How to Choose the Best CPAP Chin Strap For You

How to Choose the Best CPAP Chin Strap For You

One of the most common barriers to CPAP compliance is a properly fitted CPAP mask. Due to the many variables including mask types, headgear sizes and facial features it may take patients a number of tries before finding their ideal CPAP mask fit. CPAP chinstraps are a useful tool that may help patients improve the fit of their mask and get a better night’s sleep. Here are a few tips for choosing the best CPAP chinstrap for you.

CPAP Chin Straps: What Are They?

Chinstraps are a singular piece of fabric that wrap around the top of the head and sit under the chin. They help reduce mask movement, creating a more comfortable fit and secure seal. They are also useful for CPAP patients who may keep their mouth open while sleeping. More on that later.

How to Use A Chin Strap with A CPAP Machine?

To use a chinstrap with your current CPAP set-up, first place the chinstrap on your head. Make sure it is properly aligned and feels comfortable. Next, put on your CPAP mask normally, allowing the headgear to connect over the chinstrap. You may need to make adjustments to the headgear if you are trying a chinstrap for the first time. Finally, connect the CPAP tube and use your machine as normal.

When Is A CPAP Chin Strap Used?

Some CPAP users may breathe through their mouth while sleeping. This may prevent effective therapy, as the pressurized air can then escape. This problem is most prominent with users wearing nasal or nasal pillow CPAP masks. For them, a CPAP chinstrap is a recommended solution as they help keep the jaw closed during therapy.

Best CPAP Chin Straps of 2021

The latest chin straps are designed to provide the most comfort and stability. Here are few of the best chin straps available for CPAP therapy from The CPAP Shop.

ResMed Adjustable Chin Strap

  • Soft cloth chin cup
  • Simple one strap design
  • Fully adjustable

Topaz Adjustable Chin Strap

  • Fully adjustable
  • Back of the head support
  • Comes in two sizes

Respironics Premium Chin Strap

  • Integrated chin cup
  • Adjustable support strap
  • Machine washable

Selecting Your CPAP Headgear and CPAP Chin Straps

It’s important to remember that your chinstrap will be placed under your CPAP headgear. Do not tighten your headgear too much, or you may cause discomfort and red marks. Not every chinstrap fits the same way, so it is important to consider how your headgear fits on your head and what chinstrap works best with that mask. 

Explore all your options in CPAP chin straps

Explore all your options in CPAP headgear

For more information on CPAP masks and accessories like chinstraps and headgear, give our customer care team a call. If you need assistance in finding the perfect chinstrap for your needs, let us know! We are available at 866-414-9700 or via email at

This post was updated from its original version on August 28, 2023.

Chris Vasta

Chris Vasta is the president of The CPAP Shop and an expert in sleep and respiratory therapy. He often provides insights on product design and functionality on various manufacturers’ prototypes and is frequently tapped to provide reviews on new releases.