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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.
It's not often I'm first to write a review, but needed to as this Dual Band Chinstrap is the best I've tried and so successful that I now have no leaks and have been able to change to the DreamWear Nasal mask instead of the DreamWear full face. Very impressed and surprised too the cap doesn't cause me to feel hot. 5 stars from me!
This review has not been appraised.
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