Try sleeping on your most comfortable position and adjust the mask if necessary. Try not to over-tighten the mask as it will lead to more mask leak. What was the reason why you are turning off the heat? Is it because of condensation? The air should never be stale, unless the filter is dirty.
Did you change the mask setting in your CPAP unit from pillows to Full Face?
Don't you worry, this is not uncommon. It should go away soon,, What is happening is you are breathing more now than before in your sleep, thus you are using your chest muscles more than before, that's why it hurts. In time it should go away. Remember the benefits of the therapy far outweighs this inconvenience. Cheers.
HI there, just wondering, do you use a heated tubing? This will prevent rain out and at the same time gives you adequate humidification. Also curios if you are on any blood pressure pills, because certain medications are known to cause mouth dryness. There are also some lozenges available over the counter that can counteract mouth dryness, like Xylimelt. It is made from xylitol and meant to induce saliva production. let me know if this helps. Cheers.
Hi Marty, have you tried Saline Rinse before bedtime? and or combination with steroidal nasal spray? Sometimes bumping up the Humidity Level will also work.
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Hello Marty, there are some mask liners that are available online and they are custom fitted for each mask.