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I snore, therefore I mouth breath?
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I could rattle the windows, bring down the ceiling, and frighten the neighbors with my snoring. Even got complaints when I stayed in hotels. But my mouth never opened. Not even when the event ended and I took that big breath.

If you want to use nasal pillows, just get them. If the data or your dry mouth says you are opening your mouth, use a chin strap for a while.
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If some of us snore with our mouths closed, what is the point of having a chin strap with our mask ?
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The chin strap doesn't have anything to do with snoring per se'. It's about helping us reduce leaks by helping us to keep our mouths closed while we sleep.
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If you do not open your mouth at night (mouth breathe), then you don't need one. I didn't wear one for years. I still don't necessarily breathe through my mouth but rather leak through my lips. The chin strap doesn't always help stop this, though.

Go a night without one then look at your data. If see high-ish leaks that have flat-ish tops, that's probably a mouth leak. But keep in mind that low leaks, as in way down below 10, because of how SH graphics work, they will all look flat top and block-ish. But that low it won't matter what kind of leak it is, really.

[Image: mouth-leak_zpsphdfzsjb.jpg]

Regular leaks will look more spiky.

[Image: reg-leaks_zpsflhubipg.jpg]
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