Using tape on mouth

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Using tape on mouth

Post by Insideright » Wed May 17, 2023 7:04 am

It appears according to my wife that when I sleep, with mask fitting well, my mouth is constantly opening.I wake up with little energy, long time user.Its been suggested I place 3m surgical tape across my mouth.Thoughts ?

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Re: Using tape on mouth

Post by CPAP-A-MUST » Wed May 17, 2023 7:51 am

I wear a nasal cushion mask (DreamWear or ResMed N30i) and use kinesiology tape as it is gentle to remove. Been doing this for about 18 months with no problem whatsoever. I can’t speak about tape with a FFM.

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Re: Using tape on mouth

Post by Dog Slobber » Wed May 17, 2023 7:53 am

I, and a lot us use tape to stop mouth leaks.

I use 2-inch Cover Roll Stretch tape

https://www.amazon.com/Cover-Roll-Stret ... B01F9JFBBY

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Re: Using tape on mouth

Post by jdm5 » Thu May 18, 2023 11:24 am

Mouth taper here.

I use 3M 2" tape and it works great for me.

My process:

1. Wash face in the evening - leave face where tape will adhere slightly damp.
2. Thoroughly dry lips
3. Rip tape off roll, estimating ~2" beyond mouth (so maybe 5-6" long? guessing)
4. Fold over one corner to make sure you can remove it easily in the morning.
5. Make an 'inverted kiss' - gently suck lips in towards tongue - this reduces likelihood tape will release during the night.
6. Apply tape.
7. Rub gently but thoroughly on all areas.


I have done this since I started, and am very pleased with it. (sure, I wish I didn't need to deal with any of this stuff and I look ridiculous at bedtime --- but it works!).

NOTE: As a guy who wet shaves / clean shaven, I find it sticks best on the days I shave and use a post-shave lotion. I usually shave every 2-3 days, if I wait for 3 days it usually doesn't stick well. So I either use an electric (UGH!) or try to shave every 2 days.

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Re: Using tape on mouth

Post by Bob313 » Sun May 21, 2023 8:40 am

I have used every brand of tape along with chin straps. I've been using the bleep device for a few weeks which eliminates my problem of leaks from a mask. (I have even mounted a camera above my bed and I could see my cheeks popping up) however, I find that sometimes the pressure of the air coming out of my mouth is so strong it's loosening the tape and causing leak. I was wondering if when I put the tape on maybe I should make a small hole to relieve some pressure? I can't I won't wear a full face mask due to the number of leaks Plus after a few years I see my teeth have moved around. Last night was my first night of using the vcom at first it felt I wasn't getting enough air on inhalation however the biggest difference I'm seeing is that I was having a number of Ca episodes now it was reduced to one whatever that means. Last night might have been the first time that the tape had such a large jump in leaking yet it's a system I've been using for a few days that worked very well

any suggestions.

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Re: Using tape on mouth

Post by Insideright » Wed May 24, 2023 12:33 am

Thanks for all the replies. The tape I use certainly reduces leakage but still not feeling any fresher after 8 hours sleep. Then again I have a cardiac issue where arteries are partially blocked which causes constant fatigue during the day. The 2 'sleep specialists I had consultations with and 2 sleep tests ,one at home, were far from convincing more interested in selling me product. Being in Thailand there is no insurance once over 70 ( I am 80) and with pre existing conditions (1 mild stroke on my 70th birthday) so guess I will just let nature take its course. Afternoon nap without using CPAP makes little difference, Sleep Apnia is all a bit of a mystery to me actually, results and methods vary considerably even among close friends

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Re: Using tape on mouth

Post by Julie » Wed May 24, 2023 4:14 am

What are the chances you can download Oscar from the Stickies here and post results on Imgur.com, leaving a link in this thread so experts can see what's what and advise if any adjustments, pressure changes, etc. might need doing?

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Re: Using tape on mouth

Post by Bob313 » Wed May 24, 2023 9:11 am

I will be doing the posting later today. Unfortunately day before yesterday I forgot to put the SD card back in the machine. However I did put it in last night. I will say that for some reason I see a lot of CA ca and yet I look at my camera I don't see anything going on I don't see much of any movement. I taped last night putting the 3m micropore first and then that other tape over it and I felt that it was pretty secure. As soon as I got up I blew hard and I saw it was still pretty tight. When I watch the videos and match up the Oscar to the video I see when I have had the leaks my body is trying very hard to breathe through the mouth though I have CPAP on. I do wonder why it im trying to force it through the mouth. Later today I'll do the posting.appreciate the suggestion.

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Re: Using tape on mouth

Post by Julie » Wed May 24, 2023 9:32 am

This is Insideright's thread - and I asked avout his trying Oscar...

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Re: Using tape on mouth

Post by ChicagoGranny » Wed May 24, 2023 12:09 pm

Bob313 wrote:
Sun May 21, 2023 8:40 am
any suggestions.
One suggestion - start your own thread and quit hijacking the threads of others.

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Re: Using tape on mouth

Post by Bob313 » Sun Jun 04, 2023 7:38 am

Sorry didn't realize that's what I was doing. However I don't think it was necessary to express yourself in such a way. You obviously need to get more sleep.

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Re: Using tape on mouth

Post by ChicagoGranny » Sun Jun 04, 2023 11:28 am

Bob313 wrote:
Sun Jun 04, 2023 7:38 am
Bob313
Well, there you go. You started your own thread, (viewtopic.php?p=1441305#p1441305) and are getting some good help. :wink: