AirFit F30 Full Face CPAP Mask by ResMed
The AirFit F30 Full Face Mask by ResMed sports several important improvements over traditional full face CPAP masks which can be bulky and confining. The mask features a minimal contact full face cushion which sits comfortably under the nose and over the mouth, leaving the field of view unobstructed to reduce any feelings of claustrophobia.
A multi-point adjustable headgear and magnetic headgear clips help improve mask fit and seal. Last but not least, the quick-release elbow with QuietAir vents improves comfort and ease of use.
Minimalist Cushion and Open-Face Design
The ResMed AirFit F30 Full Face Mask offers a comfortable and convenient alternative to traditional full face masks, which often obstruct the view and cause discomfort with forehead supports and straps. The AirFit F30 features a minimal contact full face cushion that cradles the nose from underneath, eliminating red marks and irritation on the nasal bridge. This design also helps prevent mask leaks around the nasal bridge which is a common concern among full face CPAP mask users.
The absence of a forehead support on the AirFit F30 also makes it a great option for CPAP users who are claustrophobic or feel suffocated by traditional full face masks. Additionally, the open-face design enables the user to wear glasses while using the mask, which is not usually feasible with most full face masks.
The AirFit F30 Full Face Mask is available in small and medium full face cushion sizes, with medium being the standard size that fits most people. Replacement cushions can be purchased separately and we recommend replacing mask cushions every 2 to 3 months for optimal mask seal.
Plush, Five-Way Adjustable Headgear with Magnetic Clips
The AirFit F30 Full Face Mask features a one-size-fits-all headgear with five-way adjusting straps to give you the best fit possible. Magnetic quick-release clips located on the bottom straps help guide the headgear to the frame so you can put the mask on and take it off with ease. This makes the AirFit F30 a great mask for all users, but especially for those with limited hand mobility.
According to ResMed, CPAP masks with magnets should be kept at least 6 inches (150 mm) away from any implants or medical devices that could be negatively impacted by magnetic fields. Failure to do so can lead to malfunction of the implant/medical device. Learn more about the ResMed CPAP Masks with Magnets Safety Update.
Quick-Release Elbow and QuietAir Vent
The AirFit F30 boasts a quick-release elbow that allows for late-night bathroom breaks without the need for mask readjustments. With the quick-release elbow, you can easily disconnect from and reconnect to your CPAP circuit without taking off your mask. The elbow also swivels 360 degrees, allowing for a full range of motion during sleep.
ResMed has also integrated its innovative QuietAir vent technology into the AirFit F30 elbow. With exhalation ports that direct air away from the user and bed partner, the QuietAir vent elbow minimizes noise and draft for a better night's sleep.
What are the difference between the ResMed AirFit F20 and F30 Full Face Masks?
The main difference between the ResMed F30 mask and the very similar F20 mask is the cushion. The AirFit F20 cushion is a traditional, triangle-shaped full face cushion that covers the mouth and sits on the bridge of the nose.
The AirFit F30 cushion, on the other hand, covers the mouth but does not sit on the nasal bridge. Instead, the top part of the cushion sits underneath the nose, and openings at the top of the AirFit F30 cushion facilitate air flow into the nostrils.
Moreover, the AirFit F30 incorporates an adjustment strap at the crown of the head to enhance the fit and stability of the headgear, whereas the AirFit F20 lacks this crown adjustment strap.
Is the ResMed F30 mask compatible with all CPAP machines?
The ResMed AirFit F30 Full Face Mask is compatible with CPAP machines of all brands as well as all tubing with a 22 mm diameter cuff. Please note if you are using the AirFit F30 with the ResMed AirMini Auto Travel CPAP, you will need a ResMed AirMini F20/F30 Setup Pack.
How can I determine which CPAP mask will be most suitable for me?
If you know what mask you used during your sleep study, you can start from there. Think about what you liked and disliked about that mask and look for masks with similar characteristics. For more information and helpful tips on how to choose a CPAP mask, please see our guide on finding the right CPAP mask.
How do I set up the AirFit F30 Full Face Mask with my AirMini?
Remove the original mask elbow on your AirFit F30 and replace it with the AirMini F20/F30 connector elbow. The AirFit F30 and F20 share the same connector elbow which can be found in the ResMed AirMini F20/F30 Setup Pack or purchased separately here.
How do I clean the ResMed F30 mask?
Weekly: headgear, elbow, frame
- Disassemble the mask.
- Soak the cushion, headgear, elbow and frame in warm soapy water for up to ten minutes. Please use a mild detergent that is free from moisturizers and harsh chemicals such as bleach.
- Scrub the vent holes on the elbow with a soft bristle brush.
- Rinse all components thoroughly under running water and squeeze out excess water from the headgear. Lay parts out to air dry away from direct sunlight.
What is the recommended replacement schedule for the AirFit F30 mask?
We recommend replacing the AirFit F30 mask cushion every 2 to 3 months to ensure an optimal seal. The headgear should be replaced every 6 months or whenever it has stretched out. The mask frame and elbow connector can be replaced as needed.
Is the AirFit F30 mask recommended for CPAP users with facial hair?
The AirFit F30 mask can be a suitable option for CPAP users with facial hair. However, facial hair can interfere with the mask's ability to seal effectively. It is recommended to keep facial hair well-groomed and trimmed, particularly in the areas where the mask cushion comes in contact with the skin, to improve the mask's seal.