Advance Pediatric FAQ

The SleepWeaver® Advance Pediatric Nasal PAP Mask

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Does the mask come in different colors?

The SleepWeaver Advance Pediatric is only available in blue at this time.

Does the SleepWeaver Advance Pediatric have magnets?

No. None of the SleepWeaver masks or headgear utilize magnets.

Does the SleepWeaver Advance Pediatric Mask come in different sizes?

No. The SleepWeaver Advance Pediatric is intended to fit children between the ages of 2 – 7 and only available in one size.

Is the SleepWeaver Advance Pediatric a specialty mask?

No. The SleepWeaver Advance Pediatric Nasal Pap Mask is intended to provide an interface for noninvasive Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) ventilation therapy. This mask is intended for single-patient use in the home and single-patient use in the hospital / institutional environment. This mask is to be used on patients between 2 and 7 years of age.

From what material is the mask made?

The cloth is the same material used to make winter ski clothing. A portion of the mask that contacts the skin contains polyester, nylon, and elastane. The cloth material is “breathable” meaning that the material wicks moisture and heat away from the user’s skin. The headgear consists of polyurethane foam, nylon, and lycra.

Do you offer a warranty?

Yes. Circadiance warrants that your SleepWeaver Advance Pediatric Soft Cloth Nasal Pap mask and headgear shall be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of purchase by the initial consumer. Circadiance does not warrant the tape used on the swivel.

Do you have a mask guarantee?

If you, the patient, purchased one of our SleepWeaver products (SleepWeaver Advance, SleepWeaver Advance Small, SleepWeaver Advance Pediatric, SleepWeaver Anew, or SleepWeaver Élan) through your Home Care Provider or an Internet Reseller and do not like the products, you can return it to the location where it was purchased within 30 days of initial fitting or of receiving the product.

Will insurance cover the cost of a mask?

The SleepWeaver Advance Pediatric is covered under CMS codes A7034 & A7035 for Nasal Mask and Headgear.

How long will it take for my child to become comfortable with the SleepWeaver Advance Pediatric?

Most patients report after the first night using our SleepWeaver products, that it is the most comfortable mask they have ever tried! However, it can sometimes take longer than one night to become accustomed to new equipment, especially if you are new to CPAP and Sleep therapy. Follow instructions provided by your medical equipment supplier. We also encourage you to view the Fit Tip videos several times, re-read the instructions and to call us for support if necessary (888-825-9640). Once you are comfortable with your new SleepWeaver Advance Pediatric Mask, you too will experience the restful sleep you have been missing.

In what position can the tubing be run when using a SleepWeaver product?

With SleepWeaver Advance Pediatric, it is recommended you place the hose down towards the patient’s chest, or off to either side. If you wish to direct the tubing over their head, i.e. behind the headboard of the bed, ensure that a sufficient length of tube is available so that no major kinks are in the tubing. Some PAP users connect 2 lengths of tubing to provide a longer hose which allows greater freedom of movement.

Will SleepWeaver Advance Pediatric work with my existing CPAP or Bi-Level machine?

SleepWeaver products are designed to work with CPAP and Bi-level machines and conforms to ISO 17510.

Can I use Supplemental Oxygen?

The mask can be used with machines that have that option, Refer to your machine’s user manual for more information.

How long will SleepWeaver Advance Pediatric last?

SleepWeaver Advance Pediatric is warranted for 90 days.

How do I clean the SleepWeaver Advance Pediatric Mask?

The SleepWeaver Advance Pediatric should be cleaned by hand washing with a mild nonabrasive soap in warm water every other day. Never use hot water. Repeat washing until visibly clean. Hand wash the headgear weekly. Rinse well with drinking quality water and allow to air dry out of direct sunlight.

Does SleepWeaver Advance Pediatric have an exhalation valve?

The exhalation “valve” on the SleepWeaver is a series of very small holes that gently and quietly exhaust the exhaled air from the mask. These holes provide quiet operation without creating a jet of air that make a lot of noise. The leak rate provided by the exhalation holes is comparable to competitive CPAP masks.

Can the exhalation valve get plugged or clogged?

As long as the mask is properly maintained and washed the exhalation valve will provide consistent exhaust performance.

Can my child sleep on his/her stomach while wearing the SleepWeaver Advance Pediatric?

Yes. The air pressure in the mask will keep the mask inflated without pressure points. The mask continues to provide CO2 exhalation as long as a portion of the exhalation holes are exposed.

Can my child read or watch TV while wearing the mask?

There is a small, unobtrusive, forehead strap that does not obstruct the field of view for reading or watching TV; therefore, patients who wear eyeglasses can read or watch TV with the mask on.

Can I travel with SleepWeaver Advance Pediatric?

The SleepWeaver (Advance, Élan, Anew and Advance Pediatric) product lines are the smallest and lightest masks for travel available. They fold into a very small size when not inflated so they will fit easily into any carrying case you would use to travel with.

Will the mask attach to any brand of machine?

The fitting on the SleepWeaver Advance Pediatric fits the 22mm ISO standard which is used on most PAP Machines.

Can my child use the SleepWeaver Advance Pediatric Mask if they have a broken nose or deviated septum?

We have had a number of patients with anatomic issues around the nose report using the SleepWeaver with good success. The pliable nature of the SleepWeaver allows it to conform to the patient’s facial anatomy even if it is not symmetrical.

Does the SleepWeaver Advance Pediatric address the problems of people who have skin reactions to plastic masks?

The SleepWeaver Advance Pediatric is designed to be gentle on the skin. We have had a number of patient’s report that their skin irritation problems disappeared after switching to a SleepWeaver.

Does the cloth mask contain latex?

No. The mask is not made from natural rubber latex.

Do you sell through Home Care Companies?

Yes. We sell through all Home Care Companies. If your company does not carry the SleepWeaver Advance Pediatric, please have them contact us so that we can set them up as a distributor. Alternatively, you can contact us and give us the name of your Home Care Company so that we can have our sales representative call on them.

Do you sell through any National DME chains?

Yes. We sell through national chains like Lincare, Apria, American Home Patient, AeroCare, and many more. Please visit us online at find a dealer near you.

Do you have a sales representative for this product?

Circadiance has a Sales Force that calls on Home Care Companies. Please contact us with your name, company and address and we will have our local representative contact you.

Do you have a Sleep Lab program?

Yes. Please contact us for the details of our Sleep Lab Program.

Do you sell your mask outside of the U.S.?

Yes. We can sell our products in countries for which we have regulatory approval. The list of approved countries is always growing; please contact us for more information.

Can the headgear for each SleepWeaver mask be used with other SleepWeaver products?

No. Each SleepWeaver headgear is specific to its mask and it cannot be interchanged.

What is the recommended pressure?

We have tested SleepWeaver Advance Pediatric and the Advance Small at pressures from 4 cm H2O up to 20 cm H2O on CPAP and Bi-Level systems.