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    Looking for the right CPAP mask to use
    millerhmh45 posted:
    I was recently told I have sleep apnea and I will have to get a cpap machine, problem is I don't know which one to get. When I had the sleep test done they put the one that only covers my nose, but I sleep with my mouth open. I have seen ones that only cover the mouth and have seen ones that cover the nose and mouth. Which works best? Please help......Thank you
    atti_editor responded:
    This article has some information on different types of CPAP masks, including the positives and possible side effects of each:

    It would be best to speak with your doctor about your options and which would work best for you and your sleep type. Were you given any kind of feedback from your sleep study on what device you may benefit most from?

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