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wintermute Offline

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Joined: Jun 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift LT
Humidifier: RedMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 4-20 Auto
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
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Post: #1
New User - Mouth full of air
I think the answer is going to be "it takes time to get used to a CPAP", but...

I finally got my S9 AutoSet (Nice!) on Saturday, fired it up Saturday night looking forward to how great I felt after my titration. Woke up Sunday morning feeling "eh", with vague recollections of my mouth (closed) filling up with air over and over again. Same thing happened last night.

I was titrated using a nasal mask, but my doc switched me over to nasal pillows because the mask was really tugging on my moustache. In both cases I wore a chin strap. Is this a matter of getting used to the brick and not fighting it? Should I think about a full face mask? Right now the machine is set in auto mode with a pressure range of 4-20. Thanks.
08-12-2013 01:54 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,436
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: #2
RE: New User - Mouth full of air
Hi wintermute,
Your right, it does take some time to get used to CPAP therapy but hang in there for suggestions to help you along.
Edit: I forgot to mention that you might consider trying a chinstrap along with your pillows, that might help you keep your mouth closed.

trish6hundred
(This post was last modified: 08-12-2013 07:46 PM by trish6hundred.)
08-12-2013 02:13 PM
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pkelly251 Offline

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Posts: 3
Joined: Nov 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSetâ„¢
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Quattro FX
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 12
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #3
RE: New User - Mouth full of air
I had the nasal mask during my sleep study and started with that at home. I had the same problem you did - as well as breathing through my mouth while I slept and having air escape. I have a Resmed mask and switched to the full face Quattro FX within the first 30 days. For me, that has solved my problem. No more back pressure through my mouth. I hope you find a good solution.
08-12-2013 02:49 PM
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