If you're an active sleeper, a mask that responds to your sleep style is essential for you to receive maximum health benefits from your CPAP therapy. Tossing and turning at night can lead to mask leaks, which can compromise your therapy. ResMed's Mirage Activa™ nasal mask was specifically designed with ActiveCell™ technology to protect against leaks that may be caused by active sleep, including head and body movement, and muscular movement in the face. The Mirage Activa combines ease-of-use features with superior sealing technology to improve your comfort level throughout the night, every night and ensure that you are getting the most benefit from your therapy.
The key to the Activa's dynamic defense against leak is the patented ActiveCell™ technology in the nasal cushion. ¹ The inflatable self-stabilizing cushion responds to forces on the mask caused by movements in the face, head, and body, maintaining the perfect amount of pressure for a comfortable seal even as the mask frame moves independently. Much like how independent suspension creates a smooth ride in a car, the Mirage Activa cushion decouples the movement from the frame to the seal.
Independent studies have demonstrated that this unique active seal reduces mask leak. The Activa's adjustable forehead support further improves the seal and fit of the mask. Research verifies that all of these features add up to a greater choice of sleeping positions for the active sleeper. ¹
In addition to reducing mask leak, the Activa's self-sealing cushion improves comfort and reduces the need to over-tighten headgear. ² Other sealing technologies require you to tighten the headgear to get a better seal. Mirage Activa uses an air seal that requires less headgear tension. Best of all, the ActiveCell reduces pressure on sensitive areas of the face, ensuring better comfort over the length of your therapy.
The Mirage Activa has specially designed features to make daily use and cleaning easier. Quick-release clips allow the mask to be removed without resetting the headgear, and the one-snap elbow allows for rapid removal of the air tube while the mask is still on, facilitating simple transition in and out of bed during the night.
In addition to its comfort features, the Mirage Activa's venting features also reduce noise and increase comfort for your bed partner. A unique vent hole design on the mask elbow reduces noise and gently disperses air away from you and your bed partner.
When deciding which mask is right for you, consider the following: comfort, lifestyle, active sleep, type of seal, and ease of fitting and cleaning. A mask that fulfills all of these needs will provide you with the most effective and hassle-free experience, and if any one of these issues are not considered, you may not receive the maximum benefits of therapy.
The Mirage Activa's superior sealing technology fits more than 90% of patients, and with its many comfort and ease-of-use features, it addresses all of the factors that should be taken into consideration when choosing a mask. Talk to your home medical equipment provider to discuss whether the Activa may be right for you.
For customized tips on choosing and fitting your mask, as well as answers to other common questions, visit ResMed's patient site, www.myresmed.com , click on Therapy Tips, and scroll through the menu on the right side of the screen.
MyResMed.com also provides additional images and information about the Mirage Activa and other ResMed products.
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¹Phillipe et al Sleep Medicine 2003
²Smith et al Sleep 2003