"I cannot tolerate nasal pillows or any kind of mask on my face. The cradle cushion is the only way I can stay compliant with my cpap therapy. I did find that it leaked less when I went from a size medium to a small. I am a mouth breather but I have no trouble keeping my mouth closed with the cradle cushion. I would also recommend it to any one who is too claustrophobic to handle a mask."
Voted most helpful critical review
Very comfortable, but hard to keep in place.
Richard – January 27, 2009
"Very comfortable. Much more comfortable than the nasal pillows. The only problem was that it kept slipping when I shifted to my side, or even moved. It will work perfectly as a temporary switch when there is any nasal soreness or colds/allergies."
"I really wanted this to work. As I have stated, nasal pillows have gotten where they irritate me after 6 years of use. They also feel like they restrict my air flow. I run 14 lb water pressure. The Optilife Cradle fits perfectly on a standard Optilife mask and I had good airflow. I had no discomfort. Unfortunately, they did not conform to my nose shape thus I had serious leaks. In the end, I had to retire my OptiLife and go with another design."
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