.. or anyone whose treatment involves sleeping wearing a close fitting mask.
I’ve been using a Vivo 40 BiPap for 5 years now for CO2 retention which has worked wonders keeping the CO2 levels down to a bit nearer normal. I’ve often woken with a dry mouth, but it has now got so bad that I have trouble getting lips and gums unstuck enough to take in some liquid. Once I’ve been able to get a mouthful of water in (invariably involving dribbling – not pretty!) it’s all okay again. My dental hygienist, who could tell I’d had problems, gave me some sort of gum lubrication jelly but any benefit was very temporary as I don’t suffer from a dry mouth when I’m awake.
I’d be grateful for any advice – I don’t want to start losing all my teeth on top of everything else
Happy New Year to everyone May we all Live Long and Prosper!