Similar to Respironics chinstraps, this Premium Chinstrap from SP Medical ensures both comfort and stability while keeping your mouth closed during CPAP therapy.
Continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) applied to patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can help these patients maintain better sleep. People with OSA have trouble sleeping because their airways can collapse while they are asleep, causing breathing problems that in turn disrupt sleep. Giving CPAP to these patients can prevent the airways from collapsing and allowing these patients to sleep more normally.
Some patients’ mouths tend to fall open unconsciously while sleep, which can rendor the CPAP therapy ineffective. An open mouth allows positive air pressure to escape before it even reaches the airways, resulting in an compromised treatment. This is because CPAP therapy relies on a closed pressure system to provide the positive air pressure to the airways.
Furthermore, failure to keep the mouth closed during treatment leads to other discomforts, including oral, nasal and throat dryness.
Made with neoprene materials and equipped with strong Velcro straps, the Premium Chinstrap securely but comfortably holds the jaw closed and in place. It also comes equipped with a broad, under-the-chin design that ensures a secure fit.
It is also very adjustable and can fit patients with different head sizes. It even has a chin cup to provide relief during therapy as well as an additional strap that goes around the head and behind the neck for added stability.
This product can be returned on warranty issues only.