Cpap dry mouth

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Avatar m tn 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?
Avatar n tn The dry mouth is possibly a sign that your mouth is opening during sleep, I have had this happen to me. I have a mouth and nose mask that I use sometimes and I have an elastic wrap that I use to hold my mouth closed. That feeling of your mouth being too dry really s*cks and it could cause problems with your gums. Saliva is produced constantly through out the day so that your teeth and gums are being flushed out. This has to stop during the night so that you do not drown in your own saliva.
1218873 tn?1300094816 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?
Avatar n tn 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 ?
1218873 tn?1300094816 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?
Avatar n tn 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!
874521 tn?1424120397 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.
1218873 tn?1300094816 (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.
Avatar n tn 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=''>CPAP MACHINE</a>.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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"?
5054005 tn?1362926151 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.
Avatar n tn I drink tons of water all day long & prior to bedtime. My dentist suggested I use all the Biotene products, which I use but get No lasting effect from. I asked my doctor to Change my medications since they could be causing dry mouth-he says yeah, uh huh and does NOTHING! Because of my inability to sleep more than a few minutes at a time & then cannot get Back to sleep, I am EXtremely SLEEP DEPRIVED. I feel like a Prisoner of War!!!
461838 tn?1255793816 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.
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar n tn 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 (?
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn Also after hitting the gym or sports. Sometimes my mouth gets dry or my siliva is still there but I feel cottonmouth at the same time. It comes on VERY suddenly, almost out of nowhere. I start deserpately trying to get some saliva flowing in my mouth, but it turns to gags/dry heaves/phlegm. My heart starts racing, maybe because Im in a panic state. When I feel it comeing on, I am not able to talk or even get food. It paralizes me in my tracks.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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).
Avatar dr m tn 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.
Avatar n tn i snore a lot and my mouth stays open in night and is very dry and feel very thirsty in sleep
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn Hi I know how you feel as I have same problems with my nose getting blocked etc and my mouth goes so dry my tongue sticks to roof of mouth. I told my cpap dr and he suggested I have a humidifier which attaches to cpap machine, I'm also on oxygen. This is my first week with humidifier and I feel so much better, I haven't had a blocked nose all week. Have you tried one of these?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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?