Cpap dry mouth

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I have noticed that I am waking in the middle of the night and morning with a mouth that is so dry I cannot swallow...teeth and tongue really dry. I am definitely still mouth breathing, even with the CPAP. I also noticed over the last week that my tongue is yellowish (related?). I wake and really do not feel refreshed, like the CPAP is not really helping. I also have acid reflux, which compounds the problems. What can I do? Any suggestions?
Anyway I used it last night with the humidifier set on 2. But I still woke up in the middle of the night with a very dry mouth. I find it really difficult to get back to sleep and lay awake for hours eventually falling asleep just before I should be getting up. So I will try the machine on 3 tonight. But wonder what setting our Cpap users here have there humidifers set at?
I am on a CPAP machine that sends pressurized air into nose, sinuses, eyes, etc. as well as lungs, causing painful dry eyes. If the eye doctor plugs my tear ducts, will the high pressure air just blow them out ? Has anyone else had eye problems while using a CPAP machine ?
Usually the one with sleep apnea does suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness, fatigue, feeling unrefreshed after sleeping and daytime sleep attacks, night sweats, morning dry mouth or sore throat and headaches. Commonly seen in Men with a family history, obese, large neck circumference, a recessed chin, and abnormal airway. Smoking, alcohol, sleeping pills and muscle relaxants are cited as causes.
Now my problem is I wake in the middle of the night with a very dry mouth (i mean completely dry) my mouth has ballooned with air and the mask is vibrating against my face. I don't know how to stop this. I kow there is a few of you out there that use a CPAP machine and wondered if you can help?
Thank you so much for your very helpful suggestions. I've made an appt to see my GP on Tues. about having a sleep study. My daughter did suggest this years' ago. I've been to ENT who did'nt suggest anything apart from Sterimar, which I;m taking but it only helps briefly. I was expecting them to take some bloods to check for Sjogren's syndrome, but was very disappointed; must have spent all of three minutes in the clinic!
I tried on the nasal mask and after abt 5 min with the cpap running I ran out of breath and nearly had a panic attack....I'm mostly a mouth breather so thats what happened. I will stick with the full mask.
(the machine I have alters the pressureconstantly as required through the night) we thought that it might be due to the fact the machine was drying me out and this would be sorted out by the humidifier. But I have noticed that the pressures are still high, I am definititly not so dry in the nose and mouth, but I do wake up feeling like my lungs are over inflated, in the middle of the night.
Every once in a while I will wake up and my eye will be very sore and dry. I know I need the CPAP but I don’t want to go blind. This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/371437'>CPAP MACHINE</a>.
Dryness of mouth is a common complaint of many people who use the CPAP. Taping the mouth is the last resort. You can reduce the CPAP pressure and watch for any improvement. You may also consider a machine which humidifies the air, as the dryness is caused by the air leaking in the mouth. Please get back with your experiences. It will be helpful to all.
Why is my mouth drier asleep than when awake? This is the cause of my severe sleep apnia. I've had a study done at Deborah Heart and Lung Hospital with cpap and moist air forced. It didn't help. Would you reccomend "Sleep Pro"?
Do you have to sleep on your back, and not do much moving to keep the CPAP on?l I am considering asking for a sleep study as I often wake up and feel like I am suffocating. I think my problem is more related to nasal congestion not to stopping breathing. I do revert to breathing through my mouth as my "dry mouth" will testify to. I do not like to sleep on my back. My sleep problems are also disturbed by troubled dreams. A sleep study may also pot some numbers on my dreaming.
When I go to sleep at night my mouth gets really dry(yes I am a mouth breather). my mouth gets super dry, and the tissue in mouth and lips get so dry and sticky, I have chewed off outer layer especallially below lips. My mouth is sore and hurting when I eat, also sticks it is so dry. What do ya'll do for this probably. I am thirsty because my mouth is dry, peeing off and on because I am needing to drink water to relieve the dry mouth.
I also have SEVERE Sleep Apena and I use a CPAP machine every night. I constantly have a very dry mouth and a very salty mouth. What can this be?
Do you still snore or sleep with your mouth open. You can tell by the drool mark on the pillow, the dry throat in the morning, the bitter taste in your mouth when you wake up, the feeling of high blood pressure in AM which causes a dull to moderate headache that may worsen during the day till the nighttime. I still have all that even if I where a chin strap-it won't stay in place and I get a raised rash from the material. I've been told that I did anothe study done for a bi-pap (?
Not sure if it is because of sinuses or plugged nose, but I wake up with a tongue like leather and barely able to swallow. Even when I am able to use CPAP, I wake up with dry mouth. Please help! This is getting very frustrating and makes for a horrible night's sleep.
A Humidifier was included, however I still have a Dry mouth. I used a full face mask. The setting for the Humidifier is at level 3 out of 6. My question is whether there are harmful effects caused by Dry Mouth conditions over a long period. I am a Male, Retired Aged 74 yrs. Asian BMI 26.
My husband suffers from gagging attacks, and then he starts to dry heave and/or choke and cough. It's not accompinied by nause however he will gag so hard that he will vomit up some phlem. This happens every day, some times several times a day, every time he takes a shower, once in a while while he is sleeping, some times in the morning, some times in the evening, some times outside, some times inside, while he is driving. In other words I happens just about any time.
Untreated sleep apnea increases the risk that people who have had atrial fibrillation in the past will have a recurrence. Adverse effects of CPAP include dry nose, sinus infection, throat irritation and stomach bloating and chest discomfort; but the advantages overweigh the adverse effects. Alternative to CPAP is Automatic Titrating (Auto)-CPAP Pressure Device. These devices are more expensive than those that provide continuous airflow.
Last year I suddenly developed dry skin on the left eyelid and was prescibed hydrocortisone. Unfortunately it spreaded to the right eyelid the to the bottom of both eyes. The hydrocrtisone did not work, instead peeled away a little skin. I continued wearing make up (mac) as my dark circles are very bad. I went to see an optician who thought it was bletharitis, but I don't think it was. And I had an allergy test (machine tested me on 3000 products).
If you are a chronic mouth breather because of a stuffy nose, you're not alone. Do you feel like you can never get enough oxygen into your lungs? Do you feel tired all day no matter how much sleep you get? Have you tried various home remedies, over-the-counter medications or even prescription medications with no help? If you answered yes to any of the above, what you will read below will show you how critical it is to breathe well through your nose.
i snore a lot and my mouth stays open in night and is very dry and feel very thirsty in sleep
10 years later I am finding my machine very difficult to get on with ,,I have boated stomach,IBS,problems swollowing and dry mouth when I awake ,I have no apetite and can only keep liquids down I have been like this now for nearly two weeks , the smell of food turns my stomach. In the morning when I awake after a 7hr sleep using the cpap machine,I find I am more tired than I was when I first went to bed.
Hi, welcome to the forum, the side effects of using CPAP are Mask leaves marks on face, Nasal bridge discomfort, Nasal congestion, Dry nose during use, Dry or red eyes, Ear pain etc. In some cases it can cause prolific rhinitis along with nasal drip. Such accumulation of postnasal drip on the posterior of the tongue dorsum, Poor oral hygiene, Improper dental care, Mouth breathing and infection of the sinus or throat are the causes known to cause the bad breath.
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a safe and painless treatment. Side effects such as mask allergies, dry mouth, skin irritation, congestion, stomach bloating and discomfort are minor and can be treated. The oxygen saturation levels are fine. Talk to your doctor if you're having problems using CPAP for proper management. Take care and best regards.
i cannot get used to the pressure of 18 on the machine. i get a dry mouth and feeling of closterfobic as a result my machine has been taken away. plus in my sleep i was taking the mask off and was not rewaching the target of 4 hrs a night.
Once I am awake I am gadping for air, have very dry mouth, and am sweaty and hot. I was wondering what may cause this and what can i do to prevent this from happening?
There is also a sleep disorders forum on this site. If you wake up with dry mouth, most likely you are breathing through your mouth and not your nose, at least some of the time. A full face mask can help get rid of that, plus you still need the humidity. You might try adjusting the setting on the humidifier (maybe that's the level 3 you mean?), to prevent *rainout* whereby water collects in the tubing and then ends up in your nose.
I'm reconsidering continuing to take Trazodone now that I have a CPAP and am hoping that maybe with CPAP I can learn to sleep without medication and the dry mouth due to this medication will go away.
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