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Post: #1
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Dry Mouth?

After years of using a Humidified Bi-pap I awake with a dry mouth! Suggestions?
10-16-2015 04:48 PM
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zonk Offline

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Post: #2
RE: Dry Mouth
Hello rtstuf and welcome

Dry mouth is sign of mouth breathing or/and mouth leaks
Try chinstrap at first, if doesn't helps, you may need full face mask
10-16-2015 04:59 PM
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ginzo Offline

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Post: #3
RE: Dry Mouth
Welcome

I'll 2nd zonks post. That's a good starting point and a cheap enough fix.
10-16-2015 06:35 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Post: #4
RE: Dry Mouth
Hi rtstuf,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
You could try a chinstrap to see if that helps as others have suggested. Have you just started noticing this problem with dry mouth? When you check your water chamber in the morning, have you used most of the water in it?
Much success to you as you continue your CPAP therapy and hang in there for more suggestions and answers to your questions.

trish6hundred
10-16-2015 07:15 PM
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rossm Offline

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Post: #5
RE: Dry Mouth
I have this same problem whether I use the humidifier or not. It is mouth breathing and the only way to control it is with a chin strap. A full face mask may not work. I think mine is partially caused by a congested nose. I have had to use a chin strap for over 5 years. You get used to it but i cannot go without it now.
10-17-2015 08:44 PM
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zonk Offline

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Post: #6
RE: Dry Mouth
(10-17-2015 08:44 PM)rossm Wrote:  I think mine is partially caused by a congested nose. I have had to use a chin strap for over 5 years. You get used to it but i cannot go without it now.
Me too

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10-17-2015 10:18 PM
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coop2925 Offline

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Post: #7
RE: Dry Mouth
I have the same issue, but it started only two weeks ago when I came home from the hospital after Gastric Bypass surgery. I have used a CPAP for over 10 years and never experienced a mouth leaking problem. Now, I can't get one night's sleep without waking up several times with a dry mouth. I have tried a Halo chinstrap, but it doesn't seem to solve the problem. Even with my jaw held tightly, there is still a leak. I'm thinking that, perhaps, since the surgery and losing over 30 lbs so far, the pressure may be too high? I'm using an S9 on 12 right now, nasal pillow headgear (I can't go for a mask because of facial hair). My wife confirms the "whooshing" sound of a mouth leak.

Suggestions?
10-19-2015 09:55 AM
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Mosquitobait Offline

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Post: #8
RE: Dry Mouth
As others have suggested, your mouth could be open, your humidifier not providing enough humidity. Also consider, once you have ruled those out, that you could have diabetes or other medical problem. Dry mouth is a common problem for higher blood sugar.
10-20-2015 11:58 AM
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PaytonA Offline
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Post: #9
RE: Dry Mouth
Do not rule out full face masks because of facial hair. I have facial hair and my Mirage Quattro works fine for me.
10-20-2015 05:15 PM
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Post: #10
RE: Dry Mouth
(10-20-2015 05:15 PM)PaytonA Wrote:  Do not rule out full face masks because of facial hair. I have facial hair and my Mirage Quattro works fine for me.

Ditto here. I use a F&P Simplus FFM, have facial hair, and my leaks are usually very low. In Sleepyhead's daily stats, it gives Min, Median, 95% and Max. I usually have 0.0 for the first 2 numbers, and <10 for the upper 2 numbers. I occasionally have 0.0 for the 1st 3 numbers, and have scored 0.0 for all 4 numbers a few times.

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PAPing in NE Ohio, with a pack of Cairn terriers
10-21-2015 12:06 AM
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