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Daso Offline

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Post: #1
Breath right strips
My swift fx nasal pillow is the reason I've been bale to tolerate the cpap so well, but I do struggle with more congested nights than not. One nostril is always a bit constricted. I've started threads on how nasonex gave me a heart rate rush and won't use it anymore. I tried using a breath right strip but it seemed like it caused the swift fx to leak. Has anyone tried breathing strips to help with nasal congestion and nasal pillow masks?
02-12-2015 08:44 PM
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Post: #2
RE: Breath right strips
I use a warm washcloth on my face for a minute at bedtime. if congested, some saline mist, an antihistamine (benedryl), and once I even put an open Vicks container near my intake for just long enough to get a whiff. Some people say rubbing Vicks on the bottoms of your feet then covering with socks will do the trick (but i hate wearing socks to bed)

I have not tried to make breathe right work.

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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02-12-2015 08:50 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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Post: #3
RE: Breath right strips
Daso,
I used the Breath Right Strips mostly before I started CPAP. I was usually congested one side or the other. After starting CPAP, I used the strips along with my P10 nasal pillow mask, but found after a few days, I really didn't need them. The nasal pillow mask did an adequate job of keeping nasal passages open. Not sure how they could cause the mask to leak though. I didn't have a problem using both together, just didn't need to.
Also use a nasal rinse daily, and make sure I have enough humidity.
Sleep-well

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02-12-2015 09:01 PM
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Ghost1958 Offline

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Post: #4
RE: Breath right strips
Tried them with both a full face and a nasal mask. They helped a bit but the humidity made the glue turn loose in about an hour. I guess if one stapled them to their nose maybe LOL.

I use a saline nasal spray and a vicks inhaler right before bed which works well. That and a high humidity setting but low tube heat setting does the trick on congested nights.

I do keep a Simplus FFM at bedside in case I am simply too congested to use the nasal but that is rare.
02-12-2015 10:00 PM
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TheManseHen Offline

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Post: #5
RE: Breath right strips
Tried one last night and while it didn't seem to affect my p10 nasal pillows, it didn't seem to help much either.

I used Flonase, took a 12 hour oral decongestant, and used saline spray just before bedtime.

The breathe right wasn't earning it's keep vs the irritation on skin, so off it went about an hour in.

I survived the night (-: but I also had a high ahi for the night.
02-12-2015 10:40 PM
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hootietoot Offline

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Post: #6
RE: Breath right strips
(02-12-2015 08:44 PM)Daso Wrote:  My swift fx nasal pillow is the reason I've been bale to tolerate the cpap so well, but I do struggle with more congested nights than not. One nostril is always a bit constricted. I've started threads on how nasonex gave me a heart rate rush and won't use it anymore. I tried using a breath right strip but it seemed like it caused the swift fx to leak. Has anyone tried breathing strips to help with nasal congestion and nasal pillow masks?

If you aren't already using the largest size pillows for your mask, did you try going up a size?

(02-12-2015 08:50 PM)DariaVader Wrote:  I use a warm washcloth on my face for a minute at bedtime. if congested, some saline mist, an antihistamine (benedryl), and once I even put an open Vicks container near my intake for just long enough to get a whiff. Some people say rubbing Vicks on the bottoms of your feet then covering with socks will do the trick (but i hate wearing socks to bed)

I have not tried to make breathe right work.

+1 Vicks. I also occasionally use a container of it by the intake, but I just leave it there all night. Hopefully, that's not a "no no" - I figure if you're meant to rub it all over your chest and/or under your nose and breathe the delicious fumes all night that way, it couldn't be too big a deal to just put a dab in a jar near the machine intake instead.
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02-15-2015 07:39 PM
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heyheyrayray Offline

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Post: #7
RE: Breath right strips
I second the suggestion of flonase.. I know flonase was once prescription only but I think you can buy it over the counter now?
02-16-2015 09:56 AM
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