Best CPAP Masks of 2020 – Which Is the Right One for You?

Best CPAP Masks of 2020

After a CPAP machine, the most important part of your PAP therapy is your CPAP mask. Most customers may try more than four masks before finding the right one. Manufacturers are continuously innovating and creating new mask designs for comfort, style and effectiveness. We decided to look at what our customers were saying about the latest CPAP masks in 2020 and conduct our own review to find the best available CPAP mask on the market today. 

Criteria We Used to Find the Best CPAP Mask for You

There are 5 key measurement factors we used to determine high quality CPAP masks. These factors are based on actual customer reviews and have played a part in CPAP mask selection for many users. Better understanding the value of these criteria will ultimately help you in choosing the best CPAP mask to fit your needs.

What are the Best CPAP Masks of 2020? 

After selecting the top five CPAP masks as rated by our customers, we scored each one according to these 5 factors. Each factor was rated on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the best possible score. That means that each mask has a potential score of 50.

ResMed AirFit ™ F30 Full Face CPAP Mask with Headgear

ResMed AirFit F30 Full Face Mask

Total Score: 40

The ResMed AirFit F30 is one of the newest members of the AirFit family of CPAP masks. This innovative full-face design reduces the amount of mask bulk and creates a more open field of vision for full-face CPAP users. The Ultra Soft cushion sits directly under the nose, unlike traditional full-face masks. A number of users have noted that this eliminates red marks and irritation on the bridge of their nose, a common problem for full-face users. 

Additional Key Features

  • The QuietAir elbow offers 360 degrees of swivel, making this mask suitable for even the most active sleepers. Plus, it’s quiet – the built-in diffuser helps reduce therapy noise, allowing you and your bed partner to sleep peacefully
  • The one-size-fits-all headgear with magnetic clips allows users to easily put on or remove their mask. The five adjustment points allow users to truly customize their fit, offering maximum comfort and stability
  • The dual wall support of the F30 cushion provides users with a secure seal that stays in place no matter how you sleep

Specifications

Sizes: The ResMed AirFit F30 comes in both a standard (medium) and a small size. The headgear is one-size-fits-all.

Warranty: 90 days from the date of purchase

Includes: Full-face Cushion, Mask Frame, Headgear with 2 Magnetic Clips

Benefits

  • Quick release elbow for easy tube detachment
  • Reduced redness and irritation
  • Comfort cushions delivered a good fit for 93% of patients in a recent study

Ratings

FactorRatingRationale
Convenience/Ease of Use9Magnetic clips and a quick release elbow allow users to easily take the F30 off/put it on
Comfort8The under-the-nose design reduces red marks and irritation for users
Quality of Seal/Size7This mask is only available in two sizes, but provides a secure seal even for active sleepers
Quietness8Overall, users found the AirFit F30 to be relatively quiet

User Reviews

“ResMed F30 is a nice mask. It is comfortable, adjustable, and quiet. I have tried several other masks. A nose pillow mask was comfortable but often leaked making noisy and I had to wear a chin strap. I tried a nose mask and face mask that connected on top of the head and found them both lacking.” Review by RockyMtFan

“I have now been using the F30 for a full year and all I can say is wow. I am 100% compliant for more than 4 hours used a night and 99% compliant for more than 6hours. No more pain across the bridge of my nose. Minimal leaking even after using the headgear longer than I should have. I actually enjoy going to bed now that I changed to the F30.”Review by Troy

“I have been using the F30 for about a month now and all I can say is wow. It took a little getting used to coming from the full-face mask F20. There is zero noise coming from this mask at low and full pressure. Wife is happy and commented about how quiet the F30 is. No more red marks. Hands down – the best mask I have ever worn!!!!” 10 out of 10.” Review by Darryl

Philips Respironics DreamWear Full Face CPAP Mask with Headgear

DreamWear Full Face CPAP Mask

Total Score: 38

If you are an active sleeper, then the Philips Respironics DreamWear Full Face Mask may be ideal for you. The top-of-the-head tube connection and 360-degree swivel made this mask stand out for users who toss and turn throughout the night. In addition to the movement-friendly design, this mask offers minimal facial contact, which helps to reduce red marks and skin irritation.

Additional Key Features

  • With minimal facial contact, the DreamWear Full Face Mask provides an open field of vision for users who like to read or watch television prior to going to bed
  • The DreamWear family of masks has the unique ability to swap cushions, so if CPAP users are interested in trying a nasal pillow or nasal cushion, they can easily exchange the cushions
  • The soft, flexible silicone frame helps to create a secure mask seal by allowing air to flow through the frame

Specifications

  • Sizes: available in small, medium, large, and medium-wide
  • Warranty: 90 days from date of purchase
  • Includes: Medium Mask Frame, Four Cushions (S, M, L, M-W), Fabric Wraps, and Headgear

Benefits

  • Offers freedom of movement for active sleepers
  • Under-the-nose design may be ideal for users with facial hair
  • Eliminates the bulk of traditional full-face CPAP masks

Ratings

FactorRatingRationale
Convenience/Ease of Use9Multiple cushion types for the same frame make this mask extremely convenient for various users
Comfort8Side sleepers may experience some discomfort, but overall, most users are satisfied
Quality of Seal/Size9The soft frame provides additional security when it comes to the seal; plenty of size options for everyone
Quietness6Mixed reviews from users regarding noise levels

User Reviews

“This new design is smaller than other full-face masks but still fits nicely on the face. And I feel it is quieter than smaller nasal mask versions.” –Review by Godiva92

“I have used other full-face masks in the past, and this one is less obtrusive. Before getting the mask, I averaged 4 to 4 and one-half hours of sleep. Now, I am getting six to eight hours.” –Review by Snoozer

“I’ve been sleeping with a CPAP for over ten years and over that time, I must have tried over a dozen different masks. I need a full-face mask so that eliminated several nasal masks that I tried, but all the others leaked so loudly that my wife said my snoring was quieter. They left painful red marks on the bridge of my nose that also made it difficult to sleep well. This mask is quiet, comfortable and rarely leaks. It did take me a week or two of adjustments to get it right (contrary to other masks, it does not have to be very tight). Visibility while wearing the mask is great, although I wear it only while I’d sleeping. For travel, this would be a great feature.” –Review by Steven T

ResMed AirFit P30i Nasal Mask with Headgear

ResMed AirFit P30i Nasal Pillow Mask

Total Score: 43

The ResMed AirFit P30i is an innovative mask that blends the comfort of the AirFit family of masks with a number of new features designed for the ultimate in therapy support. The unique, curved nasal pillow cushion provides a secure seal and the QuietAir venting technology allows CPAP users and bed partners alike to sleep in peace.

Additional Key Features

  • One of the key features of the ResMed AirFit P30i is the SpringFit frame, which provides a more customized fit
  • The 360-degrees of swivel from the top-of-the-head elbow connection offers freedom of movement for active sleepers
  • The AirFit P30i pillows are interchangeable with the N30i nasal pillow cushions, allowing users a unique versatility in their CPAP therapy

Specifications

  • Sizes: available in small, medium, and large; one-size-fits-all headgear
  • Warranty: 90 days from date of purchase
  • Includes: Mask Frame, Headgear and Mask Cushions

Benefits

  • More freedom of movement for active sleepers
  • Secure seal design ensures CPAP compliance
  • Contoured, softer cushions for comfort

Ratings

FactorRatingRationale
Convenience/Ease of Use9The P30i comes with only 3 parts, making it easy to put on/take off and maintain
Comfort8The simple design improves comfort for the majority of users
Quality of Seal/Size9With the soft, hollow frame, users can experience a more complete, secure seal
Quietness8The precision drilled holes offer noise reduction for both CPAP users and bed partners

User Reviews

“Comfortable, the connection and vent is on top your head so no more hose around your neck from rolling over.” -Review by Jam

“I hit the jackpot with this mask! Only the second one I’ve tried / used in ten plus years. Inconsistent use in those ten years, not used at all in last three. I was using a nose pillow mask that came off front with a couple strap adjustment(s). The AirFit P30I caught my eye because of open front design and “mounting” style. So very comfortable and simple! The top of head design is great as well as the “quick connect” for the hose, outstanding feature. First few nights were good, but as some have said. Somewhat noisy and side sleeper that I am, found that air is restricted when on my side. Save yourself some time and order the ResMed AirFit P30i Replacement Nasal Pillows when you order the mask. These make it the perfect marriage, both the mask and mine This makes for a perfect fit! Noise is reduced to a negligible level and seal is solid. As far as noise, i think this feature is what does it. “QuietAir vent gently diffuses exhaled air, designed to minimize noise and disturbance”. So happy I found the CPAP shop. I was looking for a hose and ended up with this mask.” –Review by Donna

“Very nice, quiet and soft. I side sleep a lot and this is just what I need to lay on one side or the other without leakage and sleep comfortably. A bit pricey but I guess you have to pay for quality.” –Review by Mac

Fisher & Paykel Vitera Full Face Mask

man wearing fisher and Paykel vitera

Score: 39

The Vitera is the latest full-face mask from Fisher & Paykel. The RollFit XT cushion provides users with a secure seal throughout the night, and a redesigned stability bar minimizes mask footprint, while providing improved stability and reduced leaks – even for active and side sleepers. The headgear is durable and breathable, offering users a comfortable night’s sleep.

Additional Key Features

  • The Fisher & Paykel Vitera CPAP Mask offers a durable air diffuser that vents exhaled air quietly, allowing you and your bed partner to sleep peacefully
  • The swivel elbow allows users to move comfortably throughout the night without fear of the tube coming loose
  • The Vitera is easy to assemble and disassemble, using VisiBlue color coding to ensure the mask cushion is connected properly.

Specifications

  • Sizes: cushions available in small, medium, and large; headgear available in small, and medium/large
  • Warranty: 90 days from date of purchase
  • Includes: Mask Frame, Medium/Large Headgear and Mask Cushion (also available in an All-Size Kit)

Benefits

  • Improved leak control no matter what position you sleep in
  • VentiCool headgear offers additional comfort; lasts longer
  • Maintenance is easy

Ratings

FactorRatingRationale
Convenience/Ease of Use7Still a traditional full-face mask, but VisiBlue markers improve assembly/disassembly
Comfort8Soft, RollFit XT cushions provide all-night comfort
Quality of Seal/Size8Improved stability bar minimizes leaks; three cushion sizes for every face shape
Quietness9Most users and their bed partners praise this mask for the lack of therapy noise

User Reviews

“Since I started using my CPAP in 2015, I have always used the F&P Pilairo Q nasal mask and was really happy with it. But I started having problems with a stuffy nose that made the nasal mask not work as well and it was suggested that I try a full-face mask. After reading the reviews of this one, I decided to give it a try and am glad I did. I had very low expectations of a full-face mask, i was afraid it would be too overwhelming. But this one is great, it’s really comfortable and the part that seals to my face is very soft and comfortable but still provides a tight seal. Keep in mind that this is my first full face mask, but I would highly recommend it, I actually sleep better with it than the nasal pillow and probably won’t ever switch back.” –Review by Ed Y.

“I really like this full-face mask. It fits great, stays put through the night, does not leak, and is reasonably quiet. I have a beard and the mask seals just fine. I would certainly recommend this mask to anyone.” –Review by Bob T.

“I am a side sleeper and have tried other full face masks that provided limited comfort and leak control. This mask is well engineered and has a unique design that is light, comfortable and provides an effective seal all night. My sleep and numbers have improved dramatically. Buy this mask you will not be disappointed.” –Review by Mr. D

Fisher & Paykel Evora Nasal Mask

man wearing Fisher & Paykel Ever

Total Score: 41

Meet the newest mask on the market from Fisher & Paykel, the Evora Nasal CPAP Mask. This cap-style mask is extremely easy to slide on/off – as easy as a baseball cap. The floating cushion is designed specifically to conform to users’ face shapes and create a secure seal no matter what. The flexible short tube allows freedom of movement for active sleepers and the soft-knit headgear provides a secure, stable fit with less facial contact.

Additional Key Features

  • The Fisher & Paykel Evora offers minimal contact means less irritation and red marks
  • The under-the-nose design allows users to easily watch television or read prior to going to bed
  • Easy assembly/disassembly means this mask is easy to maintain and clean

Specifications

  • Size: One-size-fits-all frame and headgear with small, medium, and large cushion sizes
  • Warranty: 90 days from date of purchase
  • Includes: CPAP Mask Frame, Three Cushions (S, M, and L), Cap-Style Headgear

Benefits

  • Easy to put on/remove; makes therapy easy for users who need to get up frequently throughout the night
  • 64% less facial contact from headgear means a comfortable night’s sleep
  • Precision-drilled ventilation holes help reduce air noise, allowing you and your bed partner to sleep peacefully

Ratings

FactorRatingRationale
Convenience/Ease of Use9The cap-style headgear makes it easy to put this mask on and take it off
Comfort7Some users found the top strap to be a bit rigid, but overall, the minimal design was comfortable
Quality of Seal/Size7Standard sized cushions and an under-the-nose design create a secure seal for any user
Quietness8Laser precise ventilation holes make this mask virtually silent

User Reviews

If you are like me and have tried all those nose pillow masks, some leak, some are difficult to take on and off, some just right down uncomfortable, the new Evora just works, easy, comfy, sturdy, no leakage, you will love it, just give it a try and you too will sleep so much better.” –Review by Jerry

This mask has proved to be *almost* everything promised. easy on and off at night. the notches at the top allow me to adjust for a good fit. as a female it’s hard to find masks that can adjust small enough but this one does. i do find the top strap a little uncomfortable but that is my only issue. i think it will be keeping this as my new mask. –Review by Nicole

“So far I really love the mask. It was easy to adjust to my although the top band is in the last hole so it can’t be made tighter. I do find that I can’t sleep on my side with though. The headgear wears like a ball cap and once I adjusted it, it’s quick to take off and on. The micro air exhaust holes don’t cause noise and my wife said she doesn’t notice anything when I’m using it. The soft side bands aren’t leaving marks on my face and cheeks like my last mask was doing. The nasal pillow is not rubbing under my nose like the last mask. So far, I think this will be my future mask purchase I’ve already recommended this mask to a friend who was looking for something different.” –Review by William

Editor’s Choice

Of all the CPAP masks reviewed and tested, the ResMed AirFit P30i Nasal Pillow Mask offers the best combination of comfort ease of use features. The versatility of being able to swap cushions with the N30i Nasal Mask makes this mask unique and a customer favorite. 

Which CPAP Mask Is Right for You?

While the ResMed AirFit P30i was rated the highest in our review, we understand that CPAP therapy is an individualized experience. A CPAP mask that works for one user may not be ideal for another. This review, however, may serve as a guide to help you compare popular mask models and find what works best for you.

For more information, feel free to visit our blog. If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact our knowledgeable customer care team at 866-414-9700 or email questions@thecpapshop.com.

Chris Vasta

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Chris Vasta

Over a 10+ year career at PHH Mortgage managing a $100 million portfolio, Chris Vasta learned the ins and outs of the business world. He learned how to establish business relationships, lead a multi-prong team, and implement strategies for long-term growth. In 2007, Vasta used that experience to transition his role into president of The CPAP Shop. Over his tenure, Vasta has been involved in everything from website design to warehouse layout. His hands-on approach with customers has evolved into an in-depth understanding of the challenges of beginning and adhering to sleep therapy. He often provides his insights on product…


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  • Arles Dick

    The F30 looks like a good mask, but I would like to see you put a chin strap on it. I am 87 and I’ve had a F20 for a long time. How often will Medicare pay for one?

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