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new user of cpap machine

Postby reddog52 on Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:43 pm

hi i am a new user of a cpap machine and am using a nose mask,my mouth is opening causing me to wake with a dry throat any ideas please ?

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Re: new user of cpap machine

Postby chunkyfrog on Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:46 pm

Chin strap, chin up tape, tape, cervical collar, or a full face mask.
Do what works for YOU.

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Re: new user of cpap machine

Postby Guest on Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:51 pm

Or even hold a pillow up under your chin and use one of those sports mouth guards when sleeping. A mouth guard will encourage you to keep the mouth closed.

It takes time and you will have to work at it but you can re-train yourself to breath thru your nose IF you have no other problems with your nose AND can breath thru it while awake.

Be aware while awake how you are breathing and make sure you do breath thru your nose during you awake hours or there will be no change when sleeping.

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