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Snoring Chin Strap: Effective Solution At Competitive Prices


As one of the industry’s most cost-effective and widely used anti-snoring devices on the market today anti-snoring chin straps are really easy to fit, wear and maintain.

No matter if you are a newcomer or a decades-long veteran to the world of products that reduce and or stop snoring (Perhaps you’re simply looking for a different approach?) jaw supporting chin straps are, in my opinion, an absolute must try.

They offer an excellent introduction to a whole range of products that can greatly reduce or prevent sleepless nights due to noise-disturbed rest; they are tried tested and proven. Also, because they are a well-established solution, they have a long track record of being reliable and safe.

Chin straps for snoring have consistently proven themselves to be an effective answer to open-mouth snoring – of which 80% of snorers are – and for those who are looking for an introduction to anti-snoring products there’s simply nothing as easy as ordering, unwrapping, and wearing a chin support.

Clinical trials also support all the facts and observations about chin straps’ effectiveness: They work. The details of one such clinical trial – and its results – can be read in detail here.

What is more – perhaps of interest for our more experienced snorers?– they can also assist closed mouthed snorers (Who suffer from nasal blockage and or mild sleep apnea) because, when used in combination with a Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD) they can help to reinforce the tongue and muscle stability needed for peaceful sleep provided by your MAD.

How They Work

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The idea behind chin straps is very simple and that’s why they are so effective: They work by holding the jaw firmly in place… and that’s it!

This simplicity helps in two ways, one it reduces the chance of your tongue falling back into the throat, where it will block airways, and two it reduces the risk of loose tissue – centered on the neck and jaw (now held in place) – from vibrating.

These proven approaches to reduce and or stop snoring are accepted as effective ways to secure noise free sleep.

So Chin Straps and Mouthpieces Are The Same?

Yes, and… no.

Even though each approach can achieve the same results via the same basic concept, they are different.

The major difference being that while chin straps seek to hold the jaw in position from the outside, via a sling or straps wrapped round the head, mouthpieces aim to do so by sitting inside the snorer’s mouth.

It’s because of this “same-result different-approach” that they can be so effective, especially if you’re an open-mouth snorer, of which – let’s not forget – 80% of snorers are!

If you’re interested in MADs you can find further details about how they work by following this link Mouthpieces: The Ultimate Solution for Snorers.

Chin Straps: The Fit

chin-strap2On first trying your new product you may have to adjust the straps or sling so that it feels comfortable and performs to its full potential.

Do this in order to make sure that it’s not so tight that it causes discomfort, and not so loose that it loses any of its stop-snoring potential.

If it is too loose then it can slip off when you move in your sleep, which can then leave your mouth to fall open. If it is too tight it can cause headaches and jaw and neck ache issues.

So be sure to fit it right. It’s really worth investing some time and effort into making sure that your snoring headband fits as well and as comfortably as possible.

So other than an initial period of adjustment you can simply unwrap your newly arrived chin strap –maybe stick it in the wash before you first wear it– and use it.

The Positives


Anti snoring jaw straps are ideal for the treatment of open mouth snoring, of which 80% of snorers are.

Easy to put on, adjust and use, and they don’t require any set up, moulding or tools for adjustments.

They aren’t invasive.

Unlike other anti-snoring devices it can be used if you wear dentures, braces, have gum disease or temporomandibular joint dysfunction.

Chin straps are easy to maintain, clean and store. There’s no need to establish an intense cleansing regime or to use cleaning solutions and other cleaning products such as toothbrushes. Other than washing your chin strap by hand or by putting it through a machine cycle it will demand nothing more of you than putting it on and taking it off.

They can, with certain marketed chin straps, be extremely cost attractive.

Can be combined with a MAD if you tend to be a closed mouth snorer with blocked sinuses to help keep your MAD in place.

The Downsides


Being made of a fabric the sling or sleep chin strap can move and slip as you sleep.

Having a blocked nose and or being a sufferer of sleep apnea can lead to serious health issues if you only use a chin strap. Not being able to breathe through your mouth –and with your nose blocked– can limit your oxygen intake.

The effectiveness of the fabric’s taut-strength, the quality of the Velcro closing tabs, and the overall fit of the chin strap can deteriorate over time. So, although arguably a near instant remedy for some snorers, you could find that your snoring problems will slowly return, as daily use of your jaw supporter can overcome its preventive qualities. Yet, that said, chin straps will usually offer longer periods of effective usage than other anti-snore solutions primarily because they are not inside your mouth.

IMPORTANT: Being such a widely marketed device – with high levels of sales– there are examples of cheap, shoddy, copies being sold online.

Even reputable vendors such as Amazon and E-bay can be used as a platform to sell poor quality goods.

Therefore please be absolutely sure that you purchase your chin support from a well-recognised company that has lots of in-depth feedback online, has an up-to-date website, and is well known.

Remember: The chin strap is a medical device and your health and safety is of the utmost importance.

Chin Straps for Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a very serious condition that is brought about through specific breathing difficulties while sleeping. Notoriously problematic to treat chin straps were put through medical studies to try and show if they helped reduce the impact of this condition. Two such studies carried out by Journal of Medical Sleep Medicine can be read here and here.

Warning: I do not personally recommend using any anti-snoring device on the market today as a solution for Sleep Apnea without in-depth professional medical consultation. Always be sure to speak with your doctor before using any medical devices.

Conclusion and Recommendation

One of the many snoring bands on the market might well be right for you: Easy to use, cost effective and durable. Plus –as a great compliment to any MAD that you may well be using– I believe that they really can deliver a difference.

I do offer some caution though: Be sure you get value for money. As I wrote above, some of these products are marketed at a price that is far too expensive when one of the main reasons to look at them is because of their cost effectiveness.

This ‘cost-effectiveness’ is no more demonstrable than with the My Snoring Solution, a snore chin strap presently being offered in a “Buy One Get One Free” deal on the official My Snoring Solution site for $119.97. For further details about this great offer please navigate to their homepage via this link: My Snoring Solution official site. You can also read my comprehensive review on this here.

Again please note: It is of the utmost importance to be aware of how necessary it is to talk with your registered physician about your snoring problems, you could, as written above, be suffering from a much more serious condition: Sleep Apnea.

Sleep apnea can lead to life-threatening events such as strokes or high blood pressure. Remember only your registered healthcare giver is qualified to assist you in choosing which anti-snoring solution will best address your specific individual needs, so please do seek their advice.

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