ResMed has launched the Swift™ LT for Her, the first mask specially designed for the 85% of women who feel that, as women, they have special needs in mask choice.

A recent poll of CPAP users conducted independently on the popular patient Web site found that 90% of women believe manufacturers should be more considerate of women’s needs in mask development. In the poll, 85% of female respondents said they had special needs in mask choice and fit, and more than 70% said they had mask fit problems. Additionally, 30% of poll respondents said their mask headgear pulled their hair or interfered with their hairstyle.

“ResMed strives to create exceptional products that maximize compliance by incorporating customer and patient feedback into product development,” stated Jennifer Baum, product manager for patient interfaces. “We recognized that female sleep apnea patients have unique needs and preferences in mask choice. The Swift LT for Her fulfills the need for a comfortable, high-performance nasal pillows system specially designed for women.”

The Swift™ LT for Her incorporates the design of the market-leading Swift LT with specialized features for women. With no forehead support and weighing only 2.3 ounces (67 g), the Swift LT for Her seals softly and securely to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep. It also features an adjustable backstrap that can be worn over or under the hair to accommodate a wide range of hairstyles in a stylish, soft, feminine print and light blue color.