Post Reply 
New Here
Author Message
robdotexe Offline

Members

Posts: 7
Joined: Sep 2015

Machine: ResMed AirSense 10
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10
Humidifier: Unsure
CPAP Pressure: Unsure
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #1
New Here
Hello everyone,

I am new here and just wanted to say hi.

I used to go to bed feeling tired, then would wake up absolutely exhausted the next morning. I started sleeping with a CPAP two days ago and it's definitely a different experience. I noticed a slight improvement in my sleep in the two nights I have used it so far; I feel a little more rested and can get up quickly compared to before using a CPAP machine.

I do have one concern. I noticed I breathe through my mouth during sleep, and despite mentioning this when getting my CPAP, I was still given the nasal pillows. I gave it a shot but noticed anytime my mouth opens during sleep, I'll be awoken by a hissing sound of the air rushing from my nose out of my mouth. I also notice I have extreme dry mouth because I can't seem to keep my mouth closed. Should I see about getting a jaw strap to keep my mouth shut?

I can only imagine how much better it would feel if I didn't wake up at all.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post!
09-24-2015 11:29 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
justMongo Offline

Monitors

Posts: 3,845
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: μολὼν λαβέ

Sex: Male
Location: Калифорния

Post: #2
RE: New Here
Welcome Welcome

Yes, do try adding a chin strap to your mask.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
09-24-2015 11:50 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
trish6hundred Online

Advisory Members

Posts: 6,431
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #3
RE: New Here
Hi robdotexe,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
You might get a chinstrap to help you keep your mouth closed.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you on your CPAP journey.

trish6hundred
09-24-2015 01:40 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
ginzo Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 227
Joined: Aug 2015

Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Res Med Airfit P-10
Humidifier: Humidair S with heated hose.
CPAP Pressure: 10.0-13.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: I'm a mouth breather!!!

Sex: Male
Location: North Port, FL

Post: #4
RE: New Here
Welcome!

Just remember to take baby steps. It's a process and may take some time to find the "sweet" spot. I just added a chin strap after almost 8 years of therapy, and now I'm adjusting pressures to get the most horse power from therapy.

Regards,
Chuck
09-24-2015 07:21 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
foss Offline
Wiki Editor
Advisory Members

Posts: 203
Joined: Jun 2015

Machine: ResMed Autosense 10
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Amara View FFM
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: 9 - 13.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Marine Chemist, Science Teacher & Counselor, Internet Server Admistrator

Sex: Male
Location: Under The Rainbow

Post: #5
RE: New Here
I breathe though my mouth a lot. I enjoy using either the Amara View which seems like a hybrid full face max and the F&P Simplus full face mask.

Consider a trial. Can't hurt.

Welcome to the forum!

Jeff

Sleep is worth the effort.
09-24-2015 07:54 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Jim Bronson Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 263
Joined: Dec 2014

Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Elite
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Built-in
CPAP Pressure: 9.2
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: California

Post: #6
RE: New Here
I tried a FF mask, but I couldn't get used to the air blowing directly into my mouth when it was open. It severely dried out my mouth. My sleep doc suggested that I use a low-adhesive surgical tape to tape my mouth closed and use a nasal mask. I have had mixed results with that method, as the tape eventually becomes damp and loses adhesion. I use moisturizer mouthwash, and that helps some with the nasal mask but is ineffective with the FF mask due to the constant flow of air into my mouth. My next step is to lower the humidity a bit with a nasal mask and hope for less moisture to loosen the tape.

I don't recommend using tape without checking with a doc first. It may not be advised for some patients.
09-25-2015 02:14 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
sonicboom Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 473
Joined: May 2015

Machine: Airsense 10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10, Dreamwear
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 4.6-7.6
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Washington

Post: #7
RE: New Here
For chin strip usage and an alternative (tongue technique) read this link:

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...#pid132173

Keep us posted on your method and progress.

Coffee
09-25-2015 11:39 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Post Reply 


Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)