Ideal for anyone who can breathe comfortably through their nose
Memory Foam CPAP Masks
The Resmed AirTouch N20 nasal mask and Resmed AirTouch F20 full face mask are great options for those who want to prioritise sleep comfort. Memory foam CPAP masks help support those suffering from sleep apnea and other respiratory conditions.
What is a Memory Foam Mask?
Memory foam masks feature a memory foam cushion that adapts to your facial profile to provide optimal comfort while on CPAP therapy. Unlike typical CPAP masks, such as a nasal or full face mask, a memory foam mask minimises contact pressure to the skin, which reduces the possibility of skin irritation or red facial marks.
How Long Do Memory Foam CPAP Masks Last?
Memory foam masks contain a replaceable cushion. The recommended replacement schedule for memory foam cushions is every four weeks (or monthly) to ensure optimum comfort. For masks that have a silicone cushion instead, a bi-annual or 6-month replacement is recommended.
Can a memory foam CPAP mask be washed?
You should not wash the memory foam cushion or mask frame as it would deteriorate the foam seal. You can use mask wipes for cleaning; however, the cushion and seal require regular replacement. Because it is a full face mask, there are elements that can be cleaned, including the frame and headgear, with warm water and soap.
What's the Difference Between AirTouch and AirFit?
The main difference between AirTouch and AirFit masks is the cushion material. An Airfit F20 full face mask is made of silicone, while the cushion of the AirTouch N20 mask is made from Ultra Soft memory foam. The memory foam cushion is designed to be extra soft, allowing it to contour easily to the shape of your face.
Why Do I Need a CPAP Mask?
CPAP masks are used by individuals who need CPAP therapy to treat sleep apnea and other respiratory conditions. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that occurs when you stop breathing for 10 seconds or longer while sleeping. This condition can occur from a series of problems, including (but not limited to) sinus issues, a deviated septum or nasal allergies.
CPAP therapy usually involves the use of a machine with an attached mask that helps regulate breathing while sleeping. A CPAP machine provides stable air pressure that passes through a CPAP mask for ease of breathing. CPAP masks come in a range of designs and types to suit various face shapes, sizes and comfort levels.
Memory foam cushion masks are a great example of the variety that CPAP masks can be designed. These masks are the ideal fit for those who require extra comfort and have sensitive skin. Memory foam masks, like the F20 full-face mask, are a great alternative to the regular full-face mask.
For more information on what sleep apnea is and what CPAP therapy involves, please visit our FAQs page.
Alternatives to Memory Foam Masks
There are several alternatives to memory foam masks, including nasal masks and full-face masks. All of these other styles should be taken into consideration when working out the right CPAP mask for you, as each mask can be suitable for different reasons.
While the memory foam mask is a great option for those who enjoy the comfort of a memory foam cushion with a full face frame, some may find this style to be unsuitable or too heavy for their CPAP treatment.
Nasal masks are designed to fit over the nose and upper lip. As a lighter mask style, the nasal mask allows for free movement while sleeping and the added benefit of stability on the bridge of the nose. The nasal mask is situated more on the nose than the F20 full-face mask, allowing for added support during the night.
Full Face Masks
Full-face masks are the most secure CPAP mask design and are considered to be heavier and bulkier than other styles. These masks fit over the nose, mouth and cheeks and allow you to breathe comfortably with full support. Unlike the replaceable cushion available with a memory foam mask frame, a regular full-face mask does not require replacement.
About CPAP Direct
Starting CPAP therapy can be a difficult process, especially when treatment is so personalised to each individual. At CPAP Direct, we understand the challenge of beginning CPAP treatment, and we're here to help you every step of the way.
Our team of sleep specialist experts is dedicated to giving you trusted advice and professional support when it comes to CPAP therapy. Of course, there is no extra monetary charge for these support services, nor is there an expiration date to receive support.
It is recommended that you try different CPAP mask designs and types to find what works best for you. At CPAP Direct, we give you the option to hire a CPAP machine and mask, making it easy to find your perfect fit. When hiring with us, there are no deposits, lock-in contracts or purchasing obligations. And, as an added bonus, if you find your ideal CPAP mask and make the purchase, we'll deduct the first month's rental fee from the overall price.
For any questions regarding an already owned product, hiring a device, or if you're just starting out on your CPAP therapy journey, please contact CPAP Direct for professional advice.