No More CPAP Headgear – with NozeSeal Strips

  • By Clay Rollyson
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There is an option for those of you that hate your CPAP Headgear and all of the issues those straps can cause. Introducing, NozeSeal adhesive strips. This very cool option allows you to keep your CPAP mask on without the need for head straps. There are some things to keep in mind if you want to use this option. Let’s check out those details.

Can NozeSeal strips work for you?

The NozeSeal strips are designed to work only with Nasal Pillow CPAP Masks. If you are already on a Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask, then this is a pretty seamless transition. If you are not on a Nasal Pillow mask, then you may want to learn more about them and see if they are something that you can consider. NozeSeal will not work with Traditional Nasal Masks or Full-Face Masks.

Which Nasal Pillow Mask does NozeSeal work on?

NozeSeal works great for many Pillow options, but there are some that are not a good fit. Nasal Pillow Masks like the ResMed AirFit P10, React Rio 2, Swift Fx, and even the Philips Nuance are great options.  All of these CPAP Masks will work well without headgear. Some of the masks that it will not work well with are the F&P Brevida, Pilario, the P30i or the DreamWear Pillow. This is because of the frame or pillow style they incorporate. So, you will need to keep this in mind as you consider this product.

How to use NozeSeal instead of Headgear:

The first thing that you need to do is to make sure that the NozeSeal Strips will work with your mask. If not, then you will need a mask that works with it. As long as you have an appropriate CPAP Mask, then follow the steps below:
  1. Remove your headgear from your mask.
  2. Slip the Nasal Pillow cushion through the holes of the NozeSeal and make sure that the slots are facing the right direction.
  3. Hold the Pillows snuggly against your nostrils.
  4. Then you will peel and stick each side of the NozeSeal Strips to each side of your nose. Holding the mask in place.

What are the downsides to NozeSeal vs CPAP Headgear?

  • They are not reusable– While using CPAP without headgear is amazing, these strips are disposable. Which means that you will have to purchase them continually. They are not expensive, but it is a continual cost.
  • Not the best for higher pressures– If you are at a significantly high CPAP pressure, then you may have some trouble sealing. However, if you are already using Nasal Pillows, then you probably are not on a very high pressure anyway.
  • Might be tough for people with dexterity issues– If you have arthritis or limitations in your ability to assemble small things, then this may be tough to setup nightly for you.
  • Only works with Nasal Pillows– If you are accustomed to traditional Nasal CPAP Masks or Full-Face CPAP Masks, then you would have to change to Nasal Pillows to use NozeSeal.
  • Once it is on, it is on– This means that if you had to go to the restroom or get up for something, you would have to refit or leave mask attached and disconnect from tubing.