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Where you you wear your chinstrap?

I wear it under my headgear.
42
60%
I wear it over my headgear.
10
14%
I don't wear a chin strap but I want to see poll results.
17
24%
 
Total votes : 69

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Where do you wear your chin strap.

Postby Pugsy on Mon May 07, 2012 9:47 am

NanWilson requested a poll to get an idea whether people who use a chin strap wear it over or under their headgear. So here you go NanWilson. Super easy to create a poll...I had never done it before.
There is a tab for poll creation below the Save...Preview....Submit boxes on lower left.

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Re: Where do you wear your chin strap.

Postby the_nap_ster on Mon May 07, 2012 9:51 am

I voted "under my headgear"... since that's usually the case. :D

But I do have one exception. When I wear my Bella, I wear it over. My chin strap covers my ears, so that's the only config that's workable.
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Re: Where do you wear your chin strap.

Postby squid13 on Mon May 07, 2012 10:02 am

I wear it under my mask when I use a chin strap. Right now I'm taping.

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Re: Where do you wear your chin strap.

Postby nanwilson on Mon May 07, 2012 10:05 am

Pugsy..you are the bomb, thank you. I guess I had only one cup of coffee in me when I took a look on how to set it up :lol: :lol: ya know coffee makes the old lady smarter :lol: :lol: THANK YOU !!!!!

I have a deluxe chin strap I bought last year, and I have a papcap-plus size small/medium ( never used) which I would like to swap for another deluxe or an adjustable Ruby Puresom...anyone interested. I'm going to try using my new Aloha with a chin strap, I just hate adding more "stuff" to my head, but I see so many of you have just bitten the bullet and use a chin strap. Believe me, if a chinstrap doesn't work I will be swapping my Aloha for another Hybrid, so far(3 nights) the Aloha just isn't "it".
Thanks again Pugsy, you are the best.
Cheers
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Re: Where do you wear your chin strap.

Postby avi123 on Mon May 07, 2012 10:58 am

I did not answer the above poll b/c there are some kind of masks that I wear over the mask's straps and others that I wear under.

Both of the following work great with my Resmed Mirage SoftGell nasal mask, and improved my treatment alot.

This Respironics Premium I wear OVER the mask:

(The fabric is heavy and rough)

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This Topaz (and probably the Puresom Ruby) I wear UNDER the mask's straps:

(B/c it's very smooth fabric)

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Re: Where do you wear your chin strap.

Postby n0hardmask on Mon May 07, 2012 10:59 am

Generally, I put on the chin strap first, thus under the mask strap. But I have wondered if there was an alternative use: to go over the FFM that I tried a short while, and see IF the mask will stay on the face. No success, hence I stick with my SleepWeaver, with Comfortlite2 as rare backup mask.

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Re: Where do you wear your chin strap.

Postby jilliansue on Mon May 07, 2012 11:04 am

I have always worn it under the mask, because I thought that putting it over the mask could make the mask move around, and make it more difficult to quick a quick mask placement adjustment during the night. But when I first got my setup, the chinstrap said to place it over the mask. I have not tried it, though.

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Re: Where do you wear your chin strap.

Postby 2flamingos on Mon May 07, 2012 11:38 am

I don't always use the chin strap, but when I do it is always under.

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Re: Where do you wear your chin strap.

Postby Pugsy on Mon May 07, 2012 11:40 am

I didn't think about those people who do both...over and under.. I would add that option if I could but I don't see a way to edit the poll now. Am I just missing it or is editing not allowed once there have been votes?

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Re: Where do you wear your chin strap.

Postby JoeP on Mon May 07, 2012 11:41 am

I just wear it to bed. :)




I have the Puresom ruby, it goes on first and stays on, that way there is no fumbling around if i have to get up through the night or in the morning to get the alarm clock. I keep my alarm clock across the room so i have to get out of bed and go turn it off, there is no snooze button in my world, been doing this for the last 30 years.

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Re: Where do you wear your chin strap.

Postby nanwilson on Mon May 07, 2012 12:06 pm

Pugsy wrote:I didn't think about those people who do both...over and under.. I would add that option if I could but I don't see a way to edit the poll now. Am I just missing it or is editing not allowed once there have been votes?


I think we're are okay Pugsy, so far its just about all "under". Don't fret about it, I read in the users instructions for both ways to wear their chinstrap, thats what got me confused.......sometimes its pretty easy to confuse an old lady with osa :roll:

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Re: Where do you wear your chin strap.

Postby xenablue on Mon May 07, 2012 12:56 pm

Thought about wearing it over my mask, but I already get show-and-tell mask marks for most of the morning and figured the chinstrap would only make it worse if it was putting more pressure on my mask, then skin.

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Re: Where do you wear your chin strap.

Postby DrPepper00 on Mon May 07, 2012 1:17 pm

So far I am the only one that voted over the headgear. I started out wearing it under.
Then I read on here that it could be worn over. That stopped my leaks. I can get the pillows in just the right position and they stay there.

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Re: Where do you wear your chin strap.

Postby Riorican on Mon May 07, 2012 4:56 pm

What chin strap and headgear? With the Bella Loops over my ears and the cervical collar around my neck, I almost forget I have OSA. Love it!

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Re: Where do you wear your chin strap.

Postby avi123 on Mon May 07, 2012 7:19 pm

Pugsy wrote:I didn't think about those people who do both...over and under.. I would add that option if I could but I don't see a way to edit the poll now. Am I just missing it or is editing not allowed once there have been votes?


I thought about it but your only choice would have been the list several popular chinstraps and ask which one the voter use.

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