If you are opening your mouth while you’re asleep, you aren’t treating your SDB. Your pressure setting may need to be increased or you may need a full face mask. A full face mask will give you the freedom to breathe with your mouth and nose. If the problem has not been resolved with the use of a full face mask, your pressure may need to be increased.
Our registered staff will check your prescription to determine if there is a range allowing for an increase without having to consult your sleep specialist. For instance, if the current pressure setting is at 8 cmH²0 and your prescription reads: 8 cmH²0 +/- 1-2cmH²0, it would allow our staff to adjust the pressure between 6 and 10 cmH²0. If your current prescription does not allow for a pressure adjustment, you sleep physician will have to be consulted.
You may or may not have to make an appointment with the sleep clinic, depending on the date of your last visit.