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Face Mask slips up during night ends up exposing my mouth


#1

The lower part of my face mask moves up after about 3 hours of sleep resulting in exposing my mouth and making my mouth very dry and I wake up. I tried making the lower straps snug enough to prevent this movement but that does not help. Perhaps I yawn with my mouth having a large opening and that pushes the mask away from my face. This is getting very frustrating. Any suggestions are appreciated.


#2

Try using the next size up mask/cushion?


#3

Maybe temporarily try a chin strap to see if that helps?


#4

If opening your mouth is catching the bottom of the mask, your mask might be too small. You could try a nasal mask with chin strap.

Or the Amara View mask (pictured), covers your mouth, but sits under your nose.


#5

That is the mask I use. The agency I used to get the CPAP system measured me for the size. I have been using CPAP since March and this problem has only been occurring for 2-3 weeks. Strange. I am checking with my provider to add a chin strap.


#6

Get one pc. Ch. Strap. Less intrusive. WeR right. Hold chin. In. Reduce mouth breathing. And. Apneas


#7

This has happened to me also. I’ve tried so many different masks that I’m not sure which ones did that. I’m using the res med F 20 right now. I do like it best. But I’ve found out that my mask cushions do not last over 2 mos. And they are supposed to last 3 mo. I hope you get it figured out because I know it is very frustrating!
Good luck, Jim


#8

Keep bottom magnet strap tight. So fits snug on. Chiin