In April 2019, ResMed launched the nasal pillow version of the popular AirFit N30i. Called the ResMed AirFit P30i, it’s one of the quietest masks on the market, checking in at 21 decibels. By contrast, the nasal version of this same mask checks in at 24 decibels, which is considered whisper-quiet.
The mask is designed to keep you comfortable, while at the same time not disturbing your bed partner. The hollow and flexible frame design is designed to accommodate active sleepers, while the open field of vision is great for anyone who gets claustrophobic.
We’ve reviewed the AirFit P30i to see how this mask stacks up against other nasal pillow masks. We’ve rated the mask on a total of 10 different factors, on a scale of 1 – 10, with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best. The scores form a composite out of 100 for a final grade of the mask.
Our Ratings for the ResMed AirFit P30i
Ease of Use – 8
With minimal parts, the AirFit P30i is easy to put on, and it’s easy to take off. Disassembly for cleaning is quick and painless.
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Ease of Maintenance – 7
Taking care of your P30i is simple. You’ll 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 hard at all to keep the mask clean. You’ll need to tend to daily cleaning for the pillows, and then weekly cleaning for the frame and headgear.
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Quiet Operation – 9
This is one area where the P30i outshines the N30i. The P30i checks in at 21 decibels, which is less than whisper quiet. The N30i makes a little more noise and registers at 24 decibels. 24 decibels is quiet enough that some people may not hear it, and the P30i beats that score by 3 decibels.
Part of the reason it’s this quiet is because of the extra diffuser port, positioned on the pillows. The diffuser ports on this mask help dampen the sound by breaking up exhaled air as it exits the mask. This not only reduces the noise but it also is intended to reduce annoyances to your bed partner. This is a nice feature to have, especially when you factor in the added comfort features designed to benefit your partner as well as you.
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Active Sleeper Friendly – 10
The P30i has a hollow frame that’s extremely soft and flexible, and 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.
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Open Field of Vision – 10
You’ll get a great view with the ResMed AirFit P30i, as you’ll be treated to a mask that’s got no field of vision obstructions getting in the way of the activities you like to do most before bed. It’s also great for individuals who struggle with claustrophobia, as you won’t feel closed off or boxed in.
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Cushion Comfort – 9
The nasal pillows on the ResMed 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. By decreasing the force of the air as it comes out of the mask, it’s designed to be less irritating to your bed partner..
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Headgear Comfort – 10
The headgear for the P30i is the exact same as the headgear on the N30i, and it feels like t-shirt soft elastic. The gentle fit is comfortable to the touch and easy to wear.
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Cost – 8
Debuting at a cost of around $109, this mask is a bargain considering all of the advanced features it has. It’s a little bit more expensive than the Swift FX, with that mask checking in around $90, but well worth the extra money.
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Uniqueness – 10
Aside from its cousin, the AirFit N30i, the P30i doesn’t have a mask out there that’s as advanced as it is. With the flexible, 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.
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Sizing Variety – 8
The P30i has pillows available in small, medium, and large sizes, and comes in two sizes of frames: small and standard. There are no medium wide sized pillows with this mask like there is with the N30i, so we gave it a slightly lower score.
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TOTAL SCORE: 89/100
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Overall, we’re really excited about the launch of this mask. As our AirFit P30i Review shows, we’ve identified several areas where the AirFit P30i shines, and as the overall score shows, it’s rated very highly, and we think many people will really enjoy it.
It finished with a high score of 89%, which is considered an excellent mask when compared to other masks at CPAP.com, and we hope you like it too!
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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.