Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account

New Posts   Today's Posts

F&P Oracle oral mask + nasal pillow???
F&P Oracle oral mask + nasal pillow???
Nick from the CPAP Reviews YouTube channel recently mentioned that he knew somebody that hooked a Y-connector up to their cpap hose and ran both the F&P Oracle oral mask and a separate nasal pillow at the same time. This sounds kind of crazy to me, but in a mad genius sort of way. I'm pretty good about breathing through my nose but no mask style, chin strap, tape, etc has completely eliminated leaking from/around my mouth. No matter what, my mouth desperately wants to droop open in my sleep. Could this be a viable solution? Has anybody here tried it?
Post Reply Post Reply
RE: F&P Oracle oral mask + nasal pillow???
Just because one could do something, doesn’t mean one should…

There has been many years of research done on effective delivery of CPAP pressures to patients. Mucking about with things we do not understand rarely ends well.
Post Reply Post Reply
RE: F&P Oracle oral mask + nasal pillow???
The biggest problem I think would be keeping the two masks far enough apart in order to not interfere with each other. Following that, venting will be an issue, as each mask is equipped with what the manufacturer expects is the appropriate amount of bypass. You may want to consider partially blocking vents on each mask to compensate, but there are problems that will arise if you go overboard mucking about as PLP noted.

All of this begs the question though: have you tried a hybrid style mask, which is a FFM that has a pillows style interface rather than over the nose?
Look, I'm an engineer, not a doctor! Please don't take my opinion as a substitute for medical advice.
Post Reply Post Reply

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  mouth tape and nose pillow OR full face mask, pros and cons? SeePak 2 24 19 minutes ago
Last Post: PeaceLoveAndPizza
  Initial impression of basic nasal mask exploring possible alternatives o0Appy0o 4 271 07-21-2024, 11:57 AM
Last Post: HalfAsleep
  Choosing correct mask, Septum questions, Nasal Cycle beetee 19 553 07-17-2024, 09:46 AM
Last Post: TechieHippie
  Need quick recommendation for nasal pillow mask NewlyDiagnosed 5 291 06-29-2024, 05:50 PM
Last Post: Deborah K.
  Airfit P10 nasal pillow+tube > Resmed S11 heated tubing, which adapter? NightOwl42 3 219 06-29-2024, 01:30 PM
Last Post: Oikos22girls
  Wedge Pillow Issue Maybe? brokensleep57 7 329 06-27-2024, 07:32 PM
Last Post: brokensleep57
Brick Nasal Irritation Using Resmed P30i Mask rishey 2 294 06-24-2024, 12:15 PM
Last Post: rishey

New Posts   Today's Posts

About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.