(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.
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