Hybrid Full Face CPAP Mask with Nasal Pillows and Headgear
A Fusion of Comfort and Innovation
The Hybrid is a unique fusion of technologies, designed to be a universal cpap interface.
This one product serves as a nasal interface, an oral interface, and a combination of the two. The Hybrid is a dual airway interface for use with positive pressure ventilation devices for the treatment of respiratory insufficiency and obstructive sleep apnea.
Manufactured by InnoMed.
3.8 of 5 459 Reviews
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This describes the type of mask, either: nasal, full face, nasal pillow, nasal prong, hybrid, oral, or total face.
This filter indicates if the mask comes with headgear included.
These masks offer replaceable cushions, pillows, or prongs. These unique CPAP Masks offer replaceable cushions as a low cost solution to keep your mask feeling and working like new.
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.
These masks come with a silicone-based gel cushion.
Some masks come with a forehead support as part of the mask design. Masks marked "yes" contain a forehead support, while masks marked "no" do not contain a forehead support.
|Mask Cushion Type|
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.
|Free Return Insurance|
This insurance allows returns on items within 30 days of purchase for a full refund of the product's purchase price
|Multiple Sizes Included|
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.
TV Friendly CPAP masks have interfaces that avoid obstructing your vision so you can read or watch TV before going to bed. Any mask designed without a forehead piece will fall under this property.
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.
|Designed For Her|
These masks were designed specifically for women to accommodate smaller facial features and lifestyle needs.
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.
"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. Thatís 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 couldnít 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 doesnít 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 itís 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 doesnít 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. Iíve 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. Thatís 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."
"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........
It's great to be alive!"
"Found this mask to allow me to sleep better to where I can now sleep on my side with minimal discomfort. As other reviews stated, the nasal pillows could be longer in length to where it would hold a better seal, sometimes moving jaw will cause pillows to leak. I do recommend this for those who have trouble using the full mask, it is easier to sleep with that the full."
"After 8 months and 6 masks, I finally found one that really fits! I have a narrow face and when I fall asleep, my jaw falls backwards and hollows out my cheeks even more. This has been my problem with every mask I tried. The cup on the Hybrid cushion is enough to keep my jaw in place without any strain. I use a cushion liner and that allows me to wiggle underneath as much as I want! I wore a Large cushion with the Mirage Liberty, but need a Medium with the Hybrid.
The headgear is excellent--highly adjustable. It's the first set-up that doesn't rub on the top of my ears. It's very soft and comfortable. It, too, has become my favorite choice.
For me, the nasal pillows are the weak link, and I use that term loosely. The sizes run small in my opinion--Small a little too small and Medium a little too big. I'm glad the mask comes with all sizes so you can experiment to find the right combination of both size and height. The pillows themselves seem a little floppier than the Liberty's pillows, and they want to stray a little easier. For me, this is an easy "fix".
Overall, I am THRILLED to have finally found My Mask!
One more thing: I think cpap.com has done an excellent job with communication, prompt shipping and customer service. Thanks!"
Just like to say that I think the Hybrid is the best mask that I have ever used, I would not ever go back to a full face or a nasal mask after using this one.
A hybrid offers a person who breathes through both the nose and mouth the option of using nasal pillows in conjunction with a mouth cushion.
As there is nothing on the forehead, reading and watching TV is easy. As there is no forehead support, there will not be any chance of pressure points on the forehead.
For someone who feels closed in or claustrophobic, a Hybrid mask has less material touching the face.
Additionally, a hybrid weighs less than a traditional full face mask.
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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.
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.
Nasal pillow delivery systems offer less contact with the face than either full face or traditional nasal masks. This system works well for those who tend to feel closed in or claustrophobic. Many nasal pillow systems have nothing that cross in front of the bridge of the nose allowing for a clear line of sight for reading or watching TV.
It can be easier to achieve a seal with this system, because there is less for you to adjust and less surface area to create and hold a seal.
Nasal pillow systems may work well for someone with a mustache or beard as the seal occurs only at the nares or nasal opening.
Someone who has a facial mole or scar near or around the nose, may find getting a seal with a traditional nasal mask difficult. Nasal pillows are an option in this circumstance.
Most nasal pillow masks also come with all sizes included to make finding the right size easier.
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.