Choosing the Right CPAP Mask for How You Sleep


Sleep apnea affects millions of people in the United States alone, which means there is a wide variety of patients who sleep in different ways. Choosing the right CPAP mask to fit how you sleep is a key component of successful CPAP therapy, and there are certainly many options available. From style to preferred fit to sizing, there is bound to be a CPAP mask that fits how you sleep.

Read on to learn which mask to try for your sleep style.

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Back Sleepers

Sleep apnea is caused by obstruction of the airway during sleep, and the unfortunate reality for back sleepers is that they are putting themselves most at risk by sleeping on their backs. Gravity pulls the tongue back and down, which then blocks the airway.

However, the one advantage back sleepers have is that they have more options for mask styles. Full face masks are less likely to be knocked loose, breaking the seal and letting in unfiltered and unpressurized air. Similarly, less invasive options like nasal masks and nasal pillows more easily stay in place and provide the CPAP therapy patients need.

Side Sleepers

Side sleepers may be susceptible to neck pain, but they are less prone to gravity-induced airway obstruction than back sleepers. This gives them an advantage in that their sleep apnea symptoms are likely to be less frequent, but they have fewer freedoms in choosing a CPAP mask.

Experts recommend that side sleepers use a nasal pillow mask rather than a nasal mask or a full face mask. Nasal pillow masks are comfortable and loose while still being secure, so it will stay in place even during normal body shifts during sleep. The comfort factor also eases anxiety, which means less tossing and turning at night and, therefore, fewer incidents in which the CPAP mask could be knocked loose.

Stomach Sleepers

Sleep apnea patients who sleep on their stomachs, like side sleepers, do not experience gravity’s effect on their symptoms. While this is a positive outlook, it makes finding a CPAP mask to accommodate your sleep preferences more difficult.

Many stomach sleepers find success with nasal masks and nasal pillows, especially those with tubing that stays out of the way. However, using a full face mask is not impossible because CPAP pillows are designed to accommodate them.  

Sleep Apnea Patients with Claustrophobia

Anxiety is a major factor to consider when choosing the right CPAP mask for how you sleep. Your comfort level will affect how well you sleep, and less tossing and turning means less risk of your CPAP mask being knocked loose.

It is common for sleep apnea patients to realize they have mild to moderate claustrophobia when they put on their CPAP masks. This is why if you know you have claustrophobia, it might be wise to avoid full face masks, if possible. (Those who breathe through their mouths during sleep should be using a full face mask to ensure the pressurized air is delivered.)

Whatever your situation and sleep style, it’s important to find a mask that you can incorporate into your daily life.

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Sleep Apnea is frustrating! Getting the CPAP supplies you need isn’t with our amazing monthly plans that come with the name brand full-face CPAP mask of your choice plus free tubing, free filters, free cushions and free shipping! Plans start at just $25/month. Put your CPAP on autopilot today and … Leave the rest of to us!™ 30-day Fitmask™ Guarantee!


Answers to customer's frequently asked questions

Monthly CPAP Club is a new approach to delivering a regular and scheduled shipment of all your CPAP supplies for one low monthly cost.

We charge you a small monthly free and deliver a fresh CPAP mask, tubes, filters and cushions to your door every 3 months.

We work with the major manufacturers to provide a selection of the most popular CPAP masks, cushions, tubing, filters and other accessories.

You get one shipment with all the CPAP supplies you’ll need for the next three months and you just pay one low, monthly payment.

Monthly CPAP Club lets you know when it’s time to change your filters, clean your mask and tubing. Three months after your first order, we’ll let you know (via email) that it’s time to replace your CPAP supplies, and we will ship out a package with a replacement mask, tubing, and filters for your CPAP machine, all including in your monthly fee.

Every package allows you to choose your preferred style of CPAP mask and the brand, make and model you prefer. You have the choice of standard tubing or heated tubing. You have the option for extended tubing options with heated tubing. Every package also includes cushions for the mask and filters for your machine

We need to know which CPAP breathing machine you use so we can send you the correct filters. Filters are specific to machines. 

If you don’t see your CPAP breathing machine model listed, please contact us at  Please include the make and model of CPAP breathing machine you use. 

We do support many machines. The most popular machines are listed right now and more will be added as we grow.

In the mean time, let us know which machines you use so we get you the correct filters.

Monthly CPAP Club currently offers Resmed, Respironics, and Fisher & Paykel CPAP products. We can accommodate certain other brands when requested by email. Please let us know by emailing us at or submit a request online.

Our goal at Monthly CPAP Club is to offer all the necessary CPAP supplies for good sleep hygiene in simple, scheduled quarterly shipments.

We want the program to be even easier for the end user to afford with a monthly payment.

When you sign up for a package with Monthly CPAP Club, you will be charged the monthly package amount ranging from $30 and up, depending on your preferences.

We will ship out a package within 1 business day of your order with all the CPAP supplies you’ll need to properly treat your sleep apnea with clean and effective supplies.

The next scheduled shipment for your account will commence 3 months after your initial first shipment. We’ll send you an email your next delivery is on the way.

The best part about Monthly CPAP Club for those living with sleep apnea is that CPAP supplies are one less thing you’ll have to regularly order, schedule or pick up. We ship you the supplies you’ll need for the next three months and ship you another package in three months will all new and fresh CPAP supplies.

We do sell most of the popular and newest CPAP machines. Although we do not list many of the machines on our Monthly CPAP Club site, we can process orders for machines via email for existing subscribers and over the phone for new users.

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