With a wide selection of CPAP masks, you're bound to find one that works for you. You can select from the most popular and trusted brands on the market.
Philips Respironics Amara View MaskFull face mask | Small, Medium & Large
- Suitable for higher pressures with under-the-nose placement designed to not cause red marks on the bridge of the nose
Philips Respironics DreamWear Gel Pillow MaskStandard medium size with 3 sizes of gel pillows
- Designed for side and stomach sleeping with the air flow connection at the top of the head
- DreamWear design with ultra soft gel pillows that create a comfortable seal
Philips Respironics DreamWear Nasal MaskHybrid between a pillow & nasal mask | Different size nose pieces in pack
- Designed for side and stomach sleeping with air flow connection at the top of the head
- Easy to travel with as collapses like a hair scrunchy
Philips Respironics DreamWear Full Face MaskFull face mask | Small, Medium & Large
- The soft silicon frame directs airflow through two silicon tubes to join at the full face cushion. The frame is soft and adapts naturally to facial contours without pinching or pressure points and will accommodate almost any sleeping position. This gives you more freedom of movement and a wide field of view.
- Unlike most full face masks that rest on the bridge of your nose the DreamWear Full Face mask fits just under the nose, providing a secure seal without all the annoying red marks on top of your nose.
ResMed AirFit N30i MaskStandard & Small
- SpringFit frame design which is small & sleek for a broader fit range
- Integrated soft sleeves - designed for built-in comfort
- Under the nose cushion which covers less of the face than a nasal mask
- Curved cushion design - cradles the nose for added stability and comfort
ResMed AirFit F20 MaskFull face mask | Small, Medium & Large
- Features an InfinitySeal silicone cushion suitable for higher pressures
- Designed to comfortably fit all facial shapes and sizes
ResMed AirFit N20 MaskNasal mask which fits comfortably around your nose | Medium & Large
- Made to seal robustly and accommodate your movements regardless of facial shape or size
- Provides a clear field of vision
ResMed Airfit P10 MaskNasal pillow mask
- Less obtrusive than a full face mask
- Lightweight and designed to keep your field of vision clear
- Fits snugly at the entrance of your nasal passage
Fisher & Paykel Eson 2 Nasal MaskNasal mask | Small, Medium & Large
- Adapts to movement and rolls at the bridge of the nose to relieve pressure
- Reduced noise for super silent performance
Fisher & Paykel Pilairo Q Nasal MaskNasal pillow mask | One size fits all
- Pillows inflate with air pressure creating a perfect seal into the nostrils
- Won't blow air over your partner due to its filter over the exit valve
If you need help choosing a CPAP mask please contact your local sleep consultant today.Contact us now
A CPAP mask covers the nose, mouth (or both) and provides air flow from a CPAP machine to your airways. A mask with a good fit is essential for comfortable and effective CPAP Therapy, and is the most important part of your CPAP therapy. It can come in 3 different main styles: full face, nasal, and nasal pillow. Let's go over these in greater detail:
Full Face Mask
A full face CPAP mask fits around the mouth and the nose. This mask suits individuals who breathe through their mouth while asleep and also allow for breathing through the nose as well.
A nasal CPAP mask covers is placed gently under the nostrils and is fixed gently in place with a set of headgear straps. As you breathe through the nose, the air is delivered to the nasal mask and enters the airway by breathing normally. Nasal masks are some of the most popular style of mask available as they are less noticeable.
Nasal Pillow Mask
A nasal pillow CPAP mask provides air to the nose by fitting around each nostril with comfortable pillows. Many patients find these pillows add a significant amount of comfort, and they are also extremely popular.
Other Types of CPAP Masks
Some other less commonly used types of CPAP masks include Hybrid, Oral, Nasal Prong and Total Face mask. These may suit some individuals but for the most part have drawbacks which make them less liked.
As you are not awake during Sleep Apnea episodes, the first step is to ask someone who has observed you sleeping. This may be a partner, or assessed from a clinical sleep test. Click here to schedule your FREE in-home sleep test today.
If you sleep with your mouth open, you may be more comfortable using a full face mask which allows breathing through the nose, mouth or both. However, if you prefer a nasal mask, a chin-strap may be helpful in keeping the jaw closed.
Some sleepers even opt to have a seelction of masks to use on different occasions (eg: reading in bed, wearing glasses, travel or hospital stays).
Some mask manufacturers include a mask fitting guide and many customers find this beneficial in choosing a correct fitting mask.
To be eligible to purchase a CPAP mask and/or machine, you must have undertaken a sleep study that demonstrated you suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and require a CPAP machine as therapy.
You must be able to provide us with a written prescription from a physician.
It is recommended your CPAP cushion should be replaced once every 3 months, and your complete mask should be replaced every 6 months. Good cleaning and care will ensure you get the maximum life out of your CPAP therapy equipment.
You should regularly inspect your mask for stiffness, cracks or tears. If your mask shows signs of wear and tear it may impact the effectiveness of your sleep therapy and may need to be replaced.
Some factors that may warrant replacing your mask include:
Deterioration in the seal between mask and face A mask damaged by improper cleaning
Removing the mask during the night can be an indication that there is insufficient pressure to control your Sleep Apnea. This may be due to mask or mouth leaks, or because the pressure being delivered is insufficient.
Other indicators may be snoring during treatment, waking up feeling that you're not getting enough air or a return of symptoms prior to commencement of therapy. If you have the above listed symptoms or are removing your mask unknowingly in your sleep, please contact your sleep consultant.
This may be caused by opening your mouth, and adding a chin-strap may help.
The temperature of air delivered may also be a factor, so adjusting the humidifier on your machine may be of benefit. Alternatively, you might consider using a full face mask. Contact one of our CPAP sleep consultants if the problem persists.
These are generally caused by an ill-fitting mask or an over-tightened mask. Simply loosen the head straps and refit the mask to allow air to inflate the cushion. Then gently adjust the head straps in small increments to stop leaks.
Remember, over-tightening your mask creates more leaks by preventing the air cushion from inflating properly. Ultimately, you want the fit to be firm but comfortable, but not too tight.
Your mask should fit gently and be as loose as possible while still creating a seal. A mask that presses tightly against the face can cause leaks to occur by creating folds in the material.
Firstly, check all the connections. If your mask has an adjustment feature, try to correct the leak by re-adjusting that and/or the headgear straps. An improperly fitted mask may need replacing, so if the problem persists, come in and talk to one of our sleep consultants about trialling another mask size or type for free.
Cleaning your mask is very important.
The mask should be disassembled as per the instructions for use. Wash the mask components in warm water with mild soap and air dry out of sunlight. Avoid using soap containing moisturisers. Do not use bleach, alcohol, or cleaning solutions containing alcohol.
Wash your face thoroughly before using your mask and avoid using skin lotions before putting on your mask. Regularly inspect your mask and consider replacing it if the cushion becomes hardened or if any parts become damaged.