(06-17-2015, 10:47 AM)tedburnsIII Wrote:(06-17-2015, 05:12 AM)Dafod Wrote: Onclover, in answer to #2 of your queries, I initially didn't have a problem with mouth breathing with a nasal mask but after a while (2 months) found my mouth relaxing and just opening, letting out pressure. I bought at chin strap but it seemed unwieldy so tried tape and have found it very workable. I am using 3M Micropore surgical tape (aka Gentle Paper) and it works very well as it easily peels off in the morning but seals things during the night.
I've been taping my mouth shut for months (people have been suggesting that I do so since childhood ).
Thanks for the tip re the surgical tape as I've been using Gorilla Tape and painter's tape to this point. Those tapes work pretty well but I am concerned about health effects- whether these concerns are founded in anything but speculation I do not know.
Have you been using the 1" or 2" tape? I am actually looking for a tape that is not particularly breathable.. Suggestions?
My suggestion is quit using tape of any kind and get a good quality chin strap or try the tongue method or better yet, you can try both. I needed a chin strap with my wisp at first but I no longer need it. I think just by reading the posts about tongue method, I subconsciously started doing it.
Why you would want non breathable tape is beyond me but maybe I misunderstood you Using painter's tape, etc. isn't a good idea in my opinion even if I thought using tape on your mouth while sleeping was a good idea.
So, get a good chin strap and get rid of the tape! Look in product reviews on this forum and you will find posts on chin straps. YMMV on chin straps just as it could with masks.