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Nasal pillow war
So, I had the trouble with nasal pillows popping my mouth open before, but seeing as I'm a glutton for punishment I ordered the opus 360 mask to give it a try. I really want to win this nasal pillow battle, so wish me luck.
03-22-2015 11:58 AM
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RE: Nasal pillow war
(03-22-2015 11:58 AM)truetopath Wrote:  So, I had the trouble with nasal pillows popping my mouth open before, but seeing as I'm a glutton for punishment I ordered the opus 360 mask to give it a try. I really want to win this nasal pillow battle, so wish me luck.

If your mouth pops open, you need a chin-strap . . . .
03-22-2015 12:03 PM
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truetopath Offline

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RE: Nasal pillow war
I've tried and can't get used to the chin straps. I don't have a problem with nasal masks at all, just the pillows, but I'm going to try a mouthguard again and see if that helps.
03-22-2015 12:12 PM
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RE: Nasal pillow war
Hi truetopath,
Good luck to you with the new mask,
I look forward to hearing your results.

trish6hundred
03-22-2015 12:16 PM
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RE: Nasal pillow war
My bet is the mouth guard will make your mouth opening situation worse, not better.

Try using a different chin strap. There are a lot of different kinds out there. Even though they look the same, they are all different enough.

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03-22-2015 06:05 PM
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RE: Nasal pillow war
I hope the new mask helps
03-22-2015 06:07 PM
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RE: Nasal pillow war
I have a preference for the nasal mask rather than the pillows, but only if my nose is clear.. Locking my tongue to the roof of my mouth seems to work for me.

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03-23-2015 05:40 AM
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RE: Nasal pillow war
(03-22-2015 12:12 PM)truetopath Wrote:  So, I had the trouble with nasal pillows popping my mouth open before, but seeing as I'm a glutton for punishment I ordered the opus 360 mask to give it a try. I really want to win this nasal pillow battle, so wish me luck. ....

I've tried and can't get used to the chin straps. I don't have a problem with nasal masks at all

Are the masks uncomfortable for some reason? What's the driver to force something that doesn't work well in place of something that does?

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03-23-2015 07:28 AM
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truetopath Offline

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RE: Nasal pillow war
I like the minimalistic approach of the pillows, and they were really comfortable when I tried them. It's just the pressure popping the mouth open that causes my problem, which I figure if I stick with I can overcome. I wore a chin strap last night to try and get used to them while I'm awaiting the arrival of the mask. Hopefully, my chin strap desensitization plan works.
03-23-2015 08:51 AM
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RE: Nasal pillow war
Well I managed to sleep a whole night with a chin strap on to try and desensitize myself in anticipation of my pillows arriving. I'll take the little victory!
03-24-2015 05:23 PM
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