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Rallypoint0324 Offline

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Machine: Remstar SE 220P
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Post: #1
Surprised Dry mouth and throat
I'm new with my sleep apnea and dealing with my CPAP machine (I just found out that mine is a BRICK).

Is there any way to prevent the dry mouth and throat? Sometimes I have to wake up in the middle of the night to drink some water. My CPAP have a humidifier and heater. Also, I use a nasal mask and I inhale and exhale thru my nose.
03-05-2016 08:57 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

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Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #2
RE: Dry mouth and throat
(03-05-2016 08:57 PM)Rallypoint0324 Wrote:  I'm new with my sleep apnea and dealing with my CPAP machine (I just found out that mine is a BRICK).

Is there any way to prevent the dry mouth and throat? Sometimes I have to wake up in the middle of the night to drink some water. My CPAP have a humidifier and heater. Also, I use a nasal mask and I inhale and exhale thru my nose.

You can try turning your humidifier up to see if that helps. Also, there are mouth rinses for dry mouth, like Biotene.

Are you sure your not mouth breathing during the night? That would be the only other thing to cause dry mouth. Sometime, we don't even realize we are mouth breathing. If you are, then try a chin strap.

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03-05-2016 09:08 PM
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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Humidifier: H5i humidifier with ClimateLine heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #3
RE: Dry mouth and throat
yup - what she said Smile

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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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03-05-2016 09:19 PM
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CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #4
RE: Dry mouth and throat
Hi Rallypoint0324,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Much success to you with your CPAP therapy.
Hang in there for more responses to your post.

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03-05-2016 11:43 PM
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PaytonA Offline
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Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i(distilled-top up)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Orange County,California

Post: #5
RE: Dry mouth and throat
yup, what she(2) said.
03-05-2016 11:47 PM
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green wings Online

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Machine: Respironics System One RemStar Pro (460)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10
Humidifier: integrated humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 13.0 cm
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: using CPAP since Jan. 2016

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Post: #6
RE: Dry mouth and throat
Rally, I have been using CPAP for a couple of months and had a real problem with dry mouth and nasal passages when I first started. I increased the humidifier setting and also started taking a shower most nights before bed.

I'm not sure if I have somehow adjusted to the CPAP (?) or if I was breathing through my mouth some early on and have since stopped or if it's because it was lots colder and drier in January than it is now, but I am mostly doing okay now. I think the shower does help quite a bit, because I have skipped it a few times recently and woke up around 4-5 am with dry and stuffy nasal passages.

It seems to be a trial-and-error process to get things working.
03-07-2016 10:12 PM
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Mr Nifty Offline

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Post: #7
RE: Dry mouth and throat
I needed to upgrade to the heated hose to fully take advantage of the humidifier.

Sleeping better since 01/13/2016 Smile

Masks I have tried to date
AirFit F10-FFM, AirFit N10-Nasal, Mirage Liberty-Hybrid FFM, Mirage Quattro-FFM, Swift FX Nano-Pillow, Mirage Activa LT-Nasal, ComfortGel Blue-FFM, Amara View -FFM, Pilairo Q -Pillow
03-07-2016 10:17 PM
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Allanlucy Offline

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Post: #8
RE: Dry mouth and throat
(03-05-2016 09:08 PM)OpalRose Wrote:  
(03-05-2016 08:57 PM)Rallypoint0324 Wrote:  I'm new with my sleep apnea and dealing with my CPAP machine (I just found out that mine is a BRICK).

Is there any way to prevent the dry mouth and throat? Sometimes I have to wake up in the middle of the night to drink some water. My CPAP have a humidifier and heater. Also, I use a nasal mask and I inhale and exhale thru my nose.

You can try turning your humidifier up to see if that helps. Also, there are mouth rinses for dry mouth, like Biotene.

Are you sure your not mouth breathing during the night? That would be the only other thing to cause dry mouth. Sometime, we don't even realize we are mouth breathing. If you are, then try a chin strap.

I use Xylimelts - you put 2 on your gum - they stick - and it relieves my dry mouth.
03-07-2016 10:26 PM
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chrysos Offline

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Machine: Respironics Dream Machine Auto Pap
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CPAP Pressure: 5-20
CPAP Software: EncorePro

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Post: #9
RE: Dry mouth and throat
I am just 6 days in so I can relate! I've had a dry mouth a couple of times in the middle of the night. Already knocked over one glass of waterSmile It's getting better but I did go out and get an oxo sippy cup for kids. It's small and nothing spills if you knock it over! I've only had to use it a couple of times but it's nice to have on handSmile It's not as kid like as some, almost an adult version. At least that's the way I choose to think of it!
03-08-2016 01:50 AM
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zonk Offline

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Post: #10
RE: Dry mouth and throat
(03-05-2016 08:57 PM)Rallypoint0324 Wrote:  My CPAP have a humidifier and heater. Also, I use a nasal mask and I inhale and exhale thru my nose.
Is the machine 60 series and have the heated hose option?
Try chinstrap, helps keep mouth closed and minimize mouth leaks, mouth leak can cause dry mouth
03-08-2016 02:05 AM
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