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Machine: Airsense 10 Autoset for Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Comfortlite 2
Humidifier: Airsense comes with humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 6-20
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Female

Post: #21
RE: fixing open mouth

(04-30-2016 01:06 PM)nanderson Wrote:  I found that using a sticky lip ointment helped me keep my mouth "glued" shut - and you wake up with soft lips :-). It helps me tremendously as I use the nasal pillow. The nights I ran out of the lip stuff, I woke up with dry mouth and feeling sick all morning. When I use the lip ointment, I wake up with a fully moist mouth.
05-14-2016 04:32 PM
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Nancy Hendricks Offline

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Joined: May 2016

Machine: Phillips Respironics Dreamstation 500S110
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Dreamstation
CPAP Pressure: 10-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Minnesota, USA

Post: #22
RE: fixing open mouth
(05-08-2016 10:42 PM)surferdude2 Wrote:  Once you get a reasonably long sleep session, post your Sleepyhead graph for us to see. You can be sure that your AHI readings are not accurate if your leak level is as high as you say since 24 L/Min. is the accepted top limit.

If we find that your AHI's are indeed 50 and your pressure is hitting 20 cm H2O, then you may need to get a different kind of machine.


The saga continues. I get reasonable sleep with nasal pillows, but the leakage is high enough that AHI results are suspect. I've now tried two FF masks (Resmed Airfit F10, and Respironics Amara View). The Resmed one had low leakage and an AHI of 24 for the night (a peak of 48). The Respironics was leaky and uncomfortable.
Since the sleep study showed an AHI of 31 base and "some improvement" with CPAP Titration, I'm getting discouraged with CPAP.

You indicated I could upload the Sleepyhead graphs. What graphs do you want and how do I upload them?
(This post was last modified: 05-16-2016 07:17 PM by Nancy Hendricks.)
05-16-2016 07:14 PM
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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro & Optilife
Humidifier: ResMed H5i @ #3 if nose breathing & #5 if mouth breathing
CPAP Pressure: 12 ~ 20 & 11 ~12 if nasal mask
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Mousetown, Southern Illinois

Post: #23
RE: fixing open mouth
Follow this link for instructions for posting a screenshot of your graphs that SleepyHead displays.

However, since you had an AHI of 24 with an acceptable leak rate and a top set pressure of 20 cm H2O, you should report this back to your doctor for further guidance. It could be that you will need a different type of machine.


ps. If/when you do want to post a screenshot, start a new thread to post in so you will get full attention. You are sort of hidden in this thread since it was for another topic.
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