Fourth Generation CPAP Masks from Resmed Available In Australia

April 26, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Sydney based, Resmed Inc., a world leader in Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) equipment, used in the treatment of sleep apnea, have introduced two new full face masks, adding to the best selling Ultra Miragetm full face mask, the mainstay of the current Australian full face CPAP mask market.

Sleep apnea is a relatively common, but often undiagnosed sleep disorder causing dangerously low blood oxygen levels, leading to many possible related medical problems. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the most commonly diagnosed type, is caused by the restriction or closure of the sufferer’s respiratory tract during sleep. CPAP is considered the gold standard of OSA therapies, and works by inflating the respiratory tract using low air pressure. The mask is the critical piece of the system in terms of patient comfort and ongoing usage.

Called the fourth generation of Mirage CPAP masks, the new Mirage Libertytm is a unique design, utilizing the mouth coverage of a conventional full face mask with the simplicity of nasal pillows, resulting in a very non-intrusive mask.

The Mirage Quattrotm has a more common full face design and uses the established bellows principle of the popular Resmed Activatm nasal CPAP mask in the design of the silicone cushion.

In keeping with their tradition of providing maximum choices for CPAP users, CPAP Australia has both of these masks available for trial and purchase. Both masks are shown on the CPAP Australia website ( CPAP Australia Managing Director, Ben Greenaway, was pleased with the availability of the new masks, saying” The addition of these new Resmed masks offers us over thirty mask choices for patients, and the opportunity to help even more sufferers stay on CPAP therapy and regain their lives.”

CPAP Australia, an authorised Resmed dealer, is Australia’s leading full service supplier of CPAP equipment, with clinics in Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney. They concentrate in CPAP machines, masks, accessories and parts from all major manufacturers of CPAP equipment. Interested customers can call on 1300 692727 during business hours, Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm.