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Chin Strap Question
A question for fellow CPAP users re the use of Chinstraps.

Have been waking up with a very dry mouth even though I have upped the setting on my humidifier so I purchased a Chinstrap today as there seems to be a fair bit of evidence on this site that this could help. My question is does the Chinstrap go under or over the strap from my Pilairo mask?? I. E. do I put the mask on first or the Chinstrap.
(This post was last modified: 04-10-2014 05:00 AM by Mutineer.)
04-10-2014 04:59 AM
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RE: Chin Strap Question
(04-10-2014 04:59 AM)Mutineer Wrote:  My question is does the Chinstrap go under or over the strap from my Pilairo mask??
Makes no difference, the purpose is to keeps mouth closed and minimize mouth leaks
I wear mine over while others might prefer under, there are no hard and fast rules
04-10-2014 05:21 AM
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RE: Chin Strap Question
If your chinstrap is of the single strap variety as is the CareFusion PureSom that I'm using, putting it on before you put on the mask is better. The mask harness will help prevent the chinstrap from slipping fore and aft as you toss and turn.
04-10-2014 06:22 AM
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Mutineer Offline

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RE: Chin Strap Question
Certainly made a big difference to my CPAP experience, no more dry mouth here.
08-22-2014 09:03 AM
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RE: Chin Strap Question
(08-22-2014 09:03 AM)Mutineer Wrote:  Certainly made a big difference to my CPAP experience, no more dry mouth here.

Don't you just love it when a plan works!!!!! Smile
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08-22-2014 10:05 AM
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