How Adding a Chin Strap Can Improve your CPAP's Effectiveness
If you are treating your sleep apnea with a CPAP machine, but don't feel as well-rested as you should be, ask yourself a few questions. Are you snoring at night? Do you wake up with a dry mouth and a sore throat? Then you may need to add another accessory to your nighttime fashion.
A chinstrap is a stretchy piece of fabric that straps over the top and back of your head, down your jawline, and across your chin, like the inside straps of a bike helmet combined with rugby headgear. It helps keep your jaw gently closed, increasing the proper, dedicated airflow through your nose from your CPAP machine. Most often, it is used in conjunction with the nasal tubing CPAP machines to prevent leaks, but it also can be used to more firmly secure a facemask.
Our highest-rated Premium Chinstrap by Philips Respironics is a comfortable, affordable solution without having to resort to buying a full facemask. Used with a nasal system, it features an integrated cup to gently cradle the chin while offering just enough support to keep your mouth closed. If you use a mouth facemask, then try the Respironics Deluxe Chinstrap. Specially designed to be worn with sleep apnea masks, the Deluxe model comes with two points of adjustment on the back of the head for maximum comfort. Fast shipping from RespShop means you'll be sleeping more soundly in no time.Note: Don't use a chinstrap if you have nasal congestion, a deviated septum, or are experiencing difficulties with your CPAP machine. Serious breathing complications could occur.