Anti-snoring Chin Straps: Do They Work?


snoring-chin-strapThe anti-snoring chin strap has existed for some time now. It is one of the oldest kinds of snoring solutions, right up there with the jaw retaining mouthpiece.

Sometimes they’re also referred to as a chin up strap. This is due to what they are doing to keep you from snoring. They do work for certain people, so while they are not the most popular choice, one of these may be an option for you.

It’s a very simple apparatus so don’t believe the hype and pay an excessive amount of money for one. This type of solution shouldn’t cost you very much, even if you go for a top of the line product. However, don’t make any kind of decision until you read everything I have for you here.

Chin Up Lad

Usually one end of the chin strap goes across the rear part of your head, close to the top, as the opposite end will support your jaw.

Since they work this way, if you snore because you sleep with your mouth open, this might be one option to keep in mind.

Sometimes chin straps are compared to jaw retaining mouthpieces. While both devices hold your jaw in a certain position, they do not work quite the same way.

Eyes On The Prize

Most chin straps that are designed to reduce snoring are constructed with different types of fabric so they can be as comfortable as possible.

An uncomfortable chin strap may do its job, but it might also keep you from sleeping. I always recommend getting the most comfortable option available to you for this reason.

Since your goal is to get a great night’s sleep be certain to see the material the strap is made of before you purchase it. Even check it out in person if it’s possible. Ideally, you should try it on before you actually buy it, but this isn’t always an option.

One more thing to consider is the general design. Some look like a sling for your head and some look more like an old fashioned leather strap dog muzzle with buckles. Generally the sling type designs are far more comfortable compared to ones that look like they’ll squeeze your head from a dozen different directions.

In my experience, if the chin strap you’re checking out appears uncomfortable then it usually is. That was always true for me when I was trying out various solutions.

Chin straps are basically only for you if you snore because you sleep with your mouth open. In fact, if you are an open mouth snorer then this is one of the best snoring solutions for you.

Beyond whether you are an open mouth snorer or not, there are several other points to consider if you’re thinking of going with this kind of solution.

Before You Run Out To Buy One…

There are a few things you need to think about. To begin with, just how much do you move while you’re sleeping?

This isn’t something most folks think of before they purchase a chin strap. It’s important that it stays where you want it since a chin strap relies on being positioned correctly to work.

If you’re a street fighter in your dreams the chances of one of these devices staying in place are pretty small. Before you spend the cash on a chin strap you definitely have to think about this.

I found out just how easily some chin straps can slide off while I was testing them and searching for my own solution.

Design comes back into the picture here. Some designs have fewer ways to slide off your face. Simpler is definitely better in this case. Chances are that it’ll remain where it needs to if you come across a chin strap with holes for your ears.

The designs using a bunch of smaller straps have a great deal of things that can fail and overcomplicate the fitting process. In my opinion something that is just one piece of material with holes for your ears is ideal.

There are several chin straps like this available, so you still have a few options if you take my advice.

Summary

The anti-snoring chin strap may be a good snoring solution for some people, but be sure it’s right for you if you decide to try one.

Some people do well with them and reviews can be mixed just like with most other kinds of solutions. For most of us a chin strap isn’t the best option available. I think the reason behind this is that most people who try them are not open mouth snorers.

If you are an open mouth snorer start checking out my reviews of all the chin straps I’ve come across so far. I’m sure you’ll find something that will work for you.

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