Very few PAPers are fortunate enough to have a pressure as low as 6 cm. Machines go as high as 20 cm or 25 cm.
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Also, the news story says they are developing (only) a One Size Fits All version.
(Also known as One Size Fits Medium.)
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Many a dentist has commented on my small mouth (though my wife doesn't think so)...
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This looks like it would be only a slight improvement, if any, over the Oracle oral mask.
The Oracle is an interesting mask, with some big advantages for certain problems, but it's a bit rough for many people. It dries out the mouth and throat, and the feeling of not breathing through the nose bothers many people.
The big trick with an oral mask is to learn to sleep with it without a nose plug or clip. You need to train yourself to seal off your nose with your soft palate. Once you do this, there is no pressure in your nose, your ears, or on your nasolacrimal duct. It's a godsend for those with ear pressure or nasolacrimal duct leakage problems.
I could keep my nose closed off, but I never got used to the dryness to my throat it caused.
Get the free SleepyHead software here
for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.