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MAC +0 points · over 6 years ago Original Poster

Hello. I am new to sleep apnea treatment (two months) and to this forum. Have the Philips Respironics Dreamstation and the Nuance pro gel pillows mask. Had to push myself through the compliance period, but made it. Hanging in there with regular use of the machine, but very much still in the adjusting stage.
Have read many of the blog entries and wanted to share what I am doing re mouthbreathing. Instead of a chin strap, I use a cervical collar (the Futuro soft cervical collar, which I got from amazon for about $12). The collar keeps my neck extended. My mouth doesn’t open as readily, my chin doesn’t collapse towards my chest, and I don’t wake up with a very dry mouth. I plan to look at other brands of neck braces as well or may design one specific to me. The cervical collar seems to be helpful and wanted to share with other mouthbreathers.

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