Which CPAP Mask Size Is Right for Me?
Getting the perfect fitting CPAP Mask is not always easy. In this article, we will guide you to choosing the right fit for your mask, even if the task seems daunting.
You may like to watch this short introductory video first:
Let’s begin by learning a little about how CPAP mask sizing works.
Mask Sizing in the CPAP Industry
Currently there isn’t any specific standard for the sizing of CPAP masks. Sizing differs among all models of CPAP masks, even within manufacturers. The usual sizes of masks are petite, extra small, small, medium, large, and extra-large.
Some manufacturers are starting to include a variety of cushion sizes within one mask package to help alleviate the issues sizing can bring up. In most cases, the headgear included with a CPAP mask is one size fits most, while small or large headgear sizes are usually available if needed.
Gauging the Size of Your Face
Q: How do you get fitted for a CPAP mask?
Manufacturers now offer sizing gauges for most of their mask products. These are very useful when determining the mask size. Although not always completely accurate because individuals have unique facial features, it is a great place to start.
Here at Respshop.com we have accumulated as many CPAP Mask Sizing Gauge PDF files as we could find for the masks we carry. These will help you measure for the mask that is an ideal size for you.
(Note that for added security in your CPAP Mask purchase, you can add our Mask Assurance to your order. Our Mask Assurance Program enables you to use the mask for up to 30 days risk free.
If for any reason you want to exchange or return the CPAP mask, please inform us by the 30th day after the purchase. We will then exchange or refund the amount spent on the mask, no questions asked.)
The CPAP Mask Sizing Gauge PDF printouts below will help you purchase the properly fitting mask. Please use these links to print the sizing gauge for the mask you are interested in.
- ResMed – N10/N20/N30/N30i/Swift FX Nano/Swift FX Nano for Her/Mirage Micro/Ultra Mirage II
- Philips Respironics – Wisp/ComfortGel Blue/Dreamwear/DreamWisp
- Fisher & Paykel Evora/Eson/Eson 2/Zest/Zest Q
Nasal Pillow Masks:
- ResMed – AirFit P10/Swift FX/AirFit P30i/
- Philips Respironics – DreamWear Silicone/DreamWear Gel/Nuance Pro
- Fisher & Paykel – Brevida
Full Face Masks:
- ResMed – AirFit F10/AirFit F20/AirTouch F20/AirFit F30/AirFit F30i/Quattro Air/Quattro FX/Mirage Liberty
- Philips Respironics – Amara View/Amara Gel/DreamWear/ComfortGel Blue/FitLife
- Fisher & Paykel – Vitera/Simplus/Forma
Nasal Masks – CPAP Mask Sizing Gauge
ResMed N10 Nasal Mask with Headgear
ResMed AirFit N20 Nasal CPAP Mask
ResMed AirFit N30 CPAP Nasal Cradle Mask
ResMed AirFit N30i Nasal Mask
ResMed Swift FX Nano Mask
ResMed Swift FX Nano for Her
ResMed Mirage Micro™ Nasal Mask with Headgear
ResMed Ultra Mirage™ II Nasal CPAP Mask with Headgear
Respironics Wisp Nasal CPAP Mask with Headgear
Respironics CPAP Mask with Headgear – ComfortGel Blue
DreamWear Nasal CPAP Mask – Respironics
DreamWisp Nasal Mask – Respironics
Fisher & Paykel Evora Nasal CPAP Mask
Eson Nasal CPAP Mask by Fisher and Paykel
Eson 2 Nasal CPAP Mask by Fisher and Paykel
Fisher Paykel Zest Nasal CPAP Mask with Headgear
Fisher Paykel Zest Q CPAP Mask with Headgear
Nasal Pillow Masks – CPAP Mask Sizing Gauge
DreamWear Silicone Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask by Philips Respironics – 2021 version
DreamWear Gel Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask by Philips Respironics
Nuance Pro Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask by Philips Respironics
ResMed AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask
Swift FX – Nasal Pillow Mask by Resmed
ResMed AirFit P30i Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask with Headgear
Fisher & Paykel Brevida Nasal Pillow CPAP Mask
Full Face Masks – CPAP Mask Sizing Gauge
Amara View CPAP Full Mask – Philips Respironics
Respironics Amara Gel Full Face CPAP Mask
DreamWear Full Face Mask – Philips Respironics
Respironics ComfortGel and ComfortGel Blue Full Face CPAP Mask with Headgear
ResMed F10 and F10 for Her Full Face Mask with Headgear
AirFit F20 Full Face CPAP Mask – ResMed
AirTouch F20 Full Face CPAP Mask – ResMed
AirFit F30 CPAP Full Face Mask – ResMed
ResMed AirFit F30i Full Face CPAP Mask
ResMed Quattro Air Full Face CPAP Mask
ResMed Quattro FX Full Face CPAP Mask
ResMed Mirage Liberty™ Full Face Mask with Nasal Pillows with Headgear
Vitera Full Face Mask with Headgear by Fisher and Paykel
Simplus CPAP Mask Full Face – Fisher & Paykel
Forma Full Face CPAP Mask – Fisher & Paykel
Mask Fit and Adjustment
Upon choosing the mask size and style for your face, you will need to adjust it properly before sleep. While sitting upright on your bed, turn the machine on, and hold the mask against your face with the straps unfastened.
Lie down in your normal sleeping position with your head on your pillow. Now gently and slowly pull the straps until you get a good seal, and then fasten the straps.
We hope this guide has helped you choose the right size for your CPAP mask.