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boomba018 Offline

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CHIN STRAP
Can anybody tell me the best chin strap around at the moment.I would need one that I could adjust .I have never used a chin strap or a nasal pillow mask any help would be appreciated
10-26-2014 07:45 PM
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Galactus Offline

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Post: #2
RE: CHIN STRAP
Everyone seems to recommend the ruby chinstrap.

If everyone thinks alike, then someone isn't thinking.
Everyone knows something, together we could know everything.
10-26-2014 07:53 PM
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HoseMan Offline

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Post: #3
RE: CHIN STRAP
(10-26-2014 07:45 PM)boomba018 Wrote:  Can anybody tell me the best chin strap around at the moment.I would need one that I could adjust .I have never used a chin strap or a nasal pillow mask any help would be appreciated

You will get alot of different opinion's.I've found I had to try several.I prefer the Deluxe Chin Strap.I also like the Ruby to.
10-26-2014 07:54 PM
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Post: #4
RE: CHIN STRAP
I've used the Ruby look-a-like, and Resmed's idea of a good time chinstrap. They're both a little heavy for my taste. Jimzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz recommended the "Carefusion Puresom Ultra" chinstrap to me, and it's the one I have adopted. It's a single band chinstrap but stays on just fine. It's lightweight so I don't feel like I'm wearing a football helmet. And the puppies love stealing it from me and playing tug of war with it. I wear it under my P10 pillows mask and both the pillows mask and chinstrap stay put very nicely.
10-26-2014 08:21 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Post: #5
RE: CHIN STRAP
Hi boomba018,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Right now, I'm using the Ruby chinstrap but I'm not sure if that's my final one, I have tried quite a few. I continue to look for the one that works for me and you will have to do that as well, just keep trying 'till you find what works for you.
Hang in there for more suggestions and best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
10-26-2014 08:38 PM
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JJJ Offline

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RE: CHIN STRAP
(10-26-2014 07:45 PM)boomba018 Wrote:  Can anybody tell me the best chin strap around at the moment.I would need one that I could adjust .I have never used a chin strap or a nasal pillow mask any help would be appreciated.

I recommend that you start by making your own. You may discover that a home-made chin strap actually works better than the ones that are commercially available.

Go to a fabric store and ask for some elastic for a waistband, about 1 1/2 inches or 3-4 cm wide. A yard should cost $3 to $6 or so. Now all you need is a pair of scissors and a safety pin (diaper pins are actually better, if you have one). Cut it to a length so that it is reasonably tight, but not to the point where it is hard to slide on and off. The top part should rest right where the top of your head starts to slope down to the back.

It's cheap and fast. If it doesn't work you're out only a few bucks.
10-26-2014 11:35 PM
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Post: #7
RE: CHIN STRAP
I tried the fake Ruby and hated it. The seam in the chin cup (which doesn't show in any of the images!) was a pain in the...chin. Right now I use the PapCap by Pur-Sleep.

Here's our Review Forum that contains chin straps.
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Forum-Other-Product-Reviews

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10-27-2014 07:26 PM
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