This is the support page for the SleepWeaver Advance Nasal Mask by Circadiance. This page is intended to help you with all of your post-purchase needs. To be taken directly to a section, click one below.
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 only needs to say : "CPAP Supplies" or "CPAP equipment". If you are purchasing other "Rx Required" products in your order, there may be other prescription requirements.
Q Is headgear provided with this product?
A Yes, headgear is provided with this product. However, if your mask frame and cushion have worn out but your headgear is still functioning properly, you can purchase the SleepWeaver Advance Nasal Mask without Headgear here.
Q What is the Zzzephyr® Seal?
A The Zzzephry seal is the soft cloth nasal interface that forms the seal with the super soft light weight elastic cloth.
Q Does the SleepWeaver Advance Mask come in different sizes?
A Here at ApriaDirect, we only carry the "one size fits most" SleepWeaver Advance Nasal Mask.
Q Is the SleepWeaver Advance a specialty mask?
A No. The SleepWeaver Advance Nasal Pap Mask is intended to provide an interface for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) or Bi-Level Therapy. The SleepWeaver Advance Nasal PAP Mask is intended for single patient reuse in the home and multi-patient, multi-use in the hospital/institutional environment.
Q What Material is the mask made of?
A The cloth is the same material used to make winter ski clothing. A portion of the mask that contacts the skin contains polyester, nylon, and elastane. The cloth material is “breathable” meaning that the material wicks moisture and heat away from the user’s skin. You should have no concerns about skin allergies or irritation with this mask. The headgear consists of polyurethane foam, nylon, and lycra.
Q How long will it take me to become comfortable with the SleepWeaver Advance?
A Most patients report after the first night using our SleepWeaver products, that it is the most comfortable mask they have ever tried! However, it can sometimes take longer than one night to become accustomed to new equipment, especially if you are new to CPAP and Sleep therapy. Follow instructions provided by your medical equipment supplier. We also encourage you to view the “Fitting the Mask” video several times and re-read the instructions.
Q In what position can the tubing be run when using a SleepWeaver product?
A With SleepWeaver Advance, it is recommended you place the hose down towards your chest, or off to either side. If you wish to direct the tubing over your head, i.e. behind the headboard of the bed, ensure that a sufficient length of tube is available so that no major kinks are in your tubing. Some PAP users connect 2 lengths of tubing to provide a longer hose which allows greater freedom of movement.
Q Will SleepWeaver Advance work with my existing CPAP or Bi-Level machine?
A Yes, SleepWeaver products work with all CPAP, Bi-level and auto-titrating systems.
Q Can I use the SleepWeaver with a humidifier?
Q How do I clean the SleepWeaver Advance Mask?
A The mask can be cleaned by hand washing using mild non-abrasive detergent in cold or warm water. Be sure to rinse the mask well after washing. *HANG DRY ONLY (Do NOT dry Mask in Dryer).
Q Does SleepWeaver Advance have an exhalation valve?
A Yes, The exhalation “valve” on the SleepWeaver is a series of very small holes that gently and quietly exhaust the exhaled air from the mask. These holes provide quiet operation without creating a jet of air that make a lot of noise or can blow on the patient’s bed partner. The leak rate provided by the exhalation holes is comparable to competitive CPAP masks.
Q Can I sleep on my stomach while wearing the SleepWeaver Advance?
A Yes. The air pressure in the mask will keep the mask inflated without pressure points. The mask continues to provide CO2 exhalation as long as a portion of the exhalation holes are exposed.
Q Can I read or watch TV while wearing the mask?
A Yes, There is a small, unobtrusive, forehead strap that does not obstruct the field of view for reading or watching TV; therefore, patients who wear eyeglasses can read or watch TV with the mask on.
Q I have dentures. Can I still wear the mask?
A Yes. The SleepWeaver Advance can be worn by patients with dentures.
Q What if I want to travel with my PAP system?
A The SleepWeaver (Advance, Élan and Anew) products are the smallest and lightest masks for travel available. They fold into a very small size when not inflated so they will fit easily into any carrying case you would use to travel with your PAP system.
Q Is this SleepWeaver Advance Mask FDA registered?
Q Will the mask attach to any brand of machine?
A Yes. The fitting on the SleepWeaver Advance fits the 22mm ISO standard which is used on all PAP Machines.
Q Can I use the SleepWeaver Advance Mask if I have a broken nose of deviated septum?
A There are a number of patients with anatomic issues around the nose report using the SleepWeaver with good success. The pliable nature of the SleepWeaver allows it to conform to the patient’s facial anatomy even if it is not symmetrical.
Q Does the SleepWeaver Advance address the problems of people who have skin reactions to plastic masks?
A The SleepWeaver Advance All Cloth PAP Mask is gentle on the skin. We have had a number of patient’s report that their skin irritation problems disappeared after switching to a SleepWeaver.
Q Does the cloth mask contain latex?
A No. The mask is not made from natural rubber latex.
Q Does this mask fit a person who has a full beard?
A Yes. The inventor of the SleepWeaver Advance has a full beard and wears the mask every night.
Q Can the headgear for each SleepWeaver mask be used with other SleepWeaver products?
A No. Each SleepWeaver headgear is specific to its mask and it cannot be interchanged.
Circadiance brand masks offer a unique suggested replacement timeline. The SleepWeaver Advance Cloth Nasal mask is expected to remain suitable for use under normal usage and cleaning conditions for a time period of at least 90 days.
For more specific information on the suggested replacement timeline for your CPAP supplies by manufacturer, please refer to your product user manual/instructions for use. Downloadable user manuals for the product can be found in the guides section of this article or in the "specifications" tab on each product page.