General Discussion on any topic relating to CPAP and/or Sleep Apnea.
I breathe through my mouth and find mouth taping helps a lot. It seems like I require less pressure when I tape my mouth. Seems to make sense because it is a closed system and there is no air escaping, so less pressure is needed. Has anyone else experienced something similar?
|Machine: ResMed AirSense™ 10 AutoSet™ CPAP Machine with HumidAir™ Heated Humidifier|
|Mask: ResMed AirFit F30i Full Face CPAP Mask with Headgear|
The lower jawbone is attached to the temporal bones at the two joints of the jaw, allowing it to move. When the mouth opens, the lower jawbone moves somewhat like a swing. When it "swings", it moves a bit backward. This backward movement tends to narrow the airway. With a narrower airway, more pressure may be required. When you tape your lips closed, the situation described is avoided.