Snoring is a very common problem that affects average people everyday. Dealing with snoring can be difficult and have detrimental impacts on your health. The quality of sleep that a snoring person receives is significantly reduced, but it can be an easy problem to solve. A convenient and proven way to prevent snoring in many people is for them to wear an anti-snoring chin strap.
There are many options that your medical practitioner may suggest to solve your snoring issues. Some of which include surgery, limiting alcohol intake, losing weight, and wearing devices such as mouth guards and chin straps. Whatever choice you make, it should be the solution that you find works most reliably and comfortably for the way you sleep.
Why should I choose a chin strap to prevent snoring?
A anti-snoring chin strap is one of the many options you may try when looking to solve a chronic snoring issue. These devices are designed to help mouth snorers and are not recommended as a solution for nose snorers.
Chin straps are a non-invasive device which is worn during sleep to support your chin and keep your mouth closed. Ensuring that your mouth is closed will prevent air from passing through your throat, therefore reducing the primary cause of mouth snoring.
What are the benefits of an anti-snoring chin strap?
There are a number of key benefits to anti-snoring chin straps which make them ideal for preventing snoring for many people. The main benefit being that the chin strap is worn externally and is not required to be inserted into your mouth. Some other anti-snoring devices need to be worn in the mouth, which can cause discomfort and not ideal for people who wear dentures. Additionally, because the chin strap does not get inserted into the mouth, there is very little tooth or jaw pain, which is common with other alternatives.
Anti-snoring chin straps are also made from high quality medical grade fabrics and are designed for extended use. They can also be washed and stored easily. Due to these reasons chin straps can have a very long lifespan if cared for properly.
How do anti-snoring chin straps prevent snoring?
Chin straps are very effective for mouth snorers in particular, due to the fact that the main entry point for the air causing the sound in the throat is closed. People who are primarily mouth breathers because of nasal polyps, a deviated septum, nose injury or sinus issues will see the most significant benefit from wearing a anti-snoring chin strap during sleep.
It is important to note that chin straps are able to be used in conjunction with other snoring remedies such as medications and CPAP machines.
How do you wear an anti-snoring chin strap?
Wearing a chin strap during sleep is a straightforward process, but it can take some time for people to get used to. Wearing a device to close your mouth can be strange, however if fitted properly it should be comfortable and supportive.
The flexible fabric strap wraps over your head and is secured under your chin. In order to ensure that the chin strap is comfortable and effective it is essential that it is adjusted specifically for you and fitting as accurately as possible.
In addition, it is ideal for your chin strap to be replaced regularly as recommended by the manufacturer, to ensure it is working and fitting optimally.
At Biomed we are a medical fabric manufacturing company, who manufactures durable, lightweight and stretchy hypoallergenic fabrics which are used to manufacture CPAP equipment and chin straps. We understand the importance of robust and safe fabrics which ensure maximum comfort and reliability for patients. Biomed has a longstanding partnership with ResMed to supply chin straps, which have been providing superior patient comfort for decades. For more information on our full range of chin straps for snoring, please get in contact with the expert Biomed team on (02) 9758 3855.