Tamara, thank you for your information. I did not have great success with the Oracle452 Oral Mask which I tried recently.
My background: I was diagnosed in mid-2014 with a severe AHI of 106.
I have used many masks and have most recently been using the DreamWare Apnea Mask (and previously nose pillows) which effectively controlled my
AHI to a very good average of 1.2 to 4.5 AHI events on any given night.
My issues were the severe side effects including loss of smell and taste, inflamed sinus areas and nose, morning nausea, excessive burping and loss of energy big time.
I hoped by using the Oracle452 Oral device I would lose some of these symptoms since I was no longer have air blowing up my nose
(we had reduced the pressure to 11 which did help some).
However, the Oracle could not keep my AHI at an acceptable level - (it was 37.7 after just over an hour of use).
I read many reviews by persons who had used it and all those who were mouth breathers said it was a good solution for them while others
did not like it.
I am back to the DreamWare for the present and may ask the doctor to prescribe an even more reduced pressure.
I am also looking into the Winx as a possible solution. You can learn about it at: http://apnicure.com/
I will speak to my sleep doctor about the Winx system at my next appointment.
I am hopeful one day to find a way to control my sleep apnea but without some of the difficult side effects that occur
with most current Apena devices.
Priscilla “Dianne” Timmerman