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Soft cervical collar: a tip for mouth breathing and chin tucking
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RE: Soft cervical collar: a tip for mouth breathing and chin tucking
My Mirage Quattro hasn't acted up much since I put a shirt on it! Actually a piece cut from an old tee-shirt. It protects the nose from damage and diffuses any leaks around the eyes into oblivion.

I still prefer the Optilife nasal pillows mask but can't always use it due to nasal congestion. It's very light and friendly and the price is another attraction, less than $60.

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05-05-2016 04:27 PM
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RE: Soft cervical collar: a tip for mouth breathing and chin tucking
PaytonA and dude, thanks for feedback.
05-05-2016 06:15 PM
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Post: #43
RE: Soft cervical collar: a tip for mouth breathing and chin tucking
(05-05-2016 03:27 PM)PaytonA Wrote:  Another mask that has worked out fairly well for me is the Simplus. I use it with a chin strap for the same reason.

I too use a chin strap with my Simplus. It pretty much solved my dry mouth issues.

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05-05-2016 10:56 PM
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Post: #44
RE: Soft cervical collar: a tip for mouth breathing and chin tucking
I have tried a chinstrap with my Cpap machine and ended up with the worst TMJ problem I have ever had.

I am interested in using a soft cervical collar, but I have a couple of questions for this forum:

1) can it be used long-term without adverse reactions?
2) is it suitable for side-sleepers?

I do wake up with dry mouth every so often (but I am told my numbers are good, so I'm not worried), but I would like to try something besides a full-face mask, which really didn't work for me (it kept shifting when I would sleep and wake me up). I have tried sleeping with a pillow tucked under my chin, which works until I kick the pillow out of bed, so I think the collar could be the solution for me. Again, I just worry about long-term issues.

Thanks for your help!
12-06-2016 08:49 AM
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PaytonA Offline
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Post: #45
RE: Soft cervical collar: a tip for mouth breathing and chin tucking
My soft cervical collar works fine for side sleeping but I can not comment on long term effects. Have not used it that much yet.

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PaytonA
12-06-2016 11:43 AM
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