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Which Chinstrap to get?
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Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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Post: #11
RE: Which Chinstrap to get?
I have had great luck with the ResMed Chin Restraint. It's easy to use,easy to clean and very comfortable.
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09-01-2016 02:33 PM
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Machine: AirSense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed F10 and/or P10
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Post: #12
RE: Which Chinstrap to get?
All of them ... Sad

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09-01-2016 02:40 PM
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old82 Offline

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Mask Make & Model: ResMed Airfit P10 Nasal pillow
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Other Comments: Use chin strap to greatly reduce leaks

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Post: #13
RE: Which Chinstrap to get?
Make your own by obtaining soft bamboo cloth material...double it over making it two layers and fashion about a 3 inch wide strip long enough to go over the mouth to the BACK of your head passing along the bottom of the ears to the base of your skull . Sew velcro strips on the ends at the back of the head.

Adjust the width so that it lays across the mouth from the base of the nose to the bottom of the lower lip (not to the chin or below it) and wear it straight back to the back of the head (not over the top of the head). . make it snug so that it keeps your mouth from opening by locking your lower lip in position.

This requires some sewing machine expertise to stitch the double layer together on its edges and to stitch velcro patches on the ends. But it works great and is as good if not better than the one I just paid about 60 bucks for that has this same sort of design but has additional straps that go under the chin and secure at the top of the head making you look like a wrapped up mummy. The key is to simply lock the lower lip in place and not try to pull the whole jaw up vertically as most chin straps try to do and fail.
09-01-2016 09:49 PM
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icyura10 Offline

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Post: #14
RE: Which Chinstrap to get?
I want the chin-strap that goes around my feet!

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09-02-2016 08:25 AM
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surferdude2 Offline

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Post: #15
RE: Which Chinstrap to get?
(09-01-2016 09:49 PM)old82 Wrote:  The key is to simply lock the lower lip in place and not try to pull the whole jaw up vertically as most chin straps try to do and fail.

That is indeed the key. It stops the mouth leak that prevents many users from being able to use a comfortable nasal pillows mask and makes them resort to a full face version. It's safe to use as opposed to taping the mouth, that some users have suggested. It sounds like you've done the same experimenting that I have.

For most people, a simple chin strap is practically useless for preventing air leaks out between the lips. The "tongue to the roof of the mouth" method may be great but it doesn't work for everybody.

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09-02-2016 11:42 AM
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