27 Nov 2017

Soft! Soft! Soft! ResMed’s AirTouch F20 CPAP Mask

Is this your most comfortable mask ever?

As a current user of a CPAP machine, you know how much of a role the mask plays in your Obstructive Sleep Apnea therapy every single night.

You can’t miss it – it’s sitting on your face every time to put your head down on the pillow. Sure, it’s vital to help you breathe easier throughout the night, however it’s certainly not as enjoyable as putting on your fluffy pyjamas or pulling over your warm sheets.

If your current mask is giving you discomfort or not working as well as you would like, this may tempt you to give the CPAP machine a miss tonight. 

The problem is, skipping even one night can lead to sleep deprivation and the return of your original sleep apnea symptoms.

So to help you keep up your nightly CPAP routine, it may be worth looking into a new mask. If you are looking for one that is light and comfortable, quiet and soft, and meets all of your treatment needs, look no further!

ResMed has developed the new AirTouch F20 Mask, which is a softer and manageable alternative, so you can rest much easier all night.

Introducing the AirTouch F20 Mask: ResMed's Softest Mask Ever!

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  • Designed to be simple, light and unobtrusive, the ResMed AirTouch F20 is unlike any other mask on the market at the moment. It’s the first mask to use UltraSoft memory foam cushion technology, a flexible frame and magnetic headgear clips for the perfect combination of comfort and performance. 
  • Through the use of its breathable vented seal and quick release mechanism, the ResMed AirTouch F20 also ensures you experience comfort even at high pressures.
  • Its modular frame design allows you to conveniently switch between ResMed AirTouch F20 memory foam and AirFit 20 InfinitySeal cushions, without removing the mask frame, so you can choose the best option to suits your needs.
  • The range of fit, and ease of use makes wearing the ResMed AirTouch F20 mask a breeze.
  • The QuietAir system means that it’s also one of the quietest masks on the market too.

Basically, it’s everything you would expect from a quality ResMed product! Now you can get the better night’s sleep and not compromise your comfort.

Experience a better level of comfort with Memory Foam Cushion 

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Unlike other mask alternatives using silicone, the AirTouch F20 Mask has been specifically designed with ResMed’s new UltraSoft™ memory foam, which offers you the following advantages.

  • Soft on your Face

    Mask discomfort can be the bane of a CPAP user. However the AirTouch F20 Mask is designed specifically to address this for you, resulting in a much more pleasant experience every night. The spongy surface is so light and comfortable, that you’ll wonder how you ever wore any other mask.
  • Adaptable to your Requirements

    The mask cushions come in two types and three sizes (from small, medium and large), which can all be used easily with the one frame. This means that you and your sleep specialist can customise the mask to your treatment requirements and allow you to try different configurations when you need to, to get a better night’s sleep. The pieces are also replaceable, simple to reorder and install.
  • Tailored to Fit

    As the name implies, the memory foam cushion is flexible, and will adapt to the unique contours of each face, designed to provide a personalised and comfortable fit every time it is used.
  • Range Of Motion

    Everyone’s face and head is different, the foam surface allows the AirTouch F20 to be ‘one-size fits all’, resulting is less problems and maximum usability.
  • Breathable Seal

    The AirTouch F20’s seals around the edges can breathe, allowing excess heat and moisture to escape to assist with issues of sweating and temperature.

Easy Mask Maintenance

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Not only does the UltraSoft Memory foam make the AirTouch F20 mask more comfortable, it’s easy to look after too.

Cleaning the foam piece is different and simpler than cleaning plastic or silicone found on other masks. Designed to be changed regularly for convenience and hygiene, the AirTouch F20 requires less maintenance and care.

The foam only requires light cleaning to keep the mask clean for daily use. Simply wipe down the edges with an alcohol-free sanitised wipe. AirTouch F20 cushions should be replaced every month for optimal performance.

Here are the four tips for caring for your AirTouch F20 cushion:

  • Discard the cushion piece once signs of deterioration form or unusual skin irritation occurs
  • Replace with a new cushion piece immediately so that you are comfortable wearing it every night to get the most out of your treatment
  • Clean the cushion every day with a simple wipe down from an alcohol-free wipe or cloth.
  • Keep the mask dry and away from liquids at all times.

The Benefits of the AirTouch F20 Mask for You

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When using a CPAP Machine each night, the best results come when you’re feeling completely at ease in your bed.

The first step to getting this right is the mask piece which connects your machine to your mouth and airways. Feeling more comfortable with your choice of mask will improve your treatment experience and help you to feel more refreshed during the day.

Here’s how the features of the new AirTouch F20 mask can benefit you, night after night.

  1. Gentle on the face

    Designed to be softer than silicone1, the AirTouch F20 Mask uses ResMed UltraSoft™ memory foam along the edges to gently rest on the skin of your face, creating an outstanding seal, without excessive pressure or irritation caused by force.

  2. Adapts to Facial Shape

    Fitting 98% of patient faces studied in a recent ResMed trial, the AirTouch F20’s ResMed UltraSoft™ memory foam cushion is designed to uniquely adapt to your facial features to deliver exceptional comfort and seal.2,3

  3. Simple To Use

    Designed to be intuitively fitted and simple to use, 98% of patients studied achieved a comfortable static seal with the AirTouch F20 Mask. 2,3
  1. A Greater Level of Comfort

    In evaluating mask comfort, the study found that other patients gave the AirTouch F20 Mask an average score of 8.5/103, which is higher than the market-leading full face mask alternative.

No More Embarrassing Red Marks in The Morning

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After you remove your CPAP mask in the morning, and look in the mirror, do you often see those sore red lines across your face?

A frequent complaint that people have with Sleep Apnea Therapy is how the mask leaves prominent pressure marks across their cheeks and mouth where the edges have been pushing down all night. The weight of the mask on your face can cause visible red contact lines which are unpleasant and unsightly.

However, due to the new design and UltraSoft™ memory foam found in the AirTouch F20 mask, you can rest completely at ease knowing that the morning won’t hold any more frustrating surprises that you need to grin and bear.

The ResMed AirTouch F20 distributes the force more broadly, meaning there is less pressure in specific areas which reduces localised irritation. The memory foam is also soft and compliant, which creates less friction and allows a small amount of air to pass across your skin.

In the recent study, 84% of patients had no facial marks or said that it went away within 30 minutes of removing the mask5. This is great news because now, you can get excellent sleep apnea treatment, and not have to just put up with the frustrating side effects experienced with the use of your current equipment. 


Whisper Quiet with ResMed AirTouch F20’s QuietAir Technology

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Let’s not be selfish! It’s not always about you! You may have a partner in the room who listens to the sound of your CPAP machine every night.

Well, the AirTouch F20 Mask affects noise levels too. You all can experience a new level of quiet with the AirTouch F20 Mask! 

Called the ‘QuietAir’, the ResMed AirTouch F20 Mask features a super quiet elbow mechanism which diffuses the air, delivering improved comfort for everyone within earshot.

At only 21 decibels, which is the equivalent of a quiet rural valley or mountain slope environment, the ResMed QuietAir diffuser vent minimises noise and gently disperses exhaled air, making the AirTouch F20 Mask quieter than any other mask before.

Without the QuietAir feature, the decibel rating of other CPAP masks reaches around 30 and over, which can make a difference in the bedroom at night.

When we are trying to sleep, peace and quiet is essential to minimise disturbance and promote a restful night in the darkness. So not only is the ResMed AirTouch F20 Mask designed to be more comfortable, it’s also quieter too to help you sleep.

Is the ResMed AirTouch F20 Mask perfect for my needs?

The new AirTouch F20 Mask is suitable for your use if you:

  1. Want more comfort from your mask.
  2. Experience red facial marks, because it provides less friction and pressure on the skin and allows a small amount of air to pass across the skin.
  3. Have facial hair, because it conforms to the unique facial contours of each individual patient.
  4. Want a mask that is low maintenance, because there is no difficult washing of the memory foam required. Just wipe with a CPAP mask wipe and replace the cushion monthly.

What other Patients are Saying About The ResMed AirTouch F20 Mask

In the recent study conducted, the below quotes were obtained from users of the new ResMed AirTouch F20 Mask5.

“Silicone is soft, but this is softer” 

“This is the most innovative design I have seen in the full-face mask arena. The foam cushion literally feels like nothing is touching your face at all.”

“I think I am in love with it! It's awesome and feels so great on my face! I have super sensitive skin so that has been an issue in the past with masks but not at all last night!”

“It’s like wearing a pillow on my face”


It’s Time to Experience ResMed’s AirTouch F20 For Yourself

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If you’re looking for unparalleled levels of comfort and quiet in a mask, then it’s time to get the ResMed AirTouch F20.

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References

  1. ResMed internal testing comparing ResMed UltraSoft memory foam and silicone; ID A3622977.

  2. ResMed AirTouch F20 internal international fitting study of 34 existing CPAP patients, conducted between 11/04/2016 – 15/04/2016; ID A3774922.

  3. ResMed AirTouch F20 internal international fitting study of 43 existing CPAP patients, conducted between 25/07/2016 – 05/08/2016; ID A3846174.

  4. ResMed AirTouch F20 internal USA fitting study of new and existing CPAP patients, conducted April 2016 and August 2016. 

  1. ResMed AirTouch F20 User Satisfaction Clinical Study, 2017.