Hybrid Full Face CPAP Mask with Nasal Pillows and Headgear
The Hybrid Full Face CPAP Mask with Nasal Pillows and Headgear offers a fusion of comfort and innovation.
The Hybrid is a unique fusion of technologies, designed to be a universal cpap interface. The Hybrid is a dual airway interface for use with positive pressure ventilation devices for the treatment of respiratory insufficiency and obstructive sleep apnea.
The unique design of the Hybrid Full Face CPAP Mask with Nasal Pillows and Headgear promotes comfort by eliminating pressure points on the forehead and across the bridge of the nose. A built-in chin flap gently supports the chin for stabilization and fit. The Hybrid complete system contains all sizes of all components.
Features and Benefits
Universal Design The unique design of the Hybrid combines the best features of both a nasal pillow system and a traditional full face mask. It offers all sizes and multiple combinations for easy flexible fitting and is designed for quietness and comfort.
Built-In Chin Flap Ideal for mouth breathers, No chin-strap required
No Nasal Bridge or Forehead Contact Glasses may be easily worn, and nasal bridge sores and air leaks are eliminated.
Hybrid Complete System Contains All Sizes of Pillows and Cushions Numerous combinations of sizes are possible for a personal fit.
Premium Headgear Five points of adjustability provides a better seal and increased support, and strap buckles make it easy to remove and reapply the mask
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Material Components of Hybrid Full Face CPAP Mask with Nasal Pillows and Headgear
Cushion and Pillow: Silicone
Headgear: Polyester, Nylon, Neoprene
Headgear Clip: Polycarbonate
Hybrid Full Face CPAP Mask with Nasal Pillows and Headgear
Tired of adjusting your headgear every time you take your mask off during the night? Quick-Clips allow users to easily remove and replace the mask on your face without re-adjusting the headgear straps.
This describes the type of mask cushion for the mask. These values are either cloth, foam, gel, or silicone. The foam and gel are usually both silicone based materials. The masks that are marked as "silicone" are without gel or foam.
Indicates which masks come packaged with more than one cushion, pillow or prong. Masks can come packaged with ALL Sizes or a combination of sizes as a Fit Pack. This is ideal for users who have not tried the mask before and do not know the right size to select.
This property identifies masks that are ideal for small facial features. Any mask with a size petite or extra small will be marked 'Yes'. Nasal Pillow masks are ideal because they accommodate the size of the 'nare' or nasal openings, not the face.
The value will be marked 'Yes' for CPAP masks with interfaces that are unique to CPAP users with wide facial features. Masks with 'Wide' cushion sizes would fall under this category. Nasal pillow and prong masks are ideal for wide faces because the seal occurs around the nare, not the face.
Do you move around a lot when you sleep? These masks are ideal for users who either sleep on their side or stomach or restless sleepers who toss and turn. There are a few specialized cushions that address this issue as well as most Nasal Pillow and Prong CPAP masks.
These masks are designed to prevent mouth leaks. If you are opening your mouth during the night, airflow escapes and reduces therapy effectiveness. Users who are experiencing a dry mouth, sore throat, or sinus congestion may require a mask that seals around the mouth.
These masks have the least amount of material around the face, fewer headgear points, and offers more freedom when you sleep. Most Nasal Pillow and Nasal Prong masks are ideal for claustrophobic users.
These CPAP masks have interfaces that accommodate a wide variety of facial hair styles. Gel cushions and foam inserts provide support and comfort for users who may need to over-tighten headgear straps to help seal around facial hair. Silicone gel also helps create a fluid seal over the hair.
The Hybrid Universal Interface has created quite a buzz on our patient forum, CPAPtalk.com. We look forward to reading your review, especially after trying the new headgear.
The Hybrid masks that we have in stock now have the Adaptive Flow Technology that some people were asking about on CPAPtalk.com
The Hybrid is now packaged with the updated headgear and all of our stock contains the new headgear. It is made from a new, more comfortable material and has a buckle at the crown instead of velcro flaps. The new headgear will have gray straps rather than black.
Where do I find the size?
The mask frame for the Hybrid Full Face CPAP Mask with Nasal Pillows and Headgear offers a universal fit. Each of the cushions purchased for the Hybrid Universal CPAP Mask will fit within the mask frame.
To find the size of the nasal cushion, turn the mask toward the user. With the elbow facing forward, hold the mask frame to view the curve at the top of the mask, where the frame and cushion connect. Large, embossed letters found between the nasal pillow and the mask frame will indicate the size of the nasal cushion.
The size of the nasal pillow is determined by the small, clear letter represented on the connecting piece that links the nasal pillows together.
"I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and prescribed a cpap in 2006. Since that time, I have had lots of frustration trying to find the right mask for me. It has really been a nightmare.
For me, I cannot have anything covering my nose as it drives me completely insane. The nasal mask that came with my cpap was definitely not for me. So I tried the nasal pillow design, specifically the Mirage Swift II. That cured my nose covering problem and was great for a couple of years. Really a great mask and I still highly recommend it for anyone who does well with the nasal design but wants something with a much lower profile and who is NOT a mouth breather. That’s what happened with me, I became a mouth breather, and my troubles started all over again. I tried several chin straps with my Mirage Swift II and had zero success. I then tried the full face mask, which was more wasted money. It was the Ultra Mirage. It helped my mouth breathing but then I was back to a mask that covered my nose. No matter how hard I tried I just couldn’t live with it.
I then tried the hybrid design. It was the Mirage Liberty. This worked very well as it has the nasal pillows so it doesn’t cover your nose. It also covers your mouth so no mouth breathing problem either. This has been my mask for the last 2 years up until recently. But I did have issues. I have an under-bite and the mouth piece pressed hard into my lower bridge making my jaw sore and my gums tender every morning, which lately has really started to nag at me.
So last week I purchased the Hybrid mask from cpap.com. It is also a hybrid style combining the nasal pillows and mouth piece the same way that the Mirage Liberty does but it’s different. I LOVE this mask. Getting a seal with these nasal pillows takes some trial and error. As you put the mask on, you HAVE to fit the nasal pillows to your nostrils before you fit the mouth piece to your mouth. I also find if you moisten your nostrils with moisturizer and/or a little saliva, it makes a perfect seal. The mouth piece doesn’t press into my lower bridge either, which is a tremendous improvement. The mouth piece also has a support for your chin, which keeps your mouth mostly closed and cuts down on the cotton mouth I got from the Mirage Liberty. The headgear is also very comfortable. I’ve really been catching up on some much needed sleep with this mask.
I can appreciate that there are a number of different styles of masks because we are all different and what works for one person will not for the next. So I think we have no choice but to dig into our pockets and make every effort to find the right mask and make living with sleep apnea as much of a positive experience as possible. Reading reviews on cpap.com also helps but you have to keep in mind that we are all different and you have to try and read between the lines of what people are saying. That’s why I tried to be very specific with my story while reviewing this mask.
I HIGHLY recommend this mask for people who have similar problems to mine. I hope my 2 cents helps. I wish you lots of luck."
Voted most helpful critical review
Hybrid Mask - a bust
Ken A, TN – September 28, 2008
"I got a new hybrid mask from Cpap.com (GREAT folks) about 2-3 weeks ago. Having had a Comfortlite II mask I was running into the dreaded Darth Vader open mouth syndrome which kindof cuts down on the effectiveness of the mask.
So, after perusing the various discussions about mouth taping I decided to give the Hybrid mask a try.
Yes, I was a good boy. I not only read the instructions I watched the various videos. (Note to the Hybrid mask makers - there ARE other computer systems out there that do NOT run Windows. That I had to bring up Windows to even look at the CD was my first clue that all was not going to work well....)
Ok - so now I've got the mask, measured the various parts of my face (can you say LARGE) and put together the mask with the LARGE face mask and the large nasal pillows. Right away it becomes apparent to me that the little nasal pillows are connected in such a way that they'll never fit into my nares.... not a chance in h........ Ok - so I check the video / Cd again and sure enough there's some indication that one might have to cut the connector in some RARE cases. (I knew I was rare - just didn't know how rare).
Ahhh - now I've got the little suckers separated and all will be well. I figure out how the headgear goes and begin the process of hooking myself up to the mask. Feeling somewhat like an astronaut or at least a test pilot I hold the mask in my left hand and bring the headgear over the head with one loose lead trailing. Having been so used to just sliding the CL2 over my head in one fell swoop this tug and pull seemed quite cumbersome.
Ahah - now I've got the headgear on and I place the nasal pillows on my nares - oops! - those things slide around since they're not connected to anything - ah - now I've got 'em - whoops - maybe I don't - yes! - no! - yes! Finally I decided that I'll just get this thing on the face at least and then I'll figure out about the nares. Oops - just stabbed myself with the chin guard.... ah - ok, got the mask in place let's see how it runs.
OH MY! - everything is leaking - sides, nares, top, bottom. Push in one of the nasal pillows and the other pops out! Use the specified technique - pull the mask away, place the pillows on the nares, make sure the top part of the mask is above my top lip and rotate down. Er, what's that sound of rushing air???? - oh - one of the pillows popped out - where's that mirror? Ok - got 'em in place but the mask is still sitting funny on the face. OH - it's the chin thing. Ok I'll slide the mask down so that the chin plate is where it should be. Ahhhhhh..... everything is fine. Oh - now I want to move a little - hiss, snark, whoosh - everything comes undone.
This process repeats itself a considerable number of times with various strap tightenings, adjustments, pillow rotations etc. In a desperate attempt to get a mask seal I reach for the Bag Balm (don't ask!) and apply liberal amounts to the face mask and pillows and after some adjustments I am rewarded with that lovely thing called a seal. Silence. Golden Silence descends for almost 40 seconds and then, I MOVE my head.
Alright, I've got this thing figured out now. This is a mask for people who have already died!! - the only way it will stay put is if I make like I'm in a casket and lie there very still with the head gear pulled so tight that my face will never recover its true shape. (There are those who might think that was a good thing but I'm rather fond of it.)
So - the next day I call the hybrid mask people who are very helpful. The gal (yes, a REAL person) who answers the phone asks me if I have a "sharp chin". Well, I think of myself as a fairly sharp guy but I've never thought about that particular aspect. She says "you know, like Jay Leno!".... Hmmm - I consider that a possibility so she says they'll send me along a face mask that's got the chin piece cut out. Ahah - maybe THAT's the problem.
Two days later, here's the next mask - and I can hardly wait to see what's in store for me. sure enough, as soon as I put the mask in place I get a tight seal. Wow - a seal in less than 10 minutes and with no goop at all. Oops! - I spoke too soon. You see, I had the audacity to turn my body and when I do that the hose tugs (ever so slightly) and the seal breaks.
Fast forward several nights later - I've tried, honestly - I've tried everything I can possibly try. I've even tried just relaxing my mouth and letting it go into "Chipmunk mode" (or Motorcycle mode..... you know, that look you get on your face on a motorcycle at 70 mph when you open your mouth to speak and the wind catches everything so you look like you've just swallowed a basketball). Yes, I get a better seal that way but it's only a few seconds until something breaks loose.
So - last night I figured I had nothing to lose and decided to use great globs of lanolin (yes, I graduated from Bag Balm) to see if I could get this thing to seal well. I tightened the straps to the INCINERATE setting, globbed on the lanolin and pulled everything into place. Peace, quiet - OH - I'm supposed to turn on the pressure now aren't I????
the mask goes back tomorrow (yes, I purchased the return option and aren't I glad I did?). I think the idea is great but the way the hose connects almost guarantees something will tug this out of place. (Yes, I did try to reorient the hose. Actually tried routing it straight up but that didn't help either). Also, even lying in Casket Mode, just the act of breathing would occasionally create little whispers of leak here and there that would only go away with a complete "reseal" procedure. I will admit, I'm getting good at rotating the mask into a seal. I've done it so many times it's almost second nature. Sleep 5 minutes, rotate the mask, sleep 5 minutes, rotate the mask - OH - is that what they meant by a sleep apnea??
To those of you who love your hybrids you have my everlasting admiration for patience and facial structure. to those who are considering trying it - get the return option.
Last night I slept - tape over the mouth, head resting comfortably on the pillow and I actually moved around. Of course that was with my beloved CL2. Now to find a tape that works reliably........
"I find this very hard to assemble and get used to nostril invasion. I wanted to try this to see if I could eliminate the constant red bridge on my nose from the regular mask that I've used for almost 10 years. But after several sleepless nights, I know that I'll have to get used to it a couple hours at a time, and shift back to the old mask when I get desperate!"
Best mask for me
Les J, VA – February 17, 2015
"I have over $1000 of mask in my closet that didn't work. Then I found the Hybrid. With multiple combinations of cushions and pillows, I finally got a combination that works. Nothing over the bridge of my nose to create sores and leaks. Thank you RespCare, I am now 100% compliant!!"
First time Hybrid user
Jack H, CA – February 10, 2015
"I am very impressed with my new hybrid mask. I am a part time nose and part time mouth breather, so this mask is perfect for me. I have previously used full face masks, but had such a problem with air blowing in my eyes from leakage. Bye bye leakage problems; Yay!!!"
Do you have a guide to help me choose the right mask?
Yes, we created a Help Me Choose guide to help you select the right mask or machine according to your preferences. The guide asks you a series of questions regarding your preferences and your facial features. Based on your answers we provide you with a comparison chart of the masks that meet your criteria. Get started here:
We work very hard to provide many different ways for our customers to compare products. Here are the machine product guides we have created and maintain:
CPAP Machine Comparison Guide. This guide stacks up every CPAP machine we sell, feature by feature. If you don't know the meaning of a feature, click the question mark for a definition. The links below will take you to the most popular CPAPs, or all CPAP machines we sell.
Auto Adjusting Machine (APAP) Comparison Guide. This guide stacks up every APAP machine we sell, feature by feature. If you don't know the meaning of a feature, click the question mark for a definition. The links below will take you to the most popular APAPs, or all APAP machines we sell.
BiPAP, VPAP and BiLevel Comparison Guide. This guide stacks up every BiPAP machine we sell, feature by feature. If you don't know the meaning of a feature, click the question mark for a definition. The links below will take you to the most popular BiPAPs, or all BiPAP machines we sell.
What are the CPAP, BiPAP and Sleep Apnea related CPT or billing codes?
A7034 is Nasal Mask
A7034 is Nasal Pillow Mask
A7030 is Full Face Mask
A7027 is Hybrid Mask
A7044 is Oral Interface Mask (Oracle)
A7035 is Headgear for Mask - Any Style
A7036 is Chinstrap - Any Style
A7032 is Replacement Nasal Mask Cushion
A7033 is Replacement Nasal pillows
A7031 is Replacement Full Face Mask Cushion
A7028 is Replacement Hybrid Mask Cushion
A7029 is Replacement Hybrid Mask Nasal Pillow
A7046 is Replacement Humidifier Chamber
A7037 is Tubing / Hose - Long & Short Tubes
A4604 is Heated Tubing
A7038 is Disposable Filter (White / Paper)
A7039 is Washable Filter (Gross Particle / Foam/ Black)
E0601 NU is CPAP Purchase
E0601 NU is APAP Purchase
E0470 NU is BiPAP Purchase
E0470 NU is BiPAP Auto Purchase
E0471 NU is BiPAP ST Purchase
E0471 NU is BiPAP Auto SV Purchase
E0562 NU is Heated CPAP Humidifier
E0561 NU is Passover or Cool CPAP Humidifier
E0601 RR is CPAP Rental
E0601 NU is APAP Rental
E0470 RR is BiPAP Rental
E0470 RR is BiPAP Auto Rental
E0471 RR is BiPAP ST Rental
E0471 RR is BiPAP Auto SV Rental
E1399 is Miscellaneous and is used for other CPAP items.
How often should I replace my mask?
Medicare allows for mask cushion replacement every three (3) months, and a complete mask system replacement every six (6) months. CPAP manufacturers and vendors suggest these replacement schedules as well.
In our experience, most mask cushions begin to deteriorate after about six months of use. The cushion eventually becomes too soft to hold a seal. The headgear straps lose elasticity and must be tightened more and more to get the same quality seal.
We strongly suggest replacing cushions and pillows as soon as they start to soften. Air leaks may reduce the effectiveness of CPAP therapy and headgear that is too tight may cause facial sores at pressure points. In most cases, replacement headgear is available if it is stretched out or the Velcro worn out.
To see what parts of your mask are replaceable refer to our Replacement Part Finder. Just search for your mask to see all of the replaceable parts.
How do I care for my mask?
Masks should be washed daily with warm water using a very gentle soap or baby shampoo, and left to air dry. Never use antibacterial soap as it will break down the silicone of the mask cushion. Avoid soaps that include lotion which can coat the mask and cause it to lose its seal. A safe cleaner is the Control III Disinfectant CPAP Cleaning Solution. Remember, going to bed with a clean face will improve your seal and protect the lifespan of your mask.
The best time to clean your mask is in the morning after use. This removes the oils left behind from your skin which can reduce the lifespan of your mask. We recommend using mask wipes to make daily morning cleaning easy. The mask wipes are made from materials that will not break down your mask.
What does a mask prescription need to say?
A mask prescription must contain all of the following information:
One of the following words or phrases: "CPAP Mask", "CPAP Supplies", "CPAP Humidifier", "CPAP", "Continuous Positive Airway Pressure", "APAP", "AutoPAP", "AutoSet", "Auto CPAP", "Auto Adjusting CPAP", "Self Adjusting CPAP", "BiPAP", "BiLevel", "VPAP", "BiPAP Auto", "BiPAP ST", "Synchrony ST", "VPAP ST"
Your physician's contact information
Your physician's signature
The patient's full name
Why might I need a full face mask?
If your mouth drops open during sleep, a full face may be selected to allow for the CPAP airflow to be delivered through both the nose and mouth.
Some CPAP users move to using a full face mask after finding that using a nasal mask along with a chinstrap does not meet their sleep therapy needs. Some CPAP users use a full face mask when suffering from seasonal allergies.