This is the support page for the Wisp Nasal CPAP Mask by Philips Respironics. There is one with a silicone frame and one with a fabric frame. This page is intended to help you with all of your post-purchase needs. Simply click on the links below to be taken directly to the section within the page.
Q What needs to be included on my prescription?
A If an "Rx Required" CPAP mask is the only item in your order, your prescription would only need to state for "CPAP Supplies" or "CPAP equipment". If you are purchasing other "Rx Required" products, there may be other prescription requirements that will be listed in FAQ tab of the product page.
Q Is headgear required for this item?
A Yes, headgear is required for this item. However, if your mask frame and cushion have worn out but your headgear is still functioning properly, you can purchase the silicone assembly kit HERE and the fabric assembly kit HERE.
Q What mask parts do the Silicone and Fabric versions have in common?
A They both have the same cushion and headgear. However, they have different frames, and thus, different assembly kits.
Q Can I switch between using the silicone frame and fabric frames?
A Yes, you can switch between using the two frames, but constant disassembly and reassembly may cause your mask frame to wear out quicker.
Minimal Contact Nasal Mask
In order to avoid hygienic issues or improper mask usage, regular replacement is essential. Nasal mask cushions are constantly in close contact with your face, and its position on your nose can make you more prone to a nasty nasal infection if you do not replace frequently. Therefore, you should replace your Wisp Nasal Cushion, which can be purchased HERE, every two weeks.
CPAP mask tubing is susceptible to developing small holes or tears which may not even be visible to the naked eye. These can cause air leaks, and if your tube is leaking, you may not be receiving your prescribed therapy setting from your CPAP. This may cause you to feel as if your sleep therapy is not working as intended, even though it is. Therefore, you should replace your tubing (Check out some tubing offered by ApriaDirect HERE) once every three months.
Your frame system is in close proximity to your face, and therefore needs to be replaced relatively frequently. However, it is not directly touching your face, which is why it doesn't need to be replaced quite so often. We sell the Wisp Fabric Frame HERE, but do not sell the Wisp Silicone Frame. We do sell both the Wisp Fabric Assembly Kit (available HERE) and the Wisp Silicone Assembly Kit (available HERE), which include absolutely everything you need besides the headgear. Whether you get the Silicone or Fabric Assembly Kit, it should be replaced once every three months.
Over time, your CPAP headgear and chin straps may become stretched and lose their elasticity, leading to over-tightening and discomfort. They can also trap bacteria from sweat and moisture. Therefore, your Wisp Headgear should be replaced every six months. To purchase, please click HERE.