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Bompa Offline

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Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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CPAP Pressure: 12.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

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Location: Falkenburg,

Post: #1
Question Chinstrap Users
Could someone help clear something up for me?
I have been told to put the chinstrap on before the putting on the mask. Some have said to do it in reverse.
I would like to know what the majority of users prefer.Dont-know
Thanks
03-10-2012 07:24 AM
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greatunclebill Offline

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Machine: Respironics System one Auto A-Flex
Mask Type: Full face mask
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Humidifier: System one
CPAP Pressure: 8-12
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreViewer

Other Comments: quattro fx full face

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Location: L.A. (Lower Alabama)

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RE: Chinstrap Users
(03-10-2012 07:24 AM)Bompa Wrote:  Could someone help clear something up for me?
I have been told to put the chinstrap on before the putting on the mask. Some have said to do it in reverse.
I would like to know what the majority of users prefer.Dont-know
Thanks

this sounds sorta like which leg do you put in your pants first. LOL.... when i was trying to use a nasal mask years ago, the strap hooked to the mask or the straps somehow so the strap was after. the newer ones go over the head seperately. when i tried one recently i put it on after the mask was in place. my wife did the same thing when she tried it.
03-10-2012 09:19 AM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

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RE: Chinstrap Users
(03-10-2012 07:24 AM)Bompa Wrote:  Could someone help clear something up for me?
I have been told to put the chinstrap on before the putting on the mask. Some have said to do it in reverse.
I would like to know what the majority of users prefer.Dont-know
Thanks
I put mine in reverse, mask first and then the chinstrap.
I wear it quite loose just a reminder to keep mouth closed and try to keep my tongue at the top of mouth just behind the front teeth.
The chinstrap also help keep the mask in place when moving in bed or if have to get up to take a leak during the night.
03-10-2012 01:55 PM
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The Happy Dreamer Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto CPAP Machine with A-Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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Humidifier: PR System One Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 11.5 cm H20 - 20 cm H20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreViewer

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Location: Southern Ohio

Post: #4
RE: Chinstrap Users
When I first started using my cpap I had to use a chinstrap, I don't use one now, but when I did I always found that it worked best for me if I put it on first.
03-10-2012 01:56 PM
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Steven Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet (Mfg 10-18-11 in Aus) (Software Version SX474-0903)
Mask Type: Nasal mask
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Humidifier: ResMed H5i Humidifier (Mfg 11-16-11 in Aus) (Software ID SX496-0212)
CPAP Pressure: APAP 12 - 18 cmH2o
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: ResMed S9 AutoSet & H5i purch 12-22-11 but were both exchanged 1-31-12 for more recently mfg items

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Location: Southwest USA

Post: #5
RE: Chinstrap Users
I put my Nasal Mask on 1st & then the ChinStrap.

As Zonk mentioned, the ChinStrap does help to keep the Nasal Mask in place & it seems to also help to prevent mask leaks.

Using the ResMed Mirage SoftGel Nasal Mask with a chinstrap

I do not use either the Ramp nor the EPR Comfort features

Have been on CPAP since December 1998

This is my 3rd machine

I use the ResMed ResScan Software (Version 3.16)
03-10-2012 06:39 PM
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archangle Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
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CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Location: USA

Post: #6
RE: Chinstrap Users
There's no correct choice. Try it and see what works for you.

It may be easier to take the mask on and off if you put the strap on first. You might find the mask stays in place better if you put the strap on last. Pressure points, etc. will be different.

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03-10-2012 08:00 PM
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moondoggy Offline

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Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed The Mirage SoftGel Nasal Mask
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 13 - 17
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Illinios, USA

Post: #7
RE: Chinstrap Users
Very intersting comments. My MedTech told me to always put the chin strap on first then the mask but I may try it in reverse just to see if it keeps the mask on any better.
03-10-2012 09:49 PM
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Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
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CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Post: #8
RE: Chinstrap Users
The thing is, if you fit the mask with no chin strap on, and then later try to wear it over the chin strap, it'll have to be re-adjusted. I always had it in my mind that my chin strap was temporary, and I was one of the lucky ones who ended up not needing it after a few weeks, so I always put it on first. I'd be afraid the chin strap might interfere with a good mask fit.

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03-10-2012 10:56 PM
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Bompa Offline

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Machine: DreamStation Pro
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Mask Make & Model: Nuance Pro
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CPAP Pressure: 12.0
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Location: Falkenburg,

Post: #9
RE: Chinstrap Users
Thanks Everybody.
I tried putting the mask on first for a couple of nights and found it worked better. Helped to hold the mask in place and cut down on leaks.
Thanks again.
Bompa

Thanks
03-12-2012 06:31 PM
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