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Ruby-Style Chinstrap

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Ruby-Style Chinstrap

Help prevent air leaks and maintain your comfort with the latex-free Ruby Chin Strap from Lifesource, Inc. While an adjustable version of the Ruby Chin Strap is available, this version is a fixed-size elastic CPAP chin strap.

Ruby-Style Chinstrap

Help prevent air leaks and maintain your comfort with the latex-free Ruby Chin Strap from Lifesource, Inc. While an adjustable version of the Ruby Chin Strap is available, this version is a fixed-size elastic CPAP chin strap.

The Ruby-Style Chinstrap is Right for You!

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What's included*

  • Ruby Adjustable Chinstrap
  • Extension Strap

* Does not include select added accessories

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Ruby Chin Strap Features and Benefits:

  • Attractive CPAP Chin Strap Fits Underneath Headgear and Mask for Secure Fit
  • Available in Multiple Sizes, Giving You a Just-Right Fit
  • Effective Solution for Combating Accidental Mouth Breathing

Fits Underneath Headgear and Mask for Secure Fit

To fit the Ruby-style chin strap, place the large section of the accessory at the back of your neck with the tag facing out. Place your CPAP headgear and mask on over the ruby chin strap and adjust your equipment accordingly.

Available in Multiple Sizes, Giving You a Just-Right Fit

The chinstrap is bright red and made with 100% ester polyurethane. It is available in the following measurements:

  • Small: 23” to 25”
  • Medium: 25” to 27”
  • Large: 27” to 29”

Effective Solution for Accidental Mouth Breathers

If you use a nasal CPAP mask and find that your CPAP therapy is not as effective as it could be due to mouth leaks while you sleep, using the ruby chin strap with your sleep therapy can help keep your mouth closed and make your nasal mask much more effective!

What’s Included:

  • Ruby Adjustable Chinstrap
  • Extension Strap

The color of the chinstraps may vary with subtle shade differences between each batch. This does not impact the function of the product.

Care and Cleaning:

  • The Ruby-Style Chinstrap should be hand washed using warm water and a mild household detergent. Rinse the chinstrap well and line dry.
  • Alternately, it can be washed in a machine set to the delicate cycle. Use the cold water setting and a mild laundry detergent. Line dry.
  • Do not use bleach.
  • Do not iron the chinstrap.
  • Do not put it in a clothes dryer.
What is the purpose of a chinstrap?
Nasal delivery devices are the preferred mode of delivering CPAP air. They are smaller, lighter and usually more comfortable, with many styles and sizes to choose from.

When using a nasal device with a CPAP, it is imperative that the mouth remain closed for the pressure to be maintained and the therapy to be effective. Most people will automatically keep their mouth closed while on CPAP, but some are unable to do so, at least in the beginning of the therapy.

Use of a Chinstrap is the first response to opening the mouth during sleep. It is worn in addition to the CPAP mask to hold the jaw up and help keep the mouth closed.

Even with the use of a chinstrap, some people are still able to breathe through their teeth and lips. If so, a Full Face Mask is an option worth considering.

Here are some recommended chinstraps:

Ruby-Style Adjustable Chinstrap with Extension Strap
Deluxe-Style Chinstrap
Premium Chinstrap
Halo Chinstrap
What styles of chinstraps are there?
A basic chinstrap cups the chin and has narrow straps that connect at the top of the head, usually with Velcro. It works best for those who sleep on their side and who do not open their mouth very much. The straps may fall forward or backward on the head if not held in place by the mask headgear. An example of this type of chinstrap is the Sullivan Chinstrap.Sullivan Chinstrap

For greater strength, a wider chinstrap is available. The width of the strap is sufficient to cup the chin, and narrow straps are available to attach across the forehead to keep the chinstrap from falling back, as well as across the back of the head to keep it from falling forward. This style of chinstrap is more stable, but it may cover the ears. An example of this type of chinstrap is the Premium Chinstrap.Sullivan Chinstrap

Another style of chinstrap is a series of straps that cup the chin at a lower angle for greater support, and include the stabilizing straps in the design. An example of this type of chinstrap is the CPAP.com Deluxe Chinstrap.

CPAP.com Deluxe Chinstrap
Why is air leaking from my mouth?
Air leaks from the mouth whenever the mouth is opened during CPAP therapy. This occurs for many reasons, but a very common one is due to nasal irritation from the CPAP airflow.

The correlation between the lack of humidification and mouth leaks is a topic being heavily researched. Studies are now being conducted on the hypothesis that a large amount of mouth leakage is caused by the following cycle:
  • CPAP therapy is used with ineffective or no humidification.
  • The nasal membranes are unable to adequately condition the increased airflow and after a few minutes the airway and nasal passages become dry.
  • To remedy the dryness and obtain moisture, the body uses the mouth to breathe.
  • CPAP air follows the path of least resistance and leaks out of the open mouth.
  • The air leaking through the mouth causes more dryness.
  • Patient wakes up feeling tired with significant dryness in mouth and dry, swollen nasal passages.

The answer to this cycle is humidification. If the mouth continues to open during sleep, a chinstrap may be needed to hold the jaw up so that the mouth can close. If mouth breathing continues, a full face mask that covers the nose and mouth is indicated.
Why is my mouth dry in the morning?
Dry mouth is a sign that you are opening your mouth while you sleep. If you use nasal mask, breathing through your mouth bypasses any humidification you may be using so increasing the heat will not be effective. Breathing through your mouth while using a nasal mask reduces the benefit of the CPAP therapy.

First be sure the mask is not leaking. If it is six to nine months old and leaking, try replacing it. If it is new and leaking, we can help you get a better size.

If your mask is new and NOT leaking, try a chinstrap to keep your jaw up and mouth closed. If a chinstrap doesn't solve the problem, try a full face mask that covers your nose and mouth.

If you use a full face mask and have a dry mouth, try adding a heated humidifier to add moisture.

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Did not solve my problem

Verified purchase | Feb. 06, 2024 | Tom A.
I purchased this chin strap after having tried two others, to try to achieve a better seal with my nasal cushion. Unfortunately, it has not made much of a difference.

Easy to apply

Did not solve the problem of air leaking.

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Chinstrap

Verified purchase | Dec. 22, 2023 | Wayne H. | Recommended
Very good fit and long lasting before they need replacing.

Nice fit.

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TOO SMALL ALL MY OTHER CPAP PRODUCTS ARE MED FIT FINE

Verified purchase | Aug. 07, 2023 | JOHN E.
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NONE

RUNS VERY SMALL CAN NOT USE

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Ruby-Style Chinstrap

Verified purchase | Mar. 22, 2023 | Verified CPAP.com Customer
I gave this a 2 because I measured my head before ordering, and the small size was too small. However, I was able to make it adjustable so that I didn't waste my money. I works great now!
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Love this chinstrap

Verified purchase | Nov. 28, 2022 | Verified CPAP.com Customer
Only chinstrap I've ever liked. Don't like the adjustable one, they never worked well for me.
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Love this chinstrap

Verified purchase | Nov. 28, 2022 | Verified CPAP.com Customer
Only chinstrap I've ever liked. Don't like the adjustable one, they never worked well for me.
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