sueC wrote:I have been a CPAP user for a while. I have failed several full face masks because of leaks and pain around nasal area from contact with the mask. Have recently tried a nasal pillow mask and have had ear pain and 2 serious infections. I have been told that this could not be related to nasal pillow mask use. I think this far from the truth. I have severe reflux at night and sleep with my bed elevated. I think this complicates the problem more. If you have any comments or thoughts on this let me know. Thanks.
How much humidity are you using? Too much or too little can cause inflammation of the sinuses. Cleanliness of the mask and humidifier can also impact them. Do you use a nasal rinse before bedtime? If not then start doing that.
Raising the bed has no effect on the sinuses but reflux creates all sorts of mucus in the throat that could be related.
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