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Best CPAP Masks of 2020: Our Top-Rated Masks Ranked!

Finding your ideal CPAP mask is one of the keys to ensuring your therapy is comfortable and effective. CPAP masks are not one-size-fits-all. Factors such as whether you breathe out of your nose or your mouth, your preferred sleeping position, and cost can influence which mask is the perfect one for you.

That’s where we come in—we’ve scoured the CPAP.com catalog to find the best CPAP masks of 2020 to make picking the perfect mask for you a breeze.

The Best CPAP Masks of 2020

Best CPAP Masks Compared

It’s time to create your CPAP mask wish-list. What features matter the most to you? An open line of sight to watch T.V. before bed? A quiet machine to not disturb you or your partner? We have a mask for just that.

ResMed Swift FXResMed AirFit F20 Full FaceResMed AirFit P10 for HerPhilips Respironics DreamWear Nasal
Sleep PositionsSide, Back, and StomachSide and BackSide, Back, and StomachSide, Back, and Stomach
Open Line of Sight
Cost RangeAround $100Around $150Around $100Around $100
Nose/Mouth/ComboNoseComboNoseNose
Average Customer Rating4.6 Out of 54.4 Out of 54.6 Out of 54.4 Out of 5
For Her VersionYesYesYesNo

Best Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask Editor’s Pick: ResMed Swift FX Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask 

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Product Breakdown

Price:Around $100
Notable Specs:Silicone Cushion, Headgear Quick Clips, and Free Return Insurance
Manufacturer:ResMed
Lifestyle Needs:Good for Claustrophobia, Facial Hair, Watching T.V., and Active Sleepers
Sleeping Positions:Good for Side, Back, and Stomach Sleepers

Our Review

The Swift FX Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask offers adjustable and flexible pillows. The Swift FX also comes in a model specifically designed for women. Sharing the same new features of the Swift FX, the For Her version has petite pillows to fit a woman’s facial shape.

The soft fleece backing on the silicone headgear keeps the mask in place and has a lightweight, minimal design to make you feel as if you’re not wearing a mask at all. Our customers enjoy that the venting is on the elbow, making it out and away from the wearer. Since it vents away, the Swift FX provides comfortable relaxation for both you and your partner. It’s also good for active sleepers and those interested in a wide-open field of vision, making it one of the most popular masks on the market today.

Ideal For

  • Frequent Travelers
  • Side Sleepers Looking for Improved Stability and Seal

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Best Full Face CPAP Mask Editor’s Pick: ResMed AirFit F20 Full Face Mask 

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Product Breakdown

Price:Around $150
Notable Specs:Silicone Mask, Quiet, and Free Return Insurance
Manufacturer:ResMed
Lifestyle Needs:Good for Claustrophobia, T.V. Friendly, Active Sleepers, and Those Who Breathe Through Their Mouth
Sleeping Positions:Good for Side and Back Sleepers

Our Review

The AirFit F20 remains one of CPAP.com’s most popular full face masks to date. 

Although it does cover the bridge of the nose, the AirFit F20 minimizes the bulk found on other full face masks. It features a low profile cushion, which is ideal if you’re looking to have an open field of vision to allow for watching T.V. or reading a book before bed. In addition, the low profile cushion and comfortable headgear straps make it easy to get on and off. The F20 is less claustrophobic than other full face masks of the same style. It is designed to be comfortable, work with your lifestyle needs, and eliminate the traditional forehead support to have fewer touchpoints.

Looking to take it on-the-go? The F20 mask works well with the AirMini AutoSet CPAP machine and has a unique adapter that allows you to connect it to the AirMini’s specialized tube and travel with ease.

Ideal For

  • Allergy Sufferers
  • Light Sleepers
  • Those Who Want Maximum Visibility and Comfort
  • Anyone Who Breathes Through Their Mouth

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Best CPAP Mask for Women: ResMed AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask For Her

Product Breakdown

Price:Around $100
Notable Specs:Silicone Cushion, Quiet Mask, and Free Return Insurance
Manufacturer:ResMed
Lifestyle Needs:Good for Claustrophobia, Watching T.V., Active Sleepers, and Glasses Wearers
Sleeping Positions:Good for Side, Back, and Stomach Sleepers

AirFit P10 Nasal CPAP Mask

Our Review

Is a quiet mask at the top of your must-have CPAP mask wish list? The AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask For Her checks all the boxes when it comes to the quiet scale. It is even quieter than the Swift FX, which is already a silent system itself. The AirFit P10 For Her has a lightweight and simple design that works well for those who move around a lot at night. The flexible nasal pillows and QuickFit elastic headgear deliver comfortable operation and a stellar fit.

Ideal For

  • Light Sleepers: One of the Quietest Masks in the World
  • Those With Claustrophobia
  • Anyone Looking for a Mask With a Featherlight Design

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Best CPAP Mask for Active Sleepers: Philips Respironics DreamWear Nasal CPAP Mask

Product Breakdown

Price:Around $100
Notable Specs:Unique Frame Design, Silicone Cushion, Lightweight Construction, and Free Return Insurance
Manufacturer:Philips Respironics
Lifestyle Needs:Good for Claustrophobia, Active Sleepers, Watching T.V., and Facial Hair
Sleeping Positions:Good for Back, Side, and Stomach Sleepers

Our Review

DreamWear Nasal CPAP Mask

Philips Respironics is a leader in CPAP equipment. The Respironics’ DreamWear series of nasal CPAP masks are comfortable, ergonomic, and effective. The DreamWear Nasal CPAP Mask offers a top-mount CPAP hose, which minimizes hose contact with your face and keeps nighttime interruptions to a minimum. The mask uses a tube-like frame for a superior seal and optimal comfort while the fully adjustable headgear ensures a custom fit. This mask is great for any sleeping position and especially active sleepers.

The DreamWear family of CPAP masks also comes in Full Face and Nasal Pillow versions, so this is truly a mask that every CPAP user can enjoy.

Ideal For

  • Active Sleepers
  • Those Who Suffer From Nose Irritation and Sores on the Bridge of Their Nose
  • Anyone Wanting to Move Freely Throughout the Night: Hose Connection at the Top of the Head and Innovative Frame

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Mask Buying Guide: How to Shop for a CPAP Mask

We spend one-third of our life sleeping. Since we spend so much time catching zzz’s, shouldn’t it be comfortable, effective, and leave you feeling rested and refreshed?

More than 20 million Americans have sleep apnea. Twenty million people need some form of sleep apnea therapy to prevent breathing loss when sleeping. Knowing your options when it comes to finding your perfect mask sets you up for therapy success.

Find the Mask for Your Breathing Style

When selecting the right mask for you, determine the first basic requirement: do you breathe primarily from your nose or your mouth at night?

Your breathing style will determine what mask will work best with your lifestyle. If you breathe from your nose, check out a nasal or nasal pillow mask. However, if you breathe using a combination of your nose or your mouth, give a full face mask a try.

Now, are you wondering how the mask styles work? CPAP masks come in three basic styles: full face, nasal pillow, and nasal. Full face masks typically cover your nose and mouth. Nasal pillow masks provide air directly to your nostrils, and nasal masks supply air to the base of your nose.

Design Features of CPAP Masks

Nasal and nasal pillow masks deliver oxygen through your nasal passages while full face masks channel oxygen to your nose and mouth.

Key Similarities and Differences:

NasalNasal PillowFull Face
Breathing StyleNoseNoseMouth and Nose
Air DeliveryAt the Base of Your NoseDirectly to Your NostrilsBy Covering Your Nose and Mouth
Sleeping PositionSide, Back, and StomachSide, Back, and StomachSide and Back
Ideal Pressure SettingsAny: Personalized to YouLow to ModerateLow to High
Pros• Pressure Settings Customized for You: High-Pressure Friendly

• Great for All Sleeping Positions

• Minimal and Lightweight Design

• Great for All Sleeping Positions

• Great for People Who Breathe Through Their Mouth

• Back Sleeper Friendly

Cons• Not Suitable for Those Who Breathe Through Their Mouth at Night• Not Suitable for Those Who Need Higher Pressures• Not Suitable for Primary Nose Breathers or Stomach Sleepers

How to Keep Your CPAP Mask Clean: To prevent the spread of germs, bacteria, and viruses, you should disassemble and clean your CPAP mask every day using mild soap and water, Control III Disinfectant, the Lumin CPAP Cleaner, or CPAP Mask Wipes to disinfect and sanitize your mask before each use. Unless you’re using the Lumin, allow your mask to air dry before use.

Considerations When Buying a CPAP Mask

Sizing Options: CPAP masks are not one-size-fits-all but should be the right fit for you. They come in the standard Small, Medium, and Large sizes while also often coming in Wide. The For Her versions frequently come in the sizes Extra Small, Small, and Medium to fit petite face shapes. Your mask size should fit your face size and shape to provide a comfortable and secure fit and seal.

Air Pressure: Your ideal pressure setting is determined with your doctor based on your CPAP therapy needs. However, your pressure can affect what mask is the best fit for you. Nasal and full face masks offer the most pressure flexibility since they both can accommodate pressure rates from low to high. Nasal pillow masks, however, work best in low to moderate pressure rates.

Cushion Material: Your mask’s cushion material should be most comfortable for you. In comparison to other masks that are made of cloth, gel, or foam, all of the masks on our list have silicone cushions, which offer soft comfort, flexibility, and the freedom of movement before bed.

Open Line of Sight: The absence of a forehead strap allows you to have a clear line of sight. If you prefer to watch T.V., read a book, or text before bed, then a view clear of obstructions is crucial.

Secure Seal and Easy On-Off Process: The type of mask closure affects the secureness of your mask’s seal. Features such as Headgear Quick-Clips prevent you from having to constantly adjust your headgear each time you take it on or off, leaving the frustrating process as a thing of the past. The Swift FX and the AirFit F20 all come equipped with Quick-Clips. The AirFit P10 For Her has a soft elastic headgear that is easily adjustable, comfortable, and velcro free. The DreamWear Nasal has adjustable straps to fit your head shape while offering a secure seal.

Allergy Suffers: If you suffer from severe allergies or are frequently congested, then a nasal or full face mask may be the best option for you since inhalation drives the oxygen flow. Nasal pillow masks insert oxygen directly into your nostrils, which may lead to an ineffective oxygen supply if you are congested.

Changing Mask Cushions: Follow your specific mask’s manufacturing instructions on how often to change your mask cushions. Most cushions can be easily detached to replace every few months.


The right CPAP mask enhances your comfort and improves your CPAP therapy success. By finding the mask that best fits your lifestyle needs, you become your own therapy advocate.

31 Comments

  1. As someone who suffers from dry eyes, it would be nice to see a discussion on exhaust air

  2. Bruce Knight Reply

    The absolute best CPAP mask you guys sell is the Tap Pap. I’ve been a CPAP user for 30 years and it’s far and away the best mask I have ever used and I’ve tried a lot. Why not give us a writ up and comparison to the ones on this list?

    • Kelly veneziano Reply

      bruce , is this difficult to get used to, do you have issues will leakage? i read reviews that it leaks a lot… was the mouthguard hard to use? is it hard to adjust each night?

  3. A couple of comments. 1) I can barely see the very light gray font color of this comment. And that is AFTER cataract surgery. 2/ The photos on the website show clear masks on a white mannequin. I can hardly see that, either. No clue what the masks look like or how t hey fit. So, CPAP.com is a useless site for me.

    • MICHAEL LIN Reply

      Hi Becky,

      Thank you for the helpful feedback. We do our best to make our services accessible to everyone, so we are very sorry about this negative experience. Your comments have been noted by our product photographers and designers for a solution.

      Michael

    • I totally agree with Becky. Will check back in a couple of months to see if any improvements have been made.

  4. I agree with Dave, who wrote in January of 2018. I would love if the air would not blow at all toward my eyes!

    • Hi Laura,

      You may want to try adjusting the position of the mask on your face slightly. Little shifts can make a big difference when it comes to blowing air.

  5. My CPAP machine is a ResMed S9. What function do the settings pillows, nasal, and full mask change the way the machine provides air pressure? What do the different settings actually do?

  6. I switched to Sleepweaver masks a few years ago. I tried going back to another mask one night, (actually less than an hour before I couldn’t take it anymore).. I was miserable. I’ll never make that mistake again. No Sleepweaver mask, no CPAP therapy for me.

  7. Would be useful to comment on how the various masks work with beards.

    • Hi Anna, while masks are very personable since all face structures are different. I have linked to you a few of the most popular masks also, we would be happy to assist you in selecting a mask that may best fit you, but this will require us to ask you a few questions. You can reach us at: 1-800-356-5221, please see the link below for a few mask options.

      https://www.cpap.com/cpap-compare-chart-share/2e1r

      I hope this helps and we wish you the best!

    • I have been a CPAPist for about 20 years, have used all of the products over the yerars, and always had a problem with mouth breathing/awakening. I switched FOR THAT REASON to full face, and after careful selection ended up with ResMed Quattro… It has been about 1 1/2 years, and I sleep routinely over 6 hours without problems at all, and have slept 8 from time to time after an exhausting day. I am 81. I take a nap in the afternoon, and that affects how long I sleep at night in a single stretch. I can honestly say that I am pleased with the Quattro, and unless something full face comes on the market that does what it does at present, I am here for the duration. Full face masks are for people with mouth breathing issues.

  8. kelly Veneziano Reply

    i was wondering how difficult it is to adjust the TAP PAP each night.. ive read reviews on problems with leaking…. the mask shifting bc there are no straps…. does it cause teeth pain from having the mouth guard?

    • Hi Kelly, each person is different, but if you would like to try one of the TapPaps for yourself, we offer free returns within 30 days if you do not like the mask for any reason you can receive a refund, or select a different mask.

      You may also find interest in a different mask which is very popular with our customers. Please see the link below for information on this mask.

      https://www.cpap.com/productpage/puritan-bennett-breeze-cpap-mask-bundle

      I hope this information helps. For further assistance we can be reached at: 1-800-356-5221.

      Have a great weekend!

    • Hi Thomas, I am sorry to hear that you are having some problems with dry mouth. Please make sure that you do not have any mask leaks. Be certain that you are changing out your full face mask cushion every 3 months for most masks.

      Also, if you are using a heated humidifier, I would recommend that you increase the humidity a little to see if this provides some relief. If you are not currently using a humidifier, you may want to get one and this may provide some relief to the problem that you are having with dry mouth.

      For further questions, or concerns please feel free to reach us at: 1-800-356-5221, or email us at: cpap@cpap.com.

      I hope this helps, have a great day!

  9. Lester E Scates Reply

    I have a comfort gel blue provided to me by the VA and I hate it. As a CPAP mask it’s okay, but the ball and socket connections on bottom left and right side of the mask are a real PITA. Look closely at the picture you have of the mask – the ball on the lower left connection is not completely in the socket – you couldn’t get it connected even on a manikin. Executing the connect / disconnect of these fittings is done in the blind (you can’t see them because they are below your field of vision). After a few nights, I finally gave up, put the mask in a bag, and it’s somewhere in the back of my closet.

    • Hey Lester, i’m sorry to hear that the ComfortGel Blue isn’t working out for you. Having a mask that you are comfortable with and a good fit is key to successful CPAP Therapy.

      We’d be happy to assist you in selecting a mask that may be a better fit for you. Please feel free to reach us at: 1-800-356-5221.

      We hope to hear from you soon, don’t give up on your CPAP Therapy, as there are many, many different mask options.

      We wish you the best!

  10. Jon Margrave Reply

    I have 3 res med masks, the p10i pillow mask, p30i mask with the air coming in at the top and a nasal mask. The nasal mask is just too uncomfortable, and the pillow masks really irritate my nostrils. Feel fine when I go to bed, but in an hour or two they just plain hurt, I have adjusted them to assure they are not too tight, I just have sensitive nostrils. I dont know if I could tolerate all the gear of a full face mask as the nasal mask is already too much, any suggestions? I’ve been using it for 4 months and it has really helped my sleep apnea, but the painful issues are a real problem.
    Thank you,
    Jon

    • Hey Heidi, I’m not showing we sell any full face masks in XXL. We do have a couple of full face masks sold in XL. Please see the link below to view more information on these masks.

      https://www.cpap.com/compare-chart/full-face-cpap-mask/2n3q

      Also, please keep in mind that sizes of masks are not interchangeable from mask to mask. Even if you feel the need to have a XXL in one mask, a different mask in a smaller size may be a good fit.

      In most cases, we have a sizing guide template which can be printed to confirm an accurate size for each mask you’re interested in. If you would like assistance with locating our sizing guide, please feel free to give us a call.

      Please contact us with further questions, or concerns at: 1-800-356-5221, or you may e-mail us at: cpap@cpap.com.

      Best Wishes!

  11. paula picariello Reply

    i would like to find out about n30I mask. I bought 2 weeds ago and very uncomphtable Please advice on how to wear it. Thank you. Paula Picariello

  12. I have been on a cpap for 25 years, and I have been running out of water every night the past several months , the cat scan shows my lungs are full of bumps and mucus , and I feel like they are burnt. I had an x ray a year ago and my lungs looked good.

    • Hi Donald,
      I’m sorry to hear about the problems you’re having with your CPAP therapy. Are you waking up with dry mouth even though you’re running out of water each night? What type of mask are you using (full face, nasal, nasal pillow)?

      If you’re using a mask other than full face, please try switching to a full face mask as it’s possible that your mouth is falling open during the night and causing dryness.

      If you’re currently using a full face mask, please confirm what your leak rate is under your therapy data. If it is higher than 24L/m, this may explain why your machine is using all of the water.

      Please be sure that you’re changing your masks cushion every 90 days and your entire mask at least every 6 months to avoid a poor fit and/or mask leaks.

      Also, be sure to discuss your CAT Scan, results directly with your doctor for an accurate diagnosis.

      If you would like to speak with us further regarding your therapy hardships, please feel free to reach us at: 1-800-356-5221.

      We wish you the best

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