Mouth Pain | Common CPAP Problems & Solutions

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When you have to wear a mask for 8 hours at a time, you want it to be comfortable and efficient. Unfortunately, a lot of folks notice their mask leaves them with pain or soreness in their jaw, teeth and mouth areas. The number one cause of pain for your mouth is an over-tightened mask, which causes the mask to dig and rub against your skin in order to get a good seal. But, there are a few other causes of mask pain as well, and we’ve compiled some matching solutions to deal with them.

Here are 4 ways to solve your mouth pain problem.

1. Replace your supplies for an easy seal.

When your supplies are old, the seal will become loose and ineffective. Because this happens slowly over time, most folks end up not noticing it. Instead, they will tighten their mask a little more, thinking they just need the seal a little closer. Eventually this leads to over-tightening that can cause undue pressure on your jaw and mouth. .

That’s why it’s important to keep to a regular replacement schedule for your CPAP supplies. In fact, most insurance providers have a quarterly schedule of when to replace many of your supplies, so that your machine always has up-to-date parts. Often folks find themselves quite overdo for a new mask or cushion once they realize how long it has been.

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Are your supplies due for a replacement? Check out our standard insurance replacement schedule below:

2. Use an auto CPAP for proper pressure and moisture.

With an auto-titrating CPAP machine, there’s no need to over-tighten your masks. Instead, they’ll adjust the pressure to the minimum you need on a breath-by-breath basis. Plus, you won’t get any pain in your teeth from the air being too dry. The world’s most advanced auto CPAP is the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet. In addition to auto-titration, the AirSense 10 has:

  • EPR: Expiratory Pressure Relief reduces pressure upon exhale, avoiding high pressure mask leaks
  • AutoRamp: Starts your pressure low, and then ramps it up to the perfect level once you’re asleep
  • Humidification: Auto Climate Control setting regulates humidity and temperature
  • EPR: Expiratory Pressure Relief reduces pressure upon exhale, avoiding high pressure mask leaks
  • AutoRamp: Starts your sleep therapy at a low pressure, and then ramps the pressure up to the perfect level once you’re asleep
  • Humidification: Auto Climate Control setting regulates humidity and temperature to match your needs and environment

Upgrade to the AirSense today for just $99 down and 0% APR!

3. Keep your supplies clean to avoid pain.

Bacteria build-up on your mask can weaken your mask seal, which will lead to over-tightening and mask pain. That’s why keeping your mask clean and sanitized daily can help prevent the onset of mask pain over time. The Sleep8 CPAP cleaner will keep your supplies sanitary much easier than daily hand-washing. The Sleep8 makes cleaning easy with:

  • Ozone technology: Kills over 99% of harmful viruses, bacteria, and mold
  • One-click cleaning: Just press a button and let the Sleep8 do the rest
  • Complete compatibility: No adapter needed to use with any mask and machine
  • Ozone technology: Kills over 99% of harmful viruses, bacteria, and mold
  • One-click cleaning: Just press a button and let the Sleep8 do the rest
  • Complete compatibility: No adapter needed to use with any mask and machine

Save $100 when you buy the Sleep8 today!

4. Use a mask that won’t press on pain points.

Some mask and headgear combinations may just fit your face poorly, and cause unnecessary friction. If this is the case, we recommend switching to a mask with a minimal weight, like the AirFit N30. This mask features a nasal cradle cushion that conforms to the shape of your nose to provide an excellent seal and has a comfortable headgear strap. The N30 boasts:

  • QuietAir™ technology: Diffused venting breaks up exhaled air so it’s spread out lightly
  • QuickFit™ elastic headgear: Slip it on and off like a pair of swim goggles to fit right out of the package
  • Single side-clip and split bands: Added adjustability, allowing you to loosen or tighten the headgear
  • QuietAir™ technology: Diffused venting breaks up exhaled air so it’s spread out lightly
  • QuickFit™ elastic headgear: Slip it on and off like a pair of swim goggles to fit right out of the package
  • Single side-clip and split bands: Added adjustability, allowing you to loosen or tighten the headgear

Save $20 when you buy the AirFit N30 today!


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  • Never have to worry about setting your pressure again
  • Increase the comfort and effectiveness of your sleep therapy
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And you won’t even need to see the doctor.

Easy Breathe, Inc.