With over 20 million Americans suffering from sleep apnea, it’s no wonder that ResMed, a leading manufacturer of CPAP machines and masks, has developed another series of CPAP masks to offer more comfortable CPAP therapy to those in need.
Masks designed to fit more faces
The recently released AirFit™ 20 series includes a full-face, AirFit™ F20, and nasal mask, AirFit™ N20, with the new InfinitySeal™ cushion.
The cushion was developed to be the most adaptive seal yet to reduce air leak and accommodate all facial types and sleep positions. Mask air leak is one of the top reasons why patients stop therapy (read more about side effects of CPAP therapy and how they can be prevented or treated here). Proper fitting can reduce air leak and improve overall comfort.
ResMed testing showed that the AirFit™ N20 fit 99% of patients tested, and the AirFit™ F20 fit 97%, regardless of facial structure, gender or age.
Headgear that’s easier to get on and off
The masks also include magnetic clips- one of the most popular mask features- to make the headgear easier to get on and off.
Our technical director and registered polysomnographic technologist, Jonathan Sherrill, thinks that this is a better mask. He says the main advantage of this mask line is the magnetic clip. All other masks have clips or Velcro, which is difficult to align during the night, and most patients end up stretching it over their heads instead of utilizing proper fitment.
Should I switch to the new AirFit™ N20 or F20 mask?
If you’ve been struggling to find a full-face or nasal mask that fits just right, you may want to try this mask, especially if you struggle taking your current mask on and off.
Check with your equipment provider to see if they carry the new masks. These masks are FDA approved and will be covered by most insurances at the same rates as other full-face and nasal masks.
Are you current CPAP user interested in trying a new ResMed AirFit mask?
Other posts you may find interesting:
- Will my Insurance Cover CPAP? Frequently Asked Questions About Coverage
- How Often Should You Replace Your CPAP Supplies?
- What is the Difference Between Nasal, Nasal Pillows and Full Face CPAP Masks?
- Sleep Apnea Patients Must Show PAP Compliance Before Device Purchase or Resupply
- “Smart” CPAP Machines for Better Sleep Apnea Treatment
- What Are the Side Effects of Using CPAP?