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harmonicamoon Offline

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Stuffed nose and full face mask
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.
08-02-2013 02:04 PM
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big_dave Online

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RE: Stuffed nose and full face mask
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.
08-02-2013 02:39 PM
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RonWessels Offline

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RE: Stuffed nose and full face mask
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.
08-02-2013 03:00 PM
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zonk Offline

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RE: Stuffed nose and full face mask
If your mouth is dry in the morning ... you,re probably breathing thru your mouth
08-02-2013 03:34 PM
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