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snoring uising CPAP

Postby copper » Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:29 pm

I snore while sleeping on my back, even when using CPAP with full face mask. Is this normal?? Also, my mask fits well when I go to sleep, but once asleep, my facial muscles relax and the mask leaks. What should I do??
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Re: snoring uising CPAP

Postby jpezz » Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:49 pm

copper wrote:I snore while sleeping on my back, even when using CPAP with full face mask. Is this normal?? Also, my mask fits well when I go to sleep, but once asleep, my facial muscles relax and the mask leaks. What should I do??

Have you tried adjusting the mask?
Have you tried other masks? Other positions?
Who says you are snoring? Your spouse? If so, can they check when they are woken by your snoring and see where the leaks are?
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Postby Linda » Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:20 pm

Snoring while using cpap is not normal.
So it's either a leak issue or a machine pressure issue. The snoring may be happening with the mask leaks if those leaks are significant enough. What brand of full face mask are you using? It could be a fit problem, or it could be the need to adjust the straps and tighten a little, as jpezz said. But don't tighten too much, most of the masks are designed to use suction and a cushion of air to keep in place. But it does take some tweaking. How long have you been using your cpap?


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snoring while using CPAP

Postby copper » Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:48 am

Linda wrote:Snoring while using cpap is not normal.
So it's either a leak issue or a machine pressure issue. The snoring may be happening with the mask leaks if those leaks are significant enough. What brand of full face mask are you using? It could be a fit problem, or it could be the need to adjust the straps and tighten a little, as jpezz said. But don't tighten too much, most of the masks are designed to use suction and a cushion of air to keep in place. But it does take some tweaking. How long have you been using your cpap?


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I have been using CPAP for about 8 years now. I just recently had the straps and plastic ring replaced with new. I guess I need another mask that fits better.
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snoring while using CPAP

Postby copper » Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:48 am

Linda wrote:Snoring while using cpap is not normal.
So it's either a leak issue or a machine pressure issue. The snoring may be happening with the mask leaks if those leaks are significant enough. What brand of full face mask are you using? It could be a fit problem, or it could be the need to adjust the straps and tighten a little, as jpezz said. But don't tighten too much, most of the masks are designed to use suction and a cushion of air to keep in place. But it does take some tweaking. How long have you been using your cpap?


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I have been using CPAP for about 8 years now. I just recently had the straps and plastic ring replaced with new. I guess I need another mask that fits better.
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Postby Bearded One » Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:47 pm

Have you had a titration in the past 5 years? I assume that your CPAP machine is also 8 years old, has your CPAP pressure been measured? You are due for a titration and at least have your machine pressure checked.
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