Poll: How do you avoid mouth leaks?
Full Face Mask
Chinstrap
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Don,t need anything - keep my mouth shut
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How do you avoid mouth leaks?
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Sleepster Offline
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Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #31
RE: How do you avoid mouth leaks?
You're wearing a full face mask and you breathe through your mouth, not your nose. I suggest a heated covered hose with maximum humidity. Also, see a ENT doctor to find out why you're not breathing through your nose.

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06-14-2016 06:29 PM
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raisedfist Offline

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Joined: Jun 2016

Machine: Respironics Trilogy 100
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: None
CPAP Pressure: IPAP: 10-30; EPAP: 4-14
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location: USA

Post: #32
RE: How do you avoid mouth leaks?
I use a full-face mask. My leak rate stays constant throughout the night.
06-14-2016 07:36 PM
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PaytonA Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
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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Sex: Male
Location: Orange County,California

Post: #33
RE: How do you avoid mouth leaks?
I use a full face mask and a chin strap and my leak rate is zero throughout the night.

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06-14-2016 07:40 PM
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Posts: 239
Joined: Dec 2015

Machine: PR System One REMStar 60 Series Auto with Bluetooth
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Dreamwear
Humidifier: Remstar Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 11- 15 APAP
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Gold Coast Australia

Post: #34
RE: How do you avoid mouth leaks?
I use a soft cervical collar
06-15-2016 03:42 AM
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videoman Offline

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Joined: Feb 2016

Machine: airsense 10
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: mirage fx
Humidifier: airsense 10
CPAP Pressure: 10-14
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: FL

Post: #35
RE: How do you avoid mouth leaks?
which dentek product do you use- maximum protection dental guard ( one that looks like football players use) or comfort fit dental guard to help with your mouth breathing problem
06-15-2016 12:01 PM
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MarianC Offline

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Posts: 2
Joined: Jun 2016

Machine: ResMed IPX1
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quattro Mirage ffm
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Female
Location: Portland, Oregon, U.S.

Post: #36
RE: How do you avoid mouth leaks?
Just joined today. My sleep study showed that my breathing got slower and slower and then I gasped for air and woke up. I tried the nasal pillows and got no sleep. My nasal passages are slim and one or both often close up during the night. I believe that's what woke me when using the nasal pillows--not getting any air. But I am also a side sleeper, and I've read that can mess with the pillows, so that could also have been the problem. I switched to a Quattro Mirage ffm and that has worked well for me. Until recently when my machine began to stop sometimes during the night. Have to look through the manual (ugh!) but think the problem may be that too much moisture is building up in the hose and then the mask, which slips off my face a bit. Once I dry the mask and let the hose and connector dry, the machine works fine again. I'm going to take out the humidifier tank and see what happens.
06-18-2016 01:37 PM
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Joined: Aug 2015

Machine: PR System One 560BT Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10's/backup-DreamWear
Humidifier: PR attached
CPAP Pressure: 8.5 - 13. A-Flex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP Therapy Sept. 11, 2015. Hx Hypertension, Post Graves Disease, chronic migraines.

Sex: Female
Location: Southern Ontario//SW Florida

Post: #37
RE: How do you avoid mouth leaks?
Welcome to the forum MarianC! How old is your ResMed machine?-I don't recognize the model you listed. Sounds like maybe you should find out if it is defective as it shouldn't stop during the night. How long have you been on CPAP therapy?

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06-18-2016 06:33 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

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #38
RE: How do you avoid mouth leaks?
(06-18-2016 01:37 PM)MarianC Wrote:  Just joined today. My sleep study showed that my breathing got slower and slower and then I gasped for air and woke up. I tried the nasal pillows and got no sleep. My nasal passages are slim and one or both often close up during the night. I believe that's what woke me when using the nasal pillows--not getting any air. But I am also a side sleeper, and I've read that can mess with the pillows, so that could also have been the problem. I switched to a Quattro Mirage ffm and that has worked well for me. Until recently when my machine began to stop sometimes during the night. Have to look through the manual (ugh!) but think the problem may be that too much moisture is building up in the hose and then the mask, which slips off my face a bit. Once I dry the mask and let the hose and connector dry, the machine works fine again. I'm going to take out the humidifier tank and see what happens.

Your machine may have an Auto On/Auto Off setting. Check to see if it is enabled. If your mask is slipping off your face, the machine may think you took mask off and will automatically shut off.

This may not be the issue, but check your settings. Yes, that means reading the manual. Smile
You can get the Clinicians Manual for your machine here:
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual

You may also want to try lowering the humidity setting.

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06-18-2016 06:49 PM
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