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Jaw drop and mouth puffs
#1
Well it looks like I am most comfortable with nasal pillows but even after two different jaw straps and a dog toy tucked under my chin, my jaw still drops and air comes out of my mouth during sleep. I ordered a cap jaw strap to see if it will work.
I don't want to tape my mouth shut but I'm running out of ideas. Please, any suggestions?
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#2
I was given a chin strap today from the sleep lab and on the back it says carefusion. I can't find a photo of this particular chin strap. I will try and take a photo of it and post it.
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(12-05-2013, 07:14 PM)Lukie Wrote: Well it looks like I am most comfortable with nasal pillows but even after two different jaw straps and a dog toy tucked under my chin, my jaw still drops and air comes out of my mouth during sleep. I ordered a cap jaw strap to see if it will work.
I don't want to tape my mouth shut but I'm running out of ideas. Please, any suggestions?

I'm a mouth breather and had the same problem. All I can say is you **can** train yourself to keep your mouth closed. It took me about 6 weeks of constantly reminding myself to "close your mouth". Slowly I cut that out and my mouth also stayed closed overnight.
Worth a try. If it works it's a lot more comfortable than some strap.
Aloha,
MrCourtney
Honolulu, HI
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#4
I'm getting along well with the SP-CHADJ chinstrap. They are different and what works for one person may not work for another. The first one I tried was absolutely terrible...
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(12-05-2013, 11:02 PM)eviltim Wrote: I'm getting along well with the SP-CHADJ chinstrap. They are different and what works for one person may not work for another. The first one I tried was absolutely terrible...

does it say carefusion on the back of it? I looked at the photo and it looks a lot like the one I picked up today from the sleep lab.
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No, it says AG Industries. I would guess that design is pretty common. But it worked a lot better than the other two I tried which didn't have the velcro on the back...I'm an active sleeper, so the ones that just loop around your jaw didn't work for me. Even this one I manage to slip off very occasionally, but it's more like once every two weeks or so, so I'm happy with it.

Also, I put it on as loose as possible. It really doesn't need to be very tight, especially if you have a large head like I do (too bad I don't have a brain to match).
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#7
I had the same problem. I now use the PureSom Ruby adjustable chin strap. Works like a charm.
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(12-06-2013, 03:18 AM)MarkSchubart Wrote: I had the same problem. I now use the PureSom Ruby adjustable chin strap. Works like a charm.

Last night I used the Respironics strap and dog toy under chin trick. I must have been tired because I slept like the dead for 8 hours straight with fewer awakenings and a better AHI. The nasal pillows are definitely in!Smile
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(12-05-2013, 07:14 PM)Lukie Wrote: Well it looks like I am most comfortable with nasal pillows but even after two different jaw straps and a dog toy tucked under my chin, my jaw still drops and air comes out of my mouth during sleep. I ordered a cap jaw strap to see if it will work.
I don't want to tape my mouth shut but I'm running out of ideas. Please, any suggestions?

I have to use a chin strap all the time.
I am a great fan of the ResMed Chin Restraint. I always have 2 on hand so I can wash one and have a spare to use.
Coffee
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(12-06-2013, 05:44 AM)Lukie Wrote:
(12-06-2013, 03:18 AM)MarkSchubart Wrote: I had the same problem. I now use the PureSom Ruby adjustable chin strap. Works like a charm.

Last night I used the Respironics strap and dog toy under chin trick. I must have been tired because I slept like the dead for 8 hours straight with fewer awakenings and a better AHI. The nasal pillows are definitely in!Smile
Lukie, experiment with other things under your chin. The dog toy was my first idea, and it worked ok. I am now using some fluffy wash cloths rolled up like an enchilada and it works great. Something wider than the dog toy seems to stay put. Make it big enough that it gives gentle pressure on your chin. I hated chin straps...it's just more crap on your face to irritate you. Sometimes I pull the neck band of my Tshirt over the ends to keep in place.

Now with only the nose pillows, it feels so good to have my face uncovered. I can scratch my nose and it's easy to take on and off in the middle of the night.

Do I need to upload a picture of an enchilada for our Aussie friends? Only kidding!

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