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[-] NeatViridianBear3425 +0 points · 7 months ago

I have a new CPAP unit, the ResMed Airsense 10 AutoSet. I have been feeling dry mouth and now always seem to have a clogged ear feeling. I set it to the manual mode and reduced the temp from 81 to 70 degrees and the Humidity from 2 to 5. I contacted the DME company and the representative there said that he has the same issue with the clogged air feeling. Does anyone have any idea on what is going on here and or what can be better settings to correct this?

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[-] wiredgeorge +1 point · 7 months ago Sleep Commentator

Welcome! When you had a sleep study, the result was a prescription a sleep doc wrote indicating the best settings, based on the study, to relieve your sleep apnea condition. I would probably first look at the dry mouth issue as something messing with the humidity will fix. It won't in all likelihood.

When you get a RESMED machine, it sends information via cell phone signal back to Resmed and they produce a report you can view of each night's sleep activity which give you an idea of what is going on and ultimately sleep quality. Your nightly AHI and mask leak numbers would be a good indication as to what is causing the dry mouth and the effect of the dry mouth.

As far as the "clogged air feeling", I have no idea what that means or what you are describing. Closest I have come to that sort of thing is that when I tried a nasal mask, I just couldn't exhale enough and the mask got very wet and thus my nose and I felt like I was drowning. A better explanation of the clogged air feeling might help or perhaps someone else could relate better than I.

Do let us know if you are looking at your daily ResMed results and what type results you are seeing. Here is the link to sign up: https://myair.resmed.com/AccountRegistration.aspx

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[-] DanM +0 points · 7 months ago Sleep Commentator

Hi NeatViridianBear3425. Some patients do complain of ear congestion when using CPAP, and there can be several causes. For patients who have allergies or chronic sinus issues, a steroid spray can sometimes help. For others, slight adjustments to air pressure or humidity can help. I encourage you to speak with your physician about the symptoms you are feeling and see if he or she has a recommendation based on your medical history. I personally use a nasal spray that seems to keep the problem under control. Hope this helps, and please keep us posted on your progress!

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