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SIMPLE & CONVENIENT
The Oracle 452 is simple to use and convenient to wear. The low profile design is great for people who wear glasses or like to read or watch TV in bed. Oracle is highly customizable and virtually leak free with minimal facial contact and no nasal or forehead contact required at all. It can even be worn without headgear!
SOFTSEAL MOUTHPIECE & SNAPFLAP COVER
The Oracle 452's unique SoftSeal Mouthpiece floats comfortably in the mouth helping to eliminate skin abrasions and pressure points. The SoftSeal works in concert with the SnapFlap Cover to provide a simple, superior seal and maximum comfort. Each Oracle comes with two Silicone SoftSeals so that you can select whichever size you prefer -- small or large -- to get your best fit. The Oracle is simple and convenient to use and it can even be worn with most dentures.
OPTIONAL SINGLE STRAP HEADGEAR (INCLUDED)
Because the Oracle is such an easy mask to wear many people prefer to use it without headgear; however lightweight, minimalist Single Strap Breath-O-Prene Headgear is included in each package so that you can choose to use it or not depending on your preference. Single Strap headgear is highly adjustable for a personalized fit and provides a clear field of vision and freedom of movement.
ROTATING ADJUSTMENT DIAL & FLEXITUBE
The Oracle's Rotating Adjustment Dial is Infinitely adjustable to provide greater comfort and simple personalized fitting; and it's so simple to use you can even make adjustments while the mask is on! The mask's FlexiTube tubing can be rotated 360º so you can position it up, down, or two the side.
OPTIONAL NASAL PLUGS (INCLUDED)
Three sizes of nasal plugs (for optional use) included in each mask pack. Nasal plugs can be used to help reduce nasal breathing and dryness when using the Oracle mask. Many people find that the nasal plugs are not required, but most users do find them helpful for the first couple of weeks when starting to use the Oracle.
USAGE: Please note, the Oracle 452 should only be used on CPAP/BiPAP Systems that include Heated Humidification. Oracle is not recommended for use by people without teeth or dentures that can be kept in at night.^literature~
- Oracle CPAP Mask Brochure (PDF)
- Oracle CPAP Mask Instructions (PDF)
- Oracle CPAP Mask Parts Diagram (PDF)
- Fisher & Paykel Mask Materials List(PDF)
- Manufacturer Fisher & Paykel
- In the Package Oracle 452 Oral CPAP & BiPAP Mask with Two SoftSeals (Small, Large), Three Nasal Plugs (Small, Medium, Large) and Adjustable Single Strap Headgear.
- Part Number(s) HC452 (Small, Large)
- HCPCS Code A7044 A7035
- GTIN / UPC Code 09420012429247
- Warranty 90 Days - Review manufacturer's documentation for full warranty details.
- Country New Zealand (Typical Origin)
- All CPAP & BiPAP Machines (Adapter required for use with AirMini Travel CPAP Machines.)
- Available Size(s) Small, Large
- Materials Not Made with Natural Rubber Latex
- Type Oral Mask
- Pressure Levels 3-25 CM H2O (Recommended)
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Total 103 Reviews
.No starsMouth piece is uncomfortable and it leaks loudly.
Written by AdorableFox-29777, Modesto2022-07-16
.FittingsThe hose did not hook up to my machine so I'm not able ro use it
Written by Verified Shopper, 2022-06-15
.Some of us Have to use Mouth Breathing...here is your answerI have major sinus issues. Over a period of 10 years, I have tried using nasal and full face masks which only made my sinuses much worse. The Oracle is a challenge, I must admit, but once mastered, it is great!
Written by SleepyPiranha-29705, Florida2022-06-04
.Continually activated my gag reflex which isn’t that sensitiveReally disliked and am returning. I loved the idea of it but this is not something I can tolerate.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2022-05-19
.To big and strongI inside the mouth portion of the mask only comes in two sizes, medium and large. If they made a smaller size it might work for me. The air coming through the mouthpiece is quite strong and would take some getting use to. Once you get used to it you also have the added benefit of a build in night guard.
Written by Verified Shopper, Spokane Valley, WA2021-12-31
.No hassle buying.Ordered from home med a mouth piece inhaler for my cpat machine and it was handled promptly and delivered as promised.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2021-11-17
.Not what I needWas looking for oral mask only but this is not the one.Can't fall asleep as I have e piece between my jaws.
Written by MichoMarinOff, 2021-09-10
.works well and comfortableI have been able to use this and only this mask. It is comfortable and easy to even sleep on your stomach.
Written by Goldfile, Chicago2021-08-24
.It works!I purchased this Mask because I am having nasal surgery and I have an extremely hard time sleeping without my BiPAP. I will not be able to use my other mask for two weeks! This is the only mask that I found for breathing through your mouth. My previous supplier said that they do not make this type of mask but I found this on line! It was a little difficult to assemble but you can firgue it out. Maybe better instructions are in order from the manufacture or have the mask fully assembled before shipping to the customer.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2021-07-12
.Everything went well but I the mask did not work for me. My disappointment was that I had to pay return postage.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2021-03-11
.Piece of Crap!The oral mouth piece rubs my gums raw...doesn’t stay in mouth...constantly leaks & can’t contact through their so called customer service number because they are not available!
Written by Verified Shopper, 2020-11-24
.Not for me.It didn't work for me. So I returned it.
Written by Verified Shopper, .2020-10-09
.It leaks air no matter what I doSee above I cant get it leak proof
Written by Verified Shopper, 2020-07-26
.Great and friendly service, always helpful!I had a hard time figuring out how to put this mask together and attach it to my current hose. They were more than happy to sit there on the phone and guide me through it step by step.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2020-05-26
.Not for meI couldn't get used to the amount of saliva it produced due to being in my mouth
Written by Verified Shopper, 378542020-03-25
.5 starI love it!!!!! My mouth piece lets me use my bi-pap nightly now. I even passed on info to my provider of machine.
Written by Verified Shopper, California2020-03-17
.Oracle 452Service was good. Product leaves a lot to be desired. Seems every time I tried to use it, air was blown out through my nose.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2020-03-09
.Air blows out of my nose.I felt like a balloon. Did not use it 5 minutes.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2020-03-02
.Finally a mask for Sinus SufferersTried on many occasions a full face mask waking up sneezing, had terrible sinus drainage the following day requiring additional medication. Have asked on several occasions local suppliers about a mouth only mask with no success. Only used for 2 weeks and pleasantly surprised.
Written by mikejacksonEMJ, Manning, SC2020-02-21
.Wonderful!Great price, fast delivery!
Written by Verified Shopper, 2020-02-11
.Not impressedI like the idea of it but if you sometimes have a stuffy nose you’ll feel like your being suffocated
Written by Verified Shopper, Pennsylvania2019-12-08
.UnuseableUnder more than a pressure setting of 10 on my ResMed CPAP the device pops from my mouth.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2019-11-19
.Good Idea but Didn't Work For MeI ordered the Oracle 452 Oral CPAP Mask to give it a try. Arrived quickly in in good shape. I have been using a nasal mask for a number of years but have to use a chin strap as I can't close off my mouth. The nasal mask did not bother me but I HATE chin straps as I have never found one that doesn't irritate under my chin. So I wanted to try the Oral Mask to see if it would work for me. Unfortunately after a week or so of using the new mask I gave up. My AHI was much higher and it made my mouth very very dry. The oral mask is a good concept but it was not for me! I might consider going back to a full face mask which is what I started with years ago.
Written by bobc46, 2019-07-28
.Very Usable.I rotate masks to prevent sores on my face. This one will go in my rotation collection.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2019-06-24
.Simple & comfortableThe oral mask works very well for me. Easy ti clean.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2019-03-12
.don't do itproblem is leaking, dry mouth bad fit in mouth, even nose plugs no help
Written by Verified Shopper, 2019-03-09
.Only reliable cpapI have been using this cpap device for over a year now. After going to the hospital in Afib three times even after going under cpap therapy, I finally got the doctors to explain that I was literally dying in my sleep. My oxygen levels would get so low that my heart would lose rhythm. I bought an oximeter (50-75 bucks) that straps on my wrist and attaches to my finger that has an alarm that goes off if my oxygen goes too low while I'm asleep. I tried 4 different mask and with each and every one but this one I was woke up by the alarm, meaning that they were not working. Tired of all the marks on my face and inability to keep the mask on during restless sleep I tried this one. No alarms! This is the only mask that works. I have seen other comments about not needing the nose plugs I find bogus. You must have the nose plugs in ( all the way in-the outer lip of the plug needs to rest inside the nose.) other wise the air is simply going to go into your mouth and come out your nose as soon as you go to sleep. I've had of year now of no afib-yea me. Yes, it may be hard to get used to having all the stuff in your nose and mouth but you get used to it eventually.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2019-01-27
.Out of the Park!DirectHomeMedical.com is the whole package...best products, best pricing, quick delivery! LeftCoast Lou Los Angeles, CA
Written by Verified Shopper, 2019-01-20
.Excellent option for mouth breathers like me.Excellent option for mouth breathers like me.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2019-01-10
.My reviewThey shipped very fast at a good price .
Written by Verified Shopper, 2018-12-23
.hard to fitHad a real tough time using it as it didn't fit me properly.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2018-11-20
.less is moreI had stopped using my B-pap, due to the full face mask I had to use. I have really bad sinuses so the nasal masks were a definite no go. I am still getting used to the swimmers nose plugs I had to purchase, being that the plugs supplied, where not effective. I have facial hair and this devise has no problem getting the complete seal that my full face mask had so much trouble with.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2018-07-11
.Needs WorkI didn't like it ,it was very uncomfortable. It made my mouth sore from biting down on the mouth piece. The mouth piece needs to be more flexible with different size mouth pieces .The idea is good I am a mouth breather and it would be a lot easier to use with a few adjustments I could really use a mask like this. please keep trying
Written by Verified Shopper, 2018-02-04
.Oracle 452This is a replacement mask for me. Have used the 452 for about a year and it works better than a regular face mask for me.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2018-02-02
.Big disappointmentI was so excited to receive this mask and start using, it turned out to be a huge disappointment. The position my jaw had to be in to keep a good seal of the mask was uncomfortable. I thought it would get better the longer I wore it, but I was wrong.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2018-02-01
.Dry mouthFit good but after 3 hours dried mouth out so bad could not swallow even with highest humidity setting. tried 3 nights no good, $67.00 wasted. Heard same complaint from others. Not DirectHomeMedical fault there service was good.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2018-01-28
.easy to useeasy to put on and take off
Written by Verified Shopper, 2018-01-25
.Pretty good overallSince I wake up frequently during the night I need a mask that allows me to read. I’m also a mouth breather and a side sleeper. So far this mask doesn’t leak when I’m on my side. Dry mouth is really an issue with this mask, but I use a dry mouth lozenge and that seems to help some. The nose plugs can be irritating and fall out at night. I may need to try the next size up.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2018-01-12
.Not for meFeels cumbersome in my mouth. I
Written by Verified Shopper, 2017-09-28
.Mouth MaskSeems fine still getting used to the mouth unit was using a full face.Product and service Great
Written by Verified Shopper, 2017-08-11
.DisappointedI was hoping for a solution to other masks irritating my nose but this was not the solution. After several times to resolve the problem, nightly my CPAP machine alerted me to a bad seal. I found the inside flap became loose and it irritated the inside of my mouth waking me during the night. Very disappointed and stopped using it after one week of use and the loss of my $67 investment. Could not return as it was used.
Written by Bear, 2017-08-01
.Perfect for mouth breathers, but takes getting used toI personally love this mask. I've tried several different types - a few nasal only and a few mouth/nose. I don't like to shave, so I constantly have a short beard. This is the only mask I've found where you don't have to be fairly clean shaven to get a seal. Been using this model for years. It does take some getting used to though. The nose plugs have a tendency to fall out during the night, but that doesn't really bother me. Over time I've seemed to "learn" to put them back in without waking up. I do recommend using a tube lift. It makes sleeping at any angle much more comfortable. Although I'm not a stomach sleeper, I am a side and back sleeper. You can also use it with or without the neck strap. I use it both ways, just depends on my mood. All in all, I love the thing!
Written by David C., 2017-05-13
.Great Product, just not for me.Dealing with Direct Home Medical just couldn't be any better. I received my order in just a few days. I tried using the mask and my mouth and throat just got way too dry even with turning my humidity setting on my CPAP as high as it could go. There is nothing wrong with the mask, seems to be of high quality and all, just doesn't work for me.
Written by GWH, 2017-04-25
.Getting accustomedI purchased this product as I am a mouth breather(despite chin strap, mouth guard and paper tape over my mouth.) I have had it for a week. Still trying to learn how to sleep with it in place. Despite my CPAP humidifier turn up high, causes a very dry mouth and pharyngeal region. Also, difficult to learn how to breathe with it in place. Will keep working with it.
Written by Andrew H. Wagner, 2017-03-28
.ProblemsThe hard plastic part of the central body will not stay connected to the buccal seal. Every time I try to use the mask this happens with the result being extensive leakage. Great concept but doesn't work in factVery disappointing..
Written by Howard Lischeron, 2016-12-13
.This is great if you can use it.I so wish I could use this. My full mask leaves awful lines in my face, so I was hoping I could use this mask. I thought I was a mouth breather, but it seems I do use my nose somewhat. They give you nose plugs, so I may give it another try. It would be so great if I can get use to this simple mask!
Written by Verified Shopper, 2016-11-28
.Oral cpap maskGreat fit and the mask, itself, was comfortable, but within a half hour it dried out my mouth so badly that it was too uncomfortable to continue using. Intended this to be at least a "go-to" mask when allergies/colds make a nasal mask unusable, or my new every-night mask if I liked it and it worked well, but I cannot use it for more than a few minutes. Was quite comfortable at first, and was easy to go to sleep, but I soon woke with very dry mouth which progressed to sore spots. Blistex and oral rinse resolved the wounds within a day, but won't use the mask again. Does come with a warning about potential to dry out a person's mouth - they're not kidding!
Written by Verified Shopper, 2016-11-22
.UselessCannot use at all.
Written by Em, 2016-10-17
.headstrap does not workI could not get the headgear latch to hold and without it the mouthpiece does not stay in. Since I am a mouth breather wanted to give it a try. Get the extra return fee for this one.
Written by Robert T, 2016-10-02
.Oracle CPAP 452 Oral maskPerfect because I'm a mouth breather. I love it.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2016-07-17
.Mouth breather mask for cpapVery fast delivery and excellent product!
Written by Sally, 2016-06-26
.chokewell it seemed to be a choice between breathing and swallowing with neither being very successful.
Written by jerry, 2016-06-24
.Hard to useIf you breathe at all through your nose I wouldn't recommend this mask as the air from your CPAP will just escape out your nose. There are nose plugs but they are very uncomfortable especially while sleeping. If you are primarily a mouth breather, make sure you can get by without nose breathing and are comfortable wearing the nasal plugs.
Written by Charles, 2016-05-09
.Great for mouth breathersLove this mask! Hate all the headgear and because of a deviated septum, cannot breath through my nose. This mask is easy to use, easy to clean and does not have all those headgear straps. The only downside is that your mouth tends to get dry. So I put some biotene gel on the inside mouth piece and it lubricates my mouth and the mouthpiece doesn't stick to my lips. I highly recommend
Written by Susan, 2016-03-06
.Best for meSince I can't have any sort of strap (hat, hairband, clip, bobby pin,.....) on my head (fibromyalgia), the Oracle is perfect for me. The headgear at my neck is OK. The small mouthpiece was too big, but I just trimmed about 2mm off all around with sharp scissors and smoothed the edges. Since I have a deviated nasal septum I am a mouth breather, and the myriad of meds I take dry me out anyway, so even with the humidifier on 8 I don't drool. The nasal plugs are bad for me, too. I have to use a large in my left nostril and a medium in my right, so I cut them apart and taped them together at the connector. Lidocaine jelly (prescription) helps with the discomfort and provides a water soluble "glue" to hold them in. I've been on CPAP for almost two weeks now, can sleep eight hours, no longer have a morning headache, am more alert and energized, and my fibromyalgia pain has already been cut in HALF!
Written by Joan C, 2016-02-05
.Not adjusted yet but promisingThis mask fits well and seems to be a great alternative for someone who doesn't want anything sitting over their nose or swallowing their face . If your already a mouth breather and wake up with dry mouth anyway the Side effects of this mask will be nothing new to you. I think it's a great mask but will take some effort adjusting their is an amount of drooling on that occurs with something in your mouth but the instructions say that lessons over time .
Written by Heather , 2016-01-10
.Do Not Buy! waste of money :(I wish to God i would of listened to all the negative reviews.. nose plugs didnt bother me like some people. it was the horrible mouth piece.. in 2 days of trying, it cut/tore that little pc of skin that hangs between your gums and mouth part.. i used the small one due to being female.. the large is HUGE! and with the constant air blowing down your throat you wake up all night long gasping to breath! take my work for it! DONT buy!
Written by Renee J, 2015-10-31
.great idea but does not work for everybodyLiked the design. It was easy to use and setup for my CPAP machine. Very comfortable to wear with or without the neck strap. The bad things is that the nose plugs leak very badly and did not stay in place for me. Switched to a swimmers nose clip, but that made a pressure point on my nose and was not very comfortable to wear all night long. The major problem was that no matter where I set the humidity level on my CPAP machine I end up having a extremely dry mouth after a few hours of use. If the humidity level was set on high I would have drool all over the outside of my lips, but still have a dry mouth. Level set to low and I could only wear the device for an hour before I was woken with a parched mouth and made breathing difficult. As the heading said not for everyone.
Written by Chuck, 2015-08-13
.Didn't work outI had such high hopes for this mask but unfortunately it did not work out for me. It actually pinched my face and dried my mouth out terribly.
Written by Cindy, 2015-07-11
.Best mask I have usedI am a mouth breather and have used a full face mask for 6-1/2 years, and never had one that was comfortable and did not bother me at some point during the night, but this mask is wonderful. Not waking up at night any at all now!! I LOVE it.
Written by Sandy R, 2015-07-06
.Can't sleep with the mouthpiece in my mouth. Not comfortable.Can't use it. Its too bulky in my mouth.
Written by Buddy K, 2015-05-12
.The only one that works for meTried about 10 other masks. This is the only one that works for me. Yes, I do get dry mouth, but at least I can wear this mask for 6-8 hours. With other masks, to prevent leaks I have to tighten them so much that I am in agony after 2 hours.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2015-04-26
.Good maskLove the oral cpap mask. It is a lot more comfortable than the full face mask. I am a side sleeper & it works great. I did have problems with the nose plugs. They kept coming out. I now use a bandaid to cover my nose & it works perfect.
Written by Gretchen , 2015-04-14
Written by julia, 2015-04-07
.Nose plugsNose plugs need to be used with this mask are to small and the largest pair still leak, making the mask just about unusable. There has to be a better nose plug setup than this...
Written by Chuck, 2015-03-13
.Okay maskThis mask itself is built well. You will need some kind of nose clip to keep the air from blowing in your mouth and right out your nose again. If your CPAP machine has a low pressure setting, this won't be a problem. My pressure is set at 20, which I'm told is very high. At 20cm air pressure, the pressure is so high that nose clips don't always work for me, they get blown off. Also, with a pressure setting of 20 cm, I have trouble exhaling against the pressure and wake up gasping for air. So, this may be a good mask, it just doesn't work for me. With 20 cm air pressure, I have been unable to find a mask that doesn't leak.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2015-03-07
.Oracle 452Can't wear it at all...can't swallow or talk. When I breathe it dries my throat out and chokes me
Written by Sunny 116, 2015-01-31
.oral face maskI am really enjoying my new mask. I had a full face mask before and I felt like I was suffocating and I could not keep ii on long. Your website was easy and so was the ordering.
Written by Teresa, 2014-11-02
.Hard to swallowIt was easy to put on and adjust. I couldn't swallow while using and I felt like I would choke.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2014-07-24
.trouble swallowinghad to take it off to get some sleep with my old FX. The in the mouth portion interfered with my tongue as I'd try to swallow.
Written by rouger, 2014-07-15
.OracleI have been using this mask every night for 8 years. I purchased this as a back up. Single strap head gear is great.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2014-07-15
.Oracle 452 Oral CPAPmouthpiece detaches easily, wakes me up several times a night to reasemble
Written by Tony, 2014-07-04
.Mask is nice, but nasal plugs don't fit well.I love how the oral mask fits. However, the nasal plugs don't fit well, and I am having a hard time finding another method to prevent air flow through my nose that is comfortable all night. I've tried a swimming nose clip, but couldn't stand it after an hour.
Written by Matt, 2014-05-02
.Not right for everyone but just right for me.I have tried the other Masks. For me this is the perfect solution.
Written by Gregory B, 2014-04-26
.Oracle CPAP maskAfter years of nasal pillow CPAP masks, it was too difficult to use just a oral mask. I bought it after surgery for a broken nose. It helped some.
Written by echonurse, 2014-03-29
.got it on timeservice was just fine.
Written by Jim, 2014-03-04
.Best RestThe best rest I have had. Easy to use, light weight, beard compatible, and comfortable.
Written by Bill, 2014-02-26
.Not for higher pressuresI was so hopeful that this would be the right mask for me. My CPAP pressure is 20. It is high enough that mask stretched my cheeks to soreness. The nasal plugs did not stop the frequent breakthrough of air. I tried a swimming nasal clip and it was too tight to wear for a full night. The drooling caused with the tube in my mouth eliminated the ability to sleep on my back. The flange that fits between the gums and lips was uncomfortable. The seal was great though and no no Lamaze though my mouth. Needless to say, I was never even able to go to sleep. If you buy this, I would highly recommend paying the price to ensure the ability to return it if it does not work for you. It is hard to find the right mask sometimes. I have tried many and still go back to the first one I ever used even though it breaks and has to be replaced occasionally.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2013-12-22
.Cannot useI was unable to use any of the nose plugs. Smallest caused nose bleeds. Tried swimming nose plugs, would not stay in place.
Written by Lea Ann, 2013-11-04
.The answer to my prayers!I had been struggling for so long with different CPAP masks & have probably tried at least 8 different types. None of them ever worked well. The problem was, when I would turn on my side (and who can sleep on their back all night), the pressure on my checks would create gaps in the masks which would create leaks, noise and awaken me and my husband with the noise. I used to scuba dive and this mask sounded like it might work. Also I can't really breathe well through my nose and the bridge of my nose is very small so other masks never fit. I decided to take a chance on this one. What a miracle! My husband said he had trouble getting to sleep the first night cause it was "too quiet?!!! It took several nights to get used to and I've found that my nose is congested in the mornings but it always was. My mouth isn't as dry as the normal masks made them even with the humidifier. If you are having the same types of problems I did, you may want to give this a try. It is really the answer for me.
Written by Leilani M, 2013-10-17
.UncomfortableIt held my mouth in an uncomfortable position and the nose plugs didn't work well or just came out.
Written by Art J., 2013-09-02
.nice maskI really like this mask, but I really got the dry mouth, I am waiting on the arrival of a new machine,and I hope that will help. Other than that, I slept great, I love the fact you don't need the headgear with it.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2013-08-15
.Tried them allHave tried a small facial mask but it hurt my nose. Next came nasal pillows, but even with a humidifier I still got bloody noses. Also the leakage was moderate and would wake me up. Since I am a mouth breather at night I decided to try the Oracle 452. Works great - no leakage. The nasal plugs didn't work so I tried a swimmer's nose clip - way too tight and not adjustable. Ran across a nose plug (actually a clip that is adjustable) product for white water rafters - works great. I now look forward to wearing my cpap oral mask. The only draw back is a slightly bloated stomach.
Written by JS, 2013-03-29
.Love itI really like the Oracle 452 , especially after dealing with face masks. I wear dentures and have used it both with dentures or without, when without I need to wear the neck strap. The nose plugs don't work for me so I use medical tape from nostril to nostril and it seems to work fine, even though I don't breath through my nose that much.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2013-03-27
.Best Mask I ever used!I'm mildly claustrophobic and have always had a problem with traditional masks. The Oracle 452 did not bother me at all. I'm a natural mouth breather and didn't need the nasal plugs or even the neck strap. This is incredible and such a relief.
Written by Matthew K, 2013-01-18
.Oracle 452 Oral MaskThis mask is best for folks who have issues with claustrophobia and / or nasal obstruction. Its well designed, easy to adjust for a leak-free fit. The only negative is the design of the nasal plugs which need to be used until you learn how not to exhale through you nose while sleeping. Check for my posts on apnea message boards on how to cope with this issue. A big plus for the ladies is that the single strap is entirely optional - no messed up hairdos.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2013-01-15
.I love this mask!I tried several full face mask and I could never get them to stop leaking and leaving sores on my face. With the Oracle 452 I sleep all night without leeks.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2012-12-08
.Das Boot styleI have sinus congestion a lot, and cannot use the normal nose mask when it occurs. I have used this mask twice, it takes a lot of adjusting to get used to it, so this is still a work in progress. But, like the oral mask, I think if I stick with it, I can get used to it. The product is very well made. I would prefer a nose clamp over the included nose plugs, will probably look for one.
Written by Stuka, 2012-12-01
.the nose plugs hurtAs with the other reviews, I find the dry mouth and too-big mouth piece size to be challenging but for me, it's the nose plugs that are a problem. They come out too easily and hurt my nose. I am wondering, has anyone ever tried using a swimming nose plug instead? I presume it would work, instead of plugging the nose with something, instead pinch it closed. I think that might work better for me. Anyone else?
Written by sarah, 2012-11-07
.Great mask, but...I loved the idea behind this mask, it does not leak at all (for me), I found it to be very quiet compared to my other masks, and it is initially very comfortable. However, it is too large for my mouth... my mouth was sore after wearing it only a few hours. There is also the issue of the nose plugs, the smallest being too large for my nose. I have searched the internet for different nose plugs with no success. I tried a nose clip, but that was painful, I even tried stuffing cotton up my nose, but that did not work either. If they made a smaller mask and refined the nose plugs, this mask would be absolutely perfect.
Written by Gerty, 2012-11-06
.Oracle headgearI cannot use any other mask due to nerve destruction and damage to my brain. This is the only mask that has worked for me. I do think its because the inner mouth seal normally comes with medium and large - not small. The older version did not have adjustment choices also. This company includes the small and large seals. I think it should come with all three. The key to success of use is starting out with nose plugs and humidifier on machine. I also added cold mist humidifier in my room. They were very prompt in shipping my order.
Written by Sue , 2012-10-26
.Dry mouthAgree with other review causes dry mouth Tends to leak
Written by Lee, 2012-10-23
.I won't try that again!It was a big mistake for me to spend hard earned money on the oral cpap mask. I have never been able to get it to seal, so I can't use it. I sure wish I had my money back.
Written by , 2012-10-18
.GoodThis is the third 452 I have owned. In general it is very good. Its just about the only oral mask on the market. The good is that it works. Good air flow (i'm at maximum) and its comfortable. The bad, Price. most doctors and internet providers charge between $120 and $150 for it. I was fortunate that I found one for $80. Durability: Most masks are paid for by insurance companies and so they are designed to be replaced every couple of months. The 452 is no exception. It is easy to bite too hard and crack the mouthpiece. Also, the soft rubber that the strap attaches to is easily breakable. With my previous 452 I had to make a leather strap that kept this from happening. Also, the inner soft mouthpiece is too big or needs to have different sizes. It takes a while to get used to it being too big. Finally although airflow is adequate, I would like to see the hard inner mouthpiece made a bit larger and made of semi soft material. This would increase airflow which I need. I have a feeling that the small holes in the hard plastic is reducing what I need.
Written by Patrick, 2012-10-04
.Mask is so noisy I can't use it!This mask is horrible loud. I feel like Darth Vader! I can't use it.
Written by Verified Shopper, 2012-09-24
.great, except.......This is a great concept expect as hard as I've tried, I cannot tolerate the dry mouth it causes. That is the only drawback.
Written by Carolyn , 2012-09-20
.Oracle 452I tried multiple types of masks, and none of them worked for me except for the Oracle 452. I am a mouth breather, and don't breathe much out of my nose (also have some nasal obstruction). I hate having to sleep with a bi-pap machine, but it's medically necessary. The Oracle 452 makes it more tolerable and helps me to sleep for longer periods of time. I highly recommend it, but I do believe each individual has to find the right one for them
Written by Rita H., 2012-09-13
.SatisfiedGood quality and fast service.
Written by Maryann F., 2012-07-25
.Great mask, but for me.My favorite comment about CPAP masks is "the 'right' one is the one that works for you." As a mouth-breather, I had high hopes that this mask would work for me because I really, really dislike the full face masks that leak and somehow even seem to blow cool air on my eyes even when perfectly sealed. Unfortunately, I could not adjust to this mask, but I still think it would be a fabulous mask for other who could.
Written by Joy Zabala, 2012-07-05
.Oracle 452 Oral CPAP MaskI hate this unit, it makes my jaws hurt, slips out of my mouth. I would not recommend this to anyone.
Written by Beauchamp, william, 2012-06-11
.how to secure the nose plugsI have to use the nose plugs all the time. If I stop, I just start my nose breathing. This mask is the only one that lets my sinuses alone! The nose plugs, Oh yes, they are fun. I take a 4 inch 1/4 width piece of tape and go from one side of the nose to the other... including going over the bend between the plugs!!
Written by Verified Shopper, 2012-05-11
.fit of oracleThe Oracle seemed like the best idea ever.....but when you wear dentures they do not fit right. Dentures should be removed at night and when this is done the silicone seal does not stay in place while in use.. I also tried leaving my dentures in but they came out without paste or glue.I do not suggest this mask for anyone with dentures. It was a total waste of my money, seeing I do not have insurance like a lot of other people.
Written by Rose Tummons, 2012-04-05
.Nose plugsAs many reviewers have noted, the biggest problem with my Oracle is the nose plugs. Awkward, painful, blow out about 1 in the morning. Still working on a fix for that. Otherwise, the unit itself works great. Takes a little practice, but no leaks. I would have given it 5 stars if the nose pugs were better thought out.
Written by Kevin, 2012-02-27