Red lights and spray bottles . . .

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landscape

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I've recently had to buy a new flashlight and I'm really pleased with a small 'Maglite' that has a red filter. I use it when I get up at night to adjust my PALS Bipap mask. You can see well enough with the red filter and yet it's not nearly as disturbing as a bright white light would be. You can also narrow (and intensify) the beam. Most camping/outdoor stores sell Maglites.

The other purchase (from the local pharmacy) is a small plastic bottle with a very fine spray (i.e. like the spray on a perfume bottle) that I've filled with water. My PALS mouth is always dry in the morning despite the humidifier on the Bipap. With this I can safely moisten his tongue and mouth while he is still lying down.
 

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Thanks landscape! another tip to file away for future use! thanks so much!
 

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Never thought about a spray bottle as my PALS mouth is also often dry even with the moist bi-pap air.
 

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I've started using a Chap Stick on my lips before bed and it helps.
AL.
 

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Great Ideas!

Thanks for the tips, I will pass this on to my mom for my dad's dry mouth, he is using the bi-pap and the cough assist machine and can really use these type of tips! Thank you so much!

Michelle
 
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