How to Choose the Perfect CPAP Mask for You

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Finding the right CPAP mask is arguably the most important part of treating sleep apnea. Your mask ensures you’re receiving proper CPAP therapy without discomfort, leakage or interruption of your sleep. And while it would be convenient to recommend a one-size-fits-all solution, there is no perfect CPAP mask for every patient. Instead, it’s dependent upon sleep style, comfort requirements and other individual needs.

There are multiple options for CPAP masks, but this guide breaks down the three main categories and provides the best tips for finding the perfect mask for you. Here is how to choose a CPAP mask, based on the types available and the way fellow patients have found the right fit.

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Full Face Mask

The full face CPAP mask is likely what comes to mind when you think of the stereotypical mask, as it is the top choice for many patients. Full face masks are best suited to mouth breathers, patients who sleep on their backs and anyone whose sleep therapy requires high pressure settings. This is because the mask only touches the outer portion of the face, so it sits comfortably and disperses air pressure more evenly compared to other mask options. Interestingly, patients who experience claustrophobia also prefer a full face mask because it is non-invasive compared to nasal pillows and masks.

Patients should be aware that full face masks are susceptible to leakage due to the larger surface area, and usage is not conducive to wearing glasses or sleeping on one’s side or stomach.

Nasal Pillow

If the full face mask is not for you, you may find benefits from using a nasal pillow instead. Nasal pillows are more lightweight, giving users that like to read or watch TV before bed a greater field of vision. This CPAP mask style also gives you the ability to move around during sleep without risking leakage. This is a style most recommended to patients with a lot of facial hair—which could affect the fit of a full face mask—and patients who wear glasses because there is no material blocking the bridge of the nose.

The downsides of this style are mostly due to its setup of directing airflow straight into the nasal passage. High-pressure settings may feel uncomfortable and may cause nasal dryness or even nosebleeds.

Nasal Mask

Nasal masks are popular among CPAP users because of the wide range of styles and fits offered. The triangular shaped mask sits over the bridge of the nose and extends down to the upper lip, providing a more natural airflow than nasal pillows do. It’s held in place with suction properties, so it’s a good option for those who toss and turn during sleep.

Similar to the nasal pillows, nasal masks are not recommended for mouth breathers without the use of a chin strap to hold the jaw closed. It’s also not the best option for patients who suffer from allergies or difficulty breathing through the nose.

Tips for Finding the Right Mask

Many patients are fitted for a CPAP mask during a sleep study, which is designed to introduce them to CPAP therapy and using the machine. Though the staff will likely present you with popular masks, don’t be afraid to ask for different options and sizes. The right mask will sit comfortably on your face without shifting positions and will fit into your sleep style. Try to ensure you’re trying on masks in the most realistic settings to find the perfect fit in the least amount of time.

Accessories are another part of the mask-finding process that can make or break your experience with CPAP therapy. While some patients will need to use a chin strap with a nasal pillow/mask, others may need full headgear. There are plenty of accessories available to not only make compliance easier but also to provide extra comfort so you can get better sleep.

Most importantly, don’t settle for a mask that you hate. There’s a range of styles and sizes that can be tailored to your individual needs, but you have to address problems right away. Your quality of sleep is up to you and putting in extra effort to find the perfect CPAP mask is always worth it.

Take Control of Your Sleep!

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 $36/month. Put your CPAP on autopilot today and … Leave the rest of to us!™ 30-day Fitmask™ Guarantee!

F.A.Q.

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 [email protected].  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 [email protected] 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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