We get it! Finding a CPAP mask that fits perfectly is not easy. There are hundreds of masks out there - too many to choose from - so, where do you start? Finding the right mask is crucial to your therapy compliance because it can limit the effectiveness of your treatment. Keep the goal in mind through this process - therapy will eliminate Apneas and offer restorative sleep for a healthier you.
So we asked some of the clinicians here at CPAPmachines.ca to list their favourite (and best-reviewed) masks for side-sleepers. Let's provide you with some direction while you navigate and find a comfortable mask you can tolerate therapy on and in your preferred sleeping positions. So without further adieu, let's get started.
AirFit P10 by Resmed
First on the list, the AirFIt P10. The P10 is a pillow-style mask where the nasal pillows are inserted into the nostrils. Though small, the P10 checks a lot of boxes. According to Resmed, this mask was designed to deliver 40 minutes more sleep per night compared to its predecessor which is the Swift FX. It's known for being ultra-lightweight, minimal contact and unobtrusive. It's easy to put on, take off, easy to adjust and the air ports make this mask quieter than others. For full AirFit P10 description, click here.
Next, the Eson 2 by Fisher & Paykel - it's a nasal mask, which means the cushion goes around the nose and has a T-frame and a strap over the forehead. This mask is excellent at overcoming movements through the night, minimizes air leakage thanks to its RollFit seal and the intuitive headgear offers stability and comfortability. It is arguably one of the most comfortable nasal masks on the market and an excellent choice for side sleepers. For full Eson 2 description, click here.
Finally, this sleek AirFit F30 is the newest mask on our list. This mask is a full face option - covering the nose and the mouth. The unique, uber light re-design coined this mask the next generation in CPAP mask technology. It features an innovative low cushion profile for clear sightlines and a secure seal. It also comes in a one-size-fits-all headgear for comfort and security. The F30 is highly rated amongst users sleeping in all positions and would be beneficial for side sleepers. For full AirFit F30 description, click here.
Our recommendations have worked well for many CPAP users. Note that the best mask for any anyone and in any sleeping position is one that is most comfortable for each individual facial characteristics. What works for someone, may not work for another. Any mask will shift if you toss and turn enough and will cause leakage. It is not uncommon for CPAP users to try a few styles before they find one that is suitable for them. We hope our CPAP masks for side-sleeper offered some insight for your shopping needs while you find your perfect fit.
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