08-26-2015, 09:06 PM
(This post was last modified: 08-26-2015, 09:09 PM by But it's me!.)
I've gone through several chin straps, including the Ruby, before finally giving a cervical collar a try. Wish I had read about it sooner, as it is the best thus far. It took a few nights to get used to the thing around my neck. Compared to the chin strap discomfort, it was nothing. I believe getting used to a mask or pillows makes it easy to adjust to another bit of gear about the head. No more jaw pain from a strap and no more tongue dried to the teeth. Another plus is no more aggravating an old neck injury from sleeping the wrong way. I suggest giving one a try. Cheaper too!
08-26-2015, 09:47 PM
(This post was last modified: 08-26-2015, 09:49 PM by surferdude2.)
I made one out of the 2" wide elastic waist band of some of my old insulated underwear (don't ski anymore, don't need them). I know, sounds gross but it worked very well since I was free to custom fit, cut & sew and design it as I saw fit. I had a double strap on the top to keep it in place. Unfortunately, I ended up tossing it and going back to my FF Mirage Quattro mask since the nasal pillows were blowing back through my ears (eustachian tubes) too much. Too bad since I loved the P10 otherwise. I may try it again someday if I can solve the ear problem, possibly lower pressure and side sleep if the mask will stand that. Keeping my mouth shut was no problem. (Mrs. Dude smiled when I said that.)
I have a carefusion PureSom Ruby adjustable chin strap. Did anyone tell you about those? The reorder number is TMS-09ADJ in case you want to google it.
My Philips Optilife mask came with a built-in chin strap (which the company tried to convince me wasn't a chin strap but a stabilizing piece). While I love this mask, I apparently wasn't buying enough of them and the company has quit making them. Not sure what I'm going to use once my supply of mask, and pillows runs out.
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I'm using the Respironics premium chin strap III. Just started about 2 weeks ago. Cut my LL's in half. Which were very high. I had other issues in which my LL's were still high by any standards which some of the members here helped me solve.
The chin strap III was just a lucky shot, so I never looked any further. It's fairly inexpensive if you want to give it a try.