I am coming up on two months of PAPin' This has all been with the F&P Eson nasal mask. It has worked very well for me with no major leakage problems. On Monday I am going in to get my deviate septum put on the straight and narrow and a shave and cut for my inferior turbinates. To compensate for the temporary nasal blockage, i got a F&P Simplus FFM. Yes, my ENT surgeon gave the green light to continue using my machine.
I slept with it the first time last night and it was mostly fine, AHI of 1.08 and no major leaks. But I mostly sleep with my tongue stuck to the roof to my mouth, that is how I normally breathe. That is not going to work post-surgery for a few days. I tried pulling my tongue down a few times to allow mouth breathing. When I do... my face inflates. I imagine that I look like an enraged chipmunk on a peanut binge. Thinking about this, it makes sense. The CPAP machine is doing to my cheeks, what it is intended to do to my whole airway. It is just kind of... not comfortable. I looked at chin straps, but they seem more aimed at keeping your mouth closed which is not the issue for a FFM.
Is there a way to make this better? Does the discomfort / odd feeling lessen with time?