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Re: Did switching from nasal pillow to FFM relieve dry mouth?

Postby mal59 on Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:02 pm

I switched from an FFM (Mirage Quattro) to a nasal pillow (Air Fit P10) and found no difference between the occurance of dry mouth. I tried chin straps to no avail. The dry mouth does not occur every night and is mostly random. I am convinced it is more related to diet or water intake. My last dental checkup ( 3 weeks ago) showed nothing out of the ordinary. I suggest you confirm that other medications, diet or other consumption could be related.

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Re: Did switching from nasal pillow to FFM relieve dry mouth?

Postby sleepychar on Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:35 pm

Thanks, mal59... Pugsy says some people just have more of a tendency to dry mouth than others. I will try the full face mask. I hope it works for me... although part of me will secretly be happy if it doesn't work because then I can just stick with my P10 pillow mask... but if it should help, then that would be a good thing both for comfort and for dental issues...
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Re: Did switching from nasal pillow to FFM relieve dry mouth?

Postby Sir NoddinOff on Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:03 pm

By and large IMO, yes, but new issues can also pop up to complicate things. Why is nothing ever simple :?

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Re: Did switching from nasal pillow to FFM relieve dry mouth?

Postby klm49 on Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:38 pm

avi123 wrote:Causes of dry mouth include:

• Side effect of certain medications . Dry mouth is a common side effect of many prescription and nonprescription drugs, including drugs used to treat depression, anxiety, pain, allergies, and colds (antihistamines and decongestants), obesity, acne, epilepsy, hypertension (diuretics), diarrhea, nausea, psychotic disorders, urinary incontinence, asthma (certain bronchodilators), and Parkinson's disease. Dry mouth can also be a side effect of muscle relaxants and sedatives.

• Side effect of certain diseases and infections. Dry mouth can be a side effect of medical conditions, including Sjögren's syndrome, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, anemia, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, Parkinson's disease, stroke, and mumps.

• Side effect of certain medical treatments. Damage to the salivary glands, the glands that make saliva, can reduce the amount of saliva produced. For example, the damage could stem from radiation to the head and neck, and chemotherapy treatments, for cancer.


You left one of Avi, i.e. - Breathing through your mouth

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Re: Did switching from nasal pillow to FFM relieve dry mouth?

Postby mrbreezeet1 on Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:58 pm

Okie bipap wrote:I have never been able to use a nasal or nasal pillow mask as I am a mouth breather when I sleep. At first, I had a very dry mouth every night. After starting to use a soft cervical collar, I not longer have that problem. Even with the cervical collar, I still lost air through my mouth once I fell asleep and this would wake me up immediately. I have given up on using anything other than a full face mask.

Okie, do yo find the collar to get too hot ever?
I am finding the chin strap, and the collar, to be too hot and I think it is waking me up.

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Re: Did switching from nasal pillow to FFM relieve dry mouth?

Postby Okie bipap on Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:31 pm

I use the collar every night. It gets a little warm in the summer time, but I still wear it because I feel it helps me maintain a low AHI. For the last month my AHI has averaged 0.79, so obviously something is working right.

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Re: Did switching from nasal pillow to FFM relieve dry mouth?

Postby mrbreezeet1 on Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:09 pm

That's good, IDK This one I got off e bay was too small, but I extended the velcro.
But it was too hot one day.
The one night I didn't sleep too bad, no dry mouth, but had somewhat of a stiff neck.
Unless it was too tight.
But I still didn't seem to sleep long enough.
Can't seem to win, but still trying.

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Re: Did switching from nasal pillow to FFM relieve dry mouth?

Postby mrbreezeet1 on Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:44 am

mrbreezeet1 wrote:That's good, IDK This one I got off e bay was too small, but I extended the velcro.
But it was too hot one day.
The one night I didn't sleep too bad, no dry mouth, but had somewhat of a stiff neck.
Unless it was too tight.
But I still didn't seem to sleep long enough.
Can't seem to win, but still trying.

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last night tried my mask and the chin strap I have, took about 1/2 hr to fall asleep,
then slept another 1/2 hour. ROASTING!!
Had to go Everything !...............LOL
woke up about 8, but mask only back on , too dry of a mouth , after about 1/2 hour.
A fellow had good luck , he had real bad OSA, used breathe right strips , I might try them.
He said he slept about 7 good hours with out a CPAP machine. IDK.
I have my compliance appointment May 1 st, I hope he does more than just see "If I'm wearing it enough"

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