A traditional full face mask is a reliable choice for effective CPAP therapy, but may not be ideal for comfort. Despite having an effective seal, you may struggle with red marks on your face, nasal congestion, claustrophobia, or even intense pain in the bridge of your nose.
To address these common concerns in the CPAP community, Resmed created their take on a hybrid full face mask: the AirFit F30.
The ResMed AirFit F30 gets away from a potentially claustrophobic design and nasal bridge soreness, offering greater freedom with an open field of view and less-intense pressure points for a better night’s sleep.
We’ll be discussing the pros and cons of this hybrid full face mask in our AirFit F30 review, with valuable insight from a long-time CPAP wearer! Read or watch on to find out if this mask could be a better fit for your CPAP therapy.
|Eases Claustrophobic Feelings||Can Be Tricky to Find a Good Seal|
|Quick Release QuietAir Elbow||User Reviews Report Tight Headgear|
|Fewer Facial Touchpoints||Not Ideal for Active Sleepers|
|Works Well For Smaller Facial Structures||Individual Nostril Openings Can Be Irritating or Difficult to Align|
AirFit F30 Features
Easy Adjustments With Less Skin Irritation. One of the best qualities of the AirFit F30 is how easy it is to get on and take off. To put on the mask, you will first take the rear headgear strap and slide it over the back of your head. Second, you will position the ultracompact cushion at the base of your nostrils. Third, you will take the magnetic clips and lock them into place.
The AirFit F30 covers the mouth and seals around the base of the nostrils, eliminating any forehead contact. ResMed has designed the AirFit F30 to be innovative and comfortable with minimal contact resulting in fewer facial marks and less irritation. The secure under the nose seal prevents soreness on the top of your nose.
The headgear and frame of the F30 are both one-size-fits-all with 3 available cushion sizes for different facial profiles.
Open Field of Vision: The AirFit F30 is a full face mask that grants an open field of vision that eases feelings of claustrophobia. It also means you’ll have the ability to read, watch TV, or send a text all without having to take your mask off. The mask sits lower on your face, which means you have the flexibility to see clearly without worrying about bulky forehead support.
Quiet Operation: The AirFit F30 borrows the magnetic headgear clips from the ResMed F20 series, providing easy adjustments. They clip into place and help keep the mask secure during the night, which leads to a quiet mask. It also features a quick-release elbow with quiet venting technology, resulting in fewer disturbances. The elbow swivels 360 degrees and pivots up and down.
AirFit F30 Trial Period
The First Few Nights Wearing the AirFit F30. There’s been a lot of buzz about the AirFit F30, and I wanted to test it to see what it was like to live with it both day in and day out. When this product first came out, I took it home and tested it out for three days. Right away, I noticed a difference. I felt energized, awake, and experienced no brain fog.
A Few Weeks of Wearing the AirFit F30. The AirFit F30 uses my therapy air more efficiently than my other mask. Because the mask has a smaller surface area, when I breathe, I can feel my airway opening up. I feel my lungs filling with air. These factors are all wins if you have sleep apnea!
The Verdict on the AirFit F30
Overall, I’m very satisfied with the AirFit F30. The open field of vision, lack of red marks and skin irritation, and quiet operation make this full face mask stand out amongst the competition. This revolutionary full face mask left me feeling revitalized after a night of sleep!
If you’re interested in other similar products, see our Amara View review for Philips Respironics’ take on this style of CPAP mask.
David Repasky has been using CPAP treatment since 2017 and has first-hand experience with what it’s like to live with Sleep Apnea. He brings the patient’s perspective to the CPAP.com blog and has received formal training in CPAP machines, masks, and equipment.