Before finding this forum, I used to frequent another. On that one, they advocated mouth taping. Any issue? Tape the lips. But want to take control over your medical needs by getting into the clinician's menu? That was like a huge no-no and caused a major flame war. Heck, I once asked how to increase the ramp time on my S7 and got yelled at. So I looked online and found out how. Later, I said I had done it and it was as if I had said I smoked crack while watching a baby drown. Just because I changed the ramp time via the clinician menu.
This forum advocates doing what YOU need to reach the best treatment for your sleep apnea. This includes education on all the bits that go into treating sleep apnea. This includes understanding what all the language and alphabet soup are; how to properly access the 'hidden' menus of xPAP and what it all means; how to self-evaluate treatment via the data; and how to find the courage to face the DME and/or sleep docs.
Many of us believe mouth taping is not wise. There are other things to try first. If working on training yourself on tongue placement doesn't work (or is too much effort), if a FFM doesn't work, if a chin strap doesn't work, then the last thing is the chin up straps.
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The mouth leak has not been resolved. I have ordered a chinstrap.
I can't figure out why I'm leaking so much. The only change for me has been a return to being fit. I've lost 25 pounds and run 20 miles per week.
The DME person was clueless, they just put in the order request. I have no idea what will be sent to me.