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Any former mouth brethers who became nose only because of CPAP?
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So before CPAP I was mostly a mouth only breather.  This was primarily due to the fact that my region is VERY dry and it was easier to deal with a glass of water or mouth wash if I happen to wake up during the night rather than breathe via nose... perhaps this was subconsciously how I deferred to sleeping. 

Since being on the CPAP for about 8 months I am now solely a nose breather.  The folks who set me up deferred directly to a P10 probably because I keep facial hair (a beard is almost necessary for my winter activities and associated temperatures that can dip into single negative digits... the beard makes the cold brutal winds much easier to take.)

Since the first time use, I took to the P10 pillows immediately like a cow to cud...  the humidly feature and later user added heated tube makes the sleeping experience practically hassle free and effortless.

I am still learning all about this CPAP stuff and have never experienced a full mask... I am no expert and am still a novice, but the pillows are working well for me and the humidity overnight experience has given me somewhat "normal" sinus and nasal passages worth breathing through without extreme dryness of which i have experience for a few decades.  My Neilmed and saline solution use in past years (although still used) has decreased dramatically!

Anyone else switch modes of breathing passages since starting CPAP therapy?
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#2
Well, I switched only because the polyps in my nasal and sinus passages had to be removed before I could successfully utilize a CPAP machine.  Their removal also allowed me to start breathing from my nose - something that I had not realized that I stopped doing.  So now, when I start breathing through my mouth I know it's time to go see my friendly ENT doc for another "scraping".  Eat-popcorn
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#3
CPAP and the P10s converted me also to being a nose breather during the day and I am thankful for it! I suspect it will make us less susceptible to catching colds, which coupled with the more restful sleep is definitely going to help our immune system.
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#4
I am not sure if it was mouth breathing or getting up to pee so often at night, but I have gone from 1-2 glasses of water beside by bed to a few sips.

And negative single digits is warm weather!  Cold starts at -40.   Grin
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#5
I became a nose breather with zero leaks on the day I switched to p10 from f10. And my pressure also dropped.

That is why 'resistance is futile' :-)
Started APAP 4-20, Closed range to 7.5-14, then straight 8.0 w/ Aflex 3
RDI always below 1. But sleep much much better at straight pressure.
Started on F10, Tried Quattro Air successfully. Finally settled on P10.
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#6
Ash

Yes, resistence is futile.  I ordered the P10 at Amazon for $49.  Double checked dtails - headgear, mask and pillows , blue strap for him.
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Started out with the P10 and could not get leaks under control.  Then purchased a chin strap and things started getting better. Eventually I stopped major leaks. Now leaks are of little concern. Starting 2days ago I weened myself off the chin strap. So far so good. 

I feel it is possible to retrain yourself.
Dont-know  I am an accountant so any advice given here is not medical. If I give any financial advice, you can take it to the bank. However, you will have a hard time cashing it in. Okay
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(04-25-2017, 12:21 PM)Rcgop Wrote: Started out with the P10 and could not get leaks under control.  Then purchased a chin strap and things started getting better. Eventually I stopped major leaks. Now leaks are of little concern. Starting 2days ago I weened myself off the chin strap. So far so good. 

I feel it is possible to retrain yourself.

About time this old dog got housebroke! (satirical reference to avatar)
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#9
I have always been a mouth breather.

I tried multiple masks but the nasal pillows ended up just blowing air out of my mouth lol! I have tried two different types of headgear as well. 

The full face mask seems to help keep my mouth shut though!
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#10
I have found that my use of the nasal mask actually seals my mouth shut. I am wondering if this will change when i start using the auto set function.
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