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A good idea executed poorly
I have chronic non-allergic rhinitis and compound obstructive/centralized sleep apnea. So naturally using breathing machines at night to sleep irritates my nose. I hoped this was a solution as it was the only mouth only mask I could find. I lost two whole nights of sleep trying to get this thing to work. The included in-nose plugs leaked and came out. Swimming style nose clamps solved that. However the mouth piece has limited adjustability and pieces. No combination produced a good seal. My entire face was wet with drool and I just couldn't get the mouth to seal no matter what I tried. There is no sleeping with this thing. No seal, leaks loud, makes your mouth blow farts all night. By masteryoda, Texas
Great system-not for everybody
I wanted to try this mask, because the one I am using puts a sore on my nose. This one seals perfectly around the mouth. It is a must that you have the heat moisture or your mouth will be the desert. I still have leakage out the nose so that will take tIme. If you have Big nose this will work better for you. By HRayB, Woodland Park CO
Second one - wore out the first one!
I love this mask. Quiet - keeps the wife happy. No leaks. Great price. My first one lasted over a year and I was happy to purchase another at the great price on this site. By EdbB, Bellingham, WA
No more leaks
I tried several nasal masks and even with a silicon pad, still had breakthrough on the bridge of my nose. Tried a hybrid oral mask with nasal pillows and had huge leaks. The Oracle is small, light and seals beautifully. I have been using it for a week and a half and if you are comfortable with the mouthpiece (I used to scuba dive and snorkel) it's a winner. By Paul, Hudson Valley
I hate the way it rubbed against my tongue and the horrible dry mouth it gave me. My throat was so sore when I woke up. By James, California
BAD MASK!!! By Mark, Texas
Delivered early and 100% complete
I've been using this mask for about 5 years now, and it is the only mask that works for me. I have a mustache, and this mask doesn't leak. Once adjusted correctly (a 3-minute process), it works well. My mouth is dry when I wake up, but that's not a big thing, especially since I can actually get a good night's rest with this mask.
Ordering: Price was great. Wasn't a large order, but it was shipped fast, and arrived before the expected delivery date. Nice! By Rick K, Santa Clara, CA
Not a fan of the Oracle 452 Mask
Leaks, mouth piece is very large and the strap was also made for a very large head/neck. I would not recommend this product. By Terrie, KY
Oracle 452 Oral Mask with Headgear
Couldn't handle the dry mouth it creates... By S D 3, South Carolina
For Us Mouth Breathers
This mask is wonderful! As a former snorkeler, I find this just as comfortable. No more masks for me. They always leaked around the edges because of my beard. This is the appliance for me. I highly recommend it for others. By M Cassidy,
Oracle 452 Cpap Oral Mask
WOW!! It is refreshing to deal with a company that is competent and reliable and actually keeps its promises!! I had a CPAP emergency where my mask had broken and I was without a spare...I ordered a replacement from CPAPXCHANGE and my new mask arrived PROMPTLY and as promised!!! I even had an online chat with customer service which was a pleasure to deal with as well.. Carlos was well informed, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. I will DEFINITELY recommend this company and use them again and again in the future! THANK YOU CPAPXCHANGE for a good nights sleep again!!! By Denise, New York
A mouth breather's best mask
I am a mouth breather mostly because I have a large overbite and I can't really close my mouth tight, the teeth just don't match up. Anyway, I've tried all the other masks and there are very few for mouth breathers- the Hans Rudolph and the Fisher & Paykel 432 and Forma and that is about it... I couldn't use a chin strap because it made my TMJ hurt. So I've tried this "Oral" mask on a whim and IT'S FANTASTIC! There is no leaking. The only problem is the nose plugs that come with the deal. I've had to use swimmer's nose clips instead. But it works and works well. I've found a great nose clip from Harvard Apparatus (599673 Reusable Nose Clip) and I'm going to order one soon. I don't like putting anything into my nose and it gets me claustrophobic to wear the ones that come with the mask. Even with my overbite the mouthpiece stays in my mouth. I also talk in my sleep and it stays in for that too. And, the amazing thing is that this particular mask is CHEAP compared to other masks made for mouth breathers! It is so easy to wear I forgot to snap in the headgear and the mouthpiece stayed in my mouth all night long anyway! I did accidentally ruin the filter in the top of the hose the first time I washed it though... don't forget there is a small filter there!!! But they include 5 extra filters in the box just for that reason! I'll probably have to keep extras on hand just in case! This mask is easy to clean and wear. If you are a mouth breather it is worth a try and it would be great to have on hand if you are prone to head colds or allergies that block your sinuses. I'm going to try to order another one to have on hand in case they discontinue this mask. Everyone always discontinues the things I like... from make-up to food so I'm going to try to stock up on this mask! By Karla, Hueytown Alabama
Mouth Cpap Mask For mouth breathers
I have tried many, MANY, cpap mask trying to find one that will work and be comfortable. The mouth cpap mask is the worse one yet! It would be really be comfortable and just right IF IT ONLY WORKED! By KathieLee, The Woodlands
Too difficult to use
I thought it would be easier because it just coverd you mouth but there a nose plugs and it created an excessive amount of flim, I cannot use this mask By Unsatisfied, Upland
your unit is super. i have ptsd & all the others i have tried make me feel like i am jail. your mask is completly clean. i feel very confortable wearing this mask. one problem, my mouth gets very dry. thanks By harry french, roanoke
Oracle - Mask
Hi, The mouth mask is great, I need a little more adjustment time but the idea for mouth breathers is good. I am sleeping better and the dry mouth is not to bad. Everyone should use the nose plugs, they feel a little funny at first but are a big help, when using a mouth mask. By Scott G., Bartlett, TN
Excellent product w/minor design flaw
I have used the Oracle 452 Oral CPAP/BiPAP Mask for about 5 years now. I love the product & it is the only mask I will use because I am a mouth breather who has constant sinus trouble even after 2 sinus surgeries. I prefer to use the head strap with the mask in order to prevent the mask from coming out of my mouth when my jaw goes slack.
Now for the design flaw... When using the head strap, the holes it attaches to on the mask are located too close to the edge of the unit. By being located where they are, there is not enough material on the edge of the holes & I inevitably pull the strap hooks through the silicone like material. I typically can get one of these masks to last 6-8 months, & my insurance will replace them every 6 months, but I have had them fail in as short as 3-4 months of use. This design flaw could easily be fixed by moving the holes another 1/8" to 3/16" in from the edge, leaving more material for the head strap hooks to hold on to. By George M., Hiawatha KS
I am sleeping better at night. I am becoming adjusted to the dryness in my mouth caused by the product, even while I'm using warmed water in the CPAP machine. I would recommend this product to those who breath through their mouth in their sleep, or have obstructed nasal breathing. By Ed, Silverwood
Better than anything I have tried so far.
This one just might work you can hardly tell you have it on and it is very quite. All the others are so heavey and bugs me all night. This one is not as heavey and I can not even tell it is on my face. Thank you for making a mouth one. I have been able to last 4 hours on this one where the others were about 30 min.
By Beth, Arkansas
Mouth open out window of a fast moving automobile feeling
Hate it. Sore throat and ansal passages even with the humidity chamber warmed up to peak setting, distilled H2O at fill point, it still iritates mouth-throat-nose and ears. I'm going to trash it. By Grumpy PapPap, Dickson TN
Review of Oracle 425 Oral cpap mask
The product itself seems to be of good quality, but I don't think that it is going to work for me. It just feels very uncomfortable to me. Honestly, I haven't worn it at night yet because it was so uncomfortable even when I just tried it on. I will probably have to try something else or go back to what I have been using. Either way I will continue to use cpapXchange because I have had great service. I will be looking in to it more before I know for sure. Thankfully I did purchase the insurance so that I can exchange.
By A. Balthis, Youngsville
Best mask for a
Even on a good day, I cannot breath through my nose comfortably. My sinuses are just too restricted. I was about ready to give up on CPAP/BiPAP because the nasal or nasal + oral masks (with a mandatory chin strap to keep my mouth closed) were a nightmare. Nothing fit well enough for me to sleep more than 4 hours. I would wake up in severe pain after that, and it would take at least an hour for the red marks on my face to fade. My machine is set at 15 PSI, and I really had to tighten the masks down to get a decent (not even good) seal.
I have been using this mask for about a year now, and it is more comfortable and effective than any other I have tried. Even though I have a mustache, it seals well (probably because the seal is inside my mouth). I don't get red marks on my face, or air leakage through my nose. I consistently get 6+ hours of sleep before waking, and that was what I used to get before the sleep apnea. It should be cleaned properly daily, which takes about 2 minutes, and works well for me. By Rick, Santa Clara
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