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[CPAP] Full Face mask and chin strap
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boop Offline

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Machine: Respironics AutoSv bipap
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Has anyone used full face mask and chin straps together? I think that even with the full face mask my mouth opening is not giving me affective treatment.
11-22-2013 06:25 PM
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jgjones1972 Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Quattro FX
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CPAP Pressure: 18 - 20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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RE: Full Face mask and chin strap
I do sometimes.

It seems like every month or so my mouth will start opening while I sleep. While this doesn't seem to compromise my therapy (the pressure aspect at least), it makes my mouth very dry and also increases the likelihood of waking up with the bottom of my mask in my mouth. A couple night's with a chin strap on over my mask headgear and I get back in the habit of sleeping with my mouth closed (for a while).

Opening your mouth with a full face mask won't cause problems with pressure therapy, but could be causing other problems that keep you from sleeping comfortably. If that's the case, a chin strap might help. If you want to give it a try to see if it helps before parting with the cash for a chin strap, just use an ace bandage as a make-shift one for a couple nights.

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11-22-2013 07:57 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
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CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #3
RE: Full Face mask and chin strap
Hi boop,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more suggestions and best of luck with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
11-22-2013 08:14 PM
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drgrimes Offline

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Machine: S9 Resmed Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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CPAP Software: ResScan

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Location: Texas

Post: #4
RE: Full Face mask and chin strap
Boop, chin straps drove me crazy along with everything else. I have had really good luck with putting something under my chin. Read my suggestions in this thread.

Annoying mask leak from the bottom
11-22-2013 11:48 PM
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