cpapXchange TONIGHT Newsletter
The cpapXchange Email Newsletter is Packed with Sleep News, Reviews and Information!
It's Not All News!
Sign Up Today for Exclusive Deals Too.
Sign Up & Shop Smarter!
cpapXchange is Rewarding!
As a cpapXchange Account Holder You'll Earn Rewards to Cash in on Any Item we Sell!
And There's More...
Whenever You Log In You'll Get Extra Savings Too.
Earn & Spend Rewards Today!
My favorite CPAP Mask
I love the Hybrid 500 Full Face CPAP mask. Once you have the head gear set and face mask secure it is a non evasive mask. It is easy to take off and put on and very quite. Multiple sizes allow you to get the right fit. However someone going through menopause will feel claustraphobic and the mask gets very sweaty. I usually order 2 masks at a time. By Cathy, Harriston, ON Canada
I LOVE this mask!!
You have to be patient, and really cinch the headgear tight, especially the over the top of the head strap, that is what holds the nasal pillows in place. Plus you have to play with the different sizes of pillows to get just the right fit. I have to look in the mirror each time I put it on, to get the pillows in exactly, but now that I have warn it for a couple of weeks, it only takes a minute or two. I only wish the chin guard was made of fabric, or fabric lined, the silicone gets hot and it sticks. By Annie, Madison, WI
I wasn't sure I would like this mask when I ordered it, but it works great. It has a lot of potential for leaks, so it needs to be properly fitted and adjusted. After that, it does its job well. I am satisfied with the quality and performance. By Jack B, Everett, Wa
Great idea, but lacks in functionality
I ordered this with high hopes that this is the mask I've been looking for, but even though the idea has merit it is lacking in a couple differ areas (at least for me). First fit, the built in chin strap barely fit under my chin which made seating the mask a challenge. Now I do want to say I have a goatee, but I had read that this mask was good for those with facial hair. Second, I keep a pretty good eye on my machines logs (i.e. large leaks, APH, etc...) this was the first mask I have ever used that had 100% leakage for the night. After a little closer examination I found there is a plastic flap on the connector tube that just hangs open and no matter how hard I tried the flap would never seal properly. I used it the one night and now it just sits in it's really nice case. I think they should have put more emphasis not the mask and less on the case. By pkelly, New Orleans
best mask ever
I have never been able to tolerate any other mask but this particular one...it is literally a life saver.... By Janice S, Hudson
Wonderful once I manipulated
Pressure setting is 14 CFM. Bought this to resolve air leaks into my eyes with a full face mask. Did not fall in love with it at first but there was no going back to air leaks. Glad I persevered. Here are some tips: First don't go large on the mouth pad. Logically a person goes with the size that frees their mouth to speak but when your sleeping your not speaking so go with the size that fits into the contours around your mouth to create a good seal. Second chose a nasal prong size that creates a seal within a quarter inch inside your nares. If need be, change and mix and match different sizes of both and you will soon notice which set naturally feels better and create a seal. After months of wearing I grew tired of the silicon bridge between the nasal prongs (it pushed on my septum) so I cut it off (try it on an obsolete size first.) Amazing I discovered that I could tip the prongs inward and backward to meet the angle placement of my nares in relation to the mask because of a ring design in the prongs used for seating the seal. And finally once on I hold a finger over the antiasphyxia valve and release so that the air pressure pops it into correct position. I read complaints that hybrids are noisy or are for low pressure users. What I discovered with my trying different combinations what that once I found my personal combination (small mouth and medium prongs) I cannot feel the mask on my face and it is perfectly silent. I you are hearing sound even through the exit ports then try the antiasphyxia valve first to resolve it and if that doesn't then likely a seal issue to resolve. By Lynne B, AZ
avoid this product
I bought this because the ones the insurance's provider gave me leaked under full pressure and they wouldn't give me another. This one was poor quality compared to my others and leaked under low pressure. Do not waste your money. By Andrew, Houston
Loses air and pressure
The concept is great.The results for me are terrible. By JP Garcia, NJ
Worst mask ever
I've been using cpap equipment for over 15 years, and this has got to be the worst mask ever. After twenty minutes, I threw it in the garbage. The headgear is really hard to navigate, and the mask leaks badly. By era777, Jensen Beach, FL
Good mask and come complete with head strap and several replacement parts. The only setback is that if you move too much during sleep tend to have gaps and the air is released. For the rest is a great mask.. By Wallace I, Puerto Rico
Save your money.
Worst mask ever. The nasal pillows will not seal properly. By Sleepy, Somewhere South
I bought the mask for my dad in hopes to give him more comfort and less restriction. The nose pillows hurt his nose too much and we never could get a good seal. By Victor, Alabama
Comfortable for the larger person
Thanks to the fit pack you always get the right size. If you have a larger face like I do I highly recommend trying it. By Big girl, Oklahoma
Ordered this mask in hopes of having it solve the problem of the overnight sleep test done on a regular bases. It was a total failure it made the reading and fit worse. By Paul L, Tucson, AZ
Nasal pillow problems
I opened the package with great anticipation, as I have had problems with my nasal pillows. OK, well I've had problems keeping my mouth closed during the night, in spite of chin straps. When I saw this hybrid as an option, I jumped at the chance to purchase it. Despite following the fitting video to the letter and trying every possible combination of sizes or mask and pillows, I still get chronic leaking at the pillows with the slightest of movement. The quality of sleep definitely suffered. Also, the material for the headgear was cheap. After less than one week, the tension had caused the straps to become permanently thinned so the velcro was actually wider than the straps. I guess I'll go back to the plain nasal pillows and deal with dry mouth. By ISP 2006, Eastern, NC
Made for small faces and low pressure.
Total fail. I was so looking forward to using this one but it was a total fail. By ken, omaha
Best mask by far!!!
This is the 4th mask that I have tried out and the only one that I can sleep with. I tried the full face mask and felt very claustrophobic. I then tried the very small mask for the nose only. I was not able to keep my mouth closed even with the chin strap. It was also so easy to come off that I found it on the floor by my bed several times a night. I then tried the mask that is the mouth only that is similar to a mouth guard for sports. It came with a plug for the nose (which didn't stay in place very well). This mask allows me to breathe through my mouth or my nose! It is very small and comfortable. I was skeptical of the nasal piece, but they stay in place really well. I love that it comes with multiple sizes so you will get the best fit possible. VERY PLEASED!! By rhajarthurs, Iowa
It couldn't be better ...
My first mask was a ResMed Mirage Liberty. It worked OK but when an attachment for the head harness broke, I couldn't buy just that front plastic piece anywhere.
A replacement of this mask runs about $220. So I began looking at other models. There was only 1 other hybrid model which cost less that 50% of my previous one! Well, that was good news and it looked almost the same, so I decided to give it a try.
Right out of the box, I saw that the largest mouth insert was smaller than the largest one on the ResMed model and when I tried it on, a full seal was difficult to get.
Out of curiosity, I tried the medium one, which provided a perfect seal (much better than even the large ResMed). What a pleasant surprise. After this discovery, I ordered a 2nd one for backup.
This unit has a chin shelf which prevents a seal leak when my jaw goes slack while I sleep. The harness clips are different than the first mask. I prefer the other style, but one gets used to these, after a couple of tries. The head harness fits differently, with this unit's being far superior for me. With both the chin shelf and higher connections from the harness, my jaw can not move, causing a seal leak.
Everyone is different, so these factors that are perfect for me, may not be of any use to others. However, for ResMed hybrid users, the fact that it is less than 50% of the cost of their hybrid, it's really great. By Stuart, Tatamagouche
will not stop leaking !!! By gary, nc
Best mask I've had
Although there is some minor leakage, it's the best of all the masks I've tried over the past 6 or 7 years. I like the built in chin support, and the fact the mask doesn't cover my whole face - and it doesn't interfere with putting on or taking off my glasses when I want to read at night. By PG,
leaks a lot
Once I get it adjusted so its not leaking, if I move it starts leaking again. I wakeup and have to start over. I have to use a chin strap or I can not stop the leaking. By Bruce H, Downey, Ca
Best mask I have used
I am a mouth breather so I needed a mask for both the nose and mouth. Full face masks would leave marks on my face. I like the fact that different size nasal pillows and chin supports are shipped with the mask. I have used it for several weeks and I am very pleased. By Doug, Milwaukee
A small trade
It is a small devise but I love it. I may have a little bit of problems with the nasal casual but I do my best By Betty, Oregon
My Hubby loves it!!!
Transitioning from a Swift to a HYB500 was good. Due to the dreaded Hot Flashes it does loose it's seal when you steam up but it a comfy fit not obstructive. Easy to put on even in the dark.
By Cathy, Ontario
My husband used the regular mask because he breathes through his mouth when he sleeps but it puts too much pressure on the upper part of the nose, and can cause an ulcer. With this Hybrid nasal pillow, it holds his mouth slightly open allowing him to breathe his normal way but does not place pressure anywhere. It is great! By Carmen, Puerto Rico
I have to have this mask when I have a cold. I like it a lot. It leaks less than any full face I've used. I really like the pillows and if you wear them up high you can always use a headband to hold them in place all night if you toss and turn a lot. This is actually a great mask. Seriously. By Francis, Tampa
I can't get a good fit
I have tried several pieces that came with the hybrid and I can't get a good fit. By N2flyn, TN
this is the second Hybrid mask i've had and this one works really well. the first one had no adjustable pillows. this one seems fit better and it was less expensive. By TR, home
Do not buy!!!!
This thing is a joke leaks like crazy, hurts tmj. By Glenn, TN
Do not use with Facial hair
leaked with a mustache and Goatee. By Steve, Jacksonville
Poor nasal pillow sealing
I like the idea and was really hoping it would work but kept getting woken up by air streaming out around my nostrils. Tried it 2 nights in a row. Could not get a good seal with the nasal pillows when on my side (and I'm a side only sleeper). Tried different size pillows to no avail. By Howard G, Miami
I purchased with some hesitation. I had try using nasal pillows, nasal mask, and a full mask and hated them all. This mask is awesome! Itís very comfortable and doesnít feel restrictive at all. Iím a mouth breather and I hated the strap that went around my head with the nasal pillows and nasal mask. I couldnít stand the full mask either; it was like on a breathing machine in the hospital.
This mask allows me to breathe through my mouth and nose without feeling restricted by a strap or full mask! I love this mask!
By Lance, Houston, TX
Hybrid Nasal Pillows CPAP/BiPAP Mask FitPack with Headgear
This mask could use more in the nose nipple to obtain a better seal. However, it is very comfortable and performes well. By TOM,
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
I have had this mask a little over a week and LOVE it so far... It took me a few days to get it adjusted to my face... ended up with the SMALL mouth piece and MEDIUM nasal cushions... but once I got it adjusted for me, I have slept GREAT... there IS a small whistle every once in a while that can be annoying... but all in all it is a GREAT mask... I HIGHLY recommend it if you don't like the full face mask that covers the nose! By Tania, Sumner
Did not work for me
I found this mask to be uncomfortable at best. I bought it to replace my 2 year old resmed Mirage Liberty. Not very well designed. Despite all the spare parts there is no combination that worked for me. I ended up having to modify a cushion just to get the pillows to seal. By Bruce P, Goleta CA
This is the first non-traditional full face mask that I've ever tried and I'm very happy with it. The mask was easy to get a good fit and adjust. It's very quiet with minimal noise. I would suggest that we use a humidifier. With the full face, I haven't had to use one but with the directed airflow into your nasal passages they dry out quickly. By Ed, Atlanta, GA
Hybrid Nasal Pillows CPAP/BiPAP Mask FitPack with Headgear
Nearly impossible to use. Several sizes included, all for small people, and not being petite, I was down to one choice size-wise right off the bat. I couldn't even figure out a way to put it on and use it, even after watching the video. It simply doesn't work. By Bob, Fair Oaks, CA
The Best So Far
I have tried 3 masks and this hybrid mask is the best so far. The headgear is easy to put on and the air leakage is minimal even when sleeping on your side. However there is no quick release for your hose and I'm still getting minimal red marks on my face from the straps not from the mask. By LARRY F., TEANECK
Love the Hybrid Mask!
I wore a standard full mask for 2 years suffering terrible nose bridge pain and a lot of leaks. I am so grateful that I found this hybrid mask. It is so comfortable and very effective. I highly recommend the hybrid style mask and I have had no problems whatsoever with this particular model. It's all great! By Ann, Chicago
The only mask I use
I have used the Hybrid mask since it came on the market. It took some getting used to, but after a few adjustments it is the only mask I will use now. One thing I did to make mine more comfortable is to create a cloth cover (like my own version of a Remzzzz's). It has been the best. I made a pattern and used an old jersey t-shirt. I place it over the cushion and no more leaks and less marks on my face. Made the mask so much more comfortable. Can't find any ready-made to make your own. By Ellie R, Redwood City
The ONLY mask that works for me
I've gone through a long line of masks. I figured out that I have to have nose pillows + mouth coverage. I only found two models: this one, and "Brand B." I first had one from Brand B. Brand B was as comfortable as this one, but the pivot on it broke (beyond repair) in two months. For comfort AND durability, this is literally the ONLY mask for me. By P.H., Cary, NC
Site Design & Content Copyright © 2004-2017 cpapXchange.com
cpapXchange offers online support through our website, toll free and live web chat support during normal business hours, and email support 24-hours a day. cpapXchange.com sells and ships products exclusively to end-users residing in the United States, we do not ship to other third parties or businesses. Respironics recommends that new patients purchase their devices, masks and initial accessories from a homecare company that can provide an individualized patient equipment set-up, clinical and after-sale support, and a program to assist patients with therapy success. All products and services advertised on this site are provided by cpapXchange.com or its designates. Proposition 65 Warning: Some products on this site may contain a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Selected product materials are used with the permission of the copyright holders. ResMed Product Materials © ResMed, Used with Permission. Philips Respironics Materials © Philips Respironics, Used with Permission. Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Materials © Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Used with Permission. March 30, 2017