Great mask, one weak link
Written By: B. Kaz, Illinois 1/5/2013
I agree with Al - this is a great mask for me, but I should be able to find and buy the air hose separately, instead of having to buy an entirely new headset. Puritan-Bennett might want to take notice - some entrepreneur might fill this niche.
Breeze DreamSeal/Nasal Pillow Assembly/Mask Review
Written By: Al Childs, Houston 2/23/2012
The Breeze manufactor has greatly overpriced the weakest part of the Breeze CPAP mask. The tubing is the first thing to break because it is extremely thin and is heldt in place by crimping it inside plastic pinchers. The constant movement of the tubing while you sleep quickly breaks the thin tubing. The going price for the assembly which includes the tubing is $64.99. Add nose pillows for $19.95 and you have a whopping $84.94. The entire mask with a set of nose pillows is 79.95. Add an extra set of nose pillows to the order and the cost is $84.95. Just a penny more than buying a few parts. The mask has other design flaws like the straps are in the wrong place and the mask will fall off in your sleep. This is due in part to the design and to hose drag on your head pillow. This is because the thin plastic hose I have been complainnig about is just the right length to catch the "end of hose" connection on the edge of your pillow. This pulls the mask off when you turn over. The fix for that is to purchase a chin strap for an additional $20.00. This holds the mask in place and keeps your mouth shut at the same time. As a side note the chin strap works but itches a lot and will not prevent your accidently bitting your tongue while you sleep. Not the best way to be waken from a sound sleep. Ok I use this mask so what is a plus? It is the most non intrustive mask I have ever tried, and I have tried quite a few. I get the best night sleep and freedom of movement from it. My low rating is due to pricing, durability, and design flaws. I thing Breeze should actually try it out so they can get a good feel for how to improve the design. When I get my new mask, I have to modify it so it can be used effectively. That involves duck tape and plastic tie wraps. Would I recommend this mask, yes. Is it the best mask on the market, may be. Does it have a lot of problems, yes but they can be worked around.