Jul 8th 2022

Finding the Right CPAP Mask Type For You

You just got your sleep apnea diagnosis, and now you're on the hunt for the perfect mask. We know the last thing you want is for your CPAP therapy to feel restraining. At, we want to help CPAP users find the best fit so that they don't have to sacrifice comfortable and free-feeling sleep. We're here to help you get a better night's sleep with non-obstructive sleep apnea therapy.

Know What Type of Sleeper You Are

Finding a CPAP mask for your specific needs will be much easier if you know how you sleep. Specific masks are made for side, back, active, and light sleepers. Below we have put together four lists of nonrestrictive types of CPAP masks — one for each category. Take your time reading about the benefits that each model offers.

Our Nonrestrictive CPAP Mask Suggestions

We've done our best to categorize each mask in each sleeping category it is ideal for, but remember that some masks work great for every sleeping position! Specifically, any mask optimal for active sleepers will also be great for any sleeping position — side, back, or stomach!

CPAP Mask Types for Active Sleepers

  • ResMed AirFit N30i Nasal CPAP Mask — This mask is designed for the active sleeper. It features a top-of-the-head tube connector that has 360-degree motion. The movement abilities and location of this swivel eliminate all worries of getting tangled in your tubing. This mask will move with you from one sleeping position to the next – side, back, or stomach!
  • Philips Respironics DreamWisp Nasal CPAP Mask with Headgear— This lightweight mask keeps all tubing out of your way so you can change positions throughout the night — side, back, or stomach! Additionally, its minimal contact points create an unobtrusive sleeping experience.

CPAP Mask Types for Side Sleepers

  • ResMed AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask — This mask is one of the lightest CPAP masks on the market, only weighing 1.6 ounces. This mask has unobtrusive headgear, with few contact points on the face, and offers a clear field of vision. This mask also provides a 50% quieter sleeping experience, making it an excellent option for light sleepers.
  • ResMed's Swift FX Nasal Cushion CPAP Mask— This mask offers ample freedom of movement and has a flexible cushion that adjusts to movement through the night without breaking its seal. Try the Swift FX for a minimalist design and ultimate freedom at night.
  • ResMed AirFit F30i Full Face CPAP Mask — This mask is one of the most minimalistic full-face mask designs and is an excellent option for those requiring a mask that covers the mouth. This is also a good option for active sleepers because of its tight mask's seal.

CPAP Mask Types for Back Sleepers

  • Philips Respironics DreamWear Nasal CPAP Mask — This mask is optimal for back sleepers because it has top-of-the-head tubing. The CPAP hose is positioned so that it is out of the way of your arms. This comfortable CPAP mask option offers a minimalist and unobtrusive sleeping experience.

CPAP Mask Types for Light Sleepers

  • Fisher and Paykel Eson 2 Nasal CPAP Mask — With its eco-friendly diffuser and elbow attachment, this mask is 21 dBa — about the sound of leaves rustling. Without the elbow attachment, the mask is about 31 dBa, the sound of a whisper.