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how I sovled my dry mouth issue

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gogailg5 +0 points · 5 months ago Original Poster

I have had the worse every experiences with dry mouth...to the point where I couldn't close my mouth and my throat was painful. For years...so 2 days ago, I changed out the advance heated-hosed designed for my Resmed S9, that removes condensation and replaced it with a regular hose. I also purchased a hose's cloth. Wow, what a difference!!! no more dry mouth pain. The hose is a little wet inside, but that's OK. I can always turn down the humidifier. Sometimes the simplest solution is simple.

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Sierra +0 points · 5 months ago Sleep Patron

What type of mask are you using? Is it possible you are opening your mouth during the night causing high air leakage out of your mouth?

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gogailg5 +0 points · 4 months ago Original Poster

nope...its the heated-hose

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cindyg +0 points · 4 months ago

I have a condition notorious for dry mouth symptoms, and found that Biotene Gel works amazingly well. Its messy applying it with your fingers, so you may also want to get some mouth swabs. I used them with my mother in the hospital but have just been using my fingers on myself.

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gogailg5 +0 points · 4 months ago Original Poster

I no longer suffer from dry mouth...ditch the heated-hose...problem solved

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Sierra +0 points · 4 months ago Sleep Patron

I use a heated hose, and set the humidity control to Auto, and the temperature to 27 deg C on my ResMed. Have no problems at all with a dry mouth. My wife does the same with her ResMed. The only time I had an issue with a dry mouth was when I was using a nasal mask and not realizing I was opening my mouth in my sleep. I now tape my mouth closed to prevent that. Every few months I forget to fill my humidifier with water, and that is big trouble. Very dry mouth...

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MrsT1961 +0 points · 4 months ago

Hi, What do you use to tape your mouth shut. I've been using the nasal pillow. I wake up with my mouth open, or if the air pressure is too much that opens my mouth. I need some advice. Thank you.

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Sherry +0 points · 4 months ago Sleep Commentator

What is a "hose cloth"?

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Sierra +0 points · 4 months ago Sleep Patron

I think it must be a hose cover like this one. They can be useful in cool humid climates, with a non heated hose. They prevent condensation or rainout in the hose. Should not be necessary with a heated hose though.

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Sherry +0 points · 3 months ago Sleep Commentator

Thanks, I have not seen that before. Interesting. I don't have dry mouth with my heated hose.

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