The Best CPAP Masks in 2022

If you use a CPAP machine to manage obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you've probably discovered that the quality of your therapy often depends more on the mask you use than the machine itself. CPAP masks connect to your machine with tubing and create a seal around your nose, mouth, or both (depending on the style of mask) to deliver pressurized air throughout the night and keep your airways open.

A poor seal can reduce the effectiveness of your therapy and an uncomfortable mask can keep you awake at night, so it's important to choose a mask that fits your needs. Unfortunately, many CPAP users struggle to find the right fit, often trying three or more before finding one that works. Your mask should fit comfortably, not tightly, and create a good seal. Tightness, discomfort, and air leakage are all signs of a poor fit or the wrong size mask. If you've struggled to find a comfortable mask in the past or are searching for your first CPAP mask, you’ve come to the right place. We've compiled a list of the best CPAP masks in 2022 across several categories:

  1. The Most Comfortable CPAP Mask
  2. The Best Full Face CPAP Mask
  3. The Smallest CPAP Mask
  4. The Best Nasal CPAP Mask

The Most Comfortable CPAP Mask: ResMed AirFit P10

First up on our list, the ResMed AirFit P10 takes the crown for the most comfortable CPAP mask. The AirFit P10 is a nasal pillow mask, meaning it delivers air directly to your nostrils. This design creates a strong seal and allows for higher air pressure if you need it. From a comfort perspective, the AirFit P10 has several key features to help you sleep restfully throughout the night:

  • Weight: The AirFit10 weighs in as the lightest CPAP mask available from ResMed and one of the lightest of any brand.
  • Design: Featuring a simple, three-piece design, this mask offers freedom and flexibility no matter your sleeping position. The design also makes it easy to separate and clean or replace parts as needed.
  • Straps: Headgear straps are soft and elastic, enabling a secure fit. The split-strap design distributes tension to minimize discomfort and irritation.
  • Noise: Thanks to a secure seal and minimal design, the AirFit P10 is one of the quietest CPAP masks available.

In addition, this mask comes with three sizes of interchangeable nasal pillows and is available in a women's version. With so many features designed specifically to help you sleep peacefully, the AirFit P10 was a no brainer for the most comfortable CPAP mask in 2022.

Honorable Mention: ResMed AirFit F20

The Best Full Face CPAP Mask: Philips Respironics DreamWear

While not as compact and lightweight as nasal pillow masks like the one above, full face CPAP masks are often necessary for comfort or proper therapy. Since these masks cover both your mouth and nose, they're a better option than a nasal or pillow mask if you breath through your mouth when you sleep. Added weight doesn't mean you have to be less comfortable though, and that's why the DreamWear Full Face Mask is the best full face CPAP mask in 2022. Here are a few reasons to consider it:

  • Design: The shape and dimensions of this mask were determined through studies of facial geometry to maximize fit, seal, and comfort. Plus, you can easily wear glasses, watch TV, or read without an obstructed field of view.
  • No Front Hose: The tubing of the DreamWear mask is built into the frame, allowing more freedom and flexibility by directing the hose away from your face.
  • Modularity: Interchangeable parts enable maximum comfort through multiple cushion options and make it easy to clean or replace parts as needed.

To make sure you find the fit that's right for you, the DreamWear mask is available in small, medium, and large configurations as well. It's also a great option if you struggle with allergies that frequently block your nasal passages.

Honorable Mention: Amara View Full Face Mask

The Smallest CPAP Mask: ResMed Swift FX Nasal

Although the title of smallest CPAP mask could go to the AirFit P10 above, not everyone prefers the nasal pillow design. If that's you, another option to consider is the Swift FX Nano by ResMed. This nasal design sits over the nose but offers a similar fit to the P10, meaning you'll enjoy several of the same benefits:

  • Design: The minimal coverage of this mask provides flexibility to go about your evening routine and sleep in your preferred position during the night without visual obstruction or discomfort.
  • Weight: Lightweight materials provide a soft and comfortable fit all night long.
  • Noise: Like the P10, the Nano's innovative vent design keeps noise to a minimum to help you and your partner sleep peacefully throughout the night.

The Swift FX Nano also comes in standard, wide, and a dedicated women's size to help you find the fit that's best for you.

Honorable Mentions: ResMed AirFit P10 (Nasal Pillow) and ResMed Mirage Liberty (Full Face)

The Best Nasal CPAP Mask: ResMed AirFit N20

Coming in as the final entry on our list, the ResMed AirFit N20 is our choice for best nasal CPAP mask. Unlike nasal pillow masks which deliver air directly to the nostrils, nasal CPAP masks guide air just underneath the nose. In the case of the N20, it offers several key features to ensure comfort and effective therapy:

  • Seal: The AirFit N20 offers a soft, flexible frame which moves with you throughout the night to stay secure. Combined with an adaptable cushion, this creates a strong seal and helps ensure effective therapy all night long.
  • Design: In addition to soft materials, the N20 has built-in convenience features such as magnetic clips and a quick-release elbow, making it easy to assemble and disassemble as needed.

Like the other masks we've mentioned, this one also comes in size ranges and a women's size so you can find the best option for your needs.

Honorable Mention: DreamWear Nasal Mask

Next Steps and Reminders

Keep in mind that while one of our picks might be the best CPAP mask for one person, that may not be the case for another. Factors including how you sleep, breathe, or your face shape can impact the mask type and size you need. Ultimately, the best CPAP mask for you is the one that fits comfortably and helps you sleep with minimal leaks, maximizing the benefits of your therapy.

If you have any questions about which mask is right for you, speak with your doctor or reach out to our customer service team for assistance. And once you've found the perfect mask, don't forget to keep it clean and maintain your parts over time. Check out our resource on how to clean a CPAP to learn more.