Good for them. However, I'm a skeptic. I want to see the actual engineering behind it and of course an operating model.
At pressures over 15 cm I don't think the unit will stay securely in place without head gear.
BEWARE of possible TMJ problems with continues use of an oral appliance. If you already have TMJ problems an oral appliance is not something i would recommend and your dentist will probably not recommend. I also have had contact with patients that had tooth movement from use of oral appliances and have to return to CPAP use.
For those of you with downloadable machines, I use an S9 auto, there is a web site where you can find the software )FREE) to download your machines. The software is for physician and tech use but as you learn more about OSA you will find these programs very helpful. My first auto was a Resmed Autoset T and my sleep doc gave me the program to down load it. The programs graph 30 nites of sleep and each day can be studied individually. Using an AutoPAP you can see the nightly pressure changes, events and leaks.
A rule of thumb for interfaces. The smaller the interfaces sealing area the lower the possibility for leaks. Therefore nasal pillows have a smaller leak ration than a full face.
I Beta tested interfaces for many years and have used more than 50 different interfaces. I'm surprised no one has mentioned the "Oracle". I tested the original model and the new model. The "Oracle" is a mouth interface similar to a scuba divers mouth piece. In many cases the patient may need a nose clip when using the "Oracle" but the two models I tested had no leaks at all. The only problem, if you want to call it that, is that your humidity control should be set very high. This is necessary because by eliminating the nasal airway you body is loosing much of the body surface area which humidifies your in bound air.
I just found this online and wondered if anyone has tried it.
Airing has a Facebook page for those of you hat want to follow them.
On their FB page they mention that the price of the "Airing" unit should be $3.00.
My own 02 saturation drops to 80% without my CPAP at night and I know of patients that have saturations as low as 40%. Patients with OSA undergoing surgery are either intubated or put on CPAP during surgical procedures to maintain a proper 02 saturation.
This sure seems like a great idea. In fact it's too good an idea for me to believe it's possible. The unit stays on yourface because the "nasal prongs" grip on the interior of your nose. At the higher pressures that some patients need I don't see this as working. There is no humidification. Most humidifiers use 1/2 cup or more of water per night. the volume of water necessary would be larger than the unit alone. The other difficulty is power for the unit. The inventor makes reference to a new micro fan technology. I'd like to see the engineering design drawings before making any decisions on this new device but in my opinion it's impossible to manufacture this device.
We all wish for a smaller CPAP device, one you could wear and carry in your pocket. Yes amazing strides have been made in medical and electronic devices in the past 10 years but I don't think the technology to build such a device is available at this time.
As far as donating to this company..........................I've got a bridge in Brooklyn I'll sell to you cheap.
I've been on the hose since August of 1999, I ran an AWAKE group for 5 years and I'm married to a sleep tech. You definitely need to see a sleep doc and should probably have another sleep study done. It's very rare that a patient doesn't notice improvement after 6 months of CPAP therapy. The two things that come to mind are that either the pressure you are on is wrong or your mask is leaking. Get into see a doc ASAP.
Most patients I talked to over the years that have used the chin straps only use them a few weeks then never use them again. The chin strap "teaches" you to keep your mouth closed. Let's call it a training device. Four years ago my wife told me I was opening my mouth in my sleep, something I've never done before. I used a chin strap for 3 weeks and now sleep without it.
You're doing great 2Sleepy, keep at it. You'll learn to love the CPAP.
BTW, I don't know if I mentioned it but my wife is a Sleep Tech. I'm one of the few people that sleeps with a Sleep Tech.
A trick to keeping your mask on was told to me years ago and it worked for a few people.
Put your mask on and adjust the fit then take a woman's stocking and slip it over your head and mask, like a bank robber. It's next to impossible to take your mask off in your sleep.