Best Full Face Masks for June 2024

Can't find the right full face mask? We've compared and reviewed the top full face mask brands to help make your decision easier.

Nightstand with Lamp and CPAP Machine
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Best Overall
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Dreamwear Full Face

Philips Respironics DreamWear Full Face Mask
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Dreamwear Full Face

  • Cushion rests beneath the nose to reduce irritation
  • Open-forehead design ensures full field of vision
  • Top-of-the-head hose port swivels as you change positions
  • Cushion rests beneath the nose to reduce irritation
  • Open-forehead design ensures full field of vision
  • Top-of-the-head hose port swivels as you change positions

Best Overall

Ideal For:

  • People who have found other full face masks too bulky
  • Mouth breathers
  • Combination sleepers and those who frequently toss and turn

Who Should Keep Looking:

  • Those seeking a slim, lightweight CPAP mask
  • People who don’t need high pressure levels for CPAP therapy
  • Stomach sleepers
  • Regular Price

    $135

  • Warranty

    90 days

  • Mask Type

    Full-face

  • Cushion Material

    Silicone

  • Size

    Small, medium, medium-wide, and large

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Best Seal

AirFit™ F20

ResMed AirFit F20

AirFit™ F20

  • Thick cushion designed to maintain a consistent seal
  • Easy to put on and take off thanks to magnetic clips and quick-release elbow
  • QuietAir vent reduces noise from your CPAP machine
  • Thick cushion designed to maintain a consistent seal
  • Easy to put on and take off thanks to magnetic clips and quick-release elbow
  • QuietAir vent reduces noise from your CPAP machine

Best Seal

Ideal For:

  • People who toss and turn
  • Those who frequently get up to use the bathroom during the night
  • CPAP users who have been prescribed relatively high pressure levels

Who Should Keep Looking:

  • Side and stomach sleepers
  • Those who prefer slim, lightweight face masks
  • Claustrophobic people
  • Regular Price

    $155

  • Warranty

    90 days

  • Mask Type

    Full-face

  • Cushion Material

    Silicone

  • Size

    Small, medium, and large (standard and "for her")

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Best for Combo Sleepers
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F&P Simplus

F_P Simplus
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F&P Simplus

  • RollFit seal adapts to your facial structure and maintains a firm seal
  • Air diffuser cuts down on drafts and CPAP machine noise
  • Mask and headgear are available in multiple sizes
  • RollFit seal adapts to your facial structure and maintains a firm seal
  • Air diffuser cuts down on drafts and CPAP machine noise
  • Mask and headgear are available in multiple sizes

Best for Combination Sleepers

Ideal For:

  • Light sleepers who need a quiet bedroom environment
  • CPAP users who have been prescribed high pressure levels
  • Shoppers seeking a mask that’s easy to put together and disassemble

Who Should Keep Looking:

  • People who prefer lightweight CPAP masks
  • Those who need a clear field of vision for reading or watching TV in bed
  • Stomach sleepers
  • Regular Price

    $104

  • Warranty

    90 days

  • Mask Type

    Full-face

  • Cushion Material

    Silicone

  • Size

    Small, medium, large

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Best for Back Sleepers
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F&P Vitera™

F_P Vitera
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F&P Vitera™

  • Proprietary seal “rolls” with you to maintain an optimal seal
  • Mesh support strap cradles the back of your head
  • Three mask sizes and two headgear sizes available
  • Proprietary seal “rolls” with you to maintain an optimal seal
  • Mesh support strap cradles the back of your head
  • Three mask sizes and two headgear sizes available

Best for Back Sleepers

Ideal For:

  • Back sleepers
  • People who normally sleep hot
  • Those who need high pressure levels for CPAP therapy

Who Should Keep Looking:

  • CPAP users seeking a lightweight mask
  • Side and stomach sleepers
  • People with facial hair
  • Regular Price

    $114

  • Warranty

    90 days

  • Mask Type

    Full-face

  • Cushion Material

    Silicone

  • Size

    Small, medium, large

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Best for Reading & TV

AirFit™ F30

AirFit F30

AirFit™ F30

  • Full face mask available in two sizes
  • Cushion rests beneath the nose to make breathing more comfortable
  • Magnetic clips and a quick-release elbow ensure easy application and removal
  • Full face mask available in two sizes
  • Cushion rests beneath the nose to make breathing more comfortable
  • Magnetic clips and a quick-release elbow ensure easy application and removal

Best for Reading & TV

Ideal For:

  • Anyone who needs high pressure levels for PAP therapy
  • People who wear glasses
  • Those who have found other full face masks too bulky or invasive

Who Should Keep Looking:

  • Stomach sleepers
  • CPAP users who have been prescribed relatively low pressure settings
  • Those who prefer the lightweight feel of nasal masks
  • Regular Price

    $169

  • Warranty

    90 days

  • Mask Type

    Full-face

  • Cushion Material

    Silicone

  • Size

    Small and medium

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Most Comfortable

AirTouch™ F20

ResMed AirTouch F20 Full Face CPAP Mask with Headgear

AirTouch™ F20

  • Memory foam cushion contours gently and minimizes facial irritation
  • Multiple sizes available for frame and cushions
  • Magnetic clips and quick-release elbow allow for easy removal
  • Memory foam cushion contours gently and minimizes facial irritation
  • Multiple sizes available for frame and cushions
  • Magnetic clips and quick-release elbow allow for easy removal

Most Comfortable

Ideal For:

  • Anyone who needs high pressure levels during CPAP therapy
  • Back sleepers
  • People with facial hair

Who Should Keep Looking:

  • Stomach sleepers
  • People prone to feelings of claustrophobia
  • Shoppers seeking a lightweight mask
  • Regular Price

    $163

  • Warranty

    90 days

  • Mask Type

    Full-face

  • Cushion Material

    Silicone

  • Size

    Small, medium, and large (standard and "for her")

How to Choose the Best CPAP Mask for You

As with CPAP machines, a CPAP mask requires a prescription. Your doctor can help you choose the best mask based on your symptoms and prescribed pressure level. Other factors to consider include compatibility with your CPAP machine, sizing options, your preferred sleep position, and cost. Finding the best mask may involve some trial and error. Once you determine the mask style you want, the size of the mask’s cushion plays a major role in how comfortable you feel. Many manufacturers offer “fit packs” that include a mask and cushions in multiple sizes. Most of these packs don’t cost much more than stand-alone masks and can be a solid investment if you’re unsure which cushion size is right for you.

Types of CPAP Masks

Each CPAP mask is unique, but most fall into one of three categories:
  • Full-face masks: This style of CPAP mask covers the entire mouth and most or all of the nose. Most have extensive headgear to hold the mask in place. These masks are often recommended for people who need high pressure levels, as well as those who primarily breathe through their mouth. Back sleepers can typically use full-face masks without difficulty, but side and stomach sleepers may need a less bulky mask. People with a lot of facial hair may have difficulty getting a good seal with this style.
  • Nasal masks: This CPAP mask type seals over the nose, leaving the mouth uncovered. While many CPAP users prefer nasal masks over full-face designs due to their smaller profiles, they may be suboptimal if you primarily breathe through your mouth or are prone to nasal congestion.
  • Nasal pillow masks: Featuring two small silicone cushions that are inserted just inside the nostrils, this CPAP mask type has the smallest footprint. Side and stomach sleepers may prefer their sleeker design, though they may be unsuitable for people who breathe through their mouth during sleep or those with nasal blockages. Additionally, people who require high pressure settings may find the more direct airflow of nasal pillow masks uncomfortable.
Though the names are sometimes conflated, nasal cushion masks are similar to nasal pillows but have cushions that rest just under the nose and seal around the nostril openings. Like full-face models, hybrid masks deliver air to the nose and mouth, but they feature a cushion that rests under the nostrils instead of extending up to the bridge of the nose. Other less common mask types include total face masks, which cover the entire face, and oral masks, which deliver pressurized air to just the mouth.

Summary

Finding the right CPAP mask may involve some experimentation. You may test out a full-face mask and decide that a nasal mask or nasal pillow model is more suitable, or vice versa. Your doctor can help you determine the best options based on your symptoms, prescribed pressure level, and budget.

Recommended CPAP Machines

Best Overall: AirSense™ 11 AutoSet

The ResMed AirSense 11 AutoSet is one of the sleekest CPAP machines available today. Rather than adhering to a single pressure level during the night like other traditional CPAP machines, the AirSense 11 automatically adjusts pressure based on your breathing. For most people, this means steady airflow when you breathe in and lower pressure when you exhale.

The device features an integrated, heated humidifier. You can manually adjust tube temperature and humidity levels using the machine’s touchscreen, or activate climate control for automatic adjustments throughout the night. For the latter, you’ll need ClimateLineAir heated tubing, which is sold separately. 

An auto-ramp feature helps you ease into your therapy with a gradual pressure increase. This can be programmed in 5-minute increments up to 45 minutes. Standard AutoSet and “AutoSet for Her” algorithms are available, the latter of which has gentler pressure transitions that some users find more comfortable. All AirSense 11 owners receive full access to ResMed myAir, an online support network that provides check-ins, sleep coaching, and installation assistance.

As the most expensive version of the AirSense 11, the AutoSet CPAP Machine may be out of reach for shoppers with tight budgets — especially if their insurance coverage is limited. Keep in mind that some insurers require policyholders to try standard CPAP therapy before providing coverage for more advanced devices. If you don’t mind fixed-pressure CPAP therapy, this device may not be worth the investment.

Who It’s Best For:

  • People who find fixed-pressure CPAP therapy uncomfortable
  • Those prone to congestion
  • Shoppers seeking a device with integrated sleep coaching

Highlights:

  • Machine automatically adjusts pressure levels based on breathing patterns
  • Climate control feature lets you easily change temperature and humidity levels
  • Auto-ramp and exhalation relief help you breathe more easily
  • Regular Price

    $1,299

  • Weight

    2.5 lbs.

  • Warranty

    2 years

  • Dimensions

    3.72" x 10.71" x 5.45"

  • Noise Rating

    27 dBA

Best Card-to-Cloud: AirSense™ 10 C2C

The ResMed AirSense 10 Card-to-Cloud (C2C) stands out from other CPAP machines for its ease of compliance. Using a built-in SD card, the device downloads your compliance data and uploads it into cloud-based reporting programs. This streamlined process allows you to meet compliance requirements and receive prescription updates without directly contacting your doctor too frequently.

Like other devices in this ResMed series, the AirSense 10 C2C is equipped with features to help you breathe more easily during CPAP therapy. The machine automatically adjusts pressure levels throughout the night, maintaining steady pressure when you inhale and reducing pressure during exhalation. Many people find this varied pressure delivery more comfortable than one fixed setting. The auto-ramp function also helps you ease into therapy by gradually building pressure up to 45 minutes after you begin.

The AirSense 10 C2C has an integrated heated humidifier with adjustable climate control. You can manually change temperature and humidity on the touchscreen, or set the device to automatically adjust these settings during the night based on your bedroom environment. ClimateLineAir heated tubing is required for the automatic option. All owners receive access to myAir, an online support system that guides new CPAP users through installation and provides sleep-coaching tips.

Since the AirSense 10 C2C is somewhat expensive, this device may not be necessary for people who are generally satisfied with standard CPAP therapy. Those with limited insurance coverage may also want a more affordable machine. That said, the convenience of card-to-cloud reporting might be worth the investment.

Who It’s Best For:

  • Those looking for a device that streamlines the data reporting process
  • CPAP users who feel more comfortable with flexible pressure settings
  • People who are new to CPAP therapy

Highlights:

  • Card-to-cloud software sends compliance data directly to your physician
  • Automatic climate control adjusts temperature and humidity levels during the night
  • Ramp and EPR features improve ease of breathing
  • Regular Price

    $913

  • Weight

    2.75 lbs.

  • Warranty

    2 years

  • Dimensions

    4.57" x 10.04" x 5.91"

  • Noise Rating

    27 dBA