Vitera™ - the new full face mask by Fisher & Paykel! Comfort is unique, personal and it is the key to successful therapy. That's why F&P believes comfort needs to be measured across a full night's sleep, not just during the initial consultation. With technologies that work together to provide breathability, adaptability, and stability throughout the night, F&P Vitera is a mask that redefines comfort.
Sweating during sleep is a well-known symptom of patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Vitera™ headgear features proprietary breathable fabric that allows 21 times more airflow and 32% more moisture transfer than the material used in our leading range of full face masks. VentiCool technology helps to keep patients cool and comfortable during sleep.
RollFit™ XT Seal
The RollFit XT seal allows the mask to dynamically adapt as patients move during the night, keeping the seal in place, as well as reducing pressure on the bridge of the nose. The RollFit XT seal extends 93% further than the previous generation RollFit seal. The RollFit XT seal shape has also been designed to fit a wide range of face shapes and minimize leaks into the eyes.
The Vitera™ mask also features a low-profile stability bar designed to keep the seal in place, helping to minimize mask leaks and supporting a comfortable night’s sleep.
Mask Part Replacement tips:
Dirt, oil, and residue can build up on your mask part, so it's not only important to clean them per their instructions, but also to replace each part regularly. As masks age, they can also grow large amounts of bacteria and may even become resistant to disinfection.
How frequently should I be changing my mask?
EVERY MONTH: Memory foam mask cushions
EVERY 3 MONTHS: Silicone mask cushions (full face, nasal and nasal pillows)
EVERY 3 MONTHS: Mask headgear. Headgear can become stretched out and lose elasticity, which can lead to over-tightening and discomfort. Bacteria from sweat and moisture can also build up over time.
EVERY 6 MONTHS: Complete mask system. The full mask system includes the mask frame, cushion, headgear, and elbow or short tube. They should be replaced regularly to help keep sleep apnea therapy effective and hygienic.
Reference: Horowitz, A., Horowitz, S., Chun, C. CPAP Masks are Sources of Microbial Contamination. SleepHealth Centers, Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston.