@Biguglygremlin I have used nasal pillows before but did not like how they irritated my nares. Also, at the time I was using the nasal pillows I did not have any knowledge of mouth taping or chinstraps (as this was some time ago) so I never did have a successful night sleep with the nasal pillows. If the mouth taping continues to be a viable solution for me, I may be open to switching to a nasal mask. I am a side/belly sleeper initially so I would need a mask that could keep a good seal when pressed against the pillow. I’ve never used a chin strap before, I will keep that in mind in the future.
@Sierra I tried taping my mouth shut and using a nasal afrin spray to help open my nasal passages. I was actually able to sleep a full night without any complications after doing this. I realize taping my mouth shut completely defeats the purpose of a full face mask but it seems to work so I’ll take it. I’ve never used a chin strap, I will keep that in mind if the issues come up with mouth taping.
I am writing to hopefully find a solution to my cheeks puffing out when using a full face mask.
I use a full face mask because my nasal airway patency is not always the best and I frequently sleep with my mouth open.
I was told a full face mask was the way to go because of this but when I open my mouth, the pressure causes my cheeks to balloon out and is very uncomfortable.
Please let me know if there are any solutions for this problem.