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Does this look like mouth breathing?
#1
I just switched to a nasal pillow (ResMed AirFit P10) a bit over a week ago and it is pretty nice. However, it looks like I had major leaks last night and the night before. Do the attached graphs suggest mouth breathing, or a mask leak?
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#2
I would suspect mouth is dropping open first and mask leaks second with the nasal mask.
I use a FFM and an under chin strap across the two lower straps.
with that and a bit of Elmers glue stick applied and am almost 100% leak proof.

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#3
Just some background info, I was using a nasal mask (Wisp) for about 3 months prior. I suspect I did occasionally mouth breath from the data, maybe once a month or even less than that. So I didn't worry about it too much, and I don't think it was ever enough for SleepyHead to report a major mask leak on the welcome or last night screen.

This is the first time SleepyHead has alerted me to a major leak.
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#4
Did you mouth feel like a hot desert dust storm swept through it? That is my first clue that I have mouth breathed - unless it just wakes me up, which is often the case.
هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
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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#5
Yes, it does. When it peaks like that then kinda levels off like a mesa, that's usually a mouth leak. Mask leaks tend to be more jagged. I have assumed this to be because the air is causing the mask to flap or shift.
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