California-based medical devices manufacturer ResMed has launched AirFit F30i tube-up full face CPAP mask, allowing users to sleep in any position.

According to ResMed, the cushion of the mask rests under the nose to avoid red marks, soreness and irritation on the nasal bridge the following day.

AirFit F30i’s quick-release elbow helps users to rapidly disconnect and reattach the mask from its tubing at night without removing it.

Users of the full face CPAP can select between a tube-up or tube-down connection, compact under-the-nose or traditional over-the-nose cushion styles, as well as memory foam versus silicone cushion.

ResMed claims that three out of four CPAP users favour AirFit F30i to other tube-up full face masks for overall performance in a direct comparison study.

ResMed sleep business president Jim Hollingshead said: “AirFit F30i provides a reliable seal and a comfortable under-the-nose fit for active sleepers who need a full face mask but want the flexibility of a tube-up design.

“AirFit F30i rounds out our world-leading portfolio of full face masks designed to meet patients’ and HME providers’ every need.”

Currently, ResMed is offering AirFit F30i in the US, Canada and most European countries.

The launch of AirFit F30i CPAP completes the Freedom category of tube-up masks.

Last year, the California-based company distributed AirFit N30i nasal tube-up in January, while the AirFit P30i nasal pillows tube-up introduced in April.

In 2019, ResMed had closed the acquisition of digital therapeutics firm Propeller Health for a total consideration of $225m.

Propeller Health offers connected health solutions for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.