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Brand: Knightsbridge Sleep Solutions
We're excited to share this latest chinstrap which should give success to many patients where other chinstraps may have failed, due to its vertical lift to prevent the jaw from receding further back.
We're pleased to add the Knightsbridge Dual Band Chinstrap to our charity's shop and are optimistic for good feedback as time goes by due to its unique vertical lift of keeping the jaw supported and aligned. The only drawback is this will not suit people with a latex allergy!
This Dual Band Chinstrap holds and supports the jaw in the correct position to ensure the jaw does not recede further back (like other chinstraps can cause, and especially with people who already have a receding chin).
Due to the jaw being correctly aligned, it should help prevent a gap forming at the lips and air escaping which can affect the actual CPAP or non-invasive ventilation therapy and also cause disturbed sleep.
The vertical lift will help prevent mouth breathing with the consequent dry mouth this causes, and nasal breathing will be encouraged (although anyone aiming to nasal breathe must also make sure this is comfortably possible and address any nasal congestion).
Another benefit for having the jaw aligned correctly is that it is less likely to cause jaw discomfort which can even lead to pain to the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ).
An added bonus we discovered when testing, is that due to this chinstrap needing a cap for stability and the mask headgear going over the top of the cap, it should also help people who get discomfort from the mask headgear straps - most of which will be no longer in direct contact with the head or skin. In fact, we tweaked it and placed the cap further back so that the back neck strap of the headgear also went over the cap material. Therefore, the CPAP headgear can go either underneath or over the top of the chinstrap.
There are 3 sizes (and 2 colours) to allow for the perfect fit.
The following chart shows some testing carried out with a CPAP user wearing his full face mask who is on good therapy with an AHI of below 5, but leakage was not in good control. As you can see on the left of the chart, the leakage was fairly high.
The CPAP user then used this Dual Band Chinstrap (previous chinstraps tended to cause more leakage with this patient due to his jaw receding further with other chinstraps on). He changed to a nasal mask but with little 'hope' tried the Dual Band Chinstrap. Much to his delight with the nasal mask and Dual Band Chinstrap his AHI lowered to less than 1 breathing event per hour and no leaks were recorded (see right of the chart).
Not only does he feel better during the day due to nasal breathing, he has now ordered a nasal mask from his clinic due to the positive change in his therapy.
DUAL BANDS: Non-elastic blue band prevents jaw from lowering. Elastic white band provides gentle upwards force. Compound elastic and non-elastic force allows pressure to be minimized whilst still effective.
VERTICAL LIFT: Bands lift from under jaw and attach at the temples to produce vertical force. (Unlike standard neoprene chinstraps which wrap around the tip of the chin and push the jaw directly into the jaw joint.) Vertical lift works with the natural rotation of the jaw.
COMFORTABLE: Washable. Light, breathable net-mesh cap.
The Knightsbridge Dual Band uses 6 materials plus Velcro and is an assembly of 22 different pieces.
All six materials and the full cap design are necessary to provide the vertical lift and compound elastic and non-elastic pressure functionalities, and also be comfortable.
The elastic and non-elastic straps produce a compound force curve that allows the pressure to be minimised.
For the cap to be durable yet also light and breathable, it has the three-layer net-mesh construction.
Since a full cap is required to balance the vertical forces at the front, and because it needs to fit heads of various sizes and shapes, the cap is constructed of three panels and has a rear size-adjustment strap.
Due to the cap and a portion of the Velcro (which is a somewhat stiff material) covers the ears, there is an interior soft grey felt lining to make that comfortable, and to provide comfort for wear over months or years, the entire perimeter of the cap is also lined.
The Dual Band Chinstrap comes in either white or black and is available in 3 sizes - Medium, Large or XL (Extra Large). It is very important that you measure your head before selecting your size as shown on the following chart:
Contains latex, so please do not purchase if you have a latex allergy.
Very comfortable. Causes no strain. Allows for comfortable breathing. Best I've ever used.
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So pleased to hear this 😊
I bought this chin strap after reading all the good reviews it had received but unfortunately I didnít have as good a time with it. I would wake up during the night with the part that should be on top of the head over my eyes or the chin strap part under my nose covering my mouth. I followed fitting instructions exactly so not sure why it was doing this?
Sorry to hear this and wondering if it's a sizing issue. The manufacturer is very helpful and would be pleased to help. We'll send you an email...
I have found the Dual Band Chinstrap to be so helpful in resolving my obstructive sleep apnoea issues. I was using mouth tape but my jaw was still sagging. It took me a week to work out the best fit and to wear it in so it fits comfortably. I found watching the video below a couple of times to be very useful. I am really happy with this product and would recommend it to others. So much better than the single chinstraps on the market. Yes, I tried them too.
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Great to hear the Dual Band Chinstrap is working well for you 🙂
I was diagnosed with mild sleep apnoea and loaned a CPAP machine to trial as I have an underlying health condition but, try as I might, I could not get on with it. Looking at alternatives I came across this chin strap and so glad I did, as wearing this at night as well as raising the head of my bed has helped a great deal. The cap is very comfortable to wear and now Iím not even aware Iím wearing it. Very pleased with my purchase and the positive effect itís had.
That's brilliant to hear keeping your jaw supported and probably mouth closed has improved your symptoms 😊
It fit just fine and it has really helped my dry mouth with my CPAP.
Pleased to hear the Dual Band Chinstrap has helped with the dry mouth, and sounds like it's doing a good job to help you nose breathe, hence avoiding dry mouth 😊
I found it rather uncomfortable. I lie on my right and where the Velcro attaches is rather bulky so it made it difficult to sleep.
Sorry to hear this Jane. If you have a relative or friend who snores, it would be worth letting them try it instead, as it does help keep the jaw aligned to reduce or even cure snoring - even when it's not sleep apnoea.
1) Covers the ears. This causes the headphones I wear to sleep to slip around.2) No hole at the back of the head like a baseball cap has. This makes it difficult to adjust anything you're wearing underneath, like the sleep mask I wear.3) Slippery material. This makes any device you want to wear over it, e.g. a CPAP mask slip around.This keeps your head cool and your jaw closed brilliantly and with so little force but is quite selfish about headspace. It might not be for you if you're already limited on headspace, like someone who has... I dunno, a sleep condition.
Sorry to hear your experience wasn't as good as many other people, but worth a try.
This takes a little getting used to but is great once you have. My mouth gets very dry on my machine and this has lessoned it a great deal.
Great to hear this Ellen 😊
When I saw this I just had to try it as I am a bad snorer, it was great, the strap's are very easy to a just at first I put it very tight but now I have found the right tension it is magic. I love my ears being covered although I am told I look like the Crazy Frog on a motor bike.
We did have a laugh at your description Susan and can see why you mentioned Crazy Frog 😁Glad the DualBand Chinstrap is helping you though.
Finally found a headband that works, stays in place, holds my jaw closed gently and firmly and works!Very happy.
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