Help me please my cpap machine leaves my mouth and nose so dry
By July 1, 2011 at 6:33 am 6,400 20 3
I have had central and obstructive sleep apnea for a few years and still can’t get use to my mask. I know I really need to wear it because I was told a lot of my problem is being on a lot of narcotics, which I need to be able to keep me out of pain but they also make the sleep apnea worse.
I think one big reason I have such a problem with the cpap machine is that after I have it on for a while my mouth and nose gets so dry it wakes me up and I can’t stand it. When I take off my mask I can’t even talk or moisten my mouth, my tongue sticks to my mouth and its hard to moisten it without a glass of water. Does anyone have any ideas of what I can do to make this easier for me? I’ve also heard people talking about a humidifier, how do they work and are they attached to the cpap machine? I would appreciate any help at all, Thanks