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ResMed AirFit P10 Mask Review: Minimalist Mask for Incredible Comfort

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If you want a quiet mask with a sleek design that’s easy to use, you should definitely check out ResMed’s AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow Mask!

This is one of the most popular no-fuss masks. It sits snuggly under the nose and is held secure with flexible nasal pillows and an adjustable elastic head strap. Customers love the P10 design because it’s quiet, lightweight, and won’t get in the way when sleeping on your side.

Today’s AirFit P10 Review will offer:

ResMed AirFit P10 At a Glance

The AirFit P10 is one of the best nasal pillow CPAP masks with a minimalist design that is perfect for light sleepers, side sleepers, and CPAP claustrophobia. But the best part of this mask is its simplicity.

While most masks have multiple velcro straps, uncomfortable forehead pads, and a bulky mask frame, the P10 offers a sleek frame with hassle-free headgear that slips right over your head.

Additionally, the AirFit P10 headgear can be used for the N30 nasal cradle CPAP mask.

AirFit P10 Key Features:

  • Nasal Pillow Design Minimizes Pressure Points
  • Contoured Mask Frame Fits Right Under the Nose
  • Soft Cloth Headgear Leaves Fewer Red Marks
  • Dual-Wall Nasal Pillows Create a Strong Seal
  • Weighs 50% Less Than Most CPAP Masks
  • Low-Profile Headgear Leaves Your Line of Sight Open
  • Adjustable One-Size-Fits-All Head Strap Pulls to Tighten
  • Short Tube Reduces Hose Pulling
  • Set-It-and-Forget-It Headgear Slips On Over the Head
  • Interchangeable With the N30 Nasal Cradle Cushion
  • QuietAir Vents Produce Less Than 21 Decibels
AirFit P10 Is Ideal ForAirFit P10 Is Not Ideal For
Nasal BreathingVery High Pressure Settings
Back and Side SleepingActive Sleepers
Light SleepersStomach Sleepers
Watching TV or Reading Before BedVery Small or Very Large Face Shapes
Wearing Glasses People With Sensitive Sinuses 
Nighttime Bathroom Trips
CPAP Claustrophobia
Medical Implant Devices 
Facial Hair

Customer Highlights

COMFORTABLE!— 5 Stars: “Let’s face it: A mask could probably never be small or thin enough. In fact, I’d wish it could be tubeless! 🙂 This pillow mask setup, however, is pretty comfortable and fairly unobtrusive. It stays on whether I’m sleeping on my back or on my side as long as I don’t lie on the tube. The whole thing is very flexible and lightweight, however. When I sleep on my back, I simply move the tube straight down over my chest, and as little as a bed sheet is enough to hold it in place and prevent it from drooping down to the side, which I don’t like. I’ve looked at other masks but have decided to stick with this one for nightly use. The strap and pillows are comfortable. I might consider a backup face mask for when I have a cold and the sniffles, as the pillow mask obviously does not work great in those scenarios.” Verified Purchase 04/26/2023

Lightweight Design Weighs 50% Less Than Most MasksOne-Size Headgear May Not Fit Everyone
Set-It-and-Forget-It Headgear Slips Over the HeadCan Cause Discomfort at High Pressures
QuietAir Vent Technology Produces Only 21 DecibelsLess Adjustable Than Other Types of Headgear
Nasal Pillow Design Has Fewer Facial Touch PointsNasal Pillows Can Cause Sinus and Nostril Irritation 
Flexible Nasal Pillow Cushions Move With You 

The ResMed AirFit P10 Full Review

The AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow CPAP mask is the definition of simple. The user-friendly design features a compact shape that lets you sleep comfortably on your side, and the QuietAir Vent technology is perfect for light sleepers.

Let’s go over the features that make this mask stand out!

Man reads in bed while wearing AirFit p10

Designed to Minimize Pressure Points

The AirFit P10 features a compact nasal pillow cushion that delivers CPAP air without putting pressure on the bridge of your nose or cheeks.

This design causes fewer red marks and pressure points across the rest of the head because nasal pillows remain secure even without bulky headgear.

Meanwhile, the soft elastic headgear lets you rest your head against your pillow without causing the straps to cut into your skin.

Dual-Wall Nasal Pillows Stay in Place Even When Moving

Unlike a nasal cradle, the AirFit P10 fits directly inside the nostrils, resulting in a more secure seal compared to masks like the AirFit N30.

The P10 is designed with ResMed’s dual-wall pillow cushions. Each time you move your head, these walls create a trampoline effect, ensuring the seal remains secure and flexible.

This design makes it easier to get comfortable and even sleep on your side without pulling your mask out of place.

Nasal pillow masks usually offer a stronger seal than a nasal cradle mask. So, if you’re a very active sleeper, we suggest going with the P10 rather than the AirFit N30.

Closeup view of AirFit p10 nasal pillow mask

Nasal Pillows Can Cause Slight Discomfort Compared to Nasal Cradles

Despite their many great benefits, nasal pillow masks have one notable downside that nasal cradle masks don’t have– they tend to cause discomfort in your nostrils and sinuses.

The irritation can arise for a couple of different reasons:

  • Rubbing Inside the Nostrils: Nasal pillows can rub against the inside of the nostrils, causing CPAP-related nose sores.
  • Direct Airflow May Cause Sinus Irritation: The direct flow of air into the nose can cause sinus irritation, especially when used at higher pressure settings.

Most customers get used to their nasal pillow mask, and the irritation eventually improves. Some people choose to put aloe in their nostrils to minimize discomfort.

If you struggle with this issue, remember that petroleum products should never be used with your CPAP mask because it can degrade the silicone.

QuietAir Vents Reduce Mask Noise to Below a Whisper

While some CPAP masks claim to be whisper-quiet, the AirFit P10 truly is one of the quietest CPAP masks on the market.

Like other ResMed masks, the P10 features QuietAir Vent technology, which reduces the sound of excess air to an impressive 21 decibels. The mesh-like vents are located across the front of the nasal pillow frame.

Most customers like this feature, but some reviewers have stated that the vents sometimes direct air toward their pillow when lying in certain positions.

Woman sleeping soundly while wearing AirFit P10 nasal pillow mask

Short Tube Creates Extra Room to Get Comfortable

While the AirFit P10 does not have a hose connection with a full swivel, it does have a flexible short tube that provides some extra space to move around in bed.

This flexible tube attaches to the mask’s frame and allows you to make adjustments or sleep on your side without pulling your mask off your face.

Headgear Is Easy to Put On and Take Off

Unlike the AirFit N20, the P10 is not secured with plastic or magnetic headgear. Instead, it features a soft, elastic nylon head strap, convenient for bedtime bathroom trips!

Putting this mask on and taking it off is incredibly easy. Simply slip it over your head and insert the nasal pillows!

The AirFit P10 does not feature magnetic clips, meaning it can safely be worn with medical implants, even pacemakers.

There is one downside to the AirFit P10 headgear. Over time, the elastic can stretch out and may need to be replaced earlier than ResMed’s usual six-month time frame.

Less Adjustable than Other Masks

The AirFit P10’s minimalist design also extends to the headgear, featuring a one-size-fits-all elastic head strap.

This strap anchors to either side of the nasal pillow frame and dovetails into two quick-fit split straps that sit across the back of the head.

Once the headgear is in place, you can tighten it by pulling the two straps closer together. To loosen the headgear, push those dovetail straps farther apart.

This head strap can also be tightened or loosened with a pull strap located towards the back of the head.

While customers appreciate this simple design, the AirFit P10 does not feature as many adjustment points as other masks, such as the AirFit P30i.

Simple Design Contains Just Three Pieces

The AirFit P10 consists of only three pieces– the P10 nasal pillow cushion, elastic head strap, and the nasal pillow frame with the attached short tube.

Like other masks, some P10 parts develop more wear and tear than others and need to be replaced every once in a while, including:

  • Nasal Pillows: Every 2-3 months
  • Headgear: Every 6-9 months
AirFit P10 for her deconstructed on pillow overhead view

May Not Be Suitable for People With Dexterity Issues

This mask is designed to be user-friendly and easy to maintain. However, some people find it difficult to assemble, disassemble, or adjust the headgear.

Unlike many AirFit masks, the P10 does not feature velcro straps or magnetic clips. Instead, the elastic head strap is designed to slip over each side of the plastic mask frame and is held in place with a small clip.

Additionally, if you want to adjust your mask while wearing it, you’ll need to be able to reach the back and side of your head to tighten or loosen the head strap.

These tasks can be difficult to perform if you struggle with arthritis, Parkinson’s Disease, or some other dexterity issue with your arms or fingers.

AirFit P10 Headgear Is Interchangeable With the AirFit N30

One of our favorite features of the AirFit P10 is that the headgear is interchangeable with the AirFit N30 nasal cradle cushion.

Customers appreciate having the option to choose between the two cushion styles. The AirFit P10 is more suitable at higher pressure settings, while the AirFit N30 creates less discomfort inside the nose.

To replace the nasal pillow cushion with the N30 cushion, simply pull the cushion apart from the headgear and replace the original cushion with the nasal cradle.

AirFit P10 for Her resting over top of headboard

Cleaning and Maintenance Is Easy

This mask is pretty easy to clean and maintain since it only has three pieces. The P10 mask cushions should always be cleaned or wiped down after each use.

For weekly CPAP cleaning, the mask should be fully disassembled and washed in mild soap and warm water. You can also soak your CPAP equipment in diluted vinegar for a deeper clean.

Be sure to fully dry each part of your mask before reassembling and using your equipment.

Comes With Multiple Cushion Sizes for a Perfect Fit

When you order your AirFit P10, you’ll receive a set of nasal pillow cushions in the most common sizes– small, medium, and large. However, there is also an extra small “AirFit P10 For Her” version as well.

Sizing options for the P10 include:

  • Headgear: One-Size-Fits-All Elastic Head Strap
  • Nasal Pillow Cushion: Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large

Each cushion size is color-coded to make it easier to find your perfect fit. If you try one cushion size and experience mask leaks or too much discomfort, try sizing up or down.

Keep in mind that one-size-fits-all headgear doesn’t necessarily fit every person. If you have a very small or very large head, you may be better off trying a mask with a wider size range, such as the AirFit N20.

We Think the AirFit P10 Is Worth the Price

The AirFit P10 is offered at a very competitive price, especially compared to other AirFit masks.

This high-quality mask is worth trying out if you’re looking for a quiet, lightweight mask that doesn’t require much upkeep or effort to get a secure fit.

While the elastic headgear may lose its strength over time, the replacement headgear is also inexpensive and easy to replace.

With our 30-Day Mask Fit Guarantee, you can try any of our masks risk-free! So, if you order the P10 and it doesn’t work for you, you can return it for a refund or exchange it for a different style!

AirFit P10 resting on coffee table overhead view

Frequently Asked Questions About the AirFit P10

What Is the AirFit P10 Cushion Made Of?

The P10 nasal pillow cushion is made of soft silicone. Each nasal pillow features dual-wall technology, which reduces movement and maintains your mask seal even when you move.

What Is the AirFit P10 Headgear Made Of?

The AirFit P10 headgear is made of soft, elastic nylon. This material is durable, but the elastic may stretch out over time.

How Do You Clean the AirFit P10 Mask?

Disassemble your mask to the plastic frame with the attached short tube, nylon head strap, and nasal pillow cushion. Wash each part with mild soap and warm water. Soak the short tube in warm, soapy water and diluted vinegar. Rinse each part thoroughly. Allow everything to dry before reassembling.

Is the AirFit P10 Suitable for Stomach or Side Sleepers?

The AirFit P10 is one of the best CPAP masks for side sleepers, thanks to the low-profile headgear, compact nasal pillow, and included short tube. However, we suggest that stomach sleepers go with a different CPAP mask style, such as the AirFit P30i, which features a top-of-the-head hose connection.

What’s Included With the ResMed AirFit P10 Full Face CPAP Mask with Headgear?

Your order will include the AirFit P10 manual, three nasal pillow cushions in small, medium, and large, a one-size-fits-all cloth head strap, and the plastic mask frame.

Alternatives to the ResMed AirFit P10 CPAP Mask

The AirFit P10 is very popular due to its lightweight, minimalist design. This mask is perfect for anyone looking for a quiet mask that stays in place when you move. That said, it can’t meet everyone’s needs, and there are many other great masks available in our CPAP shop.

Alternatives to the ResMed AirFit P10 include:

  • AirFit P30i: An active sleeper mask with a top-of-the-head hose connection.
  • F&P Brevida: A more secure nasal pillow mask designed for better stability.
  • AirFit N30: A slim nasal cradle mask less likely to cause nasal irritation.

AirFit P10 Vs. AirFit P30i

The AirFit P30i is the definition of active sleeper-friendly. It features a top-of-the-head hose connection, low-profile headgear, and a compact nasal pillow cushion, perfect for any sleeping position.

AirFit P10 side by side comparison with AirFit P30i

Similarities between the AirFit P10 and the AirFit P30i include:

  • Compact Nasal Pillow Design Minimizes Pressure Points
  • Set-It-And-Forget-It Headgear
  • Adjustable Headgear Slips Over the Head
  • Side-Sleeper Friendly
  • QuietAir Vent Technology
  • Open Line of Sight
  • Easy-Assembly

Differences between the AirFit P30i and AirFit P10 Mask include:

  • AirFit P30i Has Top-of-the-Head Headgear While AirFit P10 Has a Traditional Head Strap
  • AirFit P30i Offers a More Secure Fit
  • AirFit P10 Has a One-Size-Fits-All Head Strap While AirFit P30i Has Two Headgear Sizes
  • AirFit P10 Is Quieter
  • AirFit P30i Headgear is More Adjustable
  • AirFit P30i Features a Tangle-Free Hose Design
  • AirFit P10 Includes a Flexible Short Tube for a Little Extra Room to Move
  • AirFit P30i Is Better for Active Sleepers
  • AirFit P10 Is Easier to Clean and Maintain
  • AirFit P30i Is Stomach Sleeper-Friendly
  • AirFit P10 Has a More Simple Design

Check out our AirFit P30i Review!

AirFit P10 Vs. F&P Brevida Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask

While the AirFit P10 is lightweight and easy to use, the F&P Brevida Nasal Pillow Mask is all about security and stability. This mask is great if you want a nasal pillow mask with more secure headgear and a full swivel hose connection.

AirFit P10 side by side comparison with F&P Brevida

Similarities between the AirFit P10 and F&P Brevida Nasal Pillow Mask include:

  • Nasal Pillow Cushion
  • Minimal Facial Touch Points
  • Noise Reducing Technology
  • Set-It-And-Forget-It Headgear
  • Open Line of Sight
  • Easy-Assembly
  • Traditional Headgear
  • Front-Facing Hose Connection
  • Side Sleeper-Friendly
  • Split-Strap Design

Differences between the Brevida Nasal Pillow Mask and the AirFit P10 include:

  • Brevida Nasal Pillow Mask Features Strap Clips While AirFit P10 Slips Over-the-Head
  • AirFit P10 Is Quieter
  • Brevida Nasal Pillow Mask Is Better for Active Sleepers
  • Brevida Nasal Pillow Mask Has a Full-Swivel Hose Connection
  • AirFit P10 Has a Simpler Design
  • Brevida Nasal Pillow Mask Is More Adjustable
  • Brevida Nasal Pillow Mask Features a Quick Release Hose
  • Brevida Nasal Pillow Mask Offers a More Stable Seal

Check out our F&P Brevida Nasal Pillow Mask Review!

AirFit P10 Vs. AirFit N30

The AirFit P10 and N30 share many features, including the headgear. However, there is one big difference– the cushion design. The AirFit N30 features a nasal cradle, which may be less effective at high pressure settings but is also more comfortable for some people.

AirFit P10 side by side comparison with AirFit N30

Similarities between the AirFit P10 and the AirFit N30 include:

  • Compact Under-the-Nose Cushion
  • Same Headgear Design That Slips Over the Head
  • Side Sleeper-Friendly
  • Front-Facing Hose Connection
  • Interchangeable Cushions
  • QuietAir Vent Technology
  • Open Line of Sight
  • Easy Assembly

Differences between the AirFit N30 and AirFit P10 include:

  • AirFit P10 Features Nasal Pillows That Insert Into the Nostrils
  • AirFit N30 Has an Under-the-Nose Nasal Cradle Cushion
  • AirFit P10’s Nasal Pillows Are More Secure
  • AirFit N30 Is Less Likely to Cause Irritation Inside the Nose
  • AirFit P10 Is Quieter
  • AirFit P10 Performs Better At High Pressure Settings

Check out our AirFit N30 Review!

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for a hassle-free, quiet mask that won’t get in the way while you sleep, we suggest checking out the AirFit P10 CPAP Mask.

This lightweight nasal pillow mask stands out for its compact cushion and minimalist headgear. It is perfect for side sleepers and people with CPAP claustrophobia.

If you want to try out our AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow Mask, you’re in luck. You can try our CPAP masks risk-free with our 30-Day Mask Fit Guarantee!

  • Kenzie Dubs

    Kenzie is a science-based content writer who has a passion for educating the public on the healing powers of sleep! She graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology in 2016 and went on to earn a second degree in nuclear medicine shortly after. She has several years of professional experience in healthcare, including emergency medicine, radiology, and general care. Along with her unique background, Kenzie also has personal experience with sleep apnea, including loved ones who have recently begun their own CPAP journeys. With each article, she aims to provide our readers with honest, accurate information that they can use to improve their health and wellness!

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