I just got diagnosed as mild (AHI of 5.1) and am trying to get used to the mask by wearing it in the day before I start at night. When I wear it without the tubing or machine, I can’t breathe properly and have to open my mouth. Is this normal, do I have to force myself to get used to it?

I’m confused because it seems my body would just naturally force me to open my mouth during the night rather than breathe through a mask, in which case why bother with an expensive machine when pinching my nose would achieve the same.

I have the dreamwear nasal masks and have tried all 3 sizes.

Thanks for any advice.

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