Fisher & Paykel Evora: Why One of 2 CPAP Masks Is Your New Best Friend

Finding a comfortable CPAP mask can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Even if you have ordered the right one, most people newly diagnosed with sleep apnea don’t know how to put a CPAP mask on correctly. After all, fitting anything to your face isn’t exactly an intuitive process.

The manufacturer that’s come closest to tackling these problems is Fisher & Paykel Healthcare (also called Fisher & Paykel and F&P in this article.) They designed the Evora Nasal CPAP mask with patients like you in mind, incorporating CapFit headgear that you put on just like a baseball cap. This is an action everyone is familiar with, yet it still ensures your mask’s nasal seal is tight every time.

Evora truly is a great product line, but it only catered to customers who breathe through their nose…until now. Aeroflow Sleep has the scoop on not one but two F&P Evora CPAP masks! Read on to learn more about choosing your perfect fit, compatibility and cleaning, plus the features, benefits, and cost of both Evora models.

Types of CPAP Masks

CPAP masks are typically structured 3 different ways, and how they vary is in how they are worn. For example, we briefly mentioned how the Evora Nasal CPAP mask only catered to customers who breathe through their nose. That’s because its nasal cushions just cover your nose, leaving the mouth–another potentially open airway–exposed.

Sleep apnea patients who identify as mouth breathers are better suited for a full-face CPAP mask, which covers both your nose and mouth. Naturally, the added coverage may make full-face masks feel restrictive, even claustrophobic to first-time CPAP users. You can combat this sensation by wearing your mask around the house, watching TV or reading a book before you try to sleep with it on.

A nasal pillow mask is the last type of CPAP mask. It’s also the most invasive. Unlike the nasal CPAP mask, nasal pillows do not use a cushion and instead have silicone pillows attached that you physically insert into your nostrils. This is arguably the least comfortable fit and is probably why Fisher & Paykel does not yet make an Evora nasal pillow CPAP mask. Of course, you can’t knock it ‘till you try it.

Finding the Perfect Fit

Don’t be intimidated by finding the perfect fit though. Aeroflow Sleep knows 4 methods you can use to identify your CPAP mask:

1. Fit Packs

Fit packs are bundled CPAP masks that come with every cushion size available for that model, which usually includes small, medium, large, and wide. This allows you to wear something new each night until you narrow down which is the most comfortable size for you. Aeroflow Sleep does not currently carry fit packs for the Evora product line.

2. Sizing Guides

Sizing guides are PDF files that you can print from home. Once printed, you can measure the width of your nose and/or mouth against the piece of paper. The same piece of paper will outline which mask cushion you should order based on your measurements. Here’s an example of the F&P Evora Nasal Mask sizing guide.

3. Mask-Fitting Technology

If you’re a smartphone user, Aeroflow Sleep’s exclusive mask-fitting technology is a new option you can try. Ask your dedicated Sleep Specialist to send you the link via text or email, and then answer a short series of questions, take a selfie, and sit back while our algorithm does all the work for you. It’s that easy!

4. 30-Day Mask Swap Guarantee

Finally, Aeroflow Sleep knows none of these solutions may work the first time. That’s why if you order a CPAP mask from us and are not completely satisfied, you can exchange it for another one within 30 days. Call 1-866-616-1687 if you qualify. Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the patient.

No matter how you find the perfect fit, we obviously want you to stay compliant since a recent study shows people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who continued PAP therapy are 39% more likely to survive than patients who don’t. So, let’s dive into the features and benefits of Evora CPAP masks!

Fisher & Paykel Evora Nasal CPAP Mask

We already talked about the one-size-fits-all CapFit headgear, but it’s not just user-friendly; it’s also designed with AirEdge Technology. This comfortable headgear is made of a soft-knit fabric that eliminates red marks and offers dynamic support with an unmatched, floating seal. In fact, this seal is so unobtrusive that it minimizes noise and draft thanks to laser-drilled exhaust holes that expel any negative air pressure every time you exhale, but what’s a floating seal?

Well, a floating seal means the headgear positions your mask frame in such a way that the nasal cushions sit under the nose, so you get total visibility and freedom of movement. You can read a book or watch TV before bed while still wearing the Fisher & Paykel Evora Nasal CPAP mask. Seriously, the life of a CPAP user couldn’t be better than when you use this mask.

NEW - Fisher & Paykel Evora Full-Face Mask

Unless you’re someone who needs full-face coverage, which exists in the form of Fisher & Paykel’s Evora Full-Face CPAP Mask! Like its nasal counterpart, this compact mask has a floating seal too, pushing your air flow under the nose AND over the mouth.

The major difference is the lack of CapFit headgear. Fret not though; you’re hardly missing out on any benefits. Instead, the full-face mask headgear features stability wings and a backstrap that you can easily adjust. Plus, it’s been redesigned to be breathable! Not only is your head no longer covered up by CapFit straps, Fisher & Paykel’s new VentiCool technology prevents the headgear fabric from absorbing heat and moisture, allowing it to escape from the head.

Now you know both of the Evora CPAP masks are going to be amazing, but there are a few age-old questions left to answer:

Which CPAP machines does Evora work with?

You may have noticed that Aeroflow Sleep does not have the F&P SleepStyle Auto CPAP machine, which is Fisher & Paykel’s star CPAP machine. That’s because its sku is not coded for insurance; that’s a fancy way of saying you need to pay for it out-of-pocket, and we’re not about that.

The most popular machines Aeroflow Sleep currently provides are the ResMed AirSense 10 and AirSense 11. Although ResMed is Fisher & Paykel’s primary competitor, the Evora Nasal and Full-Face CPAP masks both work with their standard CPAP machines; such as AirSense, AirCurve, and their “For Her” equivalents. ResMed’s travel CPAP machines are the exception to the rule; the F&P Evora CPAP masks cannot be connected to the popular ResMed AirMini series.

Philips Respironics’ CPAP machines once manufactured standard AND travel machines that could be used with Evora masks, but then the recall occurred. Unless your recalled CPAP or BiPAP machine has been repaired or replaced by Philips Respironics, Aeroflow Sleep strongly recommends avoiding any devices on this list, regardless of whether or not an Evora mask can connect to them.

How do you clean an Evora CPAP Mask?

Aeroflow Sleep also recommends cleaning all your CPAP supplies on a regular basis. Wash your CPAP tubing, mask cushions, and machine water chamber in warm, soapy water daily. Then, lay out each piece to air dry before putting them back together for use.

We understand that daily washing seems like a lot. Not everyone has time (let alone remembers) to clean their equipment that often. That’s when cleaners like the Lumin CPAP Sanitizer come in handy. It only takes 5 minutes to run your CPAP supplies through this environmentally-friendly UV light cleaner, and there’s no dry time. Talk about a luxury item actually worth the out-of-pocket splurge!

Are F&P Evora Masks covered by insurance?

Luckily, you won’t need to balance your checkbook too often when you order CPAP supplies from Aeroflow Sleep, because standard items may be covered up to 100% through insurance; including F&P Evora Masks. Just check your eligibility by filling out the form below. It takes 3-5 minutes, and then we’ll determine if your insurance provider is in-network with us. Get started today!