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Post: #11
RE: mouth breathing
yep, super glue is the answer and a sure way to wake up dead! (sarcasm here)
06-27-2015 05:47 AM
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Post: #12
RE: mouth breathing
Well the super glue did the trick. Not one time last night did I breath through my mouth. And my wife says she likes the fact that I don't talk back anymore. So it's a win- win.

It's exactly like that. . . . only totally different. . . . Sleep-well
(This post was last modified: 06-27-2015 07:17 AM by sleepybeaver.)
06-27-2015 07:07 AM
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Post: #13
RE: mouth breathing
Although the glue would have probably worked ( I really didn't do it ). I did do 2 things last night, I know with any experiment you should only change one thing at a time but anyway. This is what I did. A week ago I turned up my min. Pressure from 4 to 6 and my max. From 10 to 12. It was a suggestion made to me after posting my sleepyhead report. I have also been taking ativan (anti anxiety med) and flexeril (muscle relaxer ). So last night I turned down the pressures back to 4 min. And 10 max. And did not take any drugs. I slept all night, got up once for the usual (pee break) which before the c-pap was 2 to 3 times and had no mouth breathing. My eph was 0.7 the min pressure of 4 seems a little low to me. It's almost like I have to labor to breath in, but I do fall to sleep. Tonight I may bump it up to 4.5 and stay off the drugs and see how that goes.

It's exactly like that. . . . only totally different. . . . Sleep-well
(This post was last modified: 06-27-2015 07:40 AM by sleepybeaver.)
06-27-2015 07:38 AM
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Post: #14
RE: mouth breathing
Hopefully you checked to make sure it was okay to stop those 2 meds without a weaning off period. Hopefully you won't need them but you were taking them for a reason so you should check with your doctor. Even something that we consider simple, like metoprolol, has to have a weaning off period. what seems simple and okay to stop immediately isn't always that way.
06-27-2015 08:10 AM
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Post: #15
RE: mouth breathing
Both those meds are PRN meds to be taken as needed so no need to titrate down from them

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06-27-2015 10:26 AM
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Post: #16
RE: mouth breathing
(06-27-2015 07:38 AM)sleepybeaver Wrote:  Although the glue would have probably worked ( I really didn't do it ). I did do 2 things last night, I know with any experiment you should only change one thing at a time but anyway. This is what I did. A week ago I turned up my min. Pressure from 4 to 6 and my max. From 10 to 12. It was a suggestion made to me after posting my sleepyhead report. I have also been taking ativan (anti anxiety med) and flexeril (muscle relaxer ). So last night I turned down the pressures back to 4 min. And 10 max. And did not take any drugs. I slept all night, got up once for the usual (pee break) which before the c-pap was 2 to 3 times and had no mouth breathing. My eph was 0.7 the min pressure of 4 seems a little low to me. It's almost like I have to labor to breath in, but I do fall to sleep. Tonight I may bump it up to 4.5 and stay off the drugs and see how that goes.

Correction: It was advised to change settings to min. pressure 5 and max to 11...I bumped them to 6 and 12

It's exactly like that. . . . only totally different. . . . Sleep-well
06-27-2015 06:45 PM
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Post: #17
RE: mouth breathing
I mouth breathe, so I use a full face mask. Is there any reason that you guys don't?
06-29-2015 07:20 AM
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Post: #18
RE: mouth breathing
(06-29-2015 07:20 AM)Happiest Wrote:  I mouth breathe, so I use a full face mask. Is there any reason that you guys don't?

At this point I would love to use a FFM if it would give me a good sleep but to date I have tried 5 and all leak. I wish the guy with the custom made project was doing it right and were available.

I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
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06-29-2015 07:26 AM
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Post: #19
RE: mouth breathing
(06-29-2015 07:26 AM)Mark Douglas Wrote:  
(06-29-2015 07:20 AM)Happiest Wrote:  I mouth breathe, so I use a full face mask. Is there any reason that you guys don't?

At this point I would love to use a FFM if it would give me a good sleep but to date I have tried 5 and all leak. I wish the guy with the custom made project was doing it right and were available.

What FFMs have you tried?
06-29-2015 11:14 AM
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Post: #20
RE: mouth breathing
DeVilbiss EasyFit SilkGel . Awful for me.
DeVilbiss Quest Full Face CPAP in two sizes. This mask has a built in chin strap if you will and I really hoped it would work but alas no - it wouldn't seal.
Wizard 220 Full Face CPAP Mask two sizes. I have ordered a sheet of 1/32" silicone rubber with the intention of trying to make the Wizard 220 work as it "almost" works.
I have concluded I will have to do my own custom fitting. If the sheet rubber idea doesn't work out I will keep trying until I do find a workable solution.

I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
Updated: Philips Respironics System One (60 Series)
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06-29-2015 12:30 PM
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