Poll: How do you avoid mouth leaks?
Full Face Mask
Chinstrap
Tape
Don,t need anything - keep my mouth shut
None of the above - see my comment
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How do you avoid mouth leaks?
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zonk Offline

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Post: #1
How do you avoid mouth leaks?
In the beginning of my therapy started with full face mask as thought I was a mouth breather but after tried Activa LT nasal mask and chinstrap could go all night without mouth breathing.
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07-01-2012 02:45 AM
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Post: #2
RE: How do you avoid mouth leaks?
Using a nasal mask, and I have no problems keeping my mouth shut.
07-01-2012 06:29 AM
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SuperSleeper Offline

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Post: #3
RE: How do you avoid mouth leaks?
Nasal pillows here... no problem keeping my mouth shut... except on the forums, where I keep it wide open most of the time. Bigwink Too-funny

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07-01-2012 08:13 AM
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Post: #4
RE: How do you avoid mouth leaks?
Going into my sleep study, I was convinced that I would need a full face mask since I have a history of chronic nasal congestion and mouth-breathing. The doctor insisted that I try a nasal mask first, believing that I would switch to nasal breathing once I started CPAP. I was very skeptical, but he turned out to be right. I have a chin strap but I haven't needed it.
07-01-2012 08:37 AM
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mjbearit Offline

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Post: #5
RE: How do you avoid mouth leaks?
I just keep my mouth shut and no problems. When I first pulled my machine out of the bottom of the closet and started using it again I was having an issue, but I used a "home made" chinstrap kinda thing for just a couple nights and it fixed the problem. There has been the odd occasion that I have not kept my mouth shut, but that is pretty rare.

As always, YMMV! You do not have to agree or disagree, I am not a professional so my mental meanderings are simply recollections of things from my own life.

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07-01-2012 08:42 AM
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Sleepster Offline
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Post: #6
RE: How do you avoid mouth leaks?
I wear a chin strap. Without it I mouth-leak. I don't need to wear it all the time, it's more like a training device used to teach my mouth that it needs to stay shut.

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07-01-2012 10:09 AM
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JJJ Offline

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Post: #7
RE: How do you avoid mouth leaks?
(07-01-2012 10:09 AM)Sleepster Wrote:  I wear a chin strap. Without it I mouth-leak. I don't need to wear it all the time, it's more like a training device used to teach my mouth that it needs to stay shut.

I know some people who could use this ... while awake. Dielaughing
07-01-2012 11:01 AM
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Post: #8
RE: How do you avoid mouth leaks?
Chin strap built into mask headgear.


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07-01-2012 11:25 AM
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Suzjohnson Offline

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Post: #9
RE: How do you avoid mouth leaks?
I posted that I use tape, and I do but I also need to use a chinstrap with my nasal pillow mask. Makes it less than simple getting ready for bed. That's probably why I almost prefer to use my full face mask and trade one for the other occasionally.

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07-01-2012 11:47 AM
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Post: #10
RE: How do you avoid mouth leaks?
Hi zonk, I use a chinstrap. I tried for months to "train" my mouth to stay shut, but that didn't work, oh well, win some, lose some, I guess, (Ha-Ha-ha,) My wiseguy husband sam said "by keeping your lips closed," (Ha-Ha,) my comeback to him was, what do you expect from a non-hosehead, (Ha-Ha-Ha?)

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07-01-2012 01:30 PM
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