AirFit N30i - ResMed's most adaptable mask to date
The AirFit N30i from ResMed is an under-nose mask, and is very similar in design to the popular DreamWear mask from Philips.
Unlike a typical nasal mask, the Resmed AirFit N30 sits underneath the nose, rather than around it. This makes it easier to seal; a smaller contact area means less scope for leakage. The bottom of the nose is also more flexible, being primarily cartilage rather than the bone of the nasal bridge, making it easier to adjust a mask to.
The N30i may be the latest in the AirFit range of nasal masks, but has little in common with the N10 and N20 masks before it. As well as using an under-nose cushion, the CPAP tubing now connects on the drop of the head rather than the front of the mask. This significantly improves freedom, with the tubing far less likely to be pulled when changing position. It also reduces the weight of the front of the mask, reducing the effects of gravity when sleeping on your side.
The N30i is also entirely flexible; the frame itself is flexible (on most masks this is rigid), allowing a degree of automatic adjustment throughout the night. Every aspect of the AirFit N30i's design is focused on patients who change position regularly, or who spend the majority of the night on their side. The AirFit N30i's flexibility, and hose positioning, are particularly beneficial in such instances.
Sizing your ResMed AirFit N30i
There are two starter packs, each of which is delivered with 1 frame and 2 cushions as follows:
- Small starter pack: 1 small frame, 1 small cushion,1 standard cushion
- Standard starter pack: 1 standard frame, 1 small cushion, 1 standard cushion
Please note: the standard frame is bigger than the smaller frame. In general, most men should select the standard frame, and most women the small frame. See below for more information on this.
Two additional cushions can be ordered as spare parts:
- Small wide cushion (SW size): for small, flat noses
- Wide cushion (W size): for large, flat noses
Please note that these cushions must be purchased separately if required, ResMed do not include them as standard. See the guides below for more information about sizing.
Sizing your ResMed AirFit N30 frameStep 1 - In general, men should select the standard frame size and women should select the small frame size. These are general recommendations that can be disregarded if you feel that you have a smaller/larger face than average.
Step 2 - The frame should sit on the top of the head, like a headband. If the frame is too small, it will feel tight and sit too close to your forehead. If the frame is too large, it will feel loose and sit too far back on your head.
Both frame sizes include two sizes of the nasal cushion itself (Small and Medium). Cushions are also available in Small Wide (for small flat noses) and Wide (for large flat noses). Should one of these additional sizes be required, it can be ordered here - they will automatically be half price when ordered at the same time as the N30 itself. Use the guide below to determine if you need one of the additional sizes.
Sizing your ResMed AirFit N30i cushionStep 1 - Download the Sizing Guide by clicking here. Print it in the right dimensions (check the scale).
Step 2 - Place the template below your nose, perpendicular to your face. If you have a narrow nose, start with the blue/red side of the template. If you have a wide nose, start with the black/purple side of the template.
Step 3 - Look into a mirror and assess whether your nose falls inside or outside the margins on the template. If you are between two sizes, choose the larger one.
Step 4 - If your nose is size S (red) or M (blue), select the appropriate cushion from your starter pack. If your nose is SW (purple) or W (black) then you will need to order the cushion in addition to a starter pack; ResMed do not include these as standard with either pack.
If you remain unsure about the cushion sizing, you may instead want to consider the DreamWear from Philips. It is a very similar mask but includes all four cushion sizes in the pack, preventing the need for sizing or any additional cushion purchases.
- Mask-Fit Insurance
Mask Fit Insurance is available for this mask
If you are considering trying this mask for the first time, you can order in confidence using Mask Fit Insurance.
Mask Fit Insurance costs £14.99 for nasal masks and £19.99 for full face masks, and allows you to return this mask for a refund if unsuitable.
You have 28 days from the dispatch date to assess the mask and notify us that you are unhappy with it for any reason. You can return it and have it refunded (we must receive it back within 7 days of being notified).
The fee for the insurance is non-refundable once the mask is opened, nor are any outgoing postage costs. The mask itself will be refunded in full.
A pre-paid returns label will be included for customers in the UK. We strongly recommend getting a proof of postage (which is free) as returns not received cannot be refunded. For overseas customers, the return postage will need to be arranged by the customer and this cannot be reimbursed.
CPAP masks purchased without insurance cannot be returned/refunded once opened for hygiene reasons, as explained in our returns policy.
Mask Fit Insurance must be ordered at the same time as the mask in question, and cannot be added retroactively.
Intus Healthcare reserve the right not to honour any orders containing multiple masks purchased with Insurance; please instead choose which mask you feel is most suitable and select the size required as per the sizing gauge (if applicable). Should you subsequently determine a different mask or size is required, you can of course return the first and order the other.
If you need any further information, please use the chat function (if available), or contact us.
SKU / Code 63815 63816 Manufacturer ResMed Product Specifications No What's Included No Useful Links No Vat Exempt Yes Mask Size Standard, Small Sizing Gauges Digital, downloadable (see "Useful Links" box in Product Description above) Mask Type Nasal Cushion Cushion/Seal Material Silicone Replaceable Seal/Cushion Yes 360 Degree Swivels Mask End, Tube End Humidifier Required Optional Forehead Support No Chin Support No Diffuser Yes Exhalation Valve Yes Oxygen/Pressure Port No Flexible Mask Body Yes Storage Bag/Box Supplied No (Quick) Release Method Pull from magnet, over catch Headgear Included Yes Headgear Attachment Method Magnetic Catch Crown Strap Yes, Removable Headgear Adjustment Points 5 Manual Languages English Manufacturer's Warranty 90 days Manufacturer's Help Lines No Made In No CE Marked Yes
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2 Item(s)per pageComfortable mask Review by Stodge
Value Quality Website Information Comfort Ease of UseI was really struggling to find a mask that was comfortable, but finally have in the N30i.(Posted on 15 November 2019)
I tried full face and nasal masks, and had issues with leakage and redness on the bridge of the nose. I then tried nasal pillows, but found they tickled my nostrils.
I was about to give up but decided it was worth trying the N30i, and I'm glad I did. It sits nicely under the nose and creates a seal easily with hardly any pressure required. This makes it far more comfortable that any other mask I have used. The design also makes it easier if you toss and turn in the night - it occasionally moves so much it causes leakage, but is far more comfortable for fidgety sleepers than other masks.
The only downside is that it is noisier that the others - the vents are quite noticeable. But for me the better comfort more than offsets the increased noise
I hated this mask, now I love it Review by Shell
Ease of Use Value Quality Website Information ComfortWhen I first received it, I hated it - it was difficult to adjust to but I persevered and kept trying to use it for a few hours every night and now I love it.(Posted on 5 April 2019)
What do I like about it? 1. It does not mark my face or dent my nose like other masks do. 2. it is soft and comfortable to wear. 3. It is easy to just pull over the head. 4. It is good value for money.
The reason I have given just 4 stars for comfort is because I had to struggle the first few nights and almost gave up wearing the mask. However, now I am used to it, I am keeping it. No more marks on my forehead, no dents on my nose and no pulling of hair that gets entangled in straps. Therefore, I recommend this mask!