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In recent months, I have developed extreme dry mouth as a result of the CPAP.  I am a mouth breather when using CPAP.Recently, I saw an advertisement for the symptoms of dry mouth, but as usual, when I need the information to have a discussion with both my primary care  physician and my dentist I haven't seen the ad. Has anyone else seen the ad and can anyone remember the info in the ad?Thanks in advance,DanSee More
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Do you have a leaky gutHow would you knowA telltale sign for leaky gut is Athletes footI wish to ask do you have or suffer from itThe reason I ask is maybe this is a common denominatorJust text yes or text noAnd if you are the first to text also keep a tallyExample38 yes 0 noYour input would alter the tally39 yes 0 noSo now I will input first1 yes. 0 noSee More
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ZolliStar replied to Fred's discussion CPAP - cure worse than the disease
"I'm wondering: what prompted you to consider whether you have sleep apnea in the first place? Also, waking throughout the night isn't uncommon especially as we (*sigh*) age.  I seem to every 90 minutes or so. This pattern probably…"
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Fred posted a discussion

CPAP - cure worse than the disease

It's ironic that before I was diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2000, I had no problem sleeping 8-9 hours a night. If I did wake up during the night, I had no problem falling right back to sleep, and I wasn't tired during the day.From the first night I brought home the CPAP I haven't had one decent night's sleep. Not one. I don't have any problem falling asleep, but I can't stay asleep. At first I was waking up after 4-5 hours and couldn't get back to sleep for a couple of hours. Now it's more like…See More
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Apr 13, 2015

Sore nostrils with my nasal pillow mask!!!! Several night time awakenings

Can anyone tell me why my nostrils hurt when I am wearing my nasal pillow mask...it burns at night....this is new-- my nose has some red marks.....but nothing major it is a little sore during the day but really burns at night????Help please :)

Is it normal to suddenly to wake alot during the night, I have been wearing my mask okay without any awakenings.......then lately waking up several times a night--getting more tired instead of feeling rested....

Any feeback would be greatly appreciated.....

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How long have you been using the mask that is bothering you? How long have you been using a cpap?

Which mask are you using? Somewhere on the mask, hopefully, it will tell. If not please give us more description, if you are able.

I used Ayr gel when I was toughening my nares up. Others have used lanolin successfully. Do not use petroleum based products as they have a tendency to break down the silicone.
I found this happening when I do not have the straps adjusted properly and it is actually pulling the pillow up instead of onto your face.. Man does it cause some discomfort...
Nasal pillows do "apply" the air pressure more directly into your nostrils than a nasal cushion or a full face mask. You may need a little more humidity if this is a recent problem. AND some Ayr Saline Nasal Gel or even Ayr Saline Nasal Spray tho I personally feel the Gel is better in this type of situation. NEVER use petroleum based products in or near the nostrils. It is detrimental to your health.

Also it could be that your headgear is not quite centered on your head and pulling your nasal pillows slightly more to one side than the other, or the hose is tugging your nasal pillows slight more to one side than the other if it is just one nostril and the pillow itself is rubbing the interior of your nose. That was a problem I had w/the original Swift. And you are right about the air "burning" .... it felt like someone pouring salt on a raw wound!
Are you cleaning your nasal pillows regularly? The suggested regimen is daily cleaning with soap and water. The symptoms you describe could be due to dirty pillows irritating your nostrils.
I want to thank everyone for their suggestions, I will be trying the Ayr gel.....tired of the burn ouch lol
I was having that problem and I was told to get the aloe gel with lidocaine that you use when you have a sunburn.
They told me to put just a small amount around the nasal part....I started using and it works perfect and it helps give you a good seal.
Judy said what I was going to say, but better....

This is one of the problems with Nasal Pillow masks.

If you can tolerate wearing a nasal mask to allow your nares to heal, that would be great.

Jason

Judy said:
Nasal pillows do "apply" the air pressure more directly into your nostrils than a nasal cushion or a full face mask. You may need a little more humidity if this is a recent problem. AND some Ayr Saline Nasal Gel or even Ayr Saline Nasal Spray tho I personally feel the Gel is better in this type of situation. NEVER use petroleum based products in or near the nostrils. It is detrimental to your health.

Also it could be that your headgear is not quite centered on your head and pulling your nasal pillows slightly more to one side than the other, or the hose is tugging your nasal pillows slight more to one side than the other if it is just one nostril and the pillow itself is rubbing the interior of your nose. That was a problem I had w/the original Swift. And you are right about the air "burning" .... it felt like someone pouring salt on a raw wound!

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