nose plus for the F&P Oracle oral mask
by Skip R
(Tucson, AZ, USA)
After trying 11 different CPAP masks I have found that the F&P Oracle CPAP mask works the best for me, even though my CPAP pressure is 14cm H2O. That screw adjustment in the front of the mask allows me to clamp my lips firmly. My problem is that the largest nose plug that F&P supplies pops out of my big nose, especially if I roll on my side. Per your comment about alternative nose plugs, I tried the swimmer's nose clamp with no improvement (it would slip off and leave a small bruise). I haven't tried your recommended use of ear plugs yet. I was wondering what your thought are about these nose plugs:
I think they will not provide a strong enough block to the air backflow through my nose.
This Friday I'm going to get fitted with a tooth guard with holes between the upper and lower row of teeth. It forces my weak jaw out. Theoretically it should keep the sleep apnea at bay. Do you have any comments on that type of sleep apnea device? I'm thinking I may still have to use a CPAP mask with it. I think it will help make the other masks I have acquired work more comfortably. Do you agree?