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Universal Chinstrap

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Universal Chinstrap

The Universal Chinstrap, an economical chinstrap made with soft materials, offers a solution by encouraging nasal breathing and improving your overall sleep quality.

Learn More About the Universal Chinstrap:

  • Available to Use with Any Nasal Mask, Nasal Pillow, or Nasal Prong System
  • Just Right Fit with One–Size–Fits–All Sizing

Universal Chinstrap

The Universal Chinstrap, an economical chinstrap made with soft materials, offers a solution by encouraging nasal breathing and improving your overall sleep quality.

Learn More About the Universal Chinstrap:

  • Available to Use with Any Nasal Mask, Nasal Pillow, or Nasal Prong System
  • Just Right Fit with One–Size–Fits–All Sizing

The Universal Chinstrap is Right for You!

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  • Chinstrap
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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Too big for my small face/head

Verified purchase | Mar. 04, 2024 | Mary C.
This strap seems very sturdy and like it would last a long time. However it is too long and too wide for my small head and face. I had hoped to find something a little smaller than what I've been using, but no luck.
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Too hard to keep in place

Verified purchase | Nov. 14, 2023 | Paul G.
Does not work.
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It's meh

Verified purchase | May. 25, 2023 | Robert D.
Gets hot fast
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Good price

Verified purchase | Mar. 23, 2023 | Verified CPAP.com Customer
Same good feel not hard on skin fair price, good seal on my jaw
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Chinstrap

Verified purchase | Feb. 02, 2023 | Verified CPAP.com Customer
Very simple, easy and comfortable. Exactly what I needed. Online ordering process was very simple and tracking my shipment was a Breeze. Thanks CPAP.COM!
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Chinstrap

Verified purchase | Feb. 02, 2023 | Verified CPAP.com Customer
Very simple, easy and comfortable. Exactly what I needed. Online ordering process was very simple and tracking my shipment was a Breeze. Thanks CPAP.COM!
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