on your face? The included fabric wraps take your worry away. The fabric wraps come with the DreamWear FitPack and can also be purchased separately. You will want to keep a set of these on hand because they are so gentle on your cheeks.
Finding a mask for CPAP therapy that fits just right is often a daunting task. The DreamWear frame comes in Small, Medium, and Large. The DreamWear nasal cushion is available in Small, Medium, Medium-Wide, and Large. With so many sizing options available, almost certainly there is a size combination perfect for you.
FitPack Convenience to Fit Your Needs
Cushion FitPack - 1116700
The DreamWear Nasal Mask Cushion FitPack includes four sizes of the DreamWear under-the-nose cushion (S, M, MW, L), 1 pair of fabric wraps, 1 headgear with arms, 1 Medium frame, and 1 mask elbow.
- Top-of-head CPAP connection ensures easy movement.
- Enhanced comfort: the soft silicone frame and fabric gently graze your cheeks to provide the ultimate comfort. The fabric wraps for the frame add an additional bit of TLC to your face.
- Unobstructed vision.
- Elegant, simplistic design.
- Innovative, hollow frame.
- Nasal cradle cushion.
- Multiple size configurations, including a FitPack option.
- Upgraded headgear with arms is slip resistant.
How should I clean my DreamWear?
It is quite simple to clean the DreamWear, and just like any other mask, the cushion should be cleaned daily. By using warm water and mild soap, you will prolong the overall lifespan of all parts of the mask. Avoid antibacterial and scented soaps. Rinse all parts well and allow time for air drying. Clean the cushion daily and the rest of the mask (headgear, frame, elbow connector) once a week and allow all parts to air dry. Do not dry the headgear or any of the DreamWear parts in a clothes dryer.
How do I locate the size of my current DreamWear mask?
The cushion size can be found on the front of the cushion next to the arrow where it plugs into the frame. The cushion comes in Small, Medium, Medium-Wide, and Large. The frame size is stamped near its connection to the swiveling elbow. The frame is available in Small, Medium, and Large.
Does this mask come with a short tube?
No. The mask comes with a 360° swiveling elbow but no short tube. Since your CPAP circuit connects overhead, the tubing does not apply downward drag on the mask, so a short tube extension is not needed.
What is the size of the frame included in the FitPack?
The FitPack includes a Medium-sized frame. The Medium frame fits most people. Small and Large frames are available for purchase separately.
What is the difference between the DreamWear with Arms and the original DreamWear Nasal Mask without Arms?
The difference is the headgear. The Headgear with Arms is a refreshed and upgraded design to prevent unintentional mask movement during sleep. The mask uses the same nasal cushions and frame as the original DreamWear nasal mask. If you already own a DreamWear nasal mask, you can just purchase the Headgear with Arms separately to upgrade your DreamWear system.
Recommended If You Have Facial Hair
We all have unique facial structures, and Respshop carries a vast variety of masks for CPAP so that everyone can find what works best for them. Facial hair is simply another consideration in the search for that ideal mask.
Traditionally shaped triangular nasal masks that sit on the bridge of the nose and anchor on the lower lip might cause hiccups with the fit. But nasal cradle masks that rest under the nose fit many with facial hair superbly. The DreamWear Nasal CPAP Mask uses an under-the-nose cushion that rests high on the upper lip. This mask also features a frame and headgear that outline the periphery of facial hair for many people.
When shopping for a CPAP mask to wear with facial hair, don’t fall into the trap of sizing up. Use the sizing guide and select the size that fits your facial structure. Over-sizing results in leaks, frustration, and discomfort.
|Model||1116700, 1116680, 1116681, 1116682, 1116683, 1116685, 1116686, 1116687, 1116688, 1116690, 1116691, 1116692, 1116693, 1142376|
|HCPCS Code||A7034, A7035|
|Warranty||90 days against manufacturer defects|
|Tube Connection||Top of the head|
|Headgear Clips and Type||None|
|Headgear Size with Mask||One-size-fits-all|
|Other Headgear Sizes Available||No|
|Other Headgear Styles Available||Yes, DreamWear Headgear (w/o plastic arms)|
|Specifically Designed For Women||No|
|Cushion Interchangeable with Different Type||Yes, DreamWear Silicone/Gel Nasal Pillows, DreamWear Full Face|
- 1 Medium Mask Frame
- 4 Cushions in different sizes: Small, Medium, Medium-wide, and Large
- 1 Pair of Fabric Wraps
- 1 Mask Headgear
- 1 Mask Elbow
- 1 Mask frame
- 1 Cushion
- 1 Pair of Fabric wraps
- 1 Headgear
- 1 Mask Elbow
Subject: Dreamwear nasal mask
I have received the Dreamwear nasal mask and have used it for three nights. I have been using the F&P Eson2 nasal mask medium size. I wanted to try something else because my current mask leaked air into my eyes causing them to dry out and they stayed irritated all the time. My pressure setting is at 12.
The Dreamwear nasal mask medium size fits perfectly according to the pictures and sizing information that came with it. I noticed that there was minimal air leaks and it was far enough away from my eyes that even the leaks would not blow on my eyes. Other positive aspects are that it is very light and does not obstruct my vision if I need to look at something. Lastly it does not leave those marks on my face. The nasal mask has not made the end of my nose sore either. At this point, I am very pleased with this mask. I have made several purchases from Respshop and am 100% satisfied with them. The only negative thing about the mask is that strap will pull up on the back of my head if I move my head in the wrong direction. This is due to the minimal amount of headgear used. That’s a trade that I can live with.
Subject: Mask needs improvement
I’ve been wearing this mask for a couple of years. My only issue is that the strap slides up the back of my head during the night (breaks off my hair), and then the nasal cushion becomes loose and the hissing starts and wakes me up... I pull the strap down and the cycle begins again. I could pull it really tight and create lines in my face, I suppose, but that’s not comfortable at all. In order to sleep on my side, I have to put my hands on top of each other and then under my head/face, or it cuts the air on that side and here we go again w/the hissing, etc. if I sleep on my back with head straight or little lean to the side, it’s great. It’s comfortable, quiet, and doesn’t block your view.
Great news! Philips has corrected that issue with a new strap. Here is the mask with the new strap https://www.respshop.com/cpap-masks/nasal/respironics-dreamwear-nasal-cpap-mask-with-headgear-arm-p-1368.html
and Here is just the strap and it works GREAT! https://www.respshop.com/cpap-masks/parts/headgears/nasal/respironics-dreamwear-headgear-with-arms-p-1364.html
History: started with the "pig nose" sort of mask, which can be difficult if you have facial hair. Used the Nuance Pro Respironics for several years, but it started to irritate my nostrils. So... gave this one a try.
Wasn't sure I was going to like having the hose attached, top of head rather than to the front of the mask. Ha. Probably my favorite thing about this new mask. No problem. I haven't noticed the hose at all since using this mask.
As for the rest, well on the good side, the thing is ridiculously comfortable and the straps don't dig into my face. When it's on right, I barely feel it present at all. Middle of the road, it sounds louder to my own ears (but my wife does not notice a difference in that way). Not too big a problem, though. White noise, kind of pleasant. My only complaint is, I have more trouble keeping this guy seated properly when on my side. Only using it a few weeks now so perhaps I'll find the magic combination to make that work better. Having my face toward the edge of the pillow helps.
I would give it 5/5 except for that one tweak.
The product description LIES. It contains the following statement: Dreamwear headgear are considered to be one in the same and are available in three sizes: Small, Medium, and Large however as with most mask on the market a majority of users will find that the Medium size fits perfectly.
The HEADGEAR ONLY COMES IN ONE SIZE!!! If you click on the link (Dreamwear headgeat) in the above statement it says this on the order page:
This Headgear/Head-Strap is only available in one size. The compatibility of this will only be limited to the DreamWear and cannot work with other mask on the CPAP market.
The mask/cushion is excellent and very comfortable. The air delivery is ingenious and especially great for side-sleepers. But, the headgear (only 1 size remember) does not meet the efficiency of the mask/tubing. It slips up the back of the head, thus moving the mask and causing air leakage. There needs to be an additional anchor point that goes UNDER the ear and secures the mask/tubing in place throughout the night.
I have a deviated septum, I have both the dreamware and Nuance Pro, because the chamber is so small both masks increase the sound of my breathing. if you leap on your back or on your side with no pillow over your head the breathing sound is relativity low. I sleep on my side with a pillow over my head. The sound travels up the tube and is loud, but if you use a microfiber blanket it will quit it down but is still very noticeable. The Dreamwear is very conferrable with a little pressure below your nose. You have to get the correct size frame(not just pillow) I have a large head and the medium frame causes the pillow to sit at the wrong angel and you get air leak. They give you a guide to find the correct size pillow. Basically the pillow needs to a little past the tip of your nose.
the Nuance Pro is about as load but, is only for a medium size head the gel pad hit high on my cheek bone and leave a mark in the morning.
Subject: Does it work?
I am writing this after only one night of usage. I will update it later if need be.
Okay, the mask is comfortable for me. The only issue I see so far is leakage. I can feel is leaking air around the hose connection on top of the head. I know it won't be "air" tight because it is a moving-rotating part so maybe this is normal. It does fit pretty well around the nose but I do feel some leakage there, too at times.
Results after one night: I love the hose connection on top of the head because there is no hose under the arm or across the chest, etc. That is the biggest plus for me. I felt like I did get enough air but a couple of times I was wondering if I was. Now, this is after one use so I could be in error.
Because of the air connection being on top of the head, I might buy this mask again just for that reason unless it proves to be too leaky and not work well.
This mask is great. Used a nasal pillow for last three years but discovered my mouth opens as my jaw relaxes during sleep so needed to switch to a full-face mask which was not something I looked forward to as any previously tried were big, bulky, hard and uncomfortable. The Dreamwear Nasal Mask is just as comfortable as the nasal pillow was and my apnea occurrences are way down. Plus, having the air hose attach at the top is really nice. I tend to move in my sleep and no longer get the air hose wrapped up in blankets.
My suggestion to first time users would be to order the option with all four sizes of pillows and try them all until you get the fit perfect for you. I measure medium but find that the large fits my facial bone structure best.
I use my cpap every night and am very pleased with the sleep I am getting while using this mask.
Nasal pillows irritate my sinuses, so I prefer the cushion. That said, I am a side sleeper, and the pillow I lie on tends to push the cushion under my nose out of place. Unfortunately, the head gear is too little to assist keeping it in place. I end up bracing my hand against the mask all night or placing a second pillow against the cushion, to keep it in place while on my side. Nevertheless, my machine always registers that I have a leak. I've ignored that warning, since this mask is more comfortable than any other I've had over the last 20 years of CPAP wear. Only wish there were an optional strap or spongy seal around the cushion, to keep it in place when sleeping on a pillow on the side of one's face.
While this is the most comfortable mask to wear and sleep in, if you have hair it won't stay on when you sleep. I wake up many time throughout the night. I constantly wakeup and have to put the mask back on. Does not promote a good night's sleep. They really need to have a different frame for people with hair. My husband used this same frame for years with no problems until he decided to grow his hair out. Now he has the same problem as I do.
**Rebeccah, Philips has just come out with a NEW Headgear for those with this issue! Check out the new DreamWear headgear. You will see that it rides much lower on the head. Model Number 1116751.
I personally love the new headgear
One thing I forgot to mention in my previous review: When you get up in the middle of the night, you have to remove the entire mask. There is no quick way to disconnect the mask from the hose. If you want to keep the mask on for your bathroom break, you have to pull the hose out of its connection to the mask frame. Other systems I've tried have an easy disconnect at that hose connection place. I find this to be a not insignificant detriment of this system. The head gear requires special placement of the hair, to avoid a matted look in the morning. Having to redo this placement after each bathroom break is a nuisance, especially in a sleepy condition! I've subtracted a point for this.