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I snore, therefore I mouth breath?
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Is that not a true statement? The reason I ask is that I would really like to be able to use nasal pillows. I'm really not sure I still snore, I have no sleeping partner but I always have. Sleepyhead tells me I snore. A lot of you seem to have so much success with pillows.
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(03-12-2015, 10:39 PM)sumzzzs Wrote: Is that not a true statement? The reason I ask is that I would really like to be able to use nasal pillows. I'm really not sure I still snore, I have no sleeping partner but I always have. Sleepyhead tells me I snore. A lot of you seem to have so much success with pillows.

I don't think that's true, although there might be a tendency to open your mouth if you snore. I can do a fairly convincing "waking snore" with my mouth closed.
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I never open my mouth using my P10 pillows (since I have a flat 0 leak rate all night), but I do have snores recorded on my PRS1 Auto.

So I guess I do snore with my mouth closed.
Started APAP 4-20, Closed range to 7.5-14, then straight 8.0 w/ Aflex 3
RDI always below 1. But sleep much much better at straight pressure.
Started on F10, Tried Quattro Air successfully. Finally settled on P10.
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(03-13-2015, 12:27 AM)AshSF Wrote: I never open my mouth using my P10 pillows (since I have a flat 0 leak rate all night), but I do have snores recorded on my PRS1 Auto.

So I guess I do snore with my mouth closed.

Same here.

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#5
Mrs Mongo snores like a chainsaw. Yet her mouth is closed.
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#6
My hubby says I used to snore before CPAP, but now he doesn't hear me snore, and I know I don't open my mouth with my P10...but the PRS1 seems to hear snores.
I hate seeing those snores on my data!
Sleep-on-pillow
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#7
I used to snore with my mouth closed before cpap. It was like a deep guttural rumble. I use a nasal mask with no mouth leak problems at all.
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#8
Snoring is the vibration of the soft tissues in the back of the throat and is associated with obstructive apnea. It can occur with the mouth closed or open. When it progresses to a full apnea, the person will usually open their mouth reflexively and take in a large breath, often accompanied by a loud snore as the air passage opens. Most people with OA snore. Most can sleep with their mouth closed when treated.
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#9
Since beginning cpap therapy, one of the nice results is I no longer have to have the bedroom ceiling re-plastered everytime I take a nap.

I think as Sleeprider pointed out, you can snore with your mouth closed or open. Certainly in my case I was an equal opportunity snorer.

I do not do that anymore. Thank you Mr. Cpap.

It stopped when I got the apnea controlled. First using a nasal mask and full face mask, then moving to a pillows mask. I've been using the P10 just about since it came out and I don't see any re-occurrence of snoring on my charts.

Sometimes your chart will show "snoring" when actually something else, like mask leaks, is going on.

But, if you need confirmation and since you don't have a partner right now, we could ask "Mansehen" to pop over and listen outside your bedroom window...........


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#10
I was a snoring mouth breather before CPAP -- now I'm so quiet on nasal pillows with my mouth shut, my wife checks to see if I'm still breathing.
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