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CPAP and Dry Mouth... ACK!!!
By May 28, 2011 at 9:29 pm 7,128 16 6
Hello Everyone! I'm new to sleep connect and I have been using my CPAP machine for a little over a year now. I have some interesting concerns I was hoping that someone on here could help me with: 1) Although I have a built in humidifier on my CPAP machine, it has NEVER stopped my mouth from drying out. It gets bad. I wake up not feeling my tongue- cause its stuck to the roof of my mouth and my lips are frozen to my teeth and gums. My throat is so dry it seems that having the CPAP is worse than NOT having it. 2) these problems are terribly irritating. They all stem from one thing that I've noticed- the air flow between the bridge of my nose and the mask. IT SHOOTS A STREAM OF AIR RIGHT INTO MY EYES!! In order to prevent this, I strap my full mask on a little tighter. solves that problem, but when I wake up, my gums hurt like no ones business and my teeth feel loose, the dry mouth issues return, etc… can someone help me out here?