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dvett Offline

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Post: #1
CPAP nose mask
I just received my cpap machine and I'm wondering do I breathe out thru the nose mask or thru my mouth?
12-10-2014 11:13 PM
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Galactus Offline

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Machine: Phillips Respironics System One PRS1 DS760P Auto BiPAP
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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Humidifier: System One Heated Humidifier + Climate Line
CPAP Pressure: E/I 13/20 PS 4/7 BiFlex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Post: #2
RE: CPAP nose mask
If it's a wisp nasal mask you breathe in and out through your nose.

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12-10-2014 11:54 PM
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Ghost1958 Offline

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Post: #3
RE: CPAP nose mask
If its a nasal mask your mouth stays shut and you breathe out thru your nose. If its a full face it doesnt matter.
12-10-2014 11:57 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #4
RE: CPAP nose mask
Hi dvett,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Since you are using a nasal mask, you breathe out through your nose while keeping your mouth closed.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
12-11-2014 08:49 AM
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Mr. Van Winkle Online

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Machine: Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset
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Location: Minnesota

Post: #5
RE: CPAP nose mask
(12-10-2014 11:13 PM)dvett Wrote:  I just received my cpap machine and I'm wondering do I breathe out thru the nose mask or thru my mouth?

You might not like your mouth open, the air will just rush right by Smile

Good Luck you will train yourself in no time at all.

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12-11-2014 05:05 PM
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Post: #6
RE: CPAP nose mask
You may need a chin strap to help keep your mouth closed. Else, air going in your nose will go out your open mouth before it ever gets to your lungs.


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12-11-2014 05:55 PM
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Galactus Offline

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CPAP Pressure: E/I 13/20 PS 4/7 BiFlex 3
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Post: #7
RE: CPAP nose mask
I find most married men are pretty capable of keeping their mouths shut after many years of training. Dielaughing

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12-11-2014 07:01 PM
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PsychoMike Offline

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Post: #8
RE: CPAP nose mask
@Galactus - har, har, har Wink

@dvett - Yes, you breathe in and out through the nose and keep your mouth closed with a nasal mask Wink
12-11-2014 07:23 PM
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