Chin-Up Strips Review
People who have bad soft palate vibration problems might not find relief with these breathing strips, as they really only help to promote nasal breathing and reduce mouth breathing.
Introduction – Chin-Up Strips Review
Chin-Up Strips are a stop snoring product that helps to hold the lower jaw gently closed during sleep – though unlike some other similar types of strips, they don’t obstruct the mouth when in use.
As I began to research this product, I was actually surprised to find that most of the marketing materials for it seemed very ‘medical’ in nature. I was also surprised to see that the website looked pretty old-fashioned – though of course, I was still excited to see what the strips themselves were capable of.
I’ve reviewed and researched similar products before – but of course, there’s no way of knowing what you’re going to find before you look. So here’s what I found out about the Chin-Up Strips.
This product basically consists of a Rayon strip that’s shaped like a boomerang or a horseshoe (there are two different designs). It curves so that it actually fits around the mouth instead of over it. To use it, you would simply close your mouth and then apply it to the chin – just below the lower lip. This would help to keep the mouth closed during sleep – which is the basic idea behind the product.
This product would technically fit into the realm of ‘stop snoring strips’, ‘anti snoring strips’, or ‘breathing strips’ – though they’re different from the strips that you apply to the nose to open up the nasal passages. These, rather, are designed to keep the jaw elevated and the mouth closed – though we’ll discuss this a bit more in-depth later on.
It would appear that a lot of studies have actually been done on the Chin-Up Strip products – and many of them seem to have produced positive results! The company actually lists a lot of this information right on their website, which you can find here: http://www.chinupstrip.com/Sleep_Studies.htm.
Data like this is very important to me – so kudos to the Chin-Up Strip company for supplying so much of it, and for putting effort into proving that their product has merit in a clinical setting.
Is this product FDA cleared?
According to the official product website, this product is ‘FDA cleared’.
The Chin-Up Company
1820 Ridgemill Terrace
Dacula, GA 30019
How does the product work?
The Chin-Up Strips basically work by preventing mouth breathing – which can prevent some incidences of snoring by itself, or it can work in conjunction with nasal strips to enhance their effectiveness as well. It seems that they might also help to elevate the jaw a bit, at least to a certain extent – so maybe they also help to prevent snoring this way as well.
What are actual customers saying?
There’s definitely no shortage of positive customer reviews about this product. In fact, I can honestly say that I haven’t seen enough in the way of ‘negative’ reviews to really say much about them. Of course, they don’t seem to work for everyone – but as a general rule, I found positive feedback and evidence of happy customers.
Here’s what one user had to say about Chin-Up Strips in a review left for them on drugstore.com. Trust such reviews or not to trust, it’s up to you, as it’s most definitely out of our control to determine legitimacy of reviews on a web-shop as that.
“After using the strips a couple of months, I sleep longer periods of time, don’t awaken with a dry mouth and I no longer snore. It takes a few times to position them in the most effective way… At times, I need to use neosporin or a like ointment because the adhesive sometimes causes irritation to my skin, but I will not sleep without these anymore. I had considered ordering a mandibular device but as I was researching, I read about the chin up strips, so decided to try them and I’m sold.”
Reviews like this one are pretty common to come across in regard to this product – so I can say that I was surprised by the company’s positive reputation. Kudos to The Chin-Up Strip Company for doing such a great job with both their product and their customer relationships.
What you can expect
You can probably expect to waste a few strips at first – especially if you’re not used to using this kind of a product. Applying it correctly and getting it to fit right the first time is pretty difficult – though you’ll quickly become a pro with some practice.
If it ends up working for you, then you’ll probably begin to notice positive improvements within the first few days – though it may take as long as a week to really begin to feel a difference – depending, of course, upon a number of different factors.
Does this brand stack up against the competition?
Yes, the Chin-Up Strip products stack up against the competition in a few different ways.
For one, they’re pretty inexpensive. Secondly, they seem to have a good track record in hospital sleep studies. With so much data proving their effectiveness, they definitely stand out in contrast to similar products that haven’t had as much ‘clinical verification’, so to me that adds value and makes them a top-contender in this category.
Key differences between this product and ‘typical’ solutions
The main differences between this product and other typical solutions are as follows. For one, it was designed not to cover the mouth while in use. Secondly, this product has been proven to work in many different studies – which helps to verify its effectiveness. Here is a quick video on how to fit Snore Calm Chin-up Strips which is a pretty much the same product.
Is a prescription or doctor involvement needed?
No, you won’t need a prescription or a doctor’s involvement to buy or utilize this product.
Pros and Cons
Here are the basic pros and cons of the Chin-Up Strip.
- It’s backed by some pretty compelling clinical data
- They’ve been on the market since 1999, meaning that they’ve definitely proven that they’re here to stay
- They don’t cover the mouth – which will be good for people who may feel claustrophobic if their mouth is covered while they’re trying to sleep
- This product promotes nose-breathing – which is said to be healthier-all-around than mouth breathing
- They may not work for everyone, as they don’t necessarily directly address problems with vibration in the soft palate
- Since this product is disposable, you’ll need to continue to buy it to use it – though it should be noted that it doesn’t cost that much
- Some people don’t like to stick patches to their face while they sleep. For these types of people, this probably isn’t a suitable solution.
I actually really liked this product. Of course, I don’t necessarily believe that it’ll help everyone. People who have bad soft palate vibration problems might not find relief with these breathing strips, as they really only help to promote nasal breathing and reduce mouth breathing. But they do promote nose-breathing in-general, which is much healthier and safer. They’re also pretty inexpensive and seem to be verified by a lot of clinical data – which I found impressive.
As far as I’m concerned, this would be a great product to try if you’re looking for a stop-snoring aid – especially if you’re looking for something that doesn’t need to go into your mouth to get the job done.
Costs and shipping
You can buy this product for $16.99 from drugstore.com. Shipping varies by location – though you’ll pay at least $5.99 to get it shipping to Australia. This is the standard shipping rate and doesn’t cover international rates. These are covered using a different company (drugstore.com uses a third-party company to ship international orders), so it’s difficult to determine what the cost will be until you actually place an order.
It definitely seems like the best place to buy this product is on drugstore.com, which is linked to on the official product website as the ‘official’ place to purchase them.
- Product type: Breathing Strips
- Clinical Studies: Yes
- FDA Cleared: Yes
- Money Back Guarantee: 30 day money back guarantee, if the product has not been opened!
- Shipping Costs to Australia: Varies by location