Gradyguy wrote:I've been using CPAP for a few years, and just had surgery two weeks ago to repair a deviated septum and reduce my turbinates.
Now that I'm healing, I'm getting severe drying in the back of my mouth! I wake up with my mouth stuck together, and it's very uncomfortable. I suspect that my machine is set too high for my improved nasal passage, and the air is forcing itself into my mouth.
Has anyone had this problem! What do you think is causing it? How do you adjust a Resmed CPAP machine?
My suggestion would be to see the sleep doctor in your area and explain to them about your surgery.
I recently had UPPP surgery and it cleared a lot of obstruction out of my throat. For that reason, I was
scheduled for another titration study to see where the pressure should be set at. Because you have
more open airway now, you may be able to have your pressures adjusted down, but I wouldn't mess
with it myself, strictly because you aren't going to know, without the feedback that all the sensors give,
where your pressure should be set at.
One thing I have noticed after my surgery is, when I breathe thru my nose (not just at night) I can feel
the cold air against the back of my throat. A very strange feeling.