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what does switching from nasal to mouth breathing with a full face mask look like?
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what does switching from nasal to mouth breathing with a full face mask look like?
Hey, starting a new thread because I am seeing something very interesting going on.

Is this what the transition from nasal to mouth breathing looks like when you are using a full face mask?  Or is it an actual leak?
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RE: what does switching from nasal to mouth breathing with a full face mask look like?
Yes I am trying the other way from a full face mask toa  nasal mask and keeping my mouth shut
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RE: what does switching from nasal to mouth breathing with a full face mask look like?
Mine looks like this.

   

Seems perhaps better to have kept this in your main thread.

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...f-together
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RE: what does switching from nasal to mouth breathing with a full face mask look like?
I'm not sure what category the leak in the graph represents. However, since your overall large leak is zero, it probably isn't a big deal either way. Have you gained feeling better for the therapy? Since your numbers are good, focus on getting the best feel for the effort.
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RE: what does switching from nasal to mouth breathing with a full face mask look like?
(10-29-2019, 06:02 AM)slowriter Wrote: Mine looks like this.

Disregard: I misread your question.
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RE: what does switching from nasal to mouth breathing with a full face mask look like?
The machine is set to release the same amount of air through the vent and push the same amount of air into the mask. So I would assume there would be little to no difference between breathing through the nose or breathing through the mouth. You breathe in the same amount of air either way.

A LEAK is when there is more air going out than is allowed via the vent. You tell your machine "I am wearing a full face mask." And it says "then x amount of air will be vented with that type of mask." When the x goes over that, the machine registers a leak.
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