ResMed Mirage Activa LT Nasal CPAP Mask
Comfortable, Secure, Hassle Free CPAP Mask
Introducing the ResMed Mirage Activa LT Nasal Mask with Headgear, the most flexible nasal CPAP mask on the market. The Mirage Activa LTattaches securely to your face with comfortable and easy to use headgear, and the device's cushion is built to fit your face specifically. Improvements to this version of the Mirage incorporate ActiveCell technology, which allows you to toss and turn without disrupting the mask's effectiveness, and a new diffusion vent that makes this a silent CPAP mask. Get a great night's sleep with the new Mirage Activa.
Innovative ActiveCell Technology
ResMed designed the Mirage Activa Nasal Mask to respond to your movements during sleep. The membrane surrounding the mask's cushion expands and contracts throughout the night, responding to your CPAP machine's pressure, and to your sleeping position. The membrane rests comfortably on your face, and it prevents you from over-tightening your mask. The design also reduces pressure points, and mitigates unwanted red blemishes.
Soothing Dual-Wall Cushions
The Mirage Activa LT nasal mask comes with a dual-wall cushion. The inside of the cushion conforms to your face comfortably, while the outside attaches securely to the masks's outer membrane. The result is a cushion that integrates well with the rest of the mask.
Simple Adjustable Headgear
The MicroFit Dial allows you to seamlessly adjust your headgear for a customizable sleep apnea therapy treatment. The mask's headgear clips also allow you to remove and apply the Mirage Activa quickly, without you needing to readjust your settings later.
- Disperses Air Quietly
- MicroFit Dial Headgear with 24 Size Settings
- Ergonomic Design
With ActiveCell technology and a new air diffuser, the Mirage Activa is a clear step up from the Activa model.
Mask 60148 includes: 60114/16117 Headgear - Std, 60177 Cushion - Med/Std, 60175 Frame - Std
Mask 60149 includes: 60114/16117 Headgear - Std, 60178 Cushion - L, 60175 Frame -Std
Mask 60150 includes: 60114/16117 Headgear - Std, 60179 Cushion - L/W, 60175 Frame - Std
ResMed Mirage Activa LT: Active Cell Technology
How many sizes do the cushions come in?
The cushions come in four different sizes, so they should fit faces of all shapes and sizes.
How often should I replace the cushions?
We recommend that you replace the cushions every two weeks or so. Otherwise, they'll become compressed and will emit leaks.
How is the new air diffuser different from previous models?
Unlike other CPAP masks, the Mirage Activa's diffuser comes in a circular design that helps smoothly diffuse air away from you and your partner.
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Headgear, Headgear Clips
ActiveCell Cushion, Cushion Clip
Admittedly, I had not heard of the Mirage Activa mask before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. However, the design intrigued me as the “ActiveCell” and “MicroFit Dial” aspects were things I’ve rarely seen on other masks. Both seemed useful to me, as I’ve had a notoriously hard time in the past finding a mask that fit me with a proper seal, while also not shifting during the night.
Good: Cushion is well designed and well made. It’s flexible in the sense that it has two layers, one of which is nestled in the other. The interior layer always stays against your skin and holds its seal. The exterior layer is the one which “absorbs” any shifts that would otherwise break the seal. What this means is excellent performance, with negligible leaks and consistent performance. It’s also pretty comfortable.
The dial is also very nice. Just turn it to get consistent micro-adjustments that allow you to tune the tightness of the headgear precisely. I’ve been able to get consistently comfortable fits. As for the rest of the headgear, it’s fine. Nothing really different from what you’ve likely used before, but the dial does help it fit better.
Bad: There really isn’t much bad other than that the mask is fairly bulk for a nasal mask. That is due in part to the inclusion of those extra features, so I can’t knock it too much. Otherwise it’s a great mask.
I would count myself as someone whose effectively a “dumb” user of items. The more simple and intuitive something is to use, the better for me. With my previous mask models, I always had trouble tightening the mask to the right amount. I would overtighten it and have marks on my face, or it would be too loose and my mask would slip and leak. That’s why I was looking for something that was “idiot-proof” and the Mirage’s description seemed to fulfill that.
The headgear comes with a dial that you can turn to adjust the strap in set intervals. This has been an excellent feature for me since it means I’m not using the tyranny of human hands to adjust it. Instead, now I can first adjust the straps roughly by hand and use the dial to make minute adjustments. With this I’ve been able to find consistently good fits.
The other foolproof feature is in the cushion. It uses some kind of technique so that the membrane compresses, meaning it’s hard to overtighten your mask. It also pivots so even if your hose gets caught on something or you move around, the cushion itself stays sealed up against your face. I find that I have had no issues with leaking, something that wasn’t possible with my old mask.
Other than the selling points, the mask is just very excellent. It’s comfortable and stable, while also feeling durable. Easy to clean too, and headgear clips make it easy to remove. Overall, I think this is my perfect mask. I really don’t have any complaints to speak of and I expect it to last me for many years.
Subject: Took about a year to break
I bought this mask about a year ago when my sleep doctor recommended it. Yesterday, it broke. The lightweight plastic piece that is used in the fastener tab is what caused it to break. Perhaps if the fastener tab were made of a more durable material, I would give this 5 stars.
I have tried this mask for one year though so I must say I did try this mask for quite the time. I'd say its best point is how it's made to be flexible so it prevents air leaks. I use a size medium and sleep on my side but I have never had problems with leaks in the middle of the night. The mask's flexibility also reduces the amount of red markings on my face when I woke up. As for comfort, it isn't bad at all for how effective it is. It is pretty bulky and fits securely, but everything can be adjusted.
Overall my only complaint is that I wish this mask would last longer. Its other qualities are excellent and I would recommend this mask to everyone just for how well it prevents air leaks. It definitely does the job well.
The nasal mask and straps work fine. I sleep happily and comfortably.
It is a good one and we have recommended to our friends. Thank you .
Fantastic. Can barely wear my old mask, which I liked pretty well, for the whole night because the leaks woke me up as I shifted around. Also, it made my nose itch.??? This mask; no leaks. The head gear is a little big on the back of my head, will take some getting used to. I don't really understand the adjustment thingy on the top piece, but there you go. Also very light for its size. Looks big but sleeps small.
I've been using cpap off and on for the past 10 years. The off times were due mainly to poor mask fit. This mask is by far the best fit I've had. You just need to adjust the mask slightly on your face, if you over tighten it can't do it's job. I highly recommend this mask.
I continue to use this mask since it is very comfortable and I get use to it.
I have used this mask system for 22 years now.
It has met all my needs throughout these 2 decades and I have only missed using the equipment for 2 nights over that time.
I have also used the gel mask and found it only good for a short time due to gel leakage.
This is easy to clean - only the straps understandably wear out over time.
I am now on my 3rd CPAP machine - they have progressed well.
Never had a need for a humidifier but extra long hoses are useful as in sub zero temperatures the air can be preheated through the bed - it also covers those power outlets that can be that little bit far away.
Cleaning with disposable wipes is also a great plan.
Dusty areas do clog up the filters - annoying.
Today I have removed the filters and all works fine - just breathing the same air as everyone else...
My current machine is a ResMed S8 lightweight - never misses a beat over the last 6 years, maintains pressure perfectly.
It is a small quiet piece of well made equipment.
As I travel extensively around the world 3-4 months of the year I must have reliability - I have never experienced "machine down".
Still the biggest issue that most patients seem to experience (from many discussions) is "accepting" their machine new very best friend and the mask going on is the mind to accept that it is time to sleep.
Peaceful nights and great sleep to you all!
Very comfortable and easy to handle. I feel very happy to have it.
Have used this mask for several years - one of the most comfortable ones I have ever used.
I have used this mask for well over a year. It took a short while to get used to but is now the best I have ever used.
Two things I have learned -
1. I run the 6 ft extension hose from the machine under my T-shirt when I sleep. It connects to the mask with an 18" short tubing section via a swivel joint and stays under control. The mask does not get pulled loose when i turn in my sleep. This seems like a small thing but is truly a huge factor. Prior to learning this I would often get woke up several times a night by the mask pulling free. NOTE - The short hose section must be purchased separately with a swivel joint.
2. The tension on the straps is critical. A very slight adjustment, even 1/8", in the velcro engagement area where the strap length is adjusted, can make all the difference between a goods night rest and misery. Also as the strap is used the elasticity is stretched and I have to adjust the tension every 60 to 90 days.
Good luck and don't give up hope. I have used a CPAP machine since 2001. It has helped me greatly.
This headgear is very comfortable after using it for more than one year.
I like this mask (activa LT mask). Best choice i made in 2012.
What isn't entirely clear from description is that to get a leak-free seal, you don't have to pull the straps tight, you hold the thing slightly loosely off the face as the air comes from the machine and the passage of air pushes the soft thin silicon of the mask out to the face to make the seal. Comfortable.