CPAP Masks Buying Guide: Our Top Picks for 2022

The content in this blog was medically reviewed by Michelle Worley, R.N., a seasoned medical advisor who has worked as a clinician for over 20 years in the sleep-related medical field.

A CPAP Mask may just be the most important part of your sleep therapy. Don't believe it? Spend a night with a leaky mask or your headgear on too tight and you'll understand.

Best CPAP Masks By Category

Best Full Face CPAP Mask

Best Nasal CPAP Mask

Best Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask

Best CPAP Mask for Side Sleepers

Best CPAP Mask for Active Sleepers

Best CPAP Mask for Beards

Wearing the wrong CPAP mask can lead to skipping your sleep therapy, slipping your mask off in your sleep, or even giving up on your CPAP machine altogether.

But with all of the different choices, it's easy to get overwhelmed. How do you know which CPAP mask will work best for you? The team is always working to research and explore which CPAP Masks are best for different CPAP Users. As such, we've updated our annual list of this year's best CPAP masks using reader feedback and customer reviews. Afterwards, keep reading to learn what to look for when choosing the right CPAP mask.

ResMed AirFit F30 Full Face CPAP Mask

Winner: Best Full Face CPAP Mask

Featured Highlights:

  • Price: $124.00
  • Low-profile shape doesn't obstruct the bridge of your nose
  • Ultracompact cushion and minimal-contact deisgn reduces red marks and irritation
  • Magnetic quick-release clips for easy on-and-off
  • Quick-release elbow for getting in and out of bed
  • QuietAir for quieter sleep therapy and lighter exhale

Sleeping Position:

  • Back sleepers
  • Side sleepers

Best For

  • Glasses wearers,
  • people who like to read or watch TV before bed

If you need the coverage of a full face CPAP mask, but want the comfort and convenience of a smaller mask, you’ll absolutely love the ResMed AirFit F30.

We've found that the quick-release elbow makes it easy to get out of bed at night without having to keep removing and refitting your mask. But when you are ready to take it off (or put it on) the magnetic quick-clips make this one of the easiest masks to use.

The elbow also features a QuietAir vent, which disperses the airflow for a quieter sleep therapy, so you can be a more considerate partner!

Fisher & Paykel Evora Nasal CPAP Mask

Winner: Best Nasal CPAP Mask

Featured Highlights:

  • Price: $62.00
  • CapFit headgear that goes on and off like a ballcap
  • Radial exhaust holes for quieter and softer exhalation
  • Soft stitching for reduced irritation and red marks
  • Floating cushion sits under nose to reduce contact with face

Sleeping Position:

  • Back sleepers
  • Side sleepers
  • Active sleepers

Best For

  • Claustrophobic CPAP users
  • Active sleepers who toss and turn

If you’ve ever struggled with putting a CPAP mask on, you owe it to yourself to try the Fisher & Paykel Evora. F&P have invented CapFit headgear, which means that it’s designed to be put on as if you were putting on a baseball cap!

The floating cushion rests under your nose for minimal facial contact, and when you combine that with the simple headgear and soft stitching it’s as close as you can get to CPAP therapy without a CPAP mask.

Continuing the theme of minimal contact, the Evora features radial exhaust holes so it distributes the airflow when you exhale to make it whisper quiet. This has the added bonus of reducing the draft when you breathe out, so you can maximize contact with your sleeping partner.

Fisher & Paykel Brevida Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask

Winner: Best Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask

Featured Highlights:

  • Price: $58.00
  • Unique AirPillow design provides the pressure relief of a nasal pillow with the security of a traditional nasal CPAP mask.
  • Reusable diffuser reduces noise and air draft, and washes easily.
  • VisiBlue highlights make assembly a breeze.

Sleeping Position:

  • Back sleepers
  • Side sleepers
  • Stomach Sleepers
  • Active sleepers

Best For

  • CPAP users with facial hair
  • People who prefer less headgear

If you like a minimal design, but are tired of masks that slip off your face while you slip off to sleep, then you should give the F&P Brevida a test-drive. Their unique AirPillow inflates against the nostrils like an ordinary nasal pillow CPAP mask, but also gently seals around the sides of your nose for a secure fit. There’s also a swivel connector that you’ll appreciate if you’re the toss-and-turn type.

One of the best features is a washable, reusable diffuser that acts like a silencer for your CPAP mask! The diffuser uses filter technology to dissipate air pressure when you exhale, so it’s quieter and softer when you breathe out.

The Brevida also features F&P’s unique VisiBlue highlights, which make matching connection points easy to spot, so assembly is fast and simple.

ResMed AitFit P10 Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask

Winner: Best CPAP Mask for Side Sleepers

Featured Highlights:

  • Price: $105.00
  • Only weighs 1.6 ounces
  • QuietAir vents reduce sound and direct air away from your face
  • Split-strap headgear keeps the mask secure, but with only 3 points of contact on your face

Sleeping Position:

  • Back sleepers
  • Side sleepers
  • Stomach Sleepers
  • Active sleepers

Best For

  • Glasses wearers
  • Light sleepers
  • CPAP users with sensitive skin

If you’re a side sleeper you’ll want the smallest and lightest mask possible, and that’s where the ResMed P10 nasal pillow CPAP mask comes in. At only 1.6 ounces it’s one of the most lightweight sleep apnea masks available.

The P10 features woven-mesh vents (ResMed calls them QuietAir vents) that reduce the sound of the mask to only 21 decibels– so it’s literally quieter than a whisper! The vents also direct exhaled air away from your face and, more importantly, away from your sleep partner. 

The split-strap headgear design keeps the mask from shifting while you lay on your side, but with only two soft straps that actually touch your face. And since the whole mask has only 3 pieces assembly, fitting, and cleaning are super simple.

ResMed AirFit N30i Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask

Winner: Best CPAP Mask for Active Sleepers

Featured Highlights:

  • Price: $84
  • Quick-release elbow so you can get out of bed without having to refit your mask each time.
  • SpringFit frame adjusts easily to stay secure on any face shape.
  • Top-of-the-head 360 degree tube connector and hollow frame.

Sleeping Position:

  • Back sleepers
  • Side sleepers
  • Stomach Sleepers
  • Active sleepers

Best For

  • Glasses wearers
  • Those who watch TV in bed

If you toss and turn, or like to sleep on your stomach, we would recommend you consider the ResMed N30i.

This mask features a top-of-the-head tube connector that swivels a full 360 degrees, so you never have to worry about getting tangled in your tubing. The air then flows through the mask’s hollow frame, so if one side is squished against your pillow the airflow simply reroutes through the other side of the mask!

Philips Respironics DreamWear Nasal CPAP Mask

Winner: Best CPAP Mask for Beards

Featured Highlights:

  • Price: $72
  • 360 degree swivel connector attaches at the top of the head for greater freedom of movement
  • Compatible with DreamWear silicone nasal cushions or gel nasal pillows
  • Hollow frame design for a lighter, minimal contact feeling

Sleeping Position:

  • Back sleepers
  • Side sleepers
  • Stomach Sleepers
  • Active sleepers

Best For

  • CPAP users with facial hair
  • Glasses wearers
  • Bedtime readers
  • Light sleepers

If you have facial hair then you know how difficult getting a proper seal can be. The DreamWear nasal CPAP mask gets around this by cradling under your nose.

The nasal cushion, hollow frame, and top-of-the-head swivel connector are all ingeniously designed to reduce contact with your face, which we found offered a very comfortable wearing experience for those with facial hair. Also, the tube-like hollow frame is made from a soft silicone that won’t grip your facial hair like fabric straps can.

If you’re not sure whether you’d rather use a nasal mask or a nasal pillow mask, the DreamWear is a great choice for you. In addition to the standard mask fitpack, this mask is also compatible with DreamWear gel pillows, so you can try out both styles without buying another frame!

How to Choose the Best CPAP Mask for You

Choosing the right mask is a personal decision, but there are some common factors that can help you quickly narrow down your search. To help you find the best comfort and the most effective therapy, consider the following areas:

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Breathing Style | Sleeping Position | Pressure Settings

What is Your Breathing Style?

You've already got obstructive sleep apnea, so we don't have to tell you how important breathing in your sleep is, but this question can very quickly narrow down your mask options.

Mouth Breather:

If you’re a mouth breather because of nasal congestion, allergies, or other difficulty breathing through your nose, you’ll want to try out a full-face CPAP mask first. Or if you would prefer less headgear or a wider field of vision, try an oral CPAP mask.

If you sleep with your mouth open, but don't have issues breathing through your nose, you may want to test the combination of a nasal mask or nasal pillow mask and a chin strap. This can help reduce dry-mouth or sore throat that are occasionally associated with CPAP therapy.

Nose Breather:

Great news! Nose breathers can use just about any CPAP mask style other than oral masks.


You’ll want to stick with a full-face CPAP mask or a hybrid CPAP mask for the best versatility in airflow.

What Is Your Sleeping Position?

Back Sleeper: 

Lucky you! Back sleepers can use any kind of CPAP mask.

Side Sleeper:

This position is the best for snoring, but bulkier mask styles may shift against your pillow and break your seal. The slimmer profile of a nasal CPAP mask or nasal pillow mask will help keep a proper seal, so you can maintain your airflow all night.

Stomach Sleeper: 

As someone with sleep apnea you should try to break this habit, but as far as CPAP masks go you’ll want a minimal design, such as a nasal pillow CPAP mask. Look for one with a mask cushion made of gel or memory foam since it will be pressed against your skin.

You may also wish to try a CPAP pillow to help prevent mask shift or getting tangled in your tubes!

Active Sleeper:

Look for a mask with a hollow frame and a hose connector that attaches to the top of the head. The top-mount CPAP hose will keep you from getting tangled in your tubing as you toss and turn, while the hollow frame provides flexibility without interrupting your sleep therapy.

What Is Your Pressure Setting?

Low to Medium: 

You’ll be safe with any style sleep apnea mask.


Both full face and nasal CPAP masks can accommodate high pressure settings; however, full face CPAP masks may be more comfortable since they distribute the airflow over a larger area.

You’ll likely need to avoid nasal prong or nasal pillow CPAP masks.

30-Day Mask Guarantee

Even after you've narrowed down your options, there's bound to be a bit of trial-and-error in finding what works for you. That's why offers a 30-day guarantee on all of its masks; so you can try out new styles and give plenty of time to adjust to your new mask.

You can reach out to us at any time to discuss mask fit tips with a sleep specialist. If you still decide it's not the mask for you, you'll receive credit for your full purchase towards a different mask. And if the price of your new mask is less than the original, we'll send a refund for the difference.

Now that you know what to look for, check out our selection of CPAP masks today and find the perfect mask for you!