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Chin straps?
#1
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.
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#2
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)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
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#4
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"

[Image: Chin-strap-300x230.jpg]
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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)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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#6
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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