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Dry Mouth and Throat - Wakes me up
#1
Hi everyone:
I keep waking up in the middle of the night unable to swallow with a dry nose and throat. My doctor recently made a setting adjustment. Is it possible that the air is blowing too hard and drying me out? My previous main concern was the mask leaking air which squeaked and awakened me. Now I'm so dry...ugh!
Any thoughts or suggestions?
Thanks so much!
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#2
make sure humidifier is set high enough. try a chin strap to keep mouth shut (even with FFM), or treat with biotene.
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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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#3
Chin strap and adjust humidity. I found it will get worse for a few days but now after a week dry mouth isn't as much if a problem for me.
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#4
The higher the leak rate, the more drying takes place.

Dude
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#5
(11-27-2015, 02:47 PM)DariaVader Wrote: make sure humidifier is set high enough. try a chin strap to keep mouth shut (even with FFM), or treat with biotene.

Hi DV, what humidity setting do you run at? I find anything above 5% gives me problems with moisture in the pipe and mask.
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#6
Phill,

If you are getting the 5 that you are referring to as 5% from your machine, it is just an index not a percentage of anything. If your relative humidity was 5% you would find it extremely dry.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
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#7
Hollyboop,

I use a full face mask and I use all of the things that have been mentioned. I do not use a chin strap all of the time but use it any time my "tongue training" begins to wear off. I use Biotene mouth wash for dry mouth every night just prior to going to bed. The humidity on my machine is set up quite high. It is not maxed out but it is up there.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
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(11-28-2015, 09:59 AM)Phill Wrote:
(11-27-2015, 02:47 PM)DariaVader Wrote: make sure humidifier is set high enough. try a chin strap to keep mouth shut (even with FFM), or treat with biotene.

Hi DV, what humidity setting do you run at? I find anything above 5% gives me problems with moisture in the pipe and mask.

I max mine, or one notch below max. I also have the heated tube maxed. I live in Oregon which is not dry, and these settings sometimes use a lot of water and sometimes don't.... last night I slept for an incredible 10 hours and ran out of water Shock and have a rotten case of puffed eyelids this morning Big Grin
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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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(11-27-2015, 02:07 PM)Hollyboop Wrote: Hi everyone:
I keep waking up in the middle of the night unable to swallow with a dry nose and throat. My doctor recently made a setting adjustment. Is it possible that the air is blowing too hard and drying me out? My previous main concern was the mask leaking air which squeaked and awakened me. Now I'm so dry...ugh!
Any thoughts or suggestions?
Thanks so much!
hello, hollyboop! may i suggest a product called XyliMelts? this is a lozenge that fits between your gum and cheek. it stimulates saliva production while you sleep. my dental hygienist recommended to me when i mentioned i was going on cpap. it should be available at your nearby drugstore.
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#10
(11-28-2015, 11:56 AM)PaytonA Wrote: Phill,

If you are getting the 5 that you are referring to as 5% from your machine, it is just an index not a percentage of anything. If your relative humidity was 5% you would find it extremely dry.

Best Regards,

PaytonA

Thanks for the information, I wrongly assumed it was a figure in engineering units, so we could call it 5% apples or oranges.Dielaughing

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