ResMed Mirage FX for Her Nasal CPAP Mask
The ResMed Mirage FX for Her nasal CPAP mask is designed to offer the same freedom, flexibility, and simple, natural fit as the standard Mirage FX nasal mask. This mask adds attractive pink headgear and an option for a smaller cushion and frame. The CPAP mask uses an over-the-nose cushion with a slim, lightweight frame and smartly contoured headgear to deliver the same stable performance often only found in bulkier masks. Sizing and fitting are a cinch with users only needing to decide between standard and small sizes.
- Flexible forehead support
- Lightweight yet stable cushion and frame
- Quiet and soft with breathable, pink headgear
Freedom to move and see
Although the mask frame uses a stabilizing bar that runs from the nasal CPAP cushion to the center of the forehead, the forehead bar is very slender, so vision remains unobstructed. The thin frame mitigates feelings of claustrophobia. An elbow at the front of the frame has squeeze tabs to allow rapid disconnection from the CPAP machine without removing the mask, so getting in and out of bed during the night is hassle-free.
Solid yet comfortable
The mask skips the standard silicone forehead pad. Instead, an innovative butterfly wing design provides smooth, soft stability across the forehead. The butterfly wings flex to whatever position is necessary for optimal support and eliminate any plastic parts against the forehead. The Mirage FX for Her nasal including headgear uses Philips Respironics’ Dual-wall Spring Air Cushion. The SpringAir cushion evenly distributes air pressure through all sides to reduce pressure points. The cushion is also thinner at the bridge of the nose to prevent abrasions where the skin is quite thin. The SoftEdge headgear is breathable and flexible. The headgear strap arches up behind the neck to put a tad less pressure on the spine.
Simple to use and quiet to wear
With only four parts (headgear, frame, cushion, and elbow), the CPAP mask snaps together and comes apart easily for cleaning. With only two sizes to choose from (standard and small), size selection is much easier than with many masks. The small-sized Mirage FX for Her includes not just a smaller nasal cushion but also a smaller frame. The headgear is also smaller sized to best fit a woman’s head.
Diffused air vents are arranged in a circle around the center of the mask near the elbow to quiet exhaled gas flow, and vent exhaled airflow away from the CPAP user and the bed partner.
The Mirage FX for Her may be a great nasal CPAP mask for you if:
You want a stable mask with a lightweight fit.
You have a smaller face that has been hard to fit with unisex masks.
You breathe mostly through your nose while you sleep.
Sizing and Fitting
The Mirage FX for Her nasal mask is available in two sizes: standard and small. The frame and the cushion have different dimensions in the two size options. Select the size that covers the entire nose and does not block the nostrils. A sizing gauge can be found here.
Remove the elbow from the mask.
Disconnect the lower straps and hold the cushion over the nose.
Slide the headgear up and over the head.
Bring the lower strips under the ears and hook them to the frame.
Adjust the upper straps first, tightening them until the mask sits comfortably over the nose.
Adjust the lower straps next, tightening them until the mask feels stable.
Connect to your CPAP machine and turn it on.
Make additional small adjustments to the cushion and headgear to remove creases and torque.
Leaks often resolve by merely reseating the mask. To reseat the mask, lift it gently off your face then lower it back down onto your face.
Prevent cushion creases by always starting with the mask held in the proper position against your nose. If the cushion slides down during fitting, it may crimp in places, creating gaps that cause leaks. To resolve creases, try pinching the mask. If pinching does not solve the problem, remove the mask entirely, and start the fitting process over.
Clean the cushion. Dirt, oil, and makeup can hinder the cushion from forming the best seal. Overtightening headgear can make leaks worse, cause discomfort, red marks, and skin irritation. -The upper straps on the Mirage FX for Her are the key to establishing a good seal. - The lower straps stabilize the mask and should require minimal tension.
Consider changing the sizes of the cushions or headgear if you need to tighten the headgear excessively.
Adjusting for noise
Check for leaks.
Verify that the elbow is inserted correctly.
Check the diffusion ports on the elbow for blockage. Clean with a soft bristle brush.
Care of the Mask
Recommended cleaning frequency:
Daily: cushion, frame, and elbow
Wash in warm soapy water using a mild dish soap.
Use a soft bristle brush on the small vent holes.
Rinse in clean water.
All parts should be air-dried out of direct sunlight.
Important: Do not clean with products containing alcohol, scents, antibacterial agents, antiseptics, bleach, chlorine, or moisturizers. Do not soak any parts for more than 10 minutes.
Replace the cushion when it is no longer transparent or if it cracks or tears. Replace the headgear when it stretches so much that it is necessary to tighten it excessively.
In the Package
Mirage FX for Her Headgear
Mirage FX for Her Frame
Mirage FX for Her Nasal Cushion
Mirage FX Elbow with quick-release squeeze tabs
Frame: Nylon, Silicone
Elbow: Polypropylene, Thermoplastic Elastomer
Headgear: Nylon, Lycra, Polyurethane Foam
Is this mask a woman’s mask just because it has pink headgear?
The Mirage FX for Her comes with a choice of a small or standard-size cushion and also has smaller headgear. The cushion and the headgear are better tailored to a woman’s facial features. The pink headgear is a nice touch too!
The mask seems a bit noisy suddenly. What can I do?
If the mask is not leaking, the noise could be coming from the elbow or from the diffusion ports. Verify that the elbow is inserted correctly and check the diffusion ports on the elbow for blockage. The diffusion ports should be cleaned with a soft bristle brush.
The mask fits quite well for the first several months. Now it’s getting harder to get a good seal. What happened?
The cushion and headgear on any CPAP mask must be replaced at regular intervals. The cushion loses its support over time and the headgear stretches out and no longer fits as well. CPAPMan has all the replacement parts you need to keep your mask in top condition!
CPAPMAN Mask Review
The Mirage FX For Her from ResMed is a game-changer for women who are looking for a nasal mask with a stable fit and lightweight design. This mask is specifically designed to better fit female faces with a choice of small or standard cushion sizes. The Mirage FX For Her's streamlined and durable frame is strong enough to stabilize the mask but also soft enough to accommodate user movement during sleep. Its dual-wall, Spring Air cushion is coated with soft-touch frosting to provide even pressure distribution and improved comfort. Additionally, SoftEdge headgear straps with rounded, seamless edges reduce strap marks and discomfort.
Overall, the Mirage FX For Her's simple yet sophisticated design makes it an excellent choice for those who want an easy-to-fit, wear, clean, and adjust mask. It is also available in two sizes to ensure a proper fit. At CPAPMan, our knowledgeable customer service team is ready to help you select the best size Mirage FX For Her mask to meet your needs. Try it out today and experience a truly ultra-light mask that makes sleeping with a CPAP machine a breeze!
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