Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

Mouth Breathing Issues
#11
A few observations:
1) dry mouth and flat top leak rate is pretty much a confirmation signal for mouth breathing going on.
2) If the leak rate is still less than 24Lpm on your Resmed then your therapy pressure is still effective.
3) If you were on 10 fixed, then why go to 7-12 variable. Maybe a 10-12 variable will be better. This may let you go back to using a nasal pillow mask which will help in multiple ways:
a) A lot of people report needing lesser pressure on nasal pillows than on FFMs.
b) may help you get back to a 10 fixed or 11 fixed.

You should ensure that you have a copy of your latest sleep study. they may have titrated you to a higher pressure for some good reason which should be in the study. Experienced members on this forum can assist in evaluating the sleep study.

Resmed is pretty aggressive in raising pressure. Resmed pressure chart typically show cycles of fast rapid climb and a slow progressive decay. Respironics raise the pressure slowly and lowers it slowly. But they have their own quirks (Hunt n peck algorithm).
PRS1 Auto & Dreamstation Auto w/ P10 and straight pressure of 7cm. 
Post Reply Post Reply



Donate to Apnea Board  


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
Question Help With Leaks After Having No Issues gj1980uk 3 122 Yesterday, 07:10 AM
Last Post: Sleep2Snore
  [CPAP] Mouth breather and nasal mask atsoum 15 849 07-19-2018, 03:31 PM
Last Post: mesenteria
  Not really mouth breathing, just leakage DBBCPAP 5 120 07-18-2018, 09:24 AM
Last Post: DBBCPAP
  Breathing starts becoming shallow until CA/OA occur(anxiety and respiratory depressed MyronH 6 209 07-14-2018, 08:26 AM
Last Post: MyronH
  Pillow mask and teeth issues Chieffy123 6 249 07-08-2018, 11:30 AM
Last Post: Sleep2Snore
  Extremely Dry Mouth michael9346 7 231 07-06-2018, 09:54 PM
Last Post: SideSleeper
Ohmy Managing Noise from Mouth Breathing alankittner 10 400 07-06-2018, 07:35 PM
Last Post: mesenteria

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.