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Anyone else have ear popping on swallowing?
Lately more and more when I go to bed after putting on the machine I am breathing and have to swallow, and when I do my ears pop like when you get on a plane and your ears get that pop thing going on. Anyone else? Anyone find a way to stop it? It is a bit annoying.

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09-02-2014 06:53 PM
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(09-02-2014 06:53 PM)Galactus Wrote:  Anyone find a way to stop it? It is a bit annoying.

Yes. The pillows go in your nose, not your ears.
09-02-2014 06:58 PM
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RE: Anyone else have ear popping on swallowing?
(09-02-2014 06:58 PM)retired_guy Wrote:  
(09-02-2014 06:53 PM)Galactus Wrote:  Anyone find a way to stop it? It is a bit annoying.

Yes. The pillows go in your nose, not your ears.

Oh man, 6 moths and been doing it wrong all this time?? I wondered why the pillows were so close together!

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09-02-2014 07:19 PM
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RE: Anyone else have ear popping on swallowing?
(09-02-2014 06:53 PM)Galactus Wrote:  Lately more and more when I go to bed after putting on the machine I am breathing and have to swallow, and when I do my ears pop like when you get on a plane and your ears get that pop thing going on. Anyone else? Anyone find a way to stop it? It is a bit annoying.

It's normal and I don't know what you can do about it.

The pressure in your throat is greater than the pressure outside your ears, which makes them pop when your eustation tubes open.
09-04-2014 09:00 AM
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RE: Anyone else have ear popping on swallowing?
(09-04-2014 09:00 AM)Terry Wrote:  
(09-02-2014 06:53 PM)Galactus Wrote:  Lately more and more when I go to bed after putting on the machine I am breathing and have to swallow, and when I do my ears pop like when you get on a plane and your ears get that pop thing going on. Anyone else? Anyone find a way to stop it? It is a bit annoying.

It's normal and I don't know what you can do about it.

The pressure in your throat is greater than the pressure outside your ears, which makes them pop when your eustation tubes open.

Here on the beautiful Oregon coast we do not have eustation tubes. We have rustation tubes instead.
09-04-2014 11:15 AM
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RE: Anyone else have ear popping on swallowing?
(09-04-2014 11:15 AM)retired_guy Wrote:  Here on the beautiful Oregon coast we do not have eustation tubes. We have rustation tubes instead.

That's why you folks drink so much coffee. It's a rust-remover. lots-o-coffee

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RE: Anyone else have ear popping on swallowing?
(09-04-2014 11:15 AM)retired_guy Wrote:  
(09-04-2014 09:00 AM)Terry Wrote:  
(09-02-2014 06:53 PM)Galactus Wrote:  Lately more and more when I go to bed after putting on the machine I am breathing and have to swallow, and when I do my ears pop like when you get on a plane and your ears get that pop thing going on. Anyone else? Anyone find a way to stop it? It is a bit annoying.

It's normal and I don't know what you can do about it.

The pressure in your throat is greater than the pressure outside your ears, which makes them pop when your eustation tubes open.

Here on the beautiful Oregon coast we do not have eustation tubes. We have rustation tubes instead.

I'll give you a rustation tube, pow right in the kisser!!

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