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Has anyone tried using a chinstrap alone (without cpap) for sleep apnea?

March 7th, 2011

There are some recent findings that chinstraps may be more effective than CPAP at treating sleep apnea. Has anyone succesfully tried using just a chin strap alone? If so, any particular brand?

Only the least severe cases of sleep apnea can be treated this way. Most of my patients who are newer to sleep apnea underwent a sleep study with a chinstrap alone and it was only shown effective for those who weren’t obese and didn’t have a moderate to severe soft palate occlusion.
If you have questions about this, you may want to consult your pulmonary doctor or the doctor who read your polysomnography results to assess whether or not this is right for you.

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  1. cwgrrl7 Says:

    Only the least severe cases of sleep apnea can be treated this way. Most of my patients who are newer to sleep apnea underwent a sleep study with a chinstrap alone and it was only shown effective for those who weren’t obese and didn’t have a moderate to severe soft palate occlusion.
    If you have questions about this, you may want to consult your pulmonary doctor or the doctor who read your polysomnography results to assess whether or not this is right for you.
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