Finding the right mask for you is very important in your comfort and ability to wear CPAP. Work closely with your sleep physician and CPAP supplier to make sure you have a mask that fits you and suits your needs.
Many mask styles are available. For example, some feature full face masks that cover your mouth and nose, with straps that stretch across your cheeks and forehead.
These may make some people feel claustrophobic, but they work well at providing a stable fit if you move around a lot during sleep. Another choice are nasal pillows, these fit under you nose and straps cover less of your face.
They may work well if you wear glasses or read with the mask on. A nasal mask is another option; this mask fits over your nose only the straps stretch across your checks and forehead.
Size is important. Most masks come in different sizes, work with your CPAP supplier to assist you in finding the right size for you. Ask you supplier to show you how to adjust the straps for a good fit.