Can someone please tell me the proper way to use a chin strap? Do you wear it under the mask head gear or over it? I must wear a chin strap because my mouth always
comes open and dries out severely if I don't. I had a real basic chin strap that finally wore out so I ordered a deluxe one off of cpap.com which has sort of a stabilizing strap that goes around the back of the head. It seems like it was not worth the extra money to get the "deluxe" model!
I've been using my Fisher and Paykel "dumb" machine for almost a year now. I have had lots of issues with full face masks, even expensive ones" leaking and then found one that I loved, which fit over my nose and sort of floated on a cushion of air. Unfortunately, this one, over time, left a nasty, sore red spot across the bridge of my nose. So, I switched over to a Swift LT II, and it has worked pretty well. I'm so excited to not wake up with that sore, red spot across my nose! But, I do toss and turn a bit at night and sometimes the Swift's nasal pillows will be come dislodged and I have to wake up, adjust the bulky chin strap, put the head gear back on and get back to sleep.
So, would like some advice on the proper placement of the chinstrap in regards to the head gear. I have been putting on the chin strap first then the head gear. I'm thinking about ordering another chin strap like my old one (basic, not bulky). Also, have read a couple of glowing comments about the nasal prong type mask. Is it better than the pillow-type Swift LT that I'm using now?
Thanks for your advice!