03-02-2014, 09:57 PM
(This post was last modified: 03-02-2014, 10:02 PM by MCS2014.)
Was diagnosed with mild OSA (AHI: 12). Got a BIPAP machine and cannot adapt to it. I am using a full face mask. Have no problems getting asleep and sleeping but awake because extreme mouth dryness which is because of a deviated septum/inability to breathe clearly through nasal passages. I notice that sometimes the humidifier tank is half empty and other times, fully empty.
I have tried all sorts of nasal sprays, etc. to no avail. I plan on getting surgery to correct the deviated septum this year. My ENT doc and I feel that once I can breathe clearer through my nose, I may not even need a CPAP/BIPAP and will do a follow-up sleep study. I do notice I sleep soundly (because I dream) when my nasal passages are clear.
In the meantime, what can I do? Dental appliance?
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I'm sorry you are having a rough start with your therapy right now but Don't give up. CPAP therapy can take some time to get used to.
Hang in there for answers to your questions. God luck to you.