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3 MONTHS IN AND STILL HAVING TROUBLE WITH COMPLIANCE.
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(08-12-2015, 11:29 AM)shodoug Wrote: I was given a full face mask by the sleep clinician, because I had an issue in the sleep study that she had not seen before. Upon exhaling, a flap of tissue in my air passage would slam closed and block my exhale. It was rather abrupt and severe. She slapped a full face mask on after that so she could get the pressure number. It was strapped on tight.

So I used the full face mask for a few months, as best I could. It had to be clamped to my head rather tight, and I learned to accept it by thinking of it as a lifeline of air to me , as if I was given a tube of air at the bottom of the ocean.

Slight movements of my jaw would cause leaks, so I learned not to move my jaw at all, which prevented me from moistening my mouth during sleep. I started to get dry mouth. This continued even after changing mask types, since I had learned that behavior. Thankfully it subsided with time. Dry mouth is not a good thing.
That is interesting. I have the same issue as I exhale sometimes it is blocked not sure what to do about that maybe surgury.

Doug

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(08-12-2015, 02:59 PM)Adoniscmj Wrote:
(08-12-2015, 11:29 AM)shodoug Wrote: I was given a full face mask by the sleep clinician, because I had an issue in the sleep study that she had not seen before. Upon exhaling, a flap of tissue in my air passage would slam closed and block my exhale. It was rather abrupt and severe. She slapped a full face mask on after that so she could get the pressure number. It was strapped on tight.

So I used the full face mask for a few months, as best I could. It had to be clamped to my head rather tight, and I learned to accept it by thinking of it as a lifeline of air to me , as if I was given a tube of air at the bottom of the ocean.

Slight movements of my jaw would cause leaks, so I learned not to move my jaw at all, which prevented me from moistening my mouth during sleep. I started to get dry mouth. This continued even after changing mask types, since I had learned that behavior. Thankfully it subsided with time. Dry mouth is not a good thing.
That is interesting. I have the same issue as I exhale sometimes it is blocked not sure what to do about that maybe surgury.

Doug

I was able to mostly control it with time. I still can't always entirely control it when laying on my back.

Doug
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Yea, I am the same way if I lay down on my back I find it difficult to talk as a result of it. It is really strange. I am doing better again on the nasal pillows. I would have gone most of the night with them but I had a rain out condition. So I was so tired that I just turned it off. Usually I get up and empty the tube and continue. I did manage nearly 3 hours on it and my RDI was 0.00 so when I use it I am good. But it would seem that if I want to feel rested that I need more like 4.5 hours on it. I will get there just not with a FFM.
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