(11-06-2015, 11:44 AM)DariaVader Wrote:(11-06-2015, 08:28 AM)Weird Tolkienish Figure Wrote:(11-06-2015, 12:58 AM)DariaVader Wrote: WTF (i see what you did there) - the dry mouth is from opening it. both the puffer cheeks and mouth leaking can be handled if you can form the habit of placing your tongue behind your two front teeth on the roof of your mouth, then suck gently to form a light vacuum. If you can't get that going, you might try a chin strap
Will try this. My problem is that I'm jolted awake from the experience and instead of hitting "ramp" button, I take the machine off and drift to sleep without it.
Learn what you do and hit the ramp button?
I don't use ramp - I have gotten to where my min pressure (currently back down to 8) is as low as i like to go. I too am jolted awake by mouth breathing when it happens - that made it easy to train myself not to do it. I struggle with my comfort with the machine sometimes, but I really can't sleep at all without it at this point. machine = get to breathe Try not to remove the mask (it will get easier)
Tonight I was awoken, but I didn't remove the mask, went to the bathroom, laid down and put the mask on and fell back asleep. I've hit over 5 hours so far today and it's not even 3am so good news. Still wake with inflated cheeks and mask leaking. Waking up and hitting the ramp button is working well, I'm sleeping more and more with it, something I never thought I'd be able to do.
Next step is to get the AHI data so I can post that.