ResMed AirFit F30i Full Face CPAP Mask
The AirFit F30i is ResMed’s full face mask entry into their line of tube up masks for CPAP users. With a wide-open mask frame design and a cleverly contoured minimal contact facial cushion, the F30i results in fewer red marks, accommodates side sleepers, and negates claustrophobia concerns some may have with other full face masks.
A top of the head connection to the circuit from the CPAP machine keeps the tubing out of the way throughout sleep. Air flow travels through a soft silicone frame to the face cushion. The F30i’s ultracompact cushion sits over the mouth and under the nose, never touching the nasal bridge.
- Ultra-compact full face mask
- Flexible conduit frame
- Top of the head elbow connection
Minimal contact full face mask
The F30i weighs very little for a full face mask and comprises only a few mask components. The face cushion sits low on the face, covering the mouth and resting under the nose. A soft silicone conduit frame crosses the crown of the head and extends across both cheeks, away from the eyes.
Flow from the CPAP machine enters the connecting elbow at the top of the head and travels through the conduit frame to the facial cushion. One size fits all headgear attaches to the silicone frame and rests low behind the head, with no points of contact across the forehead. The frame, headgear, and cushion leave the center of the face untouched. The low profile F30i full face mask permits glasses and leaves vision entirely unobstructed.
Sleep the way you want
The facial cushion is curved to deliver stable performance and a fit that endures all night long, regardless of sleeping position. The contours of the mask prevent compression during side sleeping.
Accordion-style ribbing across the crown of the head automatically conforms the frame to the individual user’s head size. The top-up design and self-adjusting frame also stabilize the mask for any sleeping position. The top of the head connection not only keeps the tubing out of the way regardless of position, but it also delivers CPAP flow through the hollow frame to the over the mouth cushion.
Simple to fit & comfortable to wear
The AirFit F30i slips on over the head with ease. Magnetic clips connect the frame to the cushion. Four points of attachment let you customize the mask for your best fit.
The hose from your CPAP machine connects at the crown of the head to a swiveling, quick-release elbow that moves 360 degrees. The quick-release elbow offers freedom of movement and supports rapid connections and disconnections from your CPAP machine.
The silicone frame flattens for comfort along the cheeks during side sleeping but air flow continues uninterrupted through the opposite side of the frame. Air vents on the elbow and the face cushion direct air flow away from you and your partner for a quieter night's rest.
Sizing and Fitting
Careful sizing of both the face cushion and the frame is essential to attain the full benefits of all the unique features this mask offers.
The ResMed F30i comes in three frame sizes (small, standard, and large), and the face cushion comes in four sizes (small, medium, small – wide, and wide).
The cushion size is determined by the length and width of your nose. ResMed has a size guide to select the best cushion size for your face. Print the guide out and place it under your nose or use the one included in the starter pack. Scale up to the larger cushion if either the length or the width of the nose lands in the next size up.
The optimally fitting frame centers on the head and is not too close or far from the eyes and ears.
- Undo the magnetic clips from both sides of the cushion.
- Hold the cushion under the nose with one hand.
- Pull the headgear and frame over the head with the other hand.
- Attach the lower headgear straps to the cushion with the magnetic clips on both sides.
- Evenly adjust both sides of the upper straps.
- Evenly adjust both sides of the lower straps.
Adjusting for leaks
- Adjust the top straps for leaks under the nose.
- Adjust the bottom straps for leaks around the mouth.
- Pull the facial cushion away from the nose and mouth and reseat it to remove wrinkles that cause leaks.
- Try a different size face cushion or a different size frame if leaks persist or require excessive tightening of the headgear.
Important: Air flows out of the vents in the cushion and elbow. Do not mistake this for a leak. Do not cover these ports.
Care of the Mask
Recommended cleaning frequency
- Daily: cushion
- Weekly: headgear, frame, and elbow
- Soak in warm water with a mild dish soap.
- Ensure that there are no air bubbles in the frame’s tubing while soaking.
- Use a soft bristle brush to remove debris at the vent holes.
- Thoroughly rinse the components under running water.
- Squeeze the headgear and sleeves with a clean towel to remove excess water.
- Air dry away from direct sunlight.
Important: Do not clean with products containing alcohol, scents, antibacterial agents, antiseptics, bleach, chlorine, or moisturizers. Do not soak any parts for more than 10 minutes.
- This product is not made with PVC or phthalates such as DEHP, DBP, or BBP.
- This product is not made with natural rubber latex.
- The headgear and the mask cushion contain magnets.
Consult your healthcare provider before use if you have a medical implant such as a pacemaker or defibrillator.
Operating Range: 4 to 30 cmH20
Does this mask block my nose so that I cannot breathe through it?
No, the full face cushion does not occlude the nostrils. It sits under the nose and has slits, so airflow moves into your nose and mouth. If you are not feeling airflow into your nose, consider a larger or wider cushion size.
I have the AirFit N30i. Can I swap the F30i cushion into that mask?
No. The AirFit N30i and AirFit F30i use different headgear to hold the cushion to the frame. The full face F30i has four-point headgear to get the best fit under the nose and the mouth.
The ResMed AirFit F30i uses an ultracompact face cushion similar to the one on the AirFit F30. CPAP users now have a choice between a mask with a tube up design (F30i) or a tube down design (F30). The face cushion on the AirFit F30i is well-engineered for comfort and performance.
ResMed reports that 3 out of 4 users prefer the fit of the AirFit F30i to its leading competitor. Those results are most likely driven by the contours on the cushion that capture the angle under the nose quite well for many people.
If you are looking for a full face mask that lets you sleep how you want to sleep while keeping the center of your face clear and free, the AirFit F30i is a fantastic full face CPAP mask to wear. Let the staff at RespShop help you order the right size for you!
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