Sleep Strips by SomniFix - Advanced Gentle Mouth Tape for Better Nose Breathing, Improved Nighttime Sleeping, Less Mouth Breathing, and Instant Snoring Relief - Pack of 28 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076CQ1NR8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_D2Y9ZFQYPB2VXFKFFR82?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I use this one. It doesn’t irritate my dark circles and my under eye circles and jawline greatly improved with years of use.
I switched from a mouth guard to mouth taping and I found it works much better.
Additionally, my teeth have been slowly moving back to where they were before.
Sleep Strips by SomniFix - Advanced Gentle Mouth Tape for Nose Breathing, Nighttime Sleeping, Mouth Breathing, and Loud Snoring - Pack of 28 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076CQ1NR8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_1ZMG6GJYDFW7XKE3TPYV?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
that product helps mouth breathers work on using they’re nose even while sleeping, great product.
If the one you ordered doesn't work, this is one I use. It's better than the other 3 I tried before it, and it's lasted a long time. I don't know that any of them are the be-all end-all, but they do help.
Amazon — there are basically 2 styles.. you’ll see a resmed strap that is very simplistic (I ordered that one and then I ordered this cafe fusion brand one which is what I wore last night)
CareFusion Ruby Stop Snoring Chin... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005HYTVEK?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
ResMed CPAP Chin Strap https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N44IL1O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_2hyJBbM3P7VF7
Just what the doctor ordered: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008MJW18K/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Pulls up, not back. Doesn't at all irritate my TMJ, so I have no jaw pain.
I use these. I will say I tear it off in my sleep almost every night. I’ve only been trying it for a few weeks tho. It is a little addicting as I generally wake up feeling more rested.
We have this problem. It wasn't a problem for years until a mother and teenage daughter moved in.
I use these soft silicone ear plugs called "Bio Ears" which I get from Amazon:-
They are perhaps too effective. Don't even hear someone hammering on the front door. Get a really peaceful nights sleep though.
I use this one: https://www.amazon.com/Respironics-Premium-Chin-Strap-P-R/dp/B008MJW18K
10 bucks. Like I said, it aint fantastic but works for me. I don't use very high pressure on my machine and I don't like wearing alot of material on my head ... too hot.
these have helped me, a chin strap is cheaper in the long run. But, this will not necessarily seal your mouth shut, it may help, or it may not make any difference at all. A full face mask may be more appropriate for you, based on the information that you provided.
I like the carefusion of all the straps…
The stand-alone chin strap may help keep your mouth shut and force you to breathe through your nose. That, without the cpap in action, may help save your sore throat.
I‘m not as far along as you so I don‘t know if we’re dealing with the same thing, but lately at night (not sure why it’s only the evenings), I’m struggling to breathe as my nose gets stuffy and my throat gets a ton of phlegm. These Breathe Right Nose Strips help me a ton, it opens up my nose airway really well. Warning though, I think the sticky part of the strip blocks pores and causes pimples (it does for me) but it’s a small price to pay to be able to breathe and get a good night’s rest.
These help a good deal with snoring. They'll reduce it for me, but will not eliminate it.
What completely eliminates my snoring is a CPAP machine. It's a mask on my face that blows air into my nose (or mouth, depending on your sleep style). With that on I do not snore at all.
Life Saver, das melhores compras que ja fiz
I use the Respironics https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008MJW18K?ref=nb_sb_ss_w_as-reorder-t1_ypp_rep_k0_1_11&amp&crid=2U2HWMZFEJT5T&amp&sprefix=respironics
I like that it doesn't pull my jaw back, and instead pulls it up towards the crown of my skull. Much easier on my jaw pain.
I do it every night. I don’t have lip fillers(anymore) but it has drastically improved my sleep. I use this tape https://www.amazon.com/Sleep-Strips-SomniFix-Breathing-Nighttime/dp/B076CQ1NR8/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_sspa?crid=15JSZN8TWSSGG&keywords=mouth+tape&qid=1653261071&sprefix=mouth+tape%2Caps%2C73&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVh...
I'm confused by your post - are you confusing sleep apena with "sleeping through my mouth"? Do you mean, breathing through your mouth? If you want to stop that, put a piece of tape over your lips (here, here)...sleeping upright won't magically make you close your mouth.
If you do have sleep apnea - meaning your breathing repeatedly stops and starts - sitting upright will help. It won't cure it, by any stretch, but it will provide better results than laying flat on your back.
Yes, you are receiving poor sleep if you mouth breathe during your sleep...but that alone doesn't mean you have sleep apnea. If you know you have a mouth breathing problem, try taping your mouth for a few nights - there is special tape, or just buy the cheap paper medical tape and Walmart.
I have the same one, and I use a chin strap to keep my mouth closed - I've tried just using mouth tape, but I've found that the p30i straps slide around too much and that the chin strap gives it the friction needed - so maybe try that as an option?
I use this one: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B005HYTVEK
I suffered terribly from this same issue as well. I replied to OP already, but I strongly strongly recommend physically keeping your mouth shut at night by using a strap under your chin until it becomes habit. My life has changed in the last 4 months because of having done this.
And for context, people used to think I literally had narcolepsy because I would fall asleep sitting in a chair or during a conversation because of how horribly I slept at night. This solved even that problem for me so please please give it a shot!
Chin Strap on Amazon
I use this guy: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008MJW18K/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I was replacing it about once every 6 months, and was only mildly satisfied, but I looked at the velcro strap and made a minor change and mine has been going strong since August with no rippage of the foam. Works great and it's super affordable.
It can definitely be a contributing factor to what you're describing.
There are a lot of things you can do to "help" until you get your CPAP machine. Have you tried sleeping on a wedge pillow? Also, is your sleep hygiene in order? Meaning, do you try to go to bed and get up at roughly the same time every night, do you cut out the screens before bedtime, is your room dark and cool, do you limit your alcohol intake a few hours before bed? Do you sleep with your mouth open, and - if so - have you tried taping your mouth? None of this will cure sleep apnea, but I will help you get better sleep in the short-term and it will help you once you start your CPAP therapy. If you do a search, I'm sure you can find other tips I haven't mentioned here.
Best wishes, and I hope you get your equipment soon. What was your diagnosis, by the way (what was your AHI score)?
You need the 7-pin adapter: Dongar Technologies Dashcam Power Adapter (Economy 7-pin)
I have this in my 2008 470 and it works great.
I am in the exact same position. Breathe Right strips might help reduce it at times.
I have never used AIRMAX nasal dilator. Maybe some else can chime in.
Surgery can help open the airwaves but removing cartilage that is troublesome.
I think the BIGGEST culprit is inflammation. This causes the turbinates to swell.
If you have a powered rear-view mirror you can try one of these style adapters.
Dongar Technologies Dashcam Power Adapter (Economy 7-pin) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FQ7C9B8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_V74884C3EZ3MYZCHESYZ
I just bought a light mesh chin strap from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DR16XGV?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
I wore it too tight the first night and had bad pain in my right mandible when I had to chew something though so be aware. Went away after a day or so and it is much more effective than you might think at a looser tension. I have a full mustache and beard so the tape wasn't really an option. I've had a nice pleasant turn around in sleep quality since switching form the airtouch f20 to the swift fx nasal pillows. 10/10 would recommend once you get it tweaked to work for you just right
My husband snores. These works WONDERS. He complained about using them in the beginning, until he tracked his sleep with his watch and realized he actually got better quality sleep when he wore them (of course the watch was what convinced him, not me telling him he didn’t snore as much).
Sleep Strips by SomniFix - Advanced Gentle Mouth Tape for Nose Breathing, Nighttime Sleeping, Mouth Breathing, and Loud Snoring - Pack of 28 https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B076CQ1NR8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_S421WNM7YZ5XM0CVQTQZ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
There are some Amazon tape things that he can use. Lol sounds weird but the the mouth stays close so people breath through Their nose. Sleep Strips 60 Pcs,Advanced... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X27FV15?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
My neurologist / sleep Dr. recommended this:
It's a bit pricey but it works. It has a small opening for mouth breathing so you don't suffocate. It has worked well for me for the past few months.
You can use medical tape, per my doctor. Cut a small appropriately placed non-suffocation hole.
I have a relatively low power dash cam, and it would be super convenient to use the power from the mirror, but I can’t find any adapters that connect to this mirror. I have found this one for a Toyota 4Runner that looks like it might be correct, but it’s sold out wherever I look. Anyone have any ideas?
Try the head strap/ chin strap that keeps your lower jaw up an secure, helps prevent your throat from constricting.
I have had luck with one similar to this:
You could get a chin strap to force your mouth to stay closed while you sleep. I use a nasal pillow and when I initially started using my CPAP a couple years ago, I had the same issue. I got a chin strap and it fixed the dry mouth issue for me. Not a referral link, sorry for the long link: https://www.amazon.com/CareFusion-Ruby-Snoring-Strap-Large/dp/B005HYTVEK/ref=sr\_1\_6?dchild=1&keywords=Chin+Strap+-+PureSom+Ruby+Topaz+Adjustable&qid=1629840627&sr=8-6
Tape has also worked amazingly well for me in the past few days. I had been using a mouthguard, but clearly that wasn't doing its job. I'm now dreaming again and I haven't for some time.
Right now I'm using these, but I think you can buy very inexpensive tape:
I had been about to start CPAP but now I think I don't need it.
I have the Garmin Dash 46 mounted right below the frit in the top center of the windshield. I route the wire up in the space above the headline then shove it into the space between the windshield and A-Pillar, then through the dash and A-Pillar, and down the door and under the glove box.
I have heard of people using this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FQ7C9B8?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
To use the power straight from the rearview mirror and it working fine.
It makes them slightly drier but nothing a little exfoliating and balm can’t take care of.
This is the taps I have used for years!
Sleep Strips by SomniFix - Advanced Gentle Mouth Tape for Better Nose Breathing, Improved Nighttime Sleeping, Less Mouth Breathing, and Instant Snoring Relief - Pack of 28 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076CQ1NR8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_GW0KQJ3HG1R0336YVAM6
I sleep on my back (I think it's the best position for spine and less crushing on the shoulders) - and I use sleep strips to keep my mouth closed:
and/or cheaper option:
Sorry meant somnifix. Sleep Strips by SomniFix - Advanced Gentle Mouth Tape for Better Nose Breathing, Improved Nighttime Sleeping, Less Mouth Breathing, and Instant Snoring Relief - Pack of 28 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076CQ1NR8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_TVKEZZZMJHAA7MRTGE9Y?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
sounds like you need either a full face mask, or a chin strap to keep your mouth closed. pretty common.
'approved for nasal' sounds more like an insurance issue. you might have to buy one yourself if the insurance only covers one system per six months or whatever.
I had Septoplasty and a turbinate reduction.
Some chinstraps do feel terrible.
this one does not at least to me.
I find that its enough to only have light tension on the chinstrap. If you open your mouth an inch and relax and the chinstrap gets your jaw back to closed, that is good enough. Jaw muscles are so strong anything more than that is unreasonable.
The mask I use is [this](www.amazon.com/Large-Cushion-Dreamwear-Nasal-Mask-cushion/dp/B016N6Y0F0) is the style of dreamwear I'm talking about
I find the gel ones quite uncomfortable. You should try both styles though.
The simplified data the machine gives is not very helpful imo. I use OSCAR (formerly sleepyhead). The machine would give what looked like good numbers on the lcd, but it was only because it was oversimplified. With OSCAR its fairly clear I need the chinstrap.
I think my machine is just reporting the percent of time spent in large leak. As a large leak is a leak the machine cant compensate for, that's good enough right? not really.
The problem is that subtle things add up. more detailed data really shows what the lcd won't. I actually got a wifi sd card to make it easier to look at my data when I discovered sleepyhead. At that point I checked my numbers every day (or any time I make any change)
The chinstrap, at least as I wear it helps keep my frame in the right spot without requiring too much pressure on my nose. I'm actually less comfortable if I don't use the chinstrap.
If you have the headgear straps so tight that it doesn't slide back/down a little without the chinstrap in the way, you probably need the next size up in frame.
Another good way to tell is how much adjustment room you have. If it barely fits and you cant make it any looser, you def need the next size up.
Tinkering with stuff like this can actually be a pretty big deal. Once you get it dialed in it makes a world of difference so keep tweaking until you get there.
Here are some other straps that may be better. Apparently Philips Respironics has one in their line of devices.
I use the Philips Respironics Chin Strap: https://www.amazon.com/Respironics-Premium-Chin-Strap-P-R/dp/B008MJW18K/ref=sr_1_5?crid=1EUPQ8EZYCWRD&dchild=1&keywords=respironics+chin+strap+for+cpap+users&qid=1609821352&sprefix=respironics+chin%2Caps%2C225&sr=8-5
It pulls the chin UP, and not BACK, so if you have a sensitive jaw, this might be a better solution than the resmed one.
I first bought Sleep Strips by SomniFix but they’re too expensive for me for every night. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076CQ1NR8/
I settled on the 3M Micropore Paper Tape. I recommend chapstick with this tape because the adhesive is strong.
If anyone has a recommendation for mouth tape that is less sticky than the 3M Micropore tape, I’d love to hear it.
> Respironics Premium Chin Strap
Link is bad. Is this the one?
BTW, with Amazon links it's a good idea to strip off everything after the item number (in your example, it's the 10 digit one that ends TJ2). The rest is for referrals (that makes some people uptight) or history (that may give away personal info).
I've been using a Philips Respironics one. I can't say I like it better or worse than another...it's my first experience with a chin strap. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008MJW18K/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I don't 'dis'like it...but I haven't found a reason to love it, either.
Keeping my mind open to other choices...
BioEars soft silicone earplugs help me sleep when the street's noisy late at night.
I got this, works like a charm, keeps my mouth closed, easy on the skin, no more dry mouth and bad breath in the morning. I personally use it in combination with CPAP
Sleep Strips by SomniFix -... https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B076CQ1NR8?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Use mouth tape, prevents mouth breathing and snoring.
Sleep Strips by SomniFix - Advanced Gentle Mouth Tape for Better Nose Breathing, Improved Nighttime Sleeping, Less Mouth Breathing, and Instant Snoring Relief - Pack of 28 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076CQ1NR8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_B4o1Db6ZVGXY3
I trained myself to breath only thru my nose. Took a few months with a chinstrap, called Ruby Red, although I don’t have a beard. Like this one which fit if you tuck the beard back or if it a small/medium beard: CareFusion Ruby Stop Snoring Chin Strap Large - XL https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005HYTVEK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_HGU2DbVNJMH6T
edit: I don’t have a beard
In all seriousness, I was thinking about getting these sleep strips:
They're made for a different purpose, but I think it's exactly what I need! Provides a breathing hole, but keeps you reminded to keep your mouth closed. What do you think?
This is the best I've found for me. Carefusion Ruby Stop Snoring Chin Strap Large - XL
DO order the XL unless you've got a tiny head.
I use this. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B005HYTVEK/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1
I started Mouth Taping at night in the hopes it would clear up my chronic sinus issues/allergies. It did! The benefits are actually pretty amazing. I no longer have to tape at night because I am now "trained" to be a nose breather only. https://www.amazon.com/Sleep-Strips-SomniFix-Breathing-Nighttime/dp/B076CQ1NR8
> [in 2015]...it didn't work out
Why not? Lots of people mouth breathe and use CPAP without difficulty.
>What is your experience with a chinstrap?
They work great. I've tried a few different ones. The cheap neoprene ones lose their elasticity very quickly and don't allow any movement front to back. The one I like is actually cheap too. It covers the ears, which may be a problem for some. Because it's just a simple band, it can be placed father back on the jaw, which I find more comfortable.
> Swift FX/chinstrap combo may work out
Any nasal mask plus a chinstrap is great if you can get enough air through your nose. The chinstrap is the easy part, but finding the right mask is tough and I suspect it's the primary reason why most people quit CPAP. Perhaps hit up your DME for a mask fitting and try out a range of masks? The Swift FX is popular, but so are the Philips Dreamwear and Resmed P10.
If you're having trouble getting enough air through the nose, maybe check with your doc or an ENT. A simple nasal rinse before bed can make a difference. Also, drugs like azelastine (Rx) and fluticasone (now available OTC) can help. Of course there's also surgery.
I've tried a few and this cheap one ($12) is the best so far:
The material is soft and stretchy and I like that it is wide enough to actually wrap around my chin. It is a bit warm and may be too bulky for your requirements, but it's definitely not itchy. It comes with a smaller 1" wide velcro strip that can go behind your head to keep the larger portion from slipping forward, but I haven't needed it.
These help a lot for myself, but if your husband has apnea or something serious it will probably only make him a little quieter. Worth a shot though.
Finding a mask that you like is really tough, so if you're happy with the P10, then maybe try a different chin strap? I went through a couple before finding this cheap one that seems to work best. It's really wide, so it forms over your whole jaw, not just the chin. Also, it has a headband part if you want added support.
I wonder if a CPAP machine would help you.
They are for preventing sleep apnea. However some (most?) models have a humidifier so the air going in is moist.
You would need to consult a doctor to make sure using this without apnea would not cause any other problems. And you would likely have to pay out of pocket for the machine.
Or maybe something like this?
Respironics Premium Chin Strap by P.R. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008MJW18K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_sV.5xbFNF3RZ7
If your issue is with your mouth opening up and drying out, then something like a chin strap may be helpful. I've got something similar to this that I use at night to keep my mouth closed.
order them now! i keep procrastinating on things like this too.
My husband insists our 70lb dog sleep on our bed every night. I swear I never get more than an hour or two of rest before I wake up for some reason or another, and he doesn't even snore! my cat likes to walk on me, too. and yeah, its cute, how can I get mad that she wants to snuggle?