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just got to keep my mouth shut!!
#1
Hi all, first time on here, well I was told about 6 weeks ago i had sleep apnea after some tests. I was given a machine to trial for 4 weeks( after, they want to sell you a machine, for mucho $$$$ may I add). I did well on the trial, but ended up buying my own machine and going solo. I kinda know my # (from the company that gave me the trial machine), so I feel ok in that dept, my thing is, I love the nasal masks, but finding it hard to keep my mouth closed when I sleep. I have tried various chin straps, but to no avail. Is there anything out there that does the trick, if so please let me know. I am up to 6-7 hours of great sleep with no getting up, but I do awake to find I am blowing out of my mouth at least 3-6 times a night. any suggestions.

PS, so glad to have found a forum on this disorder, strength in #'s I say...

Regards..Sleep-well[/font]
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#2
I don't have trouble keeping my mouth shut (well, that is partially the truth....I can do okay during the few hours I sleep lol).

Other members will have better solutions and suggestions that I do I am sure. One thing you can try is a full face mask but there are a few trade offs with this.
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#3
One thing you can try is a full face mask but there are a few trade offs with this.
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Hi thanks for your reply, tried a ffm, but seem to sleep better with a nm. Too many leaks with a ffm in my case.

Regards...
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#4
I read that some members use an ace bandage around their chin and head like a chin strap. Not sure if that will help you or not but worth a shot and fairly inexpensive.

With ffm, you can try using liners with it to help with the leaks.

Welcome.

Happy Sleeping
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#5
(11-13-2013, 01:54 AM)me50 Wrote: I read that some members use an ace bandage around their chin and head like a chin strap.

hmmmm, not a bad idea, might give it a try...cheers
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#6
Hi cellikbhoy,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
There are quite a few different chinstraps on the market and you will find them at the different suppliers on the suppliers list at the top of the page here on this board and I hope you can find one that will work for you.
Hang in there for more suggestions and best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.
trish6hundred
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#7
I'm having a similar problem. I switched to nasal masks after using ffm due to mouth breathing. For a long while I've had good luck with the generic chin straps, but find myself, like you, waking during the night blowing from my mouth. I have a ffm for those times when my nose is stopped up, but my mouth gets really dry. None of the other solutions I know about- well really only taping the lips closed with painters tape- appeals to me. Funny thing is my machine records zero leaks with my wisp. I thought for sure that losing the air splint by blowing air out through the lips would record as leaks. Weird.
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#8
(11-13-2013, 01:40 AM)cellikbhoy Wrote: Hi all, first time on here, well I was told about 6 weeks ago i had sleep apnea after some tests. I was given a machine to trial for 4 weeks( after, they want to sell you a machine, for mucho $$$$ may I add). I did well on the trial, but ended up buying my own machine and going solo. I kinda know my # (from the company that gave me the trial machine), so I feel ok in that dept, my thing is, I love the nasal masks, but finding it hard to keep my mouth closed when I sleep. I have tried various chin straps, but to no avail. Is there anything out there that does the trick, if so please let me know. I am up to 6-7 hours of great sleep with no getting up, but I do awake to find I am blowing out of my mouth at least 3-6 times a night. any suggestions.

PS, so glad to have found a forum on this disorder, strength in #'s I say...

Regards..Sleep-well[/font]

After trying several chin straps I settled on the ResMed Chin Restraint and have had great results. I too have trouble keeping my mouth shut.
(Not only when I'm sleeping.)Laugh-a-lot
Coffee
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#9
(11-13-2013, 01:40 AM)cellikbhoy Wrote: Hi all, first time on here, well I was told about 6 weeks ago i had sleep apnea after some tests. I was given a machine to trial for 4 weeks( after, they want to sell you a machine, for mucho $$$$ may I add). I did well on the trial, but ended up buying my own machine and going solo. I kinda know my # (from the company that gave me the trial machine), so I feel ok in that dept, my thing is, I love the nasal masks, but finding it hard to keep my mouth closed when I sleep. I have tried various chin straps, but to no avail. Is there anything out there that does the trick, if so please let me know. I am up to 6-7 hours of great sleep with no getting up, but I do awake to find I am blowing out of my mouth at least 3-6 times a night. any suggestions.

PS, so glad to have found a forum on this disorder, strength in #'s I say...

Regards..Sleep-well[/font]

I used nasal pillows for years and just loved them but old age kicks in and I became a mouth breather.
I tried many chin straps, most of them fell off during the night.
I have since gone to the full face Res Med mirage Quattro mask.
Best CPAP mask move I have made in years, it's a great mask that allows you to open your mouth without loosing pressure.
I highly recommend this mask.
I have been on CPAP machines a very long time and have learned a great deal over that time, may I strongly suggest to you to not let this problem persist.
Your CPAP machine simply becomes a very expensive ineffective blower while your mouth is open subsequently placing your life in constant danger.
Try to never forget just how important this machine is in your life.
All the best to you.
Raebo
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#10
(11-13-2013, 11:59 PM)Raebo Wrote:
(11-13-2013, 01:40 AM)cellikbhoy Wrote: Hi all, first time on here, well I was told about 6 weeks ago i had sleep apnea after some tests. I was given a machine to trial for 4 weeks( after, they want to sell you a machine, for mucho $$$$ may I add). I did well on the trial, but ended up buying my own machine and going solo. I kinda know my # (from the company that gave me the trial machine), so I feel ok in that dept, my thing is, I love the nasal masks, but finding it hard to keep my mouth closed when I sleep. I have tried various chin straps, but to no avail. Is there anything out there that does the trick, if so please let me know. I am up to 6-7 hours of great sleep with no getting up, but I do awake to find I am blowing out of my mouth at least 3-6 times a night. any suggestions.

PS, so glad to have found a forum on this disorder, strength in #'s I say...

Regards..Sleep-well[/font]

I have since gone to the full face Res Med mirage Quattro mask.
Best CPAP mask move I have made in years, it's a great mask that allows you to open your mouth without loosing pressure.
I highly recommend this mask.

thanks for your reply , i'll look out for that strap...cheers

regards...Jamie
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