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help with dry mouth
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help with dry mouth
I have been on CPAP therapy for about 19 months and I have noticed dry mouth has been more and more of a problem.  Anyone have any suggestions for dealing with dry mouth syndrome and what can help mitigate the effects?     I am a mouth breather and wear a full face hybrid mask (under the nose).
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RE: help with dry mouth
I too, am a mouth-breather and am currently using an AirFit F30 mask. Dry mouth has been an issue and pretty much just assumed it was part & parcel of the process.  Eat-popcorn
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RE: help with dry mouth
although xylitol is now thought to be bad for you, there are these things called xylimelt that can help. it's a tablet that has kind of a liquid-activated glue on one side; you tuck it up above your teeth and hold it there for a few seconds and then it stays. during the night it dissolves slowly and whatever is in it encourages your mouth to make saliva.

i think there's also something called biotene that you can rinse with before bed but i assume it doesn't last as long as xylimelt.
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RE: help with dry mouth
I experience dry mouth, but not as much as I used to. I got a flatter pillow, so my jaw doesn't drop as much. I now wear a loose cervical collar, which also keeps the jaw from dropping open. For an emergency, I use Biotene gel. Squeeze it in, in the middle of the night. It works long enough to get me back to sleep.
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RE: help with dry mouth
You're correct Joe, Biotene does not last at all. Xylimelts work very well.
Machine:  ResMed AirCurve 10 Vauto
Mask:  Bleep DreamPort Sleep Solution
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