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Resmed S9 with Humidifer Dry Mouth
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richbloom Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 Elite
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Swift FX
Humidifier: Resmed S9
CPAP Pressure: 11-17
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Resmed S9 with Humidifer Dry Mouth
So about 2 months ago I upgraded to the Resmed S9 with humidifier from the Resmed S8 without a humidifier. I have a problem as soon as I lay down to sleep I notice my mouth start to dry up almost instantly. I am a mouth breather by nature but I have a chin strap. I have the climate control tubing and have tried different temperatures but don't like when the air is warm. I have tried both the Resmed Swift Fx Nasal Pillows and the Resmed Mirage FX. Same problem with both. Second issue I have with both is leaking air. Do you think it would be better for me to have a full face mask? Any other ideas. When I wake up all I have to do is move my mouth around and my dry mouth is fine.
11-12-2012 05:04 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed AirFit P10 For Her
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

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RE: Resmed S9 with Humidifer Dry Mouth
Hi richbloom and WELCOME! to the forum.!
There are lots of different masks to try and that can be the most difficult part of this therapy. If your pressure is hovering at around 17, I have read that pillows, (for the most part,) don't work very well above 15. Full-face masks, (FFms,) can be very proned to leaks. Maybe you could try another brand of pillows or nasal mask than the ones you have already tried before you have to go to an FFM..
There are some reviews of different masks here on this board that you will find informative.
Best of luck to you.

trish6hundred
11-12-2012 05:34 PM
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zonk Offline

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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: H5i/ClimateLine/Auto
CPAP Pressure: 9/13 - EPR: Off
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #3
RE: Resmed S9 with Humidifer Dry Mouth
Welcome to the forum - For dry mouth ... Try Biotene mouth wash and drink plenty of water during the day so you don,t get dehydrated
Humidity something you have try yourself to find whats works best for you

I use the climate control auto mode ... No rainout and less hassle

You wouldn't know if any mask going to work for you till you try the mask ... other people opinion may not be accurate for you ...
Everyone is different ... Whats the leak .. are using ResScan software?
11-12-2012 05:50 PM
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jfmusil Offline

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Joined: Jul 2012

Machine: REMstar Auto A-flex 560P
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: RESMED Quattro
Humidifier: System One
CPAP Pressure: 12
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreViewer

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RE: Resmed S9 with Humidifer Dry Mouth
Have you adjusted the humidity setting?
11-12-2012 06:30 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Simplus and Nuance
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

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Location: western NC, USA

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RE: Resmed S9 with Humidifer Dry Mouth
If you didn't have a humidifier before, maybe you don't need one now. Try turning the humidifier off and see if you still have issues. You've got too many variables going on.

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11-12-2012 07:35 PM
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