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Chin Straps: Effective Solutions At Competitive Prices


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

No matter if you are new to the world of products that reduce and or stop snoring or not (Perhaps you’re simply looking for a different approach?) chin straps are, in my opinion, an absolute must try.

Not only are they an excellent introduction to a whole range of products that can significantly reduce or prevent sleepless nights due to noise-disturbed rest but being such an established solution they have a long track record of being reliable and safe,

They have proved themselves again and again 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 the facts about chin straps: They work. Once such clinical trial’s results can be read 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 around 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 – please follow this link.

Chin Straps: The Fit

chin-strap2On first trying your chin support 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 looses any of its anti-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.

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

The Positives

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Chin straps are ideal for the treatment of open mouth snoring.

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

They aren’t invasive.

Unlike other solutions it can be used if you wear dentures, 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.

The Downsides

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Being made of a fabric the sling or straps 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 – will 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 the chin strap can overcome its protective qualities.

Yet, that said, chin straps will usually offer longer periods of efficient 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.

Conclusion and Recommendation

The chin strap 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 SleePro Chin Support a product that retails on the SleepPro homepage for a very reasonable $29.99.

SleepPro – and its partner company Meditas Ltd – have established a record of excellence through the design and development of various anti-snoring devices that, including their chin strap, also offers a family of MADs.

Deeply involved in the study of sleep diagnostics and the treatment of sleep disorders their products are manufactured from a comprehensive understanding of the problems snorers face.

With this kind of research and development pedigree behind it and with such competitive pricing I readily recommend you give the SleePro Chin Support a try.

SleepPro Official website: sleepprointernational.com

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