Thanks for reply.
When I taped my mouth shut, I found I was breathing through the side of my mouth where it wasn't taped for safety reasons.
I'm going to try and see if I can get a second opinion from an ENT specialist, as my current one really wasn't interested, and refused point blank to even look at my anatomy. Will tell them everyone agrees with me!
However, I have been lent a Quattro FX by a friend, and although this is a medium and I obviously need a small size, this is working much better. I am therefore waiting for the correct size to be delivered....fingers crossed!
I have tried a MAD but this was unsuccessful, both with and without cpap.
Since this original posting I have also tried using Olbas Oil. I placed a few drops on a filter at the end of the tube, and although this didn't help me breathe through my nose, I think it could be useful for nose breathers.
One word of caution though.....where the oil touched the filter frame, rather than just the filter itself, it melted the frame to the outlet!
New outlet purchased and lesson learnt!
I will continue to use it though if I have a cold, just a little more carefully!
I am currently waiting for a cpap gel seal to come from America, and hope that this will be the answer, along with one of my masks. Unfortunately, been waiting 2 weeks, and apparently it's only just been despatched today!
I have also been using the SleepBot
app from Android. (Not sure if it's available in an IPhone app). And, I have to say, I've found this really useful. From this, I have been able to see and hear that it is my mask leaking that is causing me to move, not the other way round. As I only have a basic machine, ResMed S9 Escape, I can take this info to my Sleep Centre to enhance the info. Thoroughly recommend this! Here's hoping for more success!