Hybrid masks provide airflow to the nose and mouth, but unlike a traditional full face mask they don’t seal over the top of your nose. Instead, they cradle underneath your nose with two soft pillows like a nasal pillow CPAP mask.
The hybrid design completely eliminates pressure points on the nasal bridge or the need for bulky forehead support. This means a wider field of view and greater freedom of movement!
These flexible masks are compatible with any standard APAP, BiPAP, or CPAP machine.
Best Sleeping Position: Back sleepers, side sleepers
Best Breathing Style: Mouth breathers or nose breathers
Best Pressure Setting: Any
Mask Cushion Materials: Silicone
While a hybrid full face mask is designed to minimize contact with your face, it’s not the same as a minimal-contact full face CPAP mask.
A minimal-contact face mask features one continuous cushion that seals over your mouth and nose. A good example is the ResMed AirFit F30 or the Philips Respironics Dreamwear Full Face.
A hybrid CPAP mask, on the other hand, includes two separate cushions: a mouth cushion that diffuses airflow over a wider area, and a nasal interface that provides the same secure fit as nasal pillows. This combination provides sleep apnea patients flexibility in their breathing, while protecting against air leaks. An example of a hybrid mask is the ResMed Mirage Liberty.