What Causes CPAP Mask Leaks? How You Can Fix It


There is no denying that parts of CPAP therapy are inconvenient and take time to get used to, such as sleeping with a CPAP mask that delivers pressurized air. However, a CPAP machine is a necessity for restful and uninterrupted sleep for anyone with sleep apnea, and the mask is the key to breathing clean, filtered and humidified air.

Anyone who sleeps with a CPAP machine knows that masks are fickle and can be prone to leaks, but leakage is certainly preventable with any of these simple tweaks. Here are some common reasons your CPAP mask leaks and what you can do to fix it.

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Problem: Your Mask Doesn’t Fit

CPAP masks come in different sizes to accommodate the several face shapes and sizes of sleep apnea patients. Many masks also have straps that hold them in place or can be hooked up to headgear. 


Solution: Try tightening your mask first, and if that doesn’t work, opt for a different size altogether.

Problem: Your Mask Needs Replacement

There are many contributors to the breakdown of a CPAP mask, all of which are expected  and completely natural. That’s why experts recommend replacing your mask on a regular schedule, which is made even easier by signing up for a CPAP subscription service. Skin oils and most moisturizers contribute to the breakdown of CPAP masks, so if you have an old mask, it may be time to switch it out.

Solution: Replace your existing mask with a new one and sign up for a CPAP subscription service that will deliver new masks right to your door.  

Problem: You’re Wearing the Wrong Type of Mask

The way you breathe affects the mask type that will best serve you for CPAP therapy. For example, mouth breathers do best with full face masks, which cover the nose and mouth and ensure that the pressurized air is pumped directly into their airways. Other patients may find better success with nasal masks or nasal pillows, which blow air into the nasal passage. 

Solution: Opt for a sleep study before choosing your initial mask (or your next style) to determine which type is best for you.

Problem: The Pressure Settings are Off

Your doctor will prescribe a certain pressure setting for your CPAP therapy, but your mask may not handle certain pressure settings well. Full face masks tend to leak when the user has high air pressure flowing through it, and the leaking air can cause eye dryness along with the other side effects of mask leakage. 

Solution: Consult with your doctor about your current pressure setting and ask if another setting or mask type would better suit your needs.

Problem: Your Sleep Style Doesn’t Match Your Mask

Another aspect of sleep to consider when choosing a CPAP mask is sleep position. Restless sleepers tend to see more success with nasal masks, whereas full face masks get knocked loose while shifting positions. Sometimes, patients can train themselves to sleep in a different way, but it might be easier to choose another mask instead.

Solution: Consider your preferred sleeping position and choose a mask that won’t move and leak while you’re asleep.

The Importance of a Well-Fitting Mask

Your CPAP mask delivers much-needed air into your airways while you’re asleep, leading to more restful nights and overall better health. Masks that leak compromise the CPAP therapy, and patients find their old symptoms returning because they aren’t breathing the filtered and humidified air they need. Your CPAP machine’s effectiveness depends on your mask staying sealed, so don’t wait—if your mask is leaking, try one of these solutions to get your CPAP therapy back on track.

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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 sales@monthlycpapclub.com.  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 sales@monthlycpapclub.com 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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