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Dry lips/dry mouth
I have experienced having dry lips and a dry mouth while using a FFM.
I know I have a tendency to lick my lips in the night to try to keep them moist.

I have my humidity setting at 5. I always use distilled water and fill it up to the max line. I tried adjusting the setting one night at either 7-8 and got rainout.

Any suggestions from anyone out there?
02-25-2016 09:24 AM
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RE: Dry lips/dry mouth
(02-25-2016 09:24 AM)Inky1 Wrote:  I have experienced having dry lips and a dry mouth while using a FFM.
I know I have a tendency to lick my lips in the night to try to keep them moist.

I have my humidity setting at 5. I always use distilled water and fill it up to the max line. I tried adjusting the setting one night at either 7-8 and got rainout.

Any suggestions from anyone out there?


Try chap stick or any lip balm at night.
For dry mouth, use Biotene or Act Total Care Dry Mouth Rinse before bed. Smile

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02-25-2016 10:04 AM
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surferdude2 Online

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RE: Dry lips/dry mouth
Warm up your bedroom at night or else get a heated hose. Then turn up the humidity setting until you get relief from dryness.

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02-25-2016 10:27 AM
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woozie38 Offline

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RE: Dry lips/dry mouth
(02-25-2016 09:24 AM)Inky1 Wrote:  I have experienced having dry lips and a dry mouth while using a FFM.
I know I have a tendency to lick my lips in the night to try to keep them moist.I have my humidity setting at 5. I always use distilled water and fill it up to the max line. I tried adjusting the setting one night at either 7-8 and got rainout.
Any suggestions from anyone out there?
The humidity of your therapy air is dependent on a number of things. Among these is your location. If you live coastal, then the ambient relative humidity will be much higher than if you don't. Therefore your machine's humidity setting needs to be set accordingly. Also ambient humidity varies from day to day depending on weather conditions. If it's raining for instance you will need a lower setting, if dry & hot, the setting needs to be higher. If already on max setting & you still experience oral dryness, a humidifier in the room with you could be the answer. Here in Toowoomba in Winter, the air is very dry & cold, so at this time I use my humidifier.
You could also be experiencing mask leaks, particularly when the pressure rises during the night. Your pressure setting of 6 - 15 is much too wide. A max. spread of 6 is suggested, therefore try setting your machine pressures to 6 to 12. If that produces apnoea, then increase the upper limit to 13 or perhaps even 14.
Best of luck,

[Image: signature.png]Keep on breathin'
02-25-2016 03:45 PM
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