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Stuffed nose and full face mask
#1
On a few occasions I have had a stuffed nose and end up breathing through my mouth (full face mask). Am I still receiving the benefits of the CPAP when this happens? Thank you for your replies.
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#2
Yes, that's the purpose of a full face mask. You may have seen posts recommending using a chinstrap to keep the mouth closed while using a nasal mask, but it's not necessary to keep your mouth closed while using a full face mask. I use a chinstrap, but I'm more comfortable wearing a nasal mask.
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#3
The purpose of CPAP is to maintain a positive pressure in your airway. Whether that pressure comes in through your nose, through your mouth, or through a tracheal tube is irrelevant.
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#4
If your mouth is dry in the morning ... you,re probably breathing thru your mouth
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