Post Reply 
Does this look like mouth breathing?
Author Message
rx77310 Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 22
Joined: Jun 2015

Machine: Philips Resprionics System One REMstar Auto A-Flex 560p
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: Philips Respironics Sytem One Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 8.4 (4-20)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: California

Post: #1
Does this look like mouth breathing?
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?
(This post was last modified: 09-15-2015 02:58 PM by rx77310.)
09-15-2015 02:48 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Shastzi Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 1,174
Joined: Dec 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: FitLife Total face mask
Humidifier: F&P HC150 with Hybernite heated hose.
CPAP Pressure: 15cm-20cm H2O (auto)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: CMS50-F wearable Oximeter; Software: SPO2 Assistant

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: Florida, USA.

Post: #2
RE: Does this look like mouth breathing?
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.

Wink

"With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable." - Thomas Foxwell Buxton

Cool
09-15-2015 03:13 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
rx77310 Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 22
Joined: Jun 2015

Machine: Philips Resprionics System One REMstar Auto A-Flex 560p
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: Philips Respironics Sytem One Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 8.4 (4-20)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: California

Post: #3
RE: Does this look like mouth breathing?
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.
09-15-2015 03:16 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
DariaVader Offline
Apnea Board Facebook Editor
Monitors

Posts: 1,828
Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for Her
Humidifier: H5i humidifier with ClimateLine heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: diabetes II, Thyroidectomized, Primary Immune Deficiency, and the list goes on :P

Sex: Female
Location: Oregon

Post: #4
RE: Does this look like mouth breathing?
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

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
09-15-2015 03:31 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
PaulaO2 Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 8,068
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #5
RE: Does this look like mouth breathing?
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.

PaulaO2
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


Breathe deeply and count to zen.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
09-15-2015 08:33 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Clicking noise from CPAP when breathing Fedman 3 76 Yesterday 11:49 PM
Last Post: PaytonA
  Mouth Splints and CPAP kingskid 3 81 Yesterday 01:18 PM
Last Post: PaytonA
  Need opinions about breathing waveforms - REM sleep? awake? don't know? green wings 10 253 Yesterday 08:40 AM
Last Post: green wings
  Classic example of Sleep-Wake-Junk breathing robysue 4 274 12-06-2016 09:51 PM
Last Post: richb
  Soft cervical collar: a tip for mouth breathing and chin tucking Visitor 44 3,746 12-06-2016 11:43 AM
Last Post: PaytonA
  Bite Guard for Mouth Breathing mcsheltie 11 533 11-29-2016 11:46 AM
Last Post: mcsheltie
  [CPAP] Mouth slips below mask Carbonate 5 321 11-28-2016 07:35 AM
Last Post: jimscott3

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)