EPAP stands for Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure. EPAP devices have been shown in clinical studies to be safe and effective for treating snoring and mild to moderate Sleep Apnea. The Optipillows EPAP Mask is an EPAP device integrated onto a nasal pillow mask. It looks like a nasal pillow CPAP mask but does not require a CPAP machine. Optipillows EPAP Mask is a nasal mask that generates positive pressure during exhalation.
OptiPillows EPAP Mask allows you to inhale easily with minimal resistance, but during exhalation, the air is directed through a narrow side opening, creating back pressure in the nose and mouth, preventing upper airway collapse. The size of the side opening can be adjusted to change the pressure for more comfort. Start using the mask with the side opening wide open, and close it only after you feel comfortable and begin to fall asleep as usual. Click here to learn more on the EPAP Mask!