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Poll: How do you avoid mouth leaks?
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Full Face Mask
13.43%
9 13.43%
Chinstrap
32.84%
22 32.84%
Tape
14.93%
10 14.93%
Don,t need anything - keep my mouth shut
26.87%
18 26.87%
None of the above - see my comment
11.94%
8 11.94%
Total 67 vote(s) 100%
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How do you avoid mouth leaks?
#1
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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#2
Using a nasal mask, and I have no problems keeping my mouth shut.
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#3
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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#4
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.
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#5
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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#6
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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#7
(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
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#8
Chin strap built into mask headgear.
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#9
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.

Suz
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#10
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?)
trish6hundred
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