The Chin-up strip is meant to eliminate loud mouth snoring. Basically what we have here is an adhesive patch that is applied to the face across the chin and up past the mouth on either side of the face. Yes, it’s that large!
This facial patch or strip is made of a slightly stretchy material and works by literally holding the mouth closed.
It does allow for a bit of wiggle room so that the mouth can open enough for coughing during the sleeping hours.
Studies to back up claims
There are two types of independent study results available on the Chin-up Strip website.
Both study types involved the Chin-up Strip being used in combination with another anti-snoring product. In both instances the chin-up strips helped to lessen snoring.
CPAP machine and the Chin-up Strip: The CPAP machine is used by people who have a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea. The machine involves a mask which is worn over the nose and works by delivering small blasts of pressurized air into the airway through this mask.
If the user of the CPAP is prone to mouth breathing the whole process becomes less effective, as air leaks out through the open mouth. One study concluded that by wearing a Chin-up Strip this type of air leakage was minimized.
Chin-up Strip and Nose Strip: A nose strip is a small adhesive strip that works to hold the nostrils open when applied to the nose. In some individuals the cartilage of the nostrils is softer than usual, allowing the nostrils to collapse when a person is breathing deeply.
Nasal strips prevent this collapse. Worn in combination with a Chin-up Strip the study showed the two worked together to effectively lessen night-time snoring in study participants.
It is important to note that the positive outcomes reported involved the Chin-up strip being used in combination with another anti-snoring product.
In both of the tests described above a large portion of the face is covered by anti-snoring products. One can only imagine that this would take some getting used to!
In the case of the second scenario where two different patch products are in use, just imagine how that would feel. It simply can’t be that comfortable to have such a large amount facial area covered with adhesive material.
The material of the Chin-up strip as well as its adhesive are both hypo-allergenic which means the vast majority of people will not experience skin reactions when wearing this product. So at least this point is positive. As well, the FDA has approved this product for use.
The chin-up strip is designed for one-time use. While it’s true that this product is initially less expensive than other anti-snoring devices just think about the potential cost of using one patch per night for 365 days of the year!
Does it work by itself?
The answer to this question is; not likely. If your snoring is simply caused by your mouth hanging open at night then it’s possible the Chin-up Strip could work to at least lessen your night time noise.
However, this could only be true for a very small number people who snore. Usually mouth snoring involves issues with the soft palate or more commonly the tongue and sometimes even both. No adhesive strip will stop your snoring if this is the case.
Final thoughts about the Chin-up Strip
These self-adhesive strips can have a positive anti-snoring affect when used in combination with other products as already described.
Experimenting with a Chin-up Strip won’t break the bank so giving it a try could be something worth considering; especially if you are already using a CPAP machine.Click Here to Access the Official Chin-Up Strip Website
Which device should I choose?
No one can answer this question for you. Your mouth and needs are unique, so one that I love or that your neighbor swears by may not be the best solution for you.
There are numerous products available to choose from, so if you are feeling overwhelmed this is perfectly normal. I have written several reviews on products I have personally tried and you can always use the chart I compiled for comparison purposes.