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Mouth so dry it wakes me up
#11
Thanks for all the good advise.  At least I have some things to explore now.  My hose is not heated so I'll check into that too but first I'll see if I can keep my mouth shut!  Happy new Year.
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(01-01-2018, 05:01 PM)Floridagirl Wrote: Yes I do keep it in a drawer but I leave it open about 6" when in use. Should I not use it in the drawer at all?


If there is plenty of access to air around the device, then I can't think of why it would be a problem.  But some of the device manufacturers specifically say not to do it.

For example, ResMed: https://www.resmed.com/uk/en/consumer/su...evice.html
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(01-01-2018, 10:50 AM)Shin Ryoku Wrote: "was wondering if keeping the machine in a drawer..."

Don't keep your machine in a drawer.  It needs good ventilation.

My unit is in a drawer, and ventilation is not a problem.  Show me an air-tight drawer.  I use a 2-inch diameter hole in the rear to route the  hose and electrical supply.  Bedside table drawers have far larger openings than the CPAP intake requires. If your hose has an opening, that's all you need because no exhaled air ever returns.
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#14
Hi Floridagirl,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good luck with CPAP therapy.
trish6hundred
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#15
I have the same problem.  I often get up during the night to go to the bathroom.  When that happens my mouth is extremely dry-and I mean skin tissue sticking together dry.  I usually keep a glass of water in the bathroom so I can swirl water in my mouth and hydrate the tissues.  I think it's the pressure.  My ASV machine often hits 25 cm on a frequent basis in order to stop the events. I have come to the conclusion that dry mouth just goes with the territory.
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(01-01-2018, 05:34 PM)Sleeprider Wrote:
(01-01-2018, 10:50 AM)Shin Ryoku Wrote: "was wondering if keeping the machine in a drawer..."

Don't keep your machine in a drawer.  It needs good ventilation.

My unit is in a drawer, and ventilation is not a problem.  Show me an air-tight drawer. 


If you see my post right above yours, I clarified my earlier statement.  I can't see why it would be a problem, but the manufacturer of the machine I use says not to do it.

It could well be that ResMed has it wrong, but as it's no big deal to me one way or the other, I will take their word for it.

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#17
I'm a rule breaker. Smile
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#18
I've got the same problem Floridagirl.  Dry mouth in the morning and in the nite too.  I know that I am a mouth breather not just at sleep but while awake.  This is due to having COPD.  

Just got a Dreamstation BiPAP with humidifier and a ResMed Airfit F20.  My humidifier tank runs dry each nite with the humidity set to the highest setting.  Any lower and I get a dry and bloody nose.  My pressures are 23 & 19.

I believe that I have to live with the dry mouth and the FFM so that I can get a good nite's sleep.  It is my pressures that I believe are causing the dry mouth and the empty tank.  

Have thought about the chin strap but really don't want anything else around my head that might cause me sleeping discomfort that is more than the dry mouth.  

Hope you can find something that will help you but you may just have to learn to sleep with the dry mouth.  Good luck!
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Sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite!   

Bryce the BiPAPman
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#19
It's worth noting that excesively dry mouth or throat leads to more bacteria and possible upper respiratory infections. I'm constantly down with some bug in my throat, last one was a Haemophilus, before that a chlamydia pneumoniae. I didnt have pneumonia though.

All of this only happens when i run out of my prevent the dryness pill.
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#20
You can also try using a FFM, I find that I have less of dry mouth issue with FFM vs nasal masks. I use a FFM with Xylimelts once or twice a night. Really helps a lot. Cervical collars, mouth straps and tape do not work for me.
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