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Zzz-Mask Full Face

Average Category Ratings

Seal
3.4
Average
Comfort
3.7
Above Average
Quietness
3.8
Above Average
Ease of Use
3.5
Above Average
Ease of Cleaning
3.7
Above Average
Durability
3.5
Above Average
Headgear
3.4
Average


Zzz-Mask Full Face

Number of participants who choose to switch to this product:
21 (42%)

ComfortFull2

Average Category Ratings

Seal
3.7
Above Average
Comfort
3.6
Above Average
Quietness
3.2
Average
Ease of Use
3.7
Above Average
Ease of Cleaning
3.4
Average
Durability
3.6
Above Average
Headgear
3.8
Above Average


ComfortFull2

Number of participants who choose to stay with this product:
29 (58%)

User Reviews     

Zzz-Mask Full Face Reviews   ComfortFull2 Reviews
  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Large

If this mask were improved it could be superior. The hose connection is poor. The Confort 2 has a quick disconnect, the Zzz has a push on fit that often pops off when full air pressure is achieved. The physical connection of the elbow to the mask body is poor, it either pulls out or pushes through the mask into your face without warning. The connection hooks that secure the headgear to the mask are awful. They break, fall off and, unless a lot of tension is applied fromn the headgear they pop off. If you do use tension then you get bad strapmarks on your face. The overall design is good and not having the forhead pad that the Comfort Full has is a significant advantage. It's more comfortable, but the other features described above are a real problem. If the issues were fixed, this would be my mask of choice for a long time.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

Noisy!! The pad that contacts your forehead is irritating. It is strong and the hose connection and the headgear connections are robust and easy to use in the dark. The nose bridge adjustment is weak and breaks off easily producing sharp edges and a useless mask.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Large

No quick disconnect really hurt this mask with me. I get up 2 or 3 times a night and re-masking is a pain. This mask apparently lost seal several times each night to the point my Bi-Pap would go into alarm. Not fun! With no fragile protruding forehead brace I expect this mask will be very durable but I'm back to the old choice for now.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

Never a perfect seal. I'm doomed to sleeping with a pillow over my head if I want my wife to share my bed. And the forehead brace is a pitiful excuse for engineering. Just looking at it make you want to run out and buy spares. That's fine for the pillow but no help at all when the shaft breaks. This is far from a perfect mask. Just the best I've found so far.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Large

General: I really like this mask. I believe this mask is my new mask of choice. Pros: I really like not having a forehead brace component interfering with my field of vision. Exhaust air port placement prevents air blowing directly on my wife, when I sleep on my side. She really appreciates that. I like the lower profile of this mask, compared to the ComfortFull 2. Cons: I would like to see a quick disconnect on the inlet port, to facilitate air supply tubing removal. The headgear is comfortable enough, but I would like to see the "top" strap go more directly over the top of the head. I've noticed a tendency for the headgear to slip/slide down, during the night, which causes air leaks.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

General: This is a good mask that has worked for me since 2003. Pros: I like the quick disconnect feature on the inlet mask port. Cons: Exhaust air port blows air straight away from face. Air blows on sleeping companion if I'm sleeping on my side. The thing that annoys me the most about this mask is durability. I've had several forehead supports break at the rotating joint where the support attaches to the upper mask arm. I have also had several of the "ears" (where the ball connectors on the headgear straps attach to the lower part of the mask)break, rendering the mask useless.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Medium

The seal pushed too close to my eyes.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

No Comment

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Large

THE GOOD: I liked that it was light weight. THE BAD: Because there is no way to anchor it to your forehead, I found it "riding" up my face uncomfortably at night. Also, the exhaust vents are too close to my eyes. If I rolled over, the exhaust would go directly into my eyes, which would dry them out. Also, I question the durability. The straps for the headgear felt like they were going to break every time I took the unit off.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

THE GOOD: Pretty good seal. The way it anchors to your forehead with the headgear allows for a good, stable position on the face. It feels very, very sturdy. I don't think this one will break very often. THE BAD: None identified.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Medium

I liked how the mask was both light and flexible. The headgear seemed fine although ultimately may not be ideal given the rest of my comments. However, through the night I noticed that it tended to slide up my face, and the "rubber" of the mask became very soft as it was warmed by my face and I did not have one night where I was able to keep a decent seal beyond the first 2-3 hours. One night I woke up with the bottom of the mask in my mouth as if it were a bit and I a racehorse. I really love the idea of this mask and wanted it to work and persistently kept trying but this was not a match for me.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

The ComfortFull 2 is the second mask I received when I started CPAP therapy and I still find it one of the most reliable. I tend to need the headgear very tight so it is not very comfortable, but otherwise it works well and I can count on fairly consistent seals. It is very difficult to shift in my sleep and I risk losing the seal but I seem to have worked through that, having bought one of the cpap pillows from cpap.com. All in all, as much as I wanted to find the next best new full face mask....the Zzz-Mask was not it for me.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Large

I liked the smaller size and the flexibility of the material it is made from. I liked the air ports at the top of the nose. The smaller size made it easier to move your head and offered more positions to sleep in. With the flexible material it could adjust to the pillow or your face thereby giving a better sleep experience.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

This was the first type of mask I had ever used. After trying the new mask and comparing the two I found that this mask was to big and when moving your head on the pillow it would be a not give and wake me up. I guess being solid it would last longer but I think I would like it to be smaller so as to be less invasive when sleeping.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Medium

the design around my mouth did not fit for me, but I loved the soft feel of the mask. The online fitting guide results stated that my measurements were not suitable for this mask and that was the case.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

Did not fit well for me..the mask leaked at the elbow and was too noisey.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Small

I will buy this mask next time for the quiet exaust. I had to use sleeping pills with the Comfortfull 2 to stay asleep. The only complaint I have is the headgear latches seem weak, but haven't broken.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

I find this mask gets the job done, but as said before, the exaust is loud. The other thing is that sometimes the adjustable forehead piece accidently gets reset during removal causing poor fit and leaks. The Zzz mask fits great without all that stuff and the hose lays better.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Medium

kind of cheaply made

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

Great fit and comfort.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Large

Could not get a good seal. No quick connect for the tubing. Headgear was inferior. Unable to tolerate after trying multiple days. The good thing was that it is smaller. However, there is not nearly enough padding for a good seal.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

This product is superior in all aspects except size.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Medium

I like not having a forehead support. Mask is flexible, and conforms to the shape of my face. The pressure on my lower jaw is lower than with the Comfortfull 2, but my mouth still tends to open while sleeping. I prefer nasal masks.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

Seal is very thin, and tends to make loud vibrating noises when I move my jaw. Head gear must be VERY tight to minimize this noise. When I adjust the headgear tight enough to prevent leaks, the pressure on my lower jaw forces my mouth open, and I snore. I prefer nasal masks.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Large

I've only been on CPAP for about 4 months and this is the most comfortable mask I've tried. Easy to get on and flexible enough to allow for my tossing and turning. Even with my beard, I always get a perfect seal. It has no flaws as far as I'm concerned.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

While this mask is better than others that I have tried, I don't like the forehead part of the mask. If I have to get up in the middle of the night, unhooking the lower latches is a little difficult. The rigid form of the mask did not give and slid off if I rolled to my side.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Medium

It is a brilliant design, very easy to work with and I liked that the exhaust holes went up and away from the face. Comfortable mask with an excellent seal. The headgear was minimal and the clips to get the mask on and off had to take some getting used to but were easy after awhile. The odd thing was that the mask leaked around the nose bridge under higher CPAP settings. The material of the mask also gave me some extra red face marks. Cleaning was simple. The design of the inside of the mask also seemed to keep my mouth closed.The mask also seemed to work best without a lot of water in the humidifier of the machine. All in all, a very good mask

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

The first night was horrid. Leaks all over the mask with higher CPAP setting. After a couple weeks, the mask became better but I really had to keep my face in the pillow to keep the mask from leaking. The headgear is easy and the mask material does not leave red marks on the face. The clips for mask on/off are easy but take some getting used to. The design is good, comfort is good, but the leaks make this mask very average

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Medium

I love the size and weight. It feels much lighter and less intrusive. Much quieter instead of blowing out into the pillow, blanket, or my wife it goes up and disipates. However, it took some adjustment because I actually felt the air moving inside the mask up past my nose and out. It is more difficult to put on without the forehead pad to brace everything. The nose area could be just a tad larger. It presses against the side of my nose some and that was annoying at first. I do not like the headgear fastener. I much prefer the ball to be on the strap. I missed the quick release from the hose. I either have to pull the hose out or take it off if I need to go far from the bed. Since it is cumbersome to put on, the quick release is much more important.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

Much easier to put on and take off, especially with the quick release of the hose. The ball on the headgear is easier to attach to the mask than the other way around. Seems to be more room inside the mask itself. I like that I don't feel the air in the mask. My biggest complaint up until I tried this new mask was the fragile nature of the forehead part of the mask. Nearly everyone I've used over the past 2 years has broken somewhere around the forehead area. At the price I have to pay for these masks, it is worth it to try the new model for an extended period. If the durability is better, and I can continue to adjust, I will likely switch masks.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Large

I really like this mask and only have one suggestion for improvement and that is to bring the lower headgear attachment points on the mask closer in to the mask body so that it does a better job of retaining its seal when the user is sleeping on their side with their face pressed somewhat into their pillow.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

I've always had problems getting this mask to retain its seal when sleeping on my side. Also, the mask cuts into the bridge of my nose no matter what setting I tension it to.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Large

The Zzz-Mask Full Face is the quietest mask I have ever used. The pliable material allows me to roll over and not lose the seal. This is great since I tend to sleep on my side. As usual the only concern would be making sure you get the correct size. The designers of this mask have definitely done their homework to address the concerns most have with full face masks.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

This has been the loudest mask I have used. However, the biggest problem with this mask is the headgear. It is too thin and quickly loses it's velcro holding power. I was never able to get a comfortable adjustment to ensure a good seal. I wound up bunching the headgear together like one fat strap. This mask displays the same problems most have with full-face masks and turning while sleeping.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Medium

I did not like the Zzz-Mask Full Face as much as the ComfortFull2. First of all the seal was not good I could not sleep on my side with it. I ordered a medium because that's what I had with the ComfortFull, but it was much smaller and while I do not have a hugh nose, there was little room for it. The headgear did not snap in place as easily as the Comfortfull. I also felt that it would not hold up as well has the ComfortFull due to the flimzy seal. I would not buy it!

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

I have been very satisfied with the Comfortfull mask and wear it every night.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Medium

I loved the lightness of this mask, and the ability to sleep on my side and stomach easily, very comfortable mask, but the main problem is the headgear, in order for it to be in place correctly it has to come over my ears which was uncomfortable. Other than this issue it's a great mask.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

No Comment

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Large

It is not as cumbersome when wearing. How ever it is a pain to disconnect the head gear from the hose for daily cleaning. It leaks about the same as the ComfortFull 2 towards the moring becuase of the oil deposited on the gasket. Slao stilll need to keep the mask drawn too tight to keep a good seal.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

Cumbersome feel confined. It is hard to mage a good seal around the face, following the proceedures, too much air leaks around the mask edges cause me to wake up often. I have had an ongoing problem with the forhead device. it keeps breaking. I have not determined what the cause is and have kept a supply of repplacement head gear pieces as necessary to be able to use through the night.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Medium

I liked the smaller size and the softness of the overall product but I couldn't get a good seal and had a lot of leaking which forced me to cinch the mask tighter and then my nose was touching the mask. I never made it through an entire night with the product

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

I may just be more used to the Comfort2 but I got a better seal and a more comfortable fit.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Large

I was really looking forward to this mask as I am a stomach sleeper and this mask didn't have a headrest like the ComfortFul2. I quickly found out though that the air exhaust shoots straight up, instead of out making it almost impossible to sleep with the face towards the pillow. Had the exhaust been outward like the ComfortFul2 this most likely would have worked much better for me. Sleeping on my side or back the mask was very nice, well sealed. But I found myself having lots of problems when I tried to sleep on my stomach which is where I find myself many times at night. The headgear seems to be more confining than the Comfortful2. I think it is because the straps go near the eyes. Not a real big issue though.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

I've been using the ComfortFul2 for quite a long time. I can sleep in almost any position but have had problems with the headrest actually breaking due to the stress it gets when sleeping on my stomach. I've actually bought extra bridges as a result. The newer headgear is very nice and doesn't cause pain like the older one did which was narrower.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Large

Likes: The exhaust air vents are pointed in an upward direction. The strap width of the headgear is decent. Dislikes: Without a forehead support on the frame, the top straps pulled the upper part of the mask against the top of my nose as I attempted to try to get a reasonable seal. This was quite uncomfortable. This is also a problem in the way the top straps go past the eyes. The airflow also seemed to be "disturbing" inside the mask which made it hard to get to sleep. The lower headgear clips and posts on the mask were hard to connect most of the time. They also don't appear to be very durable. I never could get the mask to feel like it wasn't leaking....somewhere. The fact that there is a minimal frame and most of the mask is so soft, may be contributing to that. I was hoping for some improvement over the Comfortfull 2, but I was disappointed.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

Likes: Forehead support piece. Hard-shelled durable frame. Dislikes: Exhaust vent is at the elbow and blows straight out from the face, which is a problem when sleeping with someone else. Headgear is minimal and flimsy. Ball-socket headgear connectors can be difficult to attach at times. Have never been able to get this mask to feel like it wasn't leaking....especially in the lower corners of the seal. The seal itself is too stiff an the bottom part of it hurts my chin and lower gums. Non-removable/replaceable seals.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Medium

I like the fact that it has no forehead "T bar" and is small and light. It will definitely be the mask I keep in my travel bag. It is very comfortable and quiet - seals well even with my beard / moustache. My only complaints are that it tends to move around - I found I was waking up occasionally to re-seat it, and the upper headgear strap is too near my eyes. Maybe a fair trade for the ability to sleep on my stomach.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

This mask is my old favorite - I've had three. For a week or so, I thought I would give it up for the Zzz-mask, but after having to readjust the Zzz a few times in the middle of the night, I went back to the ComfortFull.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Large

No Comment

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

No Comment

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Medium

I really liked the vent holes on the TOP of the mask instead of in the front as the other. The air doesn't blow on my arm at night. The mask seemed to mold better to my face and was more comfortable when sleeping on my side.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

This masked seems sturdier; more durable. I don't like where the vent holes are located.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Medium

I had pretty consistent leaks, and had to use a RG strap most of the time. It was a comfy mask, the price is good, and I like the absence of a forehead piece.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

The CF2 has always sealed well for me, and I get very a low AHI with it, but it hits right above my sellion on my lower teeth.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Small

I liked the firmer mask, but it was so small it made me feel claustrophobic. I could never get the headgear adjusted to avoid my ears. I'd suggest making mask a bit larger and changing headgear to avoid ears. I liked the fact that it was quieter, but the claustrophobic feeling and discomfort of the headgear made the quietness of the mask less attractive.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

Very flexible and adjustable (if fragile; I've broken one before where the plastic adjustable slide attaches to the mask. I didn't like the fact that I had to buy an entirely new mask rather than just replace the plastic slide. This is clearly a superior product in terms of flexibility and fit because of the softer mask and adjustable headgear. I like the location and design of the exhalation port better too, even though it makes the mask louder. The connectors that attach the headgear to the sides of the mask are difficult to use. I was able to use them on my old mask, but on this mask, I have to leave the connector attached to the mask and take it off by removing the black strap from the connector. This makes the velcro on the black strap weaker, seemingly each time, even though I've cleaned the velcro.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Large

The Zzz-Mask Full Face eliminated the bridge across the eyebrow reducing a pressure point there. This mask is also smaller than the ComfortFull 2 which increases comfort. The Zzz-Mask Full Face has the same inherit problems as other masks, leaking seals and maximum comfort for the wearer!

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

The ComfortFull 2 has a bridge across the eyes which is uncomfortable at times and causes pressure at the point of contact. The plastic swivel on this bridge also has a tendency to break easily and requires replacement. Otherwise, overall a good mask! Thank You for letting me participate in this survey! I will remain a loyal customer!

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Large

I thought I would like not having a forehead part. I noticed that the mask would slip upward during sleep and expose lower lip causing me to adjust so I could continue to sleep. May just need to get used to no forehead and adjusting mask to avoid slippage. I would like to try mask further before giving more definitive report.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

Only problem I have encountered is slippage of mask upward exposing lower lip and the need to adjust to continue sleep. Very comfortable mask and overall very pleased.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Medium

I like the smaller foot print on my face and the quieter machine. What I really didn't like was the exhaust blew directly into my forehead. I could not sleep with the air blowing on my forehead. I also felt that the release for the headgear was more difficult to work than the comfortfull 2.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

When the comfortfull 2 is new it has a great seal and is quite quiet. The headgear is easy to release even in the dark while lying down. It is a little cumbersome to clean and the rubber seals on the mask break down quickly. But the excess air is directed away from the face which is a help. And while the mask takes up a lot of room on my face this final feature is a tremendous help. I wish it was smaller like the Zzz Mask but I still prefer the Comfortfull 2.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Medium

I like its small size and light weight. The flexible elbo enables head movement without breaking the seal. It has no forehead support so I can scratch my forehead. It is very quiet in use. I dislike the lower velcro straps because they are too wide and block the movement of the plastic pieces that attach the headgear to the mask.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

I like to be easily able to detach and re-attach the mask from the tubing. I like the large breathing chamber. I dislike the following: The exhale vent can easily get covered by the bedding. It is difficult to change the angle of the forehead support with the mask on. It is cumbersome sometimes to get the ball into the socket. Sometimes I get the thin outer sealing strip inside my mouth.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Large

I really liked the way it fit my face. The seal seemed to stay in place over a wide range of positions on my chin and nose. I have a beard and goatee and I had no problems with leaks. My Comfortfull 2 only has one spot that fits and if the mask moves from the spot you get massive air leaks. The Zzz-Mask was much more forgiving in the fit. I also like the fact nothing was poking my forehead all night. The way to air tube attaches is very flexible and allowed me to move around in the night without pulling or tugging and dislodging the mask. The headband was very comfortable and I had no problems getting it adjusted. Overall I was able to wear this mask without having to overtighten it to prevent leaks. The Comfortfull 2 works well with very low pressures but always wakes me up with leaks and I have to really tighten it up my face to get it to stop. This of course leads to dents in my face every morning. No problems like this with the Zzz-Mask. I was able to place the mask on and sleep through the night without having to reposition or over tighten the mask. The air flow from the mask is much quieter and because the air stream goes upward it doesn't blow air on my wife all night (not to mention the dogs). Overall this is a much superior product to the Comfortfull 2.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

I hardly wear this mask anymore. I don't like the way it fits on my forehead and I dislike the amount of pressure I have to use to keep it form leaking, even at relatively low pressures. It isn't easy to clean in my opinion and has too many parts to take apart and clean.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Small

Seal - in the beginning the seal is perfect. But as I moved around at night, the seal was either complete/wonderful, or just awful - with bad leaks. Comfort - the mask was designed better in my opinion. More room for my cheeks, and the bottom of the mask fit lower, more comfortable between my lower lip and my chin. Quietness - see above - seal - either perfect or horrible. Ease of Use - I didn't like the clips as much as respironics ball for hooking and unhooking the mask. The clips I didn't find worked as well for me. Ease of Cleaning - okay Durability - I don't think this product is as durable as the comfortfull. It seems flimsier, easier to break. Also, the part where the hose hooks kept collapsing in as I moved around at night. Headgear - seemed made cheaper than respironics headgear. The tabs for adjustment were better on the respironics. Again, the respironics ball sockets for me worked better than zzz-mask clips. ----------------------------------- The shape of the zzz-mask worked better for me. I liked how it fit my cheeks and between my lower lip and chin. In this respect the zzz-mask was far superior. When the mask did not leak it was wonderful. But it was inevitable as I moved around at night that it leaked badly. Yes, I tried adjusting the straps, still had same leakage issues. All or nothing. Again the part that connected to the hose would collapse inward. That was not user friendly. I say good effort, keep trying. -------------------------------- I can't say I'd pick either mask over the other - zzz-mask or comfortfull - they both have pros and cons. I'm still in search of a better solution for me. If I have to pick, I pick comfortfull 2 because I can't get the zzz-mask to stop leaking horribly as I move around at night. I did try adjusting the headgear - I'm used to working with that. If it wasn't for the horrible leaks with the zzz-mask, I would pick it first.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

Seal - so-so. this mask does not fit my cheeks well. or around my mouth well. Major issues with leaks at top of mask. Comfort - so-so / again, doesn't sit well against my cheeks or below my lower lip. Quietness - so-so / leaks around top of nose are quite a problem. Ease of Use - good / headwear works well and is durable. Ease of Cleaning - fine Durability - good Headgear - excellent / ball joints for attached and detaching mask I think work very well. -------------------------------- I can't say I'd pick either mask over the other - zzz-mask or comfortfull - they both have pros and cons. I'm still in search of a better solution for me. I will say, if I have to pick one, I'll regretfully pick the comfortfull 2. Because I feel I get less leakage overall with it. And that is what is quite important for me. I'm sad to say that I've taken a sandwich baggy and cut a piece of it and taped it to the top of this mask to prevent leakage around the nose. It's the only solution I've found to work. On my cheeks and below my lower lip are uncomfortable.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Small

I really liked the new clips, they were easy to use. This mask was lightweight and felt good on my face. The mask was not easy to put on in the dark. The seal did not hold as well as I was used too. The mask has some vent holes at the top of the nose area, between the eyes, which blows air on your forehead, very irritating.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

No Comment

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Medium

LIKED: *Extremely* light weight; hose connector very free-swiveling and flexible DIDN'T LIKE: No quick-disconnect connector for hose; mask mostly gel-like substance, which is fairly "tacky" to the touch, attracts hair and fuzz, and is somewhat hardy to keep clean; would lose seal several times during night--had to tighten headgear more than usual to get decent seal, which caused the cushion to irritate my skin; noisier than the ComfortFull 2

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

LIKED: Quick-disconnect for hose--doesn't require undoing headgear; maintains good seal throughout night; quiet DIDN'T LIKE: somewhat heavy; headgear straps slightly difficult to connect

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Medium

I LOVE THE COMFORT. IT WAS EASY TO GET MY SEAL. IT STAYED PUT AND DIDN'T SLIP AROUND ON ME AT ALL. I'M WORRIED ABOUT HOW WELL THE SOFTNESS WILL HOLD UP THO.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

THE SEAL IS SOMETIMES HARD TO GET, BUT IT IS EASIER TO TAKE APART THAN THE ZZZ. I FIND THE CLIPS RATHER DIFFICULT TO WORK TO PUT IT ON AND TAKE OFF.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Large

I liked the ease of cleaning it and ILOVED not waking up with a red blotch on my forehead .I did not notice any diffrence in my quality sleep since I use CPAP every night for the past 2 years.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

Its like having an Ex who you mantain a freindship with. Comfort was all I knew and now that I have something else. I will use my comfort full as a stand by and will use ZZ all the time.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Small

LIKE: Easy to put on and adjust headgear. More comfortable than Comfortfull2. Easy to seal and keep sealed. Small size is wonderful. DISLIKE: I have BPH, and must get up several times each night to use the bathroom. Upon returning to bed, I was never able to get the headgear in the right postion without becoming fully awake again. Also, the headgear musses my hair more than the ComfortFull2 does.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

LIKE: Headgear, comfortable. Can put it on in my sleep, almost. DISLIKE: Size - It's just BIG. Difficult to maintain seal at times. OVERALL COMPARISON ON SCALL OF 0-100: ComfortFull2: 90 ZzzMask Full Face: 88

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Large

I like not having a forehead pad. fewer small easily breakable parts are good too. did not like the heagear placement it rubbed the tops of my ears. also needed to tighten headgear tighter to prevent leaks,but still leaked when I lay on my side.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

has more cushion for seal,do not need to have headgear tighter to seal better. It has more small easily breakable parts.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Medium

The system to disconnect the tube from the mask is not very simple to use, especially in the middle of the night, when one does not want to take off the mask to use the bathroom. When removing the headgear to clean the mask, because you have to undo the velcro, youlose the right fit for your head, and then once you put it back together, you have find the comfortable fit again. This is complicated because once you have the most comfortable position, you do not want to lose it. The plastic clips that attach the headgear to the mask are better designed, this design allows for easier on and off of the mask.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

The system to disconnect the tube from the mask is very easy to use, especially when one is half asleep and needs to use the bathroom in the middle of the night. The system to disconnect the top part of the mask with the head gear attached to clean the mask, is very simple to use, very handy and convenient because you don't lose the right fit when you put the mask back together. The small plastic round shaped clips used to attach the headgear to the mask are not easy to use.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Medium

Not having the forehead brace and the flexible nature made this mask very comfortable to wear. It seemed to seal ok although just as other masks there were leaks and the flexibility of the intake seemed to lend itself to the malformation of the mask as the hose pulled on it. However, overall the seal was as tight as most other full mask I have used. The headgear could use a little redesign it is cumbersome and difficult to put on and remove quickly.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

The headgear on this mask needs a redesign of the clips they are hard to use, and I would imagine someone with a disability would most likely have a very difficult time using them at all. The mask itself is comfortable and seals fairly well; needing some extra tightening.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Large

I liked the flexability and how light the mask is, it was very soft to the face. The headgear bottom strap connection seems a little chensey but worked better than it looked

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

This was the only mask I had used until this challange and I really like the headgear connections. I had liked the hard plastic until I got the challangers product

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Medium

Advantages: 1. Smaller mask 2. More comfortable straps & no forehead brace 3. Much better exhaust - shoots up so it does not disturb my spouse at night. 4. Flexible hose-to-mask interface reduced tugs from hose. Disadvantages: 1. The swivel connector at the hose connection leaks some - enough to make a noticable sound.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

Advantages: 1. Quieter because there are no leaks at the mask swivel connector. Disadvantages: 1. Larger mask 2. Forehead brace that is not that comfortable. 3. Exhaust shoot directly in front that wakes up my spouse when I face her.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Large

I liked the headgear most on the Zzz-Mask, it was comfortable but the snaps are very fragile, good thing they package extra snaps. the worst part of the mask was its inability to hold a good seal at my pressures which are from 14-20 cms. I had to tighten the straps down to a very uncomfortable level, it leaked most around the top of the mask around the nose area, every morning i would have a red upside down v across my face on the bridge of my nose and down my cheeks. definitely needs a little tweaking on the manufacturer's end to maybe revise it a little. although it may do well with lower pressures. overall an average or slightly below average mask. but it is a relatively quiet mask, so that's a plus. another feature that it lacks is a real quick disconnect for those occasional nighttime potty breaks when I don't really feel like taking it off. also those snaps really take some getting use to, I had the hardest time snapping and unsnapping them, it always felt like i was either gonna break the post off the mask frame or break the snap itself.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

What are my main gripes about the CF2? a weak forehead support maybe but its not too bad if your careful with it. the fact that sometimes it can be a little rough on the nose bridge but its still my favorite full face mask. it will handle just about any pressures without too much risk of seal blowout, I have had it at peak pressure 20 cms a few times but it still does well and stays relatively leak free. and maybe the occasional low whistle it will give through the exhaust ports. other than that a very solid ff mask that works with me all of the time. so it will continue to be my mask of choice. having a real quick disconnect is great.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Medium

It was like sleeping in my pre-CPAP days ... waking up every 30 minutes, and a migraine headache in the morning. Only used it 2 nights during the trial for fear of my life.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

No Comment

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Medium

I love that I have nothing on my forehead, and it doesn't feel like I have a gigantic mask on my whole face. This is the coolest full face mask I've ever seen, but there were a few issues with it. The main thing I wasn't too crazy about was the headgear. It took me awhile to get the hang of the clips, although, once I did, I found that they were a bit easier to deal with than the ComfortFull. I found that the headgear wasn't as easy to adjust as the ComfortFull's headgear is, though. I definitely think that the ZZZ-Mask is more comfortable and easier to deal with, although I'm afraid it might not be as durable as the ComfortFull.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

The ComfortFull appears to be more durable, and I do like the headgear better because of the EZ Peel tabs. However, I always feel like the mask is swallowing my whole face, and the only reason I use this mask is because I haven't found a nasal mask I like.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Medium

Quiet, lightweight and exhausts air upward which allows you to sleep on your side without disturbing your sleep partner. The seal seemed a bit too wide at the bridge of the nose causing it to rest upon my left eye.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

Good seal and sturdy construction with exception of the adjustable forehead rest. This seems to be the thing that always breaks on this mask. The forward exhaust of air prevents sleeping on your side without disturbing your partner.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Large

I like that it was smaller and not as "full face" as the ComfortFull. I did not at all like the less-than-ComfortFull padding seal. I may be more sensitive to pain, but I need much more padding. The headgear was great... very comfortable.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

The padding. I wish it were smaller like the Zzz, but still keep the padding.

  By Challenge participant

Provided and Rated Size: Medium

had problems with leaks and noise, Zzz's low tech exhaust port design most likely cause of excessive noise. While the unique flexible design of this mask holds great promise, did not like headgear cupping the back of the head, it felt confining, since there were so many leaks I had to cinch up on the headgear too much which made for uncomfortable nights. My hair is short, cannot fathom a person with long hair using this headgear. I may try using my old UMFF headgear with it.

   By Challenge participant

Rated Size: N/A

The lesser of the 2 evils, the C2 faired much better for me especially on the leak front. C2 also has a forehead support to better control leaks without the use of confining headgear or having to tighten straps. The C2 did leave more of a red mark on the bridge of my nose (usually not a problem with other masks). Totally dislike the ball-n-socket quick connects.


Our Comments

When we supplied 50 CPAP users that own Respironics ComfortFull 2 Full Face Masks with PMI Pro Basics Zzz-Mask Full Face Masks we were not sure what to expect. The ComfortFull 2 is the best selling full face mask on CPAP.com and the Zzz-Mask is a new mask from a new supplier. Once again the CPAPtalk.com CPAP users did a marvelous job. They want great products and are doing their part. The detailed responses of the 50 participants are excellent and we strongly encourage you to read them all. They are essential reading for all whose job it is to develop improved CPAP interface products.

The Respironics ComfortFull 2 won with 29 Votes (58%) versus 21 Votes (42%) for the Zzz-Mask Full Face Mask. While the ComfortFull 2 had more votes, a result this close would suggest that anyone considering a full face mask should take a good look at the CPAP user comments for specific details. Please note that while the ComfortFull 2 won in overall votes, the Zzz-Mask won in three categories.

Each product has good points. The ComfortFull 2 received fifteen generally positive comments (30% of the participants) on its seal. The Zzz-Mask full face mask had fourteen generally positive comments (28% of the participants) on the smaller feel it had on the face.

Yet not all is well. Challenge participantís responses clearly indicate opportunities to improve each of these products with relatively small design modifications. Twenty people (40% of the participants) were generally dissatisfied with the Zzz-Mask headgear latches and seven (14% of the participants) mentioned the lack of a quick hose disconnect. Those simple changes could have put the Zzz in the winnerís circle. Likewise the ComfortFull 2 had thirteen less than complimentary comments (26% of the participants) relating to the headgear clips.

These are very high complaint rates on relatively simple and inexpensive aspects of the overall design. The participants also pointed out a host of problems related to overall design considerations. Serious concerns, ranging from waking bed partners with blasts of air to mask breakages, were reported.

Each product that has undergone the scrutiny of the Product Challenge has been shown to have excellent features and significant drawbacks. CPAP Users expect that the sleep treatment manufacturers will listen to their suggestions and make ever better products.
Until the next Product Challenge,
John Goodman, President, CPAPtalk.com


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