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SleepWeaver Elan - The latest in cloth CPAP mask design
The SleepWeaver Elan Soft Cloth CPAP Mask from Circadiance offers the most advanced fabric design to date. The SleepWeaver Elan follows on from the original SleepWeaver and the highly popular SleepWeaver Advance, providing another alternative for those who dislike having to wear rigid plastic masks.
The SleepWeaver Elan is all about freedom; freedom to move and freedom to sleep how you want. The forgiving nature of both the design and the fabric means you can change position how you choose with less chance of losing the seal. The new 90° elbow lets you exit the tubing in whichever direction you wish - above the head, toward the chest or to the side.
The SleepWeaver Elan works in the same way as the Advance; it is inflated by the CPAP machine's air, creating a cushion that gently pushes towards the face, creating a soft, flexible and secure seal as it does so. The broader but shorter design frees up your light of sight for unimpeded reading or television viewing, while providing a greater level of stability.
Unsure which size is right for you? Choose the Fit Pack instead!
If you have not tried the SleepWeaver Elan before, we we recommend instead purchasing the SleepWeaver Elan Fit Pack. This has all of the sizes included to ensure you get the right one, along with a lightweight hose extension not included with the individual sizes. Additionally, the Fit Pack has Mask Fit Insurance available, allowing you to return it if you find it is unsuitable. You can find the SleepWeaver Elan Fit Pack here.
For those already using the Elan and are looking for a replacement, you can simply order the mask in the size that you have settled on, making it more cost-effective. Though remember, you can purchase the cushions (the fabric part without the straps or plastic elbow) by themselves here, which provides even better value.
How to fit the SleepWeaver Elan - 2 minute Quick Tips video
The SleepWeaver masks are made from cloth, and therefore the technique for getting them to fit varies greatly from a typical CPAP mask. Below are a couple of short videos to help you get the SleepWeaver Elan working for you. The first is specifically for the SleepWeaver Elan, while the second is for the SleepWeaver range in general. Please watch both, they're only a couple of minutes in length each but should provide invaluable information to help you get that "just right" fit.
Yes, in fact there are two, both of which are below. The first is specifically for the SleepWeaver Elan, while the second is for the SleepWeaver range in general. Please watch both, they're only a couple of minutes in length each but should provide invaluable information to help you get that "just right" fit.Yes - the SleepWeaver Élan Nasal CPAP mask will work with all CPAP machines.If you have never ordered the SleepWeaver Élan Nasal CPAP mask, you can order the SleepWeaver Élan Nasal CPAP mask Starter Kit, which will come with three different sizes (Small, Medium & Large) for you to try, in order to provide you with the best fitting CPAP mask for your CPAP therapy.We would recommend washing the SleepWeaver Élan nasal CPAP mask by hand, using a mild non-abrasive detergent in cold or warm water – and then rinsing thoroughly. Please also be aware that the SleepWeaver Élan Full Face mask, should only ever be hung up to dry, and never put into a drier. We would recommend washing your SleepWeaver Élan Nasal CPAP mask every 1-3 days, dependant on when you deem it is needed. We would recommend cleaning your Élan Nasal CPAP mask headgear once a week.The SleepWeaver Élan Nasal CPAP mask is suitable for any pressure settings between 4-20 cm/ H2O.The SleepWeaver Élan Nasal CPAP mask is the updated version of the SleepWeaver Advance Nasal CPAP Mask. As well as a new headgear design, the Élan also comes in an additional Large Size.Yes there is – SleepWeaver have now brought out the SleepWeaver Anew Full Face CPAP mask. More details about the SleepWeaver Anew Full Face CPAP mask can be found on its individual product page.If you contact us via e-mail using our address: email@example.com or call us at 0844 504 9999 stating that you are interested in ordering the SleepWeaver Elan Soft Cloth Nasal CPAP mask we can order it in especially and have it delivered as soon as possible.Please contact us – you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 024 8050 and a member of staff will be on hand to handle any queries you may have.
Unit Qty No SKU / Code 100563 100782 Manufacturer Circadiance Product Specifications No What's Included No Useful Links No Mask Size Large, Medium, Small Sizing Gauges No Mask Type Nasal Cushion Cushion/Seal Material Cloth Replaceable Seal/Cushion Yes 360 Degree Swivels Mask End, Tube End Humidifier Required Optional Forehead Support No Chin Support No Diffuser Yes Exhalation Valve Yes Oxygen/Pressure Port No Flexible Mask Body Yes Storage Bag/Box Supplied No (Quick) Release Method Undo Velcro, pull through loop Headgear Included Yes Headgear Attachment Method Velcro Strap & Loop Crown Strap Yes, Fixed Headgear Adjustment Points 4 Manual Languages English Manufacturer's Warranty 90 Days Manufacturer's Help Lines No Made In No CE Marked Yes
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8 Item(s)per pageMade my face very soar Review by Allan
Quality Website Information Comfort Ease of Use ValueAllows Cold air to blow into my eyes unless I have it very tight. This causes soarness on bottom lip and nose(Posted on 10 January 2019)
The Best Find!!!! Review by MOT
Comfort Ease of Use Value Quality Website InformationI am using Sleepweaver Masks for the last few years. I tried all other types & makes of masks and found them so uncomfortable which did not help my sleep. The Sleepweaver is so comfortable and pliable and does the job. No rashes or marks on my face in the morning. Try it - you won't regret it.(Posted on 27 January 2017)
Mixed review Review by David
Website Information Value Quality Comfort Ease of UseI have been using these masks for a couple of years now and when they are new they are extremely comfortable to wear, how ever because of the poor quality of materials they are made from after a couple of months the cushion material stretches and tears, also the Velcro stops attaching to the head straps because it is not the correct loop material for the hook to attach too. I find I have to replace the mask every 3 to 4 months(Posted on 7 May 2015)
In summery its a great comfortable mask but poorly made, you can see why they only offer a 30 day trail,
Great Mask Review by ANN
Quality Comfort Ease of Use Website Information ValueHave had this mask just over a week and very impressed so far. Hardly any leaking, headgear much better than my last Sleepweaver mask, doesn't mess my hair up so much! Very comfortable and less face marks in the morning. Very happy so far.(Posted on 15 January 2015)
Elan Starter Kit Review by Ian
Comfort Ease of Use Value Website Information QualityI recently purchased the Elan starter Kit as a replacement for a comfort gel Mask.(Posted on 15 August 2014)
This is the lightest and most comfortable mask I have tried, I am now sleeping through the night without waking to the sound of leaking mask.
Previous mask I would be lucky to have it on for more then 4hrs because of leaks.
What a disappointment - the leakiest mask I've ever tried Review by Ni
Comfort Ease of Use Value Website Information QualityHaving read great reviews for sleepweaver masks I was looking forward to possibly getting a decent night's sleep for a change. However I was sorely disappointed. The first time I tried it on it just kept blasting air into my eyes. I followed all the instructions and spent a long time trying to adjust it but couldn't achieve a reasonable seal. If I managed to stop leaks into my eyes I would just find it was leaking out round my mouth. Over the course of a few weeks I tried it again on several occasions but couldn't get it to seal sufficiently to sleep with it. Then one of the velcro tabs on the headgear came off in my hand so it's now unusable anyway.(Posted on 5 June 2014)
If it would actually seal properly it might be quite comfortable, but it's not easy to use and quality is poor judging by the fact it came apart after little use. I would have been quite happy with the price if it did actually work but as it is this mask is a complete waste of money.
Comfortable, quiet and effective, and a great value purchase too! Review by Symmit
Website Information Quality Comfort Ease of Use ValueSleepeaver Elan review(Posted on 29 July 2012)
I've been using the Elan for two full weeks now and think it's time for an in depth review.
The Elan is a cloth nasal mask with a harness / headgear that follows the current trend of avoiding a forehead strap. It is wider but shorter than the still available Sleepweaver Advance that has been my favoured mask for the last year.
It is not a replacement for the Advance, just a different model. Unlike the advance it has a proper 360 degree swivel and a short lightweight hose in the box, and comes in two sizes both of which are supplied in the box.
Initial fitting is simple when you realise the adjustment tab goes downwards. Disassembly for cleaning is also simple but reassembly is quite fiddly. It's easy to pull the swivel from the mask if you tug the hose to try and remove the mask, but near impossible to reassemble in the dark.
The mask seals over the tip of the nose only, this makesa very secure seal using the air pressure to inflate the mask which secures well at my set pressures (8-10hpa)- I've briefley tried it at the extremes of my machine, 4 and 20, and it seals fine then too.
Venting is through a few smallholes at the bottom and is very well diffused, there's no jet, and no noise, if the mask is assembled and sealed correctly. This and the advance are the only masks I have where the machine noise is louder than the mask noise.
The headgear has a crown strap, and a strap above and below the ears making it very stable. Unless I sleep on my side there are no strap marks in the morning, and minimal marks from the mask itself. It is just possible to wear glasses while using this mask.
I have found this mask to be as effective as any other, but oddly more comfortable with a 1-2hpa raise in pressure over the advance (but not as much as I need to make a fullface mask work). AHI is unchanged and the mask stays in position very well, only occasionally sliding up slightly causing an awakening and a repositioning.
So the pros: Over the advance it offers a more secure fit, less headgear pressure, even lower noise. Over an plastic mask it offers comfort and a great seal. Over pillows masks like the swift FX it offers lower irritation. Over any plastic nasal mask it offers lower noise, irritation and lighter weight and excellent stability
Cons: Hard to assemble / reassemble at night. The ligthweight hose can cause rainout / condensation which may need a reduction in humidity setting (but doesn't mean a reduction in humidity levels, as the airflow is slower in this mask).
Conclusion: This is now my mask of choice, I'd been swapping from the Swift FX to the Advance every few weeks as the FX seals better but gives me some irritation that the Advance releives me from in a few days. The low noise, the great seal and the lack of irritation make this a top choice for a mask to try if you can get one from your clinic or afford to buy one.
brilliant Review by jim
Comfort Ease of Use Value Website Information QualityHaving struggled with another couple of masks am very impressed with a massive 6 hours of use on first night with this one. Added to the fact that if you can't get on with it there is a 30 day trial period and you can send it back - its a no brainer!(Posted on 18 July 2012)