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AmiableYellowElephant0290 +0 points · 12 months ago Original Poster

I have finally found a mask that seems to work except when I awake my muscles around my mouth are sore, if I Loosen the mask I get leaks. I am a mouth breather so nasal pillows not an option. Any thoughts? Also I took a break for awhile as that I was frustrated and while I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea I haven't presented with symptoms, at least not sleeping during day does it ever correct itself? Nothing else has changed, not heavy so no weight loss or anything like that. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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Sierra +0 points · 12 months ago Sleep Patron

On masks I have gone from a ResMed AirFit P10 nasal pillow, to a Mirage Quattro full face, to a ResMed AirFit F20 full face, to a F&P Brevida nasal pillow, to a ResMed Swift FX nasal pillow, and now finally settled on where I started with a P10 nasal pillow. I also suffered from opening my mouth when sleeping, and tried every kind of chin strap that is made. Some did work to a degree, but I found them too uncomfortable to sleep well with. My final solution was to use mouth taping to keep my mouth shut. Have a look at this video by a dentist about the benefits of mouth taping. It really works well for me. No chinstraps to annoy me, and I can use the very comfortable P10 nasal pillow mask. I just could not get the full face masks to seal for me and the leaks kept waking me up.

Mouth Taping for a Better Sleep

I see in an older post you talked about using SleepyHead. Did you ever do it? The current version is now OSCAR. It really does give you the best idea what is going on when you are sleeping.

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AmiableYellowElephant0290 +0 points · 12 months ago Original Poster

Thanks Ill check it out does sleep apnea ever get better on its own?

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Sierra +0 points · 12 months ago Sleep Patron

My thoughts are that weight loss may be the only possible route to reduce obstructive sleep apnea. However, if the issue is central apnea there are a few things that may be causing it. Weight would not likely be one of them. And I noted that you said weight was not an issue. The first step would be to find out what your relative amounts of obstructive and central apnea is. OSCAR can do that, but you may be able to get it from your machine as well. What machine do you have?

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AmiableYellowElephant0290 +0 points · 11 months ago Original Poster

Greetings and thank you for your thoughts and advice. I have a resmed Airsennse 10 and humidifier and a resmed airtouch F20 mask. When my girlfriend moved in I was having problems with it and gave up for a long time. I was diagnosed sever 48 incidents per hour, and was falling asleep during staff meetings and anytime. Somehow I have become better and don't fall asleep at drop of a hat but I think some nights the breathing is an issue. I have found no research that supports it getting better by itself. I just lost a friend 61 passed in her sleep we are waiting to see why she had some reflux issues which I also have so I think its scaring me to get back to CPAP. I hope you had nice holidays.

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