Approaching the 2 year mark on my treatment, auto BiPAP. It took a little while to get pressures dialed in, find masks that worked well for me, etc. About 6 months ago, I decided to try to make the switch from full-face to nasal … I’ve seen reports about what mouth breathing can do to the teeth, the arch of the maxilla, etc. so I felt it was worth investing the time to switch. It took a little effort, but I was able to do it pretty quickly. And I was like many others here who always said “I can’t breathe through my nose at night”. Saline rinses, sprays, etc. have helped me get there.
Anyway, so I’ve been on nasal mask for 6 months now. I do have to lip tape to make sure I keep my mouth closed. But over the past couple weeks, I’ve suddenly woken up from my sleep a few times with a just a super slight feeling like I might be ill. I’ve had to take the mask off quick, sit there and make sure whatever it was felt like it was going to pass (and that I wasn’t actually about to vomit), and then head back off to sleep.
I had not been drinking or eating any unusual foods on any of these occasions.
Am I perhaps now swallowing air, whereas I wasn’t before? I can’t figure out any other reason why I might suddenly have this slight feeling of nausea causing me to wake?