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by CPAPExplorer
Thu Dec 21, 2023 1:46 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Seeking Advice for Nighttime Congestion and Dry Mouth
Replies: 5
Views: 1286

Re: Seeking Advice for Nighttime Congestion and Dry Mouth

Many tape their lips closed. I've done it for years. For a person who can't breathe through their nose, taping is not helpful. For me, my mouth only gets dry with a full face mask (without taping) if I have a leak. No leak, no dryness. My mouth and throat do dry terribly when I use a pillows mask w...
by CPAPExplorer
Thu Dec 21, 2023 1:44 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Seeking Advice for Nighttime Congestion and Dry Mouth
Replies: 5
Views: 1286

Re: Seeking Advice for Nighttime Congestion and Dry Mouth

ChicagoGranny wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 19, 2023 7:54 pm
Many tape their lips closed. I've done it for years.
Taping isn't an option. I changed from a nasal mask and taping to a full face mask because of my daviated septum, one nostril is always blocked so I breath from my mouth.
by CPAPExplorer
Tue Dec 19, 2023 6:07 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Seeking Advice for Nighttime Congestion and Dry Mouth
Replies: 5
Views: 1286

Seeking Advice for Nighttime Congestion and Dry Mouth

I am facing an issue with my CPAP due to my deviated septum (waiting to see an ENT for 6 months) :roll: , causing nighttime congestion. I've tried various masks like pillow, nasal, and hybrid, along with different humidity levels, a heated hose with and without temperature control (in both manual an...
by CPAPExplorer
Fri Dec 01, 2023 12:48 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Expiratory Pressure Relief (EPR)
Replies: 8
Views: 2995

Re: Expiratory Pressure Relief (EPR)

Miss Emerita wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 01, 2023 12:02 pm
Your settings seem do be doing a good job for you. I'd leave them right where they are.

People sometimes breathe faster during REM sleep. It's possible that's what you're experiencing.
Thanks 😊
by CPAPExplorer
Fri Dec 01, 2023 7:35 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Expiratory Pressure Relief (EPR)
Replies: 8
Views: 2995

Re: Expiratory Pressure Relief (EPR)

As I mentioned, arousal breathing is deeper and more irregular than asleep breathing. Take a look at the last chart you posted and you'll see what I mean. It is completely normal to wake up during the night. Many people wake up after they have REM sleep, which may be what you're doing. In addition ...
by CPAPExplorer
Wed Nov 29, 2023 1:47 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Expiratory Pressure Relief (EPR)
Replies: 8
Views: 2995

Re: Expiratory Pressure Relief (EPR)

Please don't fret over these CAs. They are completely insignificant. In the most recent screenshot you posted, those events occurred while you were awake. (We can see that because of the arousal breathing in the flow rate, which is deeper and less regular than asleep breathing.) What really strikes...
by CPAPExplorer
Wed Nov 29, 2023 5:08 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Expiratory Pressure Relief (EPR)
Replies: 8
Views: 2995

Re: Expiratory Pressure Relief (EPR)

What causes clear airway on Oscar, too much EPR and / or pressure, is clear airway the same thing as central apnea ? I had 0 clear airway when using AirTouch N20 and I get over 2 since switching to Evora Full Face mask. πŸ€” I set a fixed pressure of 7.4 but changed it to 7 when I woke up (so disregard...
by CPAPExplorer
Wed Nov 29, 2023 5:04 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: ResMed Airsense 11 Inhalation sound ?
Replies: 12
Views: 17656

Re: ResMed Airsense 11 Inhalation sound ?

I been using my resmed now for about 2 weeks. I know the sounds your describing and I'm just finally getting used to them, your just not used to hearing those noises. My tank would expand and contract when I breathed and was driving me crazy. I had a velcro strap laying around that was the right si...
by CPAPExplorer
Sun Nov 26, 2023 7:18 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Mask Fit or Jaw Drop Causing Leaks?
Replies: 1
Views: 1208

Mask Fit or Jaw Drop Causing Leaks?

Hi everyone, I recently switched from the Airtouch N20 to the Evora full face mask due to a deviated septum and congestion, necessitating mouth breathing during sleep. Despite ensuring that the mask straps are tight enough, I'm encountering leaks. I'm trying to figure out if the leaks are due to the...
by CPAPExplorer
Sat Nov 25, 2023 9:09 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Expiratory Pressure Relief (EPR)
Replies: 8
Views: 2995

Expiratory Pressure Relief (EPR)

I'm facing challenges with my CPAP settings, specifically with Expiratory Pressure Relief (EPR). Contrary to my expectation that turning it off would improve things, it hasn't reduced clear airway, it's causing more leaks, hypopneas (a new problem for me), and my pressure is all over the place and h...
by CPAPExplorer
Mon Nov 20, 2023 9:48 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Dry mouth
Replies: 5
Views: 2274

Re: Dry mouth

Dry mouth is a common complaint and many people prefer to use something like Xylimets as a moisturizing agent. Lots of forum members use it. While we can try adding more humidity to the air coming from the machine it isn't always effective or perhaps the person just don't want more humidified air. ...
by CPAPExplorer
Mon Nov 20, 2023 9:26 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Dry mouth
Replies: 5
Views: 2274

Re: Dry mouth

These humidifiers weren't ever designed to re-hydrate the oral cavity. They were designed to hydrate the nasal mucosa. So even if you were to max out the humidity setting there is no guarantee that it will be enough to re-hydrate the oral cavity to achieve the comfort we wish for. The oral cavity i...
by CPAPExplorer
Mon Nov 20, 2023 1:47 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Dry mouth
Replies: 5
Views: 2274

Dry mouth

Started my cpap journey 5 months ago with Airtouch N20 + mouth tape, no dry mouth. Recently switched to Evora full face, maintaining a leak-free seal, but battling very dry mouth despite tube temp at 29Β°C, humidity at 5! πŸ˜• What gives? πŸ€”
by CPAPExplorer
Wed Nov 08, 2023 7:45 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Oscar's 'Best Device Setting'
Replies: 16
Views: 4282

Re: Oscar's 'Best Device Setting'

Oscar's 'Best Device Setting' Huh? I think this is only available on the updated version from September 2023 ? When you open Oscar on the right side under 'Records' tab it marks your 'best device settings' from all the data imported from your SD card. My 'best device setting' is not one of my best ...