I don't really have any problem with mouth breathing. I am wondering if the fact that I can open my mouth and the air doesn't come out is normal? I can stick out my tongue and the air still doesn't come out. If I swallow, the pathway opens between my nose and mouth and the air comes out...if I open my mouth. Weird?
I am not sure that's the right term but here is the description.
I am starting CPAP therapy and have been using it about a week. I have the nose mask. I discovered after a couple of days that I somehow close my throat during CPAP use. I can open my mouth and the air doesn't come out. I can then swallow or I do something that opens the throat and the air flows out of my mouth.
As the pressure ramps up it seems harder to maintain but it all feels pretty weird and as I get more used to the system I am waking less but opening my mouth more.
Anybody else have this issue? Is it common?
Thanks for any insight.