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Robertachef +1 point · over 2 years ago Original Poster

I’ve been successful with CPAP for 10+ years. A friend just was diagnosed and has a nasal pillow per my recommendation. He is complaining that he is getting air into his mouth (like a puffer fish) and has to blow it out. I remember that happening and remember an exercise to close my soft palate, in a way. I don’t remember how I was told to do this so it must be second nature now. Does anyone have an answer?

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Isleepwell +0 points · over 2 years ago

I do not have information on the exercise to close the soft palate. I have the same problem with air blowing out my mouth while using a nasal pillows mask. I have tried using the chin strap but all it does is keep my jaw closed while air escapes between my lips. Any advice from anyone on how to keep air from blowing out my mouth?

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NiceSilverBison1316 +0 points · over 2 years ago

Surgical tape on lips is the only thing I have seen work.

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PioneeringEmeraldSquid8075 +0 points · over 2 years ago

When I reported this air in mouth to my sleep doctor, she turned my pressure down, and the air against my lips went away. It recurred with another pressure increase, so I had the pressure reduced again and it was fine. Lower pressure was the absolute fix in my case.

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