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MichaelJ

MichaelJ
Joined May 2015
MichaelJ
Joined May 2015

I don't mean to take over the thread here but because this one led me to the Nose Pillow I'll continue and ask for some help with the NPillow. The first night I used it was a big success! I could never have gotten to sleep at all with the full face mask due to jaw slacking causing leaks all over the place. I also use a chin strap now, which should also help with the full mask, but I appreciate the smaller profile of the Npillow. It does take getting used to; exhaling through the nose seems a bit difficult. At first I can't get enough of an exhale and have to use my mouth to release a full breath, which is not the most comfortable because the air is whooshing out through the mouth too. Funny, I recall waking in the early morning and with mouth closed it was so smooth that I had to check twice just to see if it was on! I mean I was inhaling and exhaling with such ease. So the next night I went to bed and had so much trouble getting a good exhale, and being bothered by the mouth exhales that I got a bit panicked and had to just give up in order to guarantee a good rest.

I've been experimenting during the day with it and yes it seems that I have to be very relaxed in order to stay with a nasal in/out breathing. I have to mouth exhale to get sufficient oxygen. I still can't get that relaxed nose exhale without having to force it somewhat (through the nose exhales).

I do have a history of allergies and nasal issues, but I take a cortisone nasal inhaler which works very well. Can someone tell me if I'm doing right, and do you mouth exhale some or just strictly nose in/out?