CPAP Mask Categories: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

Among a broad selection of CPAP masks, you definitely will find one that works for you. Our products are organized according to their popularity, so you’ll immediately notice which ones our customers like the most. With our Risk-Free assurance, you can try out various mask styles and return those you decide not to keep at no cost (within 30 days).

Recently started therapy? We have collected the most often asked questions by customers and provided you with the answers you require.

How Do I select the best CPAP Mask?

A full CPAP machine and mask

Example of a CPAP machine mask

You may not know it, but in some ways, a mask selects you, not the other way around! You’ll get the most out of CPAP therapy if you find one that accurately reflects how you sleep, not how you’d like to sleep. Begin by asking anyone who’s been around you when you sleep. Varying on the answer, this is going to be your initial step in choosing a new mask.

If you sleep with your mouth open, you’ll need a full-face mask, or you could utilize a chinstrap and try a nasal.

If you sleep with your mouth shut, you have a few more selections. You can choose a nasal pillow or a nasal mask. All of our masks have a free return policy, which means you can return any you don’t want to have (within 30 days) for a full reimbursement! For expert advice, read our overview of different types of sleep apnea masks!

Do you Need a Prescription for a CPAP machine, Mask?

You need a prescription to purchase a CPAP mask. They are considered Class II Medical Devices, and per federal and state regulations, a prescription must be on file prior to buying one. There is one exception to this rule. With some mask manufacturers, you can purchase an Assembly Kit which does not need a prescription. Some people can utilize this as a way to maneuver the prescription requirement. We sell both CPAP masks and Mask Assembly Kits on our website.

What Duration does CPAP Masks Last?

Your CPAP cushion should be swapped once every 3 months, and your complete Mask should be changed once every 6 months.

Which is the best CPAP mask?

A CPAP mask on the face

A child wearing a CPAP mask

The best Mask for you finally depends on your sleeping position, whether you breathe through your mouth or nose, and lifestyle requirements such as masks for beards, tv-friendliness, serenity, and active sleepers. To help you begin, here are our customer’s favorite type of masks designed to provide ultimate comfort:

  • ResMed AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow Mask
  • Fisher & Paykel Brevida Nasal Pillow Mask
  • ResMed Swift FX Nasal Pillow Mask
  • ResMed AirFit F20 Full Face Mask
  • Philips Respironics ComfortGel Blue Nasal Mask
  • Philips Respironics DreamWear Nasal Mask

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