While breathing through the nose is considered the healthier way to sleep, many people who suffer from sleep apnea tend to be mouth-breathers, this can be due to habit, congestion or due to their jaw structure.
If you’re congested on a regular basis, you should make an appointment to see a sleep specialist to find out if you need to begin using a chin strap.
CPAP chin strap is intended to use by patients who wear a CPAP mask during their treatment sessions, but experience jaw drops during the night.
The CPAP chin strap work by keeping the patient’s mouth closed during CPAP use, which will help to prevent a sore throat and make they wake up. A chin strap will also contribute to preventing air from escaping through the patient’s open mouth.
These apnea straps are used in conjunction with a CPAP machine, to treat respiratory issues or sleep apnea.These machines will administer a constant level of air pressure to prevent a patient’s airways from closing.
These devices will help the user to breathe regularly and easier during sleep. The primary duty of the chin strap is to keep the user’s mouth closed, which will prevent airflow through the mouth. While a CPAP device can use for a variety of medical conditions, they are primarily used to treat apnea.
Apnea is the medical condition that involves the airway narrowing or closing during sleep, once the muscles have relaxed. This type of airway restriction will cause a patient to receive an insufficient amount of oxygen, lack of energy, fatigue during the day, chronic headaches and snoring is also a frequent apnea symptom.
CPAP therapy is one of the most successful treatments for apnea, and it can have more satisfactory results when used with a CPAP chin strap. Many people who suffer from apnea find that their mouths are open during sleep, which interferes with the effectiveness of the therapy. The CPAP device relies on a type of closed system to create the air pressure in the windpipe, which is how the airway is kept open.
Air leaking from the mouth will prevent the machine from working adequately, because of the air that enters the nose leaving through the mouth before reaching the user’s windpipe.