Oral face mask is a blessing
I have had a broken nose for years so I cannot use many of the traditional styles of cpap machines. The oral mask that fits into the mouth has been a life saver. I would have given it five stars except for the fact that the straps and connecting clips leave significant lines on my face that last at least half the day. Makeup can't cover them up so I go around looking a bit ridiculous. I've tried taping layers of gauze over the straps and connectors and this helps a little, but the marks are still evident.
Written by EagerSpider-13747, -2021-07-02
The only one that works for me
I'm a semi-mouth-breather with a heavy beard, and nothing else has ever been able to get a good seal.
It's not perfect, though. For some reason the inner mouth seal thing needs to be aligned exactly right and not upside-down (even though it looks symmetrical), and it feels like it's going to get damaged easily over time because it's all made of soft rubber and crackable plastic (I've already reflexively bitten down hard once in my sleep and I heard it crack a little). Also the main tube is annoyingly firm and hard to flex, and the exhaust port whistles a lot (it comes with all this cottony fluff you're meant to jam into it, and add anything you want to inhale like scented oils or whatever). But I can finally sleep. Even though my mouth dries out (this thing needs more humidification than even a full water reservoir can provide). Also the noseplugs don't work at all, but I just hooked a Y-splitter up and now I use this WITH the nasal pillow apparatus I already had. Just had to block the air vents on the nasal part (otherwise air just circulates into the mouth and out the nose constantly)
I mean it's rumpling and creasing my moustache somethin' fierce, but I'm actually DREAMING again.
Written by OhJustSomebody, -2021-01-14
Dosent fit as well as I had hoped
Although it works as expected . It also has drawbacks . Mainly when the pressure is at its apex the force on the lips causes numbness.
Written by GracefulBass-17568, Arizona -2020-09-27
Well made but not for me
I write this as a 3 star because the product looks like it's well made but it was not for me. I could not get acclimated to the mouth only concept. It did seem to do everything as created and I thought I might be able to adapt but, as I would inhale and relax, air would exit my nose and with even a minimum of use my mouth and throat would dry with my normal humidifier settings. I just could not make the leap. It may be fine for others but not for me. CpapXchange took care of me by accepting the return and sending me another mask that would work for me. I've been buying from them for many years and average a couple of new masks a year and have always been thoroughly pleased with their customer service, pricing and guidance when I've had questions or concerns.
Written by mark-36294, Texas -2020-08-26
It didn't work for me my mouth was so dry I could hardly move it. It's being returned
Written by dollyb1949, -2020-01-24
It wasn't comfortable for me, but if it is comfortable for someone else lucky them because i would love it if it was for me!
Written by rhostuff, -2019-12-23
Best Solution for me.
Since I am a mouth breather, this is the best Solution for me. All the other masks, that I have used leak around my cheeks and nose. This mask totally eliminates that problem.
Written by tc61fish, -2019-05-28
it doesnt fit at all and texture of the mask not feel right
Written by Bess037, -2019-05-21
I had my doubts on the usage and fit compared to a full face mask but it works.
Written by bwerner-31140, New York state -2019-05-02
Purchased as a mask to use when I am sick or have a head cold. I was able to use it 15 minutes. It’s the worst mask I’ve ever used. The mouth piece is so thick my jaw started to cramp. The nose plugs are useless.
Written by JORGEUDEL2009, -2019-02-17
Might be a good mask but not for me
Written by djf1962, -2018-11-16
I’m a mouth breather mainly. Comfortable and easy to move around while sleeping.
Written by loriburke88, -2018-09-30
Not for me
Can't use it. Didn't know you had to use nose plugs with it - too painful
Written by kb0rpw, -2018-09-26
Great service , the order came fast and was as described. I haven't used it yet.
Great experience! I recommend this company !
Written by EDC3535, -2018-08-07
I'VE USED THE ORACLE 452 ORAL CPAP MASK FOR OVER 15 YEARS AND LOVE THE EASE OF USE!
ZERO AIR LEAKS EVEN WITH MY BEARD. YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO RELAX YOUR JAW INSTEAD OF
BITING DOWN DURING THE INITIAL USE AND THE REST IS GREAT OPEN AIRWAY HISTORY.
Written by KAJUNS, MISSISSIPPI -2018-06-22
Will be returning this item, does not work for me.
Written by ehfd155, -2018-05-08
Buckets of drool
This device will make you slobber and drool all over the place to where you hear bubbles in the mouthpiece while you breathe. It might work for some but as another user stated not good at all
Written by saxtab, -2018-04-27
I HAVE BEEN USING THIS FOR YEARS AND IT IS GREAT
Written by mturley2, -2018-04-19
Well made and I hoped for the best...
I use a P10 nasal cpap with a Fisher Paykel Cpap. I struggle with dry mouth so this oral cpap seemed to be the ticket. It is well made and I tried it for a week. Once I got it fitted and running it was good until I came close to sleep and my mouth relaxed. Then air came from my throat to my nose and was stopped by the nose piece. This and the fact the internal mouth piece would detach kept me awake. I was sorry to send it back in the 30 day return. I am still looking for a solution...
Written by pejaysachiel, -2018-03-08
Missing a piece
I need to call and figure out what I'm missing
Written by JanetStansberry, -2018-02-23
Good service by cpapXchange.com, but wearing mask was like licking and swallowing the Sahara Desert!
Such dryness can't be good for teeth and gums and throat!!! May be good in an extremely humid climate but certainly not in dry Colorado, even with my cpap humidity setting on 8!
Written by soulorider, -2018-02-10
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.
Written by cwallmand, -2016-07-11
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.
Written by hrayburgess, -2016-06-24
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.
Written by EdBosteter, -2016-05-31
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.
Written by Paul, -2016-01-04
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.
Written by James, -2015-01-27
Written by Mark, -2015-01-07
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!
Written by rkoolkin-88439, -2014-10-30
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.
Written by Terrie, -2014-10-17
Oracle 452 Oral Mask with Headgear
Couldn't handle the dry mouth it creates...
Written by sd3, -2014-04-14
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.
Written by M Cassidy, -2014-02-21
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!!!
Written by Denise, -2014-01-28
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!
Written by Karla, -2013-09-14
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!
Written by KathieLee, -2013-03-27
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
Written by Unsatisfied, -2013-03-25
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
Written by harry french, -2013-02-14
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.
Written by Scott G., -2012-12-24
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.
Written by George M., -2012-09-04
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.
Written by Ed, -2012-08-30
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.
Written by areyouzu, -2012-08-07
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.
Written by Grumpy PapPap, -2012-05-15
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.
Written by A. Balthis, -2012-04-21
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.
Written by Rick, -2012-03-06