The ResMed AirFit P30i is the nasal pillow version of the popular AirFit N30i. The AirFit P30i is one of the quietest masks on the market, checking in at just 21 decibels. In contrast, the nasal version of this same mask, the AirFit N30i, checks in at 24 decibels, which is considered whisper-quiet. Bottom line, sit back and imagine how quiet the purr of the AirFit P30i is.
The AirFit P30i is intended to keep you comfortable while at the same time not disturbing your sleeping companion. The hollow and flexible frame is designed to accommodate active sleepers while keeping an open field of vision to allow for reading or watching television before falling asleep.
Ready to learn about the AirFit P30i in comparison to other similar masks? We’ve reviewed it to see how it stacks up against other nasal pillow masks. On a scale of 1-10, we’ve rated the mask on a total of 10 different factors with one being the worst and 10 being the best. The scores form a composite out of 100 for a final grade for the AirFit P30i. We compared it to the popular AirFit N30i, DreamWear Nasal, and Swift FX.
The ResMed AirFit P30i vs Similar Nasal Pillow Masks
|AirFit P30i||AirFit N30i||DreamWear Nasal||Swift FX|
|Ease of Use||8||8||8||8|
|Ease of Maintenance||7||7||8||6|
|Active Sleeper Friendly||10||10||10||8|
|Open Field of Vision||10||10||10||10|
Ease of Use: 8
With minimal parts, the AirFit P30i is easy to put on and easy to take off. The best part? Disassembly for cleaning is quick and painless.
|Similar Masks’ Ease of Use Scores|
Ease of Maintenance: 7
Taking care of your AirFit P30i is simple. You’ll first need to disassemble the mask completely. It’s a little bit more difficult to clean the frame than other masks as you’ll need to submerge the mask in mild soap and water. The frame aside, it’s not difficult to keep the mask clean. You’ll need to tend to daily cleaning for the pillows and weekly cleaning for the frame and headgear.
|Similar Masks’ Ease of Maintenance Scores|
Quiet Operation: 9
This is one area where the AirFit P30i outshines the AirFit N30i. The P30i checks in at 21 decibels, which is below whisper-quiet. The N30i makes a little more noise and registers at 24 decibels. At 24 decibels, the N30i is whisper-quiet so many people still may not hear it. However, the P30i does beat that score by three decibels, which makes a difference when drifting off to dreamland.
The extra diffuser port positioned on the pillows is part of the reason it’s this quiet. The diffuser ports on the P30i help to dampen the sound by breaking up exhaled air as it exits the mask. This not only quiets the noise but also is intended to reduce disturbances to your sleeping companion. The quietness of the P30i is a nice feature to have especially when you factor in the added comfort features designed to benefit your partner as well as you.
|Similar Masks’ Quiet Operation Score|
Active Sleeper Friendly: 10
The P30i has a hollow frame that’s extremely soft and flexible. The elbow is on a 360-degree swivel. As you toss and turn in the night, the mask will be able to move with you, keeping up with even the most active sleeper.
|Similar Masks’ Active Sleeper Scores|
Open Field of Vision: 10
You’ll get a great view with the AirFit P30i as you’ll be experiencing a mask that has no field of vision obstructions. Are you one who enjoys reading or watch television before bed? The P30i is free of anything that would get in the way of the activities you like to do most to relax and unwind after a long day. It’s also great for individuals who struggle with claustrophobia as you won’t feel closed off or boxed in.
|Similar Masks’ Open Field of Vision Scores|
Cushion Comfort: 9
The nasal pillows on the AirFit P30i feature an extra diffuser that not only dampens the sound coming out of the mask but it also breaks up the air so it’s less forceful. This adds to the overall comfortability of the mask.
|Similar Masks’ Cushion Comfort Scores|
Headgear Comfort: 10
The headgear for the P30i is the exact same as the headgear on the N30i. The headgear feels like t-shirt soft elastic. The gentle fit is comfortable to the touch and easy to wear.
|Similar Masks’ Headgear Comfort Scores|
The cost for the AirFit P30i is comparable to the other similar masks we have been comparing. However, the advanced features the P30i contains makes it worth every penny.
|Similar Masks’ Cost Scores|
In comparison to its cousin, the AirFit N30i, the P30i is one of the most advanced masks on the market. With the flexible and adaptable frame, the cushion with an extra diffuser, and the elbow with the 360-degree swivel, the AirFit P30i stands in a class by itself.
|Similar Masks’ Uniqueness Scores|
Sizing Variety: 8
The P30i has pillows available in small, medium, and large sizes. It comes in two sizes of frames: small and standard. There are no medium-wide sized pillows with the P30i as there is with the N30i so we gave it a slightly lower score.
|Similar Masks’ Sizing Variety Scores|
TOTAL SCORE: 89 / 100
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The AirFit P30i is a mask to get excited about. As our P30i review shows, we’ve identified several areas where it shines. As the overall score shows, it’s rated highly, and we think it will add an extra layer of comfort and functionality to your CPAP therapy.
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.