Because your sleep position can affect your breathing, there are CPAP sleeping positions that are best for each CPAP mask type. While the best sleeping position for CPAP machines is on your side, that doesn’t work for every type of sleeper.
If your most comfortable position is on your back, you may have trouble breathing with sleep apnea but you also have more options for CPAP machines. Full face masks are ideal for this position because they help you comply with your CPAP therapy if you have high pressure settings without being irritating or overwhelming you with pressure.
Try the ResMed AirFit F30 Full Face Mask for the full face coverage you need without the bulk, so you can sleep more comfortably.
This is without a doubt the best sleeping position for CPAP machines because gravity doesn’t impact your airways and you still have enough room for the CPAP machine. You’ll likely prefer a less bulky CPAP machine so that you can sleep comfortably, but you’ll need one that’s secure enough not to budge when pressed up against the pillow all night.
The ResMed AirFit P10 Nasal Pillow Mask will be your best bet for side CPAP sleeping positions. It has quick fit elastic technology to fit securely without air leaks but with minimal facial contact so you won’t be left with painful looking red marks on your face each morning.
The best sleeping position for CPAP machines is also the position that helps you sleep deeply throughout the night.
You want to strike a balance between comfort and fit of the CPAP machine so that you can get the oxygen you need to sleep deeply. It’s never a one-size-fits-all when it comes to CPAP sleeping positions, so you may have to demo a few masks to find what works for you.