If you are opening your mouth while you’re asleep, you aren’t treating your sleep apnea. Your pressure setting may need to be adjusted or you may need a full-face mask.
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, your sleep physician will have to be consulted.
You may require a referral from your primary care physician to the sleep clinic if it has been more than a year since your last sleep clinic appointment.