Mirage Activa™ Nasal CPAP Mask with Headgear
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Manufactured by ResMed. 3% of Nasal Mask product buyers choose this product.
4.6 of 5 472 Reviews
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.
"When I input my facial measurements, this is the mask that cpap.com recommended. I was thrilled to try another mask, because the only mask that worked for me in the past was the Respironics Comfort Gel - which is a great mask, but it breaks easily and quickly.
The Mirage Activa fit well, but the flaw I have found is that at higher air pressure settings, you can feel the rise and fall of the mask on your face. This is worse because my cpap machine is set to decrease air pressure on exhale, so it ends up feeling like a slow beating drum on my face as I inhale and exhale. I eventually fall asleep but this problem keeps me from falling asleep right away like I usually do.
I will continue to try and adjust the settings on my cpap to try and find a solution because I really do not want to go back to the Comfort Gel mask that broke so easily because of the poor design of the ball and socket release mechanism. The Mirage has an excellent release mechanism that hopefully will not break over time."
"The ResMed Mirage Activa is a well constructed nasal mask, however it is too bulky and heavy to be supported by its headgear. When I tighten the headgear enough to keep this mask in place I get a red and irritated nose. When I tighten the headgear just enough to get a good seal that seal is lost when I move my head. I bought the "Gecko" nose shield, but it feels creepy. ResMed's selling point for this mask is that it is perfect for active users, therefore the title "Avtiva". It clearly misses that mark. Purchase return insurance if you plan on this purchase. I did not and this was a mistake. I will purchase a "Mirage Ultra II" without headgear to replace "Activa" - the good news is that the headgear that came with "Activa" will interchange with the "Ultra II" and will work fine for this lighter mask. ResMed needs to redesign the headgear for "Activa" in a manner more like the "Vista" so that the headgear criss-crosses over the top of the head, thereby supporting this large and heavy mask."
"I have used this mask for more than 10 years with good result. over those years I have tried many other masks, but have always come back to the Mirage Activa. During those years there have been some improvements in the mask which have contributed to my staying with the mask."
"I love the mask and headgear. It is the only one I have used (other than trying out different types during sleep studies) for roughly ten years. I really like how it flexes, stays sealed on my face and allows me to move from one side to my other side. Glad I have it."
"Great mask have used for 3 years."
Yes, all Activa nasal cushion sizes are interchangeable on the mask frame.
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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:
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All CPAP masks work with all machines.
Yes. Federal law requires we have a valid prescription on file before we ship your mask, machine and/or humidifier.
We provide many easy ways to get your prescription:
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.
The ideal CPAP mask is the one you can't tell is on. Start with minimal masks. If you are strictly a nose breather, the nasal mask is a good choice. The nasal cushion creates a very good seal around your nose and has a small profile. Nasal masks are also offered in gel, which many find comfortable. The SleepWeaver Advance is the only cloth mask on the market and is a very popular choice among nasal mask users.
Most nasal masks have a forehead support which offers stability and support for the mask.