Northside Vibes

I'm working on my column for Northside Vibes Newspaper.  I decided to write about masks used for positive airway pressure therapy, one of the most common reasons people stop using CPAP.

There are different types of masks.  The most frequently used masks are full face masks, nasal masks and nasal pillows.  A full face mask covers the nose and mouth.  Nasal masks cover just the nostrils.  Nasal pillows are small rubber tubes that fit inside the nostrils.  

One of the first steps to successfully using CPAP is getting the right mask with the correct fit. Hope you enjoy the column. Read my "secrets" at