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New to CPAP and need some help with mask
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RE: New to CPAP and need some help with mask
(07-10-2013 01:22 PM)RonWessels Wrote:  
(07-10-2013 01:02 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  Other masks, the same vent hole is sufficient.

I believe the reasoning goes that, for nasal masks and nasal pillows, you can always breathe through your mouth as a fail-safe.

Except with a chinstrap.
07-10-2013 01:32 PM
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RE: New to CPAP and need some help with mask
(07-10-2013 01:32 PM)Paptillian Wrote:  
(07-10-2013 01:22 PM)RonWessels Wrote:  
(07-10-2013 01:02 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  Other masks, the same vent hole is sufficient.

I believe the reasoning goes that, for nasal masks and nasal pillows, you can always breathe through your mouth as a fail-safe.

Except with a chinstrap.

I was under the impression that the chinstrap simply provided support for keeping your mouth closed, but you could still open your mouth against the elastic if you really wanted. But I don't have a chinstrap myself, so I could easily be wrong.

Either way, you are going to wake up pretty quickly.
07-10-2013 01:38 PM
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Paptillian Offline

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Machine: S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX
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CPAP Pressure: 4 - 10, EPR x2
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Post: #13
RE: New to CPAP and need some help with mask
I think you can still open your mouth but the degree of difficulty depends on your strap and how tight it is. Just seems like a liability to me.
07-10-2013 01:42 PM
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