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Chin straps?
Are those chin strap things at all useful?

I am going on a trip and am loathe to bring my big, bulky cpap or spend money on a travel cpap. My biggest issue is my chin falling back and my airway narrowing. I'll be gone for 7 days.
06-03-2015 10:33 PM
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RE: Chin straps?
Hi Nonsleeper. The chinstraps are used to help keep your mouth closed when using nasal mask or pillows. It stops you opening your mouth and letting the pressure escape via a mouth leak. I don't know of any chin straps which are a therapy in their own right - they are used as an adjunct for CPAP.

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06-04-2015 01:22 AM
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RE: Chin straps?
(06-04-2015 01:22 AM)DeepBreathing Wrote:  Hi Nonsleeper. The chinstraps are used to help keep your mouth closed when using nasal mask or pillows. It stops you opening your mouth and letting the pressure escape via a mouth leak. I don't know of any chin straps which are a therapy in their own right - they are used as an adjunct for CPAP.

Ah, thank you for that information. Thanks
06-04-2015 12:12 PM
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RE: Chin straps?
I have seen a chinstrap that claims to be an anti snoring chinstrap. I dont think I would trust my apnea to it alone, but it might help to keep the chin forward.... look for "stopsnoringrx"

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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06-04-2015 01:43 PM
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RE: Chin straps?
(06-04-2015 01:43 PM)DariaVader Wrote:  I have seen a chinstrap that claims to be an anti snoring chinstrap. I dont think I would trust my apnea to it alone, but it might help to keep the chin forward.... look for "stopsnoringrx"

That looks like it would pull the chin back, not forwards. I certainly wouldn't trust it.

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RE: Chin straps?
I actually bought one of those.

The first thing I noticed is no how, no way could I put the thing on. Pic's lie. I emailed the guy and asked about it and he said maybe I could find some velcro extenders. I did that. Then I tried actually wearing it. That lasted just about as long as it took to rip it back off and poke it in the trash can.
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