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Pressure vs. Airflow Burst for Nasal Opening
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Pressure vs. Airflow Burst for Nasal Opening
Hello everyone,

I  came across some intriguing insights from a CPAP specialist regarding the use of under-the-nose or nasal pillow masks in keeping the nasal passages open because of the pressure that is kept within the nose. This sparked a few questions in my mind about the mechanics of CPAP therapy and its effects on nasal blockages, be it nasal valves or turbinates acting up,


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Now I know that humidity can help with the blocked nose but still I'm curious about what exactly contributes more to opening up the nose rather than throat during CPAP therapy—
I've heard discussions about how a burst of air, particularly in bilevel CPAP or with an EPR setting of 3, can effectively resolve flow limitations caused by nasal blockages which means that it should help with nose blockage if I'm right, currently I use a System one which doesn't have a good EPR setting IMO,
Currently i'm on pressure 6 with high humidity - under the nose mask, any higher pressure makes it hard for me to exhale, and using Cflex or Cflex + isn't the best for me. The problem of my nose getting blocked persists at least on one side. I'm thinking of Bilevel machine or Resmed for the EPR setting.

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or does the continuous pressure exerted by the CPAP machine play a more crucial role in maintaining nasal patency?



Thank you in advance for your contributions!
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