Originally Posted by JaxRed
OK, still testing things out. Without Sleepyhead I'd be flying blind. Basically I've discovered that as long as I'm not leaking I am getting almost no apneas. Here's a sleepy head screen with all the data turned off except apneas and leaks.
I am getting crazy dry mouth even with humidifier on, so I'm testing ways to stop the mouth breathing so I can do to a nasal pillow mask. Tonight's test is a mouth guard with "plug" in it so you can't breathe though the mouth.
If that fails, I'm on to a chinstrap solution.
I know my machine has a data card, but I don't think it's one that interfaces with a PC without a card reader I'd have to buy. I'd love to check it out though. I've had my CPAP for 3 years now and may be due for an upgrade soon.
Dry mouth stinks. I'm lucky in that I've never been a mouth breather. I went through a year or two where I couldn't breathe through my nose due to a deviated septum, but I got surgery to fix that and was better for a time. Now, the CPAP mask (nasal pillows) is what keeps me from breathing through my mask as that same nasl passage has narrowed again.
Have you considered a full mask that also covers your mouth? That works for a lot of people who have difficulty with mouth breathing. I have one for when I have head congestion and can't breathe well through my nose even with the nasal pillows.