Sierra, I am using a nasal mask, when I started using the CPAP a year ago, I was opening my mouth during sleep but I learn not to but when I fall asleep I cant say for sure. I have the ResMed AirSense 10, it has a regular hose, not heated. The humidity reservoir is not warm when I remove it in the morning and a few times water level remains the same fill to the line. The humidity is on the bottom right hand of machine? it says 2
For the past five days I been waking up with dry mouth and sore throat while using CPAP.... I been using it for over a year. Also I've notice that a few times I hardly used any water. At times CPAP says Ive slept 7 hours and I wake up tired, groggy. I appreciate any explanation and advise you may have.
Try using a different mask....ask your therapist / doctor if you can use the Dreamwear, nasal mask with under the nose cushion.
I recently join the world of CPap Iam using the nasal pillow mask, it has two straps, no opening. I wake up in the morning with a sore nose and a bit inflame. They say you can't apply no cream with petroleum, like Vaseline that it can damage CPAP machine. I changed the nasal pillow size to a smaller size. I wash the nasal pillow, tube and humidifier dish 2x a week as advise by clinician. Any suggestions will be appreciated.