Looking for nasal pillow w/built-in chin strap

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Looking for nasal pillow w/built-in chin strap

Postby nobody102 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:01 am

Started using a Respronics M-series with B-Flex. in 15/11. I have a Resmed Swift Ultra nasal pillow. The problem is that I am somewhat of a mouth breather. I tried using a chin strap in addition to the mask, and it makes it uncomfortable. I sleep on my side, and then there is too much pressure on the side of my head from all the "layers" of straps. I there a "one-piece" unit that
has the pillow and the chin strap combined? Also, I don't like the Swift because the hose is connected on one side, making sleeping on the other side a problem. So, I would also like a hose connection in the middle of the mask. Does all this exist in one product?


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Postby cowboymike » Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:27 am

Respironics has a nasal pillow/cushion style mask called optilife. It has a strap that goes under your chin but my DME said she could not call it a chin strap, with some modification you may be able to make it a chin strap. I also use a cheap chin strap from respironics, it white and has velcro straps. Check out their website. Good Luck
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Postby White Beard » Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:56 am

Have you looked at the Hybrid mask it has nasal pillows, and it also covers the mouth like a full Face mask and has a buile in chin piece. Might be something to check into? Good Luck to You
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Postby nobody102 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:33 pm

I have a beard, so FFM won't work for me.

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Postby White Beard » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:32 pm

nobody102 I have a full beard and I use the Liberty mask when my beard was short I used the Hybrid. the thing about the chin strap it might hold your jaw closed but it will not keep your lips closed and I know that when I sleep my facial muscles relax and air escapes through my lips ( known as lip flutter) and with a beard you can't tape your lips shut, I find the Liberty works pretty good and my leak rate is usually in the high 30 and low to mid 40's but my machine seems to compensate very well with that. I do wash my beard really good just before putting my mask on, and I use as hot of water that I can stand on it and I put the mask on with my beard wet!
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Postby nobody102 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:36 am

Thanks I will look into that. I actually slept the last 3 nights with my nasal pillow w/o chin strap, and the leak rate was low, so maybe I am OK with that.
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Postby ElleMarie » Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:12 pm

Optilife nasal pillows do have the built in chin strap you are asking about. My hubby has a mustache and beard so we understand your concern. I am WAY too claustrophobic for this type of mask but it looks like it would be just what you are looking for. Again, I have NOT tried it but saw it and thought it might be for you.
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Respironics chin strap

Postby hbananas » Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:56 pm

I can't find it on their site, but my local DME sold me a "respironics type" strap. I have a ComfortLite2, so there are no straps on my face. It has a soft, stretchy nylon sling the chin goes in. Tabs come off each end of the sling, and they have the loopy side of velcro on them. It came with four squares that have the hooks of velcro on both sides. You stick the squares to your headgear, if it's the stretchy neoprene kind, then you stick the tabs coming off the sling to the velcro hooks. I just use two at my temples, and I cut off the excess on the tabs. They will wrap clear around your head if necessary. The sling tends to migrate upwards and cover my mouth, so voila! No lip flutter. Put respironics chin strap in a search engine, and you'll find it.
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