This is the support page for the SleepWeaver Elan Cloth 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 Can I use the Feather Weight Tube with this product?
A Yes, the Feather Weight tube works with the Anew, 3D, and Elan, as well as all other CPAP masks that use a standard 22 mm hose connection.
Q Is headgear provided with this product?
A Yes, headgear is provided with this product.
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 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 Is the SleepWeaver Elan a specialty mask?
A No. The SleepWeaver Elan is intended to provide an interface for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) or Bi-Level Therapy. The SleepWeaver Anew Full Face 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 Elan?
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 Does SleepWeaver Elan have an exhalation valve?
The exhalation “valve” on the SleepWeaver Anew 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 Will SleepWeaver Elan 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 often should SleepWeaver Élan be washed?
A The SleepWeaver Élan should be washed on an as needed basis to maintain the cleanliness that is desired. Cleaning the mask every 1 – 3 days will be sufficient for most people.
Q How do I clean the SleepWeaver Elan 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 In what position can the tubing be run when using SleepWeaver Élan?
A SleepWeaver Élan allows the tube to be routed in any direction according to the patient’s choice, including over the head.
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 SleepWeaver Élan better than SleepWeaver Advance?
A Both products provide the superior comfort of a cloth mask. However, Élan offers a number of features not available in Advance.
• Multiple sizes
• Hose can be routed in any direction, including over the head
• Improved line of sight
Q Will the mask attach to any brand of machine?
A Yes. The fitting on the SleepWeaver Elan fits the 22mm ISO standard which is used on all PAP Machines.
Q Can I read or watch TV with the mask on?
A Yes. There is nothing in the field of view from the mask or headgear. This allows you to wear glasses and read or watch TV while wearing the mask.
Q I have dentures. Can I still wear the mask?
A Yes. The SleepWeaver Anew can be worn by patients with dentures.
Q Does the cloth mask contain latex?
A No. The mask is not made from natural rubber latex.
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 Anew 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.