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Super Dry Mouth -Help
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Super Dry Mouth -Help
Hi All,

Kinda still a newbie....Been awhile since checking in.

I tried to search for topics on DRY Mouth...no luck...

Can Someone point me in the area where to find info on this.

Thanks so much.

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RE: Super Dry Mouth -Help
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...y+mouth%22
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RE: Super Dry Mouth -Help
Most likely the result of mouth-breathing.
Even if you are using a full-face mask, you should try to use your nose and keep your mouth closed.
The "tongue suck" method is pretty effective. Close your jaw, push the tip of your tongue into the back of your upper gumline, and gently suck. This "fills the tongue out" to create a seal against your teeth and cheeks.
Practice this during the day and eventually it will become natural.

Also check/increase your humidifier settings. I crank mine up until I start to get rainout (water collecting in the tube), then back it down one number. This needs to be played with as weather changes, but overall, being on the more humid side is beneficial.
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RE: Super Dry Mouth -Help
Thanks for the info.

Gonna crank up the humidifier....I am in Dallas.

Let's see if that works....
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RE: Super Dry Mouth -Help
Oh ya... Some parts of the country, you're going to be constantly tweaking the humidifier.
Around here, we generally hover between 40% and 50% indoors, but when we get the northeast winds, it can get into the single digits outside and it'll get down to 20% inside. Bad because when it's that low and hot, the AC dries the air more.
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RE: Super Dry Mouth -Help
Could be air is escaping through your mouth, if it is early in the morning this is most likely the cause.
Moving around America can give you humidity problems as well, you can go from one extreme to the other (almost).
I am NOT a doctor.  I try to help, but do not take what I say as medical advice.


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RE: Super Dry Mouth -Help
You might try buying XyliMelts which help keep your mouth moist during the night. Also there is GC Dry mouth another product that does the same thing.
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