I sleep w a full face mask I am a mouth breather it puts a lot of pressure on the nasal bridge leaving a red mark. nowhere else. Sleeping w/o the mask raises BP. I will need a dorsal hump removal Septoplasty and Turbinites need to be reduced. I have also tried a mouth only mask and I CAN'T seem to sleep with that. Is this mask an option it doesn't touch the nose in anyway the link w pics is below thanks
I Have Severe Sleep Apnea and Would Like to Have Rhinoplasty What Mask Should I Use After Surgery? (photo)
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I Have Severe Sleep Apnea and Would Like to Have Rhinoplasty What Mask Should I Use After Surgery?
Yes, IMHO, you wouldn't be able to wear the full face CPAP mask for at least 6 months following a Rhinoplasty. The photo of the oral airway shouldn't be a problem.
Sleep apnea mask post op
You are going to have a real challenge here since the very nature of CPAP is forced positive pressure which is not ideal on early post op intranasal surgery. Definitely bring your masks in to review with your surgeon. Consider using a supplemental oxygen face tent for the first week or so instead of CPAP if you can tolerate that. Good luck!
Sleep apnea and rhinoplasty surgery which mask to use?
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