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#1
Air in mouth
I normally  sleep on my side but when i have tried to sleep on my back my mouth fills full of air and my lips pouf it out. What causes this.?
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#2
RE: Air in mouth
Same thing happens to me!  We lose our seal, with the tongue, to the roof of our mouth!
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Exactly!  What is happening to your cheeks is what happens to your airway and is why we use CPAP.
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Gotta do the tongue technique to keep your airway sealed.
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I get this to, I am a week in with treatment and simply trying not to do it (wake, shut mouth, change position). It's not happening enough for a full face mask (yet) but if this a big problem I understand that will certainly cure it. You could try a chin strap, anyone got experience of using one, or recommend one for comfort?
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RE: Air in mouth
Hi Tubster

Welcome to the forum. I am quite new myself being 2 months into my treatment.

I started with a FFM but graduated to nasal pillows which I much prefer. I have a soft cervical collar, bought online. This stops my chin from tucking into my chest as I fall asleep thereby causing OSAs. I do the tongue trick (tongue tip at the top teeth and keeping the tongue pressed against the roof of mouth) to keep my mouth shut as I used to be a mouth breather due to OSA and mouth breathing to compensate. I do not succeed in keeping my mouth shut all the time.

You can buy a chin strap from Resmed, perhaps online but definitely from the shop in London. I have not used the chin strap but am looking into it as with a firmer memory foam pillow. Due to the physical construction of my upper airway, I have to have the help of these aids.

Best of luck in your therapy.

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