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RE: Is this normal?
(11-21-2015 02:22 PM)lngtrm1 Wrote:  Hi all, thanks for the information. Maybe I am overthinking this, (its happened before Thinking-about )

My airway (throat?) actually does close between the nasal passage and my mouth. I can open up my mouth, stick out my tongue, move it around etc, no air escapes even when its ramped up to 10. The air is flowing from my nose to my lungs and back without ever exiting my mouth.

I can open that passage by swallowing or something but I tried looking in the mirror with a flashlight and sure enough, both sides of the back of my throat close.

It seems to me if it didn't your cheeks would be full of air all the time..(chipmunk?) so I am not sure how one would ever breath through their mouth...

Or maybe I am just built for underwater exploration or something...Smile

You have the "gift", and I've posted about this before, as I also can control CPAP air with my mouth open, talking, drinking, etc. I think you'll find the airway closure is actually between the soft palate and back of the tongue, but combined with good respiratory control, it remains effective, even when the airway is open, such as during speech. With this control, I think you'll find the therapy to be a cake-walk.

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11-21-2015 06:18 PM
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Post: #12
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Interesting thread. It would seem that I am gifted as well!

I took to a nasal mask like a duck to water, maybe this is why.
11-22-2015 01:04 AM
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Post: #13
RE: Is this normal?
(11-21-2015 06:18 PM)Sleeprider Wrote:  
(11-21-2015 02:22 PM)lngtrm1 Wrote:  Hi all, thanks for the information. Maybe I am overthinking this, (its happened before Thinking-about )

My airway (throat?) actually does close between the nasal passage and my mouth. I can open up my mouth, stick out my tongue, move it around etc, no air escapes even when its ramped up to 10. The air is flowing from my nose to my lungs and back without ever exiting my mouth.

I can open that passage by swallowing or something but I tried looking in the mirror with a flashlight and sure enough, both sides of the back of my throat close.

It seems to me if it didn't your cheeks would be full of air all the time..(chipmunk?) so I am not sure how one would ever breath through their mouth...

Or maybe I am just built for underwater exploration or something...Smile

You have the "gift", and I've posted about this before, as I also can control CPAP air with my mouth open, talking, drinking, etc. I think you'll find the airway closure is actually between the soft palate and back of the tongue, but combined with good respiratory control, it remains effective, even when the airway is open, such as during speech. With this control, I think you'll find the therapy to be a cake-walk.

That's really interesting. I am not sure I can control it yet, it seems rather automatic. Things get kinda weird when I talk with the mask on.

Can you stick your tongue all the way out without any change?

My sleep study indicated all most all of my apnea was when I was trying to sleep on my back. And my sense is its because of my throat closing. When I nap on my back I can feel it stay open as long as I am awake but just as I fall asleep it closes and I wake up. Over and over.

I'll try to find your other comments here to learn more...Thanks
11-22-2015 10:47 AM
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(11-22-2015 01:04 AM)DumfriesDik Wrote:  Interesting thread. It would seem that I am gifted as well!

I took to a nasal mask like a duck to water, maybe this is why.

Can you open your mouth and stick your tongue out and it doesn't change? What pressure do you use?

I might be more fish than duck Wink
11-22-2015 10:51 AM
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