Post Reply 
[Equipment] Chin Straps
Author Message
Sleepster Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 4,995
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #1
Chin Straps
If you use a chin strap on a regular basis, why? That is, what is it that lets you know you need to wear a chin strap?

Sleepster
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
05-21-2012 12:55 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
trish6hundred Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 6,452
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #2
RE: Chin Straps
Hey Sleepster,
First I want to thank you for the help on my question about chinstraps and clostraphobia a few days ago on the forum.

The reason I use a chin strap is because I needed something to keep my mouth shut during sleep, being the jawflapper that I am, (Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha.)
The way I knew that I needed one is that when I roll over on my back I really had trouble with keeping my mouth closed, I needed a little help, don'tcha know, (Ha-Ha.) Though they are a bit of a pain in the butt, they do help.
I hope this comes through to you ok this is my second post and this blog stuff is a bit new to me.
Take care, trish6hundred
quote='Sleepster' pid='10549' dateline='1337622922']
If you use a chin strap on a regular basis, why? That is, what is it that lets you know you need to wear a chin strap?
[/quote]

trish6hundred
05-21-2012 04:37 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Sleepster Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 4,995
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #3
RE: Chin Straps
(05-21-2012 04:37 PM)trish6hundred Wrote:  First I want to thank you for the help on my question about chinstraps and clostraphobia a few days ago on the forum.

You're welcome.

Quote:The way I knew that I needed one is that when I roll over on my back I really had trouble with keeping my mouth closed, I needed a little help, don'tcha know, (Ha-Ha.) Though they are a bit of a pain in the butt, they do help.

But, how did you find that out? Did you wake up, lying on your back, with air hissing out?

Quote:I hope this comes through to you ok this is my second post and this blog stuff is a bit new to me.

I think you're getting the hang of it! :grin:

Sleepster
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
05-21-2012 05:04 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
SuperSleeper Offline

Administrators

Posts: 9,974
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto (DS560)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Swift II
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 12.5 - 18.5 cmH20 (auto range)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Have diabetes Type II

Sex: Male
Location: Illinois, USA

Post: #4
RE: Chin Straps
Hi Trish, this is SuperSleeper.

Good to see you made it here and found out how to post a message. Are you using speech recognition software or are you typing the replies?

I would assume that you're using text-to-speech software. Is that correct?

Seems like it worked just fine.

Have a super day!

SuperSleeper
Apnea Board Administrator
www.ApneaBoard.com


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.

05-21-2012 06:59 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
trish6hundred Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 6,452
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #5
RE: Chin Straps
(05-21-2012 05:04 PM)Sleepster Wrote:  
(05-21-2012 04:37 PM)trish6hundred Wrote:  First I want to thank you for the help on my question about chinstraps and clostraphobia a few days ago on the forum.

You're welcome.

Quote:The way I knew that I needed one is that when I roll over on my back I really had trouble with keeping my mouth closed, I needed a little help, don'tcha know, (Ha-Ha.) Though they are a bit of a pain in the butt, they do help.

But, how did you find that out? Did you wake up, lying on your back, with air hissing out?

Quote:I hope this comes through to you ok this is my second post and this blog stuff is a bit new to me.

I think you're getting the hang of it! :grin:

trish6hundred
05-21-2012 09:45 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
trish6hundred Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 6,452
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #6
RE: Chin Straps
Hey Sleepster,
 
Yes, I woke up to hearing me sound like a bird flapping it's wings because my bottom lip flapped against the mask when I rolled over on my back. I also woke up my husbamd Sam who is a very light sleeper and that's when I knew I needed to do something.
Take care, trish6hundred 
(05-21-2012 04:37 PM)trish6hundred Wrote:  Hey Sleepster,
First I want to thank you for the help on my question about chinstraps and clostraphobia a few days ago on the forum.

The reason I use a chin strap is because I needed something to keep my mouth shut during sleep, being the jawflapper that I am, (Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha.)
The way I knew that I needed one is that when I roll over on my back I really had trouble with keeping my mouth closed, I needed a little help, don'tcha know, (Ha-Ha.) Though they are a bit of a pain in the butt, they do help.
I hope this comes through to you ok this is my second post and this blog stuff is a bit new to me.
Take care, trish6hundred
quote='Sleepster' pid='10549' dateline='1337622922']
If you use a chin strap on a regular basis, why? That is, what is it that lets you know you need to wear a chin strap?


[/quote]

trish6hundred
05-21-2012 09:58 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
mckevin32 Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 63
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: Resmed S9
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Remed Swift FX
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 12.6
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Kansas, USA

Post: #7
RE: Chin Straps
I was waking up 5 or 6 times per night with an extremely, beyond description, dry mouth. Finally decided that it was due to my mouth opening and the air drying me out. Since the addition of a chin strap the occurrence is down to once each few nights, but I refuse to tighten the danged thing down any further.
05-22-2012 01:39 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Rritch Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 107
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: Respironics System One Pro (450)
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: Respironics System One
CPAP Pressure: 10
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: NoVA USA

Post: #8
RE: Chin Straps
I was the one that discovered that my GF was mouth breathing. She would wake me up several times per night. It sounded like I was sleeping next to Darth Vader with a runny nose Dielaughing
05-22-2012 10:59 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Sleepster Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 4,995
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #9
RE: Chin Straps
(05-21-2012 09:58 PM)trish6hundred Wrote:  Yes, I woke up to hearing me sound like a bird flapping it's wings because my bottom lip flapped against the mask when I rolled over on my back. I also woke up my husbamd Sam who is a very light sleeper and that's when I knew I needed to do something.

I see what you mean. Kinda gives a new meaning to the term "blabbermouth". Dielaughing

Sleepster
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
05-22-2012 04:17 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Sleepster Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 4,995
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #10
RE: Chin Straps
(05-22-2012 01:39 AM)mckevin32 Wrote:  I was waking up 5 or 6 times per night with an extremely, beyond description, dry mouth. Finally decided that it was due to my mouth opening and the air drying me out. Since the addition of a chin strap the occurrence is down to once each few nights, but I refuse to tighten the danged thing down any further.

I hear ya'. Mine's about as tight as I can stand it!

Sleepster
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
05-22-2012 04:19 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Soft cervical collar: a tip for mouth breathing and chin tucking Visitor 44 3,719 12-06-2016 11:43 AM
Last Post: PaytonA
  New Chin Strap experiment tonight FrankNichols 4 358 09-13-2016 03:41 PM
Last Post: BadGoodDeb
  Need help/advice with chin strap Lanco 11 784 09-10-2016 04:10 PM
Last Post: pupcamper
  Best chin straps for women somnia16 2 241 08-28-2016 08:37 PM
Last Post: zonk
  Chin strap and duct tape SaldusMiegas 8 656 07-06-2016 08:15 PM
Last Post: PaytonA
  Chin strap covering mouth? coldspaghetti 5 444 06-26-2016 01:26 PM
Last Post: surferdude2
  Chin Ups holden4th 2 415 06-11-2016 02:24 AM
Last Post: holden4th

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)