(06-13-2016, 06:10 PM)AlanE Wrote: Thanks for the reply, Tom. Sounds like I may have to think about this one a little more. I'm sure I would have issues with the mouth piece.
Yes, I thought the same thing. However, some time ago I acquired a sore on the lower outside of my nare from wearing the Swift FX a little too tight before I noticed. Kind of a drag after using the Swift FX for about 4 years. Actually, the spot isn't sore, it's abraded, it never hurts but hasn't healed yet, either.
I've tried all sort of things, from an AirFit F10 (felt like a dog with my head out the car window) to a SleepWeaver Elan, to putting a pad-a-cheek barrel cozy on the Swift FX along with a bandaid on my nose. Nothing has both worked for me and also protected the abraded spot, and it needs to heal already.
So I just got the Tap Pap, even though I've never slept with anything in my mouth, and had real doubts that I would be able to get it done. Fitting it was a hassle, too loose the first time. The second try is better, but may be too tight, we'll see. None the less, it holds well after the "too loose" experience. So I decided to go with the second try.
Well, last night it seemed to work. I'm not used to it yet, so I woke up earlier in the morning than usual, having something in my mouth *smile*. But I did get more than 5 hours with it, a 95% leak rate of 0, and a low AHI. So, I guess maybe it might work after all. If not, I have 30 days to get it back to the sellers, so that's fine, too.
I'm impressed by the stability of it, and how lightly I could have the nasal pillows in contact with my nose and still get a good seal. First time in some time that the abraded spot on my nose hasn't been affected. I think that I've got a shot at getting it healed at this point.