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Dry mouth settings
Mouth breather. What number do I set the humidifier so as not to get dry mouth
01-18-2016 05:07 AM
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RE: Dry mouth settings
Have you tried the auto settings? And do you have the heated or non heated tubing?

(01-18-2016 05:07 AM)Sharif Wrote:  Mouth breather. What number do I set the humidifier so as not to get dry mouth
01-18-2016 12:40 PM
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RE: Dry mouth settings
(01-18-2016 05:07 AM)Sharif Wrote:  Mouth breather. What number do I set the humidifier so as not to get dry mouth

You're humidifier won't do much, it's a chin strap that you need. I tried several chin straps, the like below is working fine for me. You have to change it every 4-6 months.

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(This post was last modified: 01-18-2016 03:09 PM by SilverSleeper.)
01-18-2016 03:08 PM
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RE: Dry mouth settings
(01-18-2016 05:07 AM)Sharif Wrote:  Mouth breather. What number do I set the humidifier so as not to get dry mouth

Hi Sharif,

Turning my humidifier all the way up seemed to help somewhat with my dry mouth. Of course, your milage will vary.

You also might want to google orajel for dry mouth. Many people with that problem have raved about it.

Best of luck.

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01-18-2016 04:20 PM
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Thx thx thx thx
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01-18-2016 05:41 PM
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RE: Dry mouth settings
(01-18-2016 03:08 PM)SilverSleeper Wrote:  
(01-18-2016 05:07 AM)Sharif Wrote:  Mouth breather. What number do I set the humidifier so as not to get dry mouth
You're humidifier won't do much, it's a chin strap that you need.
Well we are all different and enough humidity may do it for you. I find a chin strap helps much more myself, but it does add complications.

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01-18-2016 10:05 PM
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RE: Dry mouth settings
(01-18-2016 10:05 PM)eseedhouse Wrote:  
(01-18-2016 03:08 PM)SilverSleeper Wrote:  
(01-18-2016 05:07 AM)Sharif Wrote:  Mouth breather. What number do I set the humidifier so as not to get dry mouth
You're humidifier won't do much, it's a chin strap that you need.
Well we are all different and enough humidity may do it for you. I find a chin strap helps much more myself, but it does add complications.

What complications do you have? I know, it's no fun to wear but since I'm using my chin strap my AHI's went down from 7 to 2.5 at this moment. My dry mouth disappeared. I always had a dry mouth(long before CPAP use), probably because I always was breathing trough my mouth. When I started CPAP it went from normal dry to a very severe dry mouth.
A chin strap cured most of that. Don't need to drink a single time at night.
But yes, everyone is different. Try to find out what's working for you.
01-19-2016 03:03 PM
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RE: Dry mouth settings
(01-18-2016 03:08 PM)SilverSleeper Wrote:  You're humidifier won't do much, it's a chin strap that you need. I tried several chin straps, the like below is working fine for me. You have to change it every 4-6 months.

[Image: images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTqkquyvxnXZfjfwB8iigK...K5Ntde3fYg]

Man, that just looks like it hurts Sad
01-19-2016 07:05 PM
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RE: Dry mouth settings
(01-19-2016 03:03 PM)SilverSleeper Wrote:  
(01-18-2016 10:05 PM)eseedhouse Wrote:  
(01-18-2016 03:08 PM)SilverSleeper Wrote:  You're humidifier won't do much, it's a chin strap that you need.
Well we are all different and enough humidity may do it for you. I find a chin strap helps much more myself, but it does add complications.
What complications do you have?

Not medical ones, but an extra piece of equipment to deal with.

I start with the chin strap, then on goes the FFM equipment. Then the BOSE QC25 headphones to help with the noise from the O2 concentrator. Over that goes my headlamp with a red LED to keep my dark adaption when I wake up in the middle of the night. Then must remember to turn on the concentrator before lying down. Make sure the other end of the O2 hose is connected, then strap the mask down and start the machine and commence the sleep attainment process. Oh, and if I forget to set the thermostat in the room to 25 degrees C, I will wake up cold later (I sleep in a recliner with no covers). And the bedtime pills, and the bedtime insulin shot.

All small steps but if I forget one I suffer later. The added step of the chin strap is an addition to the many things I have to remember and get right.

Ed Seedhouse
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01-20-2016 08:34 PM
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RE: Dry mouth settings
Try XyliMelts. My dentist suggested that I try them, and they work well.
01-21-2016 10:12 AM
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