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new user, mask question
#1
I have been using a wisp nasal mask for 9 days. I have a high pressure and it is bi-pap rather than cpap. Apparently I open my mouth at night, because I am waking up through out the night needing a drink of water. I am very dry and uncomfortable. Also, burping air. I am going to try the full face mask tomorrow. I am hoping this will help, but I am a side sleeper and worried about not being able to get comfortable. I am determined to make this work and get some good sleep finally. I have been sleeping some better and dreaming more, even with the wisp.
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#2
Welcome

A chin strap can help with the mouth breathing. I am a side sleeper and sometimes use a full face mask. The trick is to sleep on the end of the pillow and let the mask hang over the edge.

The burping is form aerophagia. I don't suffer from that so I will defer to someone with experience in that area.

Remembering more dreams is not necessarily a good thing. You only remember them if you wake up during or immediately after them. So it could mean you are getting woken up.
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#3
Hi marylyn!

Welcome

I'm a side sleeper that uses a FFM. I switched to a buckwheat/foam pillow that doesn't compress like a foam pillow. This prevents the uncompressed portion of the pillow from trying to push on the mask. For reference on the pillow I'm referencing to, please Google Form-Fit Pillow. The pillow is shipped overfilled and may be reduced to accommodate the person's size and sleeping position. Getting the correct amount of fill is the key to success. I had to buy one for my wife after she tried mine and she isn't a CPAP'er.

Good luck.

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#4
Hi Marylyn,

I was having the same problem and I started using the resmed chin strap and I haven't had a dry mouth since. (about 2 weeks now) and it also lowere dmy Leaks from 24/l Min to 2/l min
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#5
Hi marylyn,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good luck to you with finding a mask that you like, it can be the hardest part of this whole thing, so just keep trying 'till you find one that works for you.
Much success to you with your CPAP therapy.
trish6hundred
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