Getting good sleep is one of the cornerstones of healthy living. It is just as important as eating well and exercising for the betterment of an individual’s health. Maintaining solid sleep habits positively impacts the immune system and vital body functions with absolute benefits.
Unfortunately, people struggle to get the proper amount of sleep on a regular basis. Longer work hours, increasingly busy schedules, and digital technologies are a few factors pushing down the average sleep totals.
In fact, adults report insufficient sleep for nearly half of each month. With so many things demanding our time and attention, sleep can tend to take a backseat when it comes to priorities. On the contrary, insufficient sleep has been linked to numerous chronic diseases. Paying attention to our sleeping habits is an easy way to fight back against these severe diseases.
Sleep is an incredible and dynamic journey between bed and breakfast. It is a journey from a tired yesterday to a delightful tomorrow or a day of stress and fatigue to a day starting with a refreshing morning.
A systemic journey healing mind and body during sleep determines tomorrow’s wellness. If the journey is loud and rough, tomorrow is tired and dull. If the journey is quiet and smooth, tomorrow is delightful. In this journey, breathing patterns play an essential role in ensuring a peaceful sleep.
Primary Nasal Breathing is required for quiet and quality sleep. If your breathing pattern changes to Primary Mouth Breathing, Chin-Up Strips can naturally maintain your primary nasal breathing and eliminate loud snoring. Its effective sleep therapy empowers people to rediscover their dreams, sleep comfortably and enjoy more good nights and great days!
In an interview with Insights Care, Dale D. Miller, JD, shared his journey in the healthcare niche, highlighting the significance of Chin-Up Strips and its contribution to curing sleep disorders.
Dale, please enlighten our readers about the journey of Chin-Up Strips in the healthcare industry.
In 1998, I decided to take a life-changing risk to “Simply Help the World Sleep.” I walked away from my law practice in Wisconsin. I moved to Atlanta to be near a major airport so I could travel and give talks at Hospital sleep support groups around the U.S.
As I look forward to the new year of 2020, when I turn 77, I may have done better financially if I continued practicing law. However, the “feel good” inside of me has been worth more than money. I sleep well and receive “good news” from Chin-Up Strip users every day. www.chinupstrip.com.
Over 10 million FDA cleared Chin-Up Strips die cut from 3M medical grade tape have been shipped to sleep centers, resellers, snorers and Cpap users worldwide. Nevertheless, our sales revenue has not allowed us to advertise in a manner that would significantly increase sales and help millions more potential users “enjoy more good nights and great days.” We need partners to join us in our effort to “Simply Help the World Sleep.”
What inspired you to establish Chin-Up Strips and integrate it into curing sleep disorders?
Looking back, I did not sleep well for many years. During the decade of my 40s, I woke up congested and tired. My wife and children told me I snored loudly every time I fell asleep. Relatives and friends joked about my snoring the same as we had joked about my father’s snoring before he died in his sleep in November 1983. I am sure my father would have lived longer with today’s advances in sleep medicine.
In the late 1980’s I became involved, as a personal injury trial attorney, in two auto accident cases where drivers fell asleep while driving during the daytime! People died, and others were seriously injured. Those sad cases convinced me to schedule my first sleep study at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, WI, in 1993.
I was 50 years old in 1993. My RN wife told me for years that I stop breathing during sleep. After my first hospital sleep study, Dr Honsotia informed me that I am a nocturnal mouth breather suffering from a severe condition called sleep apnea.
My respiratory disturbance index (RDI) was 22. I would stop breathing, for ten seconds or longer, 22 times per hour!
Dr Honsotia prescribed Cpap therapy for me. CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine changed my life. I had more energy, but dry mouth and jaw pain from the Chin Strap that jammed my upper and lower teeth together was a problem. During a follow-up doctor visit, I asked if mouth breathing could be the cause of my snoring and sleep apnea and dry mouth. Dr Honsotia said: “I wish we had a tolerable cure for mouth breathing. That would help you.”
After that doctor visit, my RN wife and I worked on coming up with a simple way to keep my mouth closed during sleep. We laughed about how difficult it may be to find a tolerable device to keep an attorney’s mouth closed, even when sleeping.
On December 21, 1995, I returned to St. Joseph’s Hospital for a second full night’s sleep study using no device the first half of the night and using only our original Chin-Up Strip the second half of the night.
Dr Honsotia indicated that I snored and experienced numerous sleep apnea events during the first half of the night. In the second half of the night, using only our Chin-Up Strip, my snoring was reduced significantly, and my Respiratory Disturbance Index dropped to five, which was in the normal range.
Dr Honsotia said: “Attorney Miller, you need to get a patent on your Chin-Up Strip device as soon as possible! There are millions of people who would benefit from using your simple device to control mouth breathing.”
In 1997 and 1998, patient sleep studies were conducted to “Evaluate the Chin-Up Strip” in a hospital sleep center in Lexington, KY, under the direction of a University of KY sleep medicine doctor named Barbara Phillips, MD.
1997- 98 Sleep Study Data Published in CHEST Cardio-Pulmonary and Critical Care Journal 10/98 p.383S University of KY Medical College Columbia Hospital Lexington, KY – Barbara Phillips, MD, FCCP, MS.
Tell us more about Chin-Up Strips and its significance in assisting and curing sleep disorders.
The Chin-Up Strip combined with Breathe Right nasal strip is an effective alternative treatment for the primary snorer, as well as for mild OSA patients who are not surgical candidates or cannot tolerate CPAP.
After the sleep study was published, we set up our website www.chinupstrip.com and attended sleep medicine meetings, and Med Trade shows. Drugstore.com began selling Chin-Up Strips in 1999. Walgreens bought drugstore.com and shut it down in 2016.
Now Chin-Up Strips are available on Amazon.
We needed a partner to help us offer our strips in “brick and mortar” drug stores in addition to “click and order” websites.
Dan Cohen, MD, the founder of CNS – The Breathe Right nasal strip Company – was very helpful in recommending where to manufacture and market our Chin-Up Strips. 3M Medical Specialties supplies medical-grade tapes which are die-cut into Chin-Up Strips. We offer three different shaped strips to satisfy our customers around the world.
Hospital sleep centers have been our best source of referral customers. I have been a speaker at hospital sleep support groups around the U.S. (A.W.A.K.E.) since 1999.
Since 1999, DKSH in Japan and British Snoring and Sleep Apnea Association have been ordering more than 200,000 strips per year in bulk 1000 count rolls. We also ship individual customer orders worldwide from our website using stamps.com.
Chin-Up Strips and Breathe Right strips have not been cleared by FDA to treat Sleep Apnea, alone or together. They are using it as an accessory with Cpap therapy.
FDA cleared “Indications for Use” – 510(k)
- Chin-Up Strips support the chin during sleep, thereby promoting and enhancing nasal breathing by reducing mouth breathing and oral venting.
- Chin-Up Strips promote and enhance nasal breathing to help Breathe.
- Right nasal strips reduce or eliminate snoring.
- End dry mouth and oral venting with CPAP
- Reduce loudmouth snoring the first night
- Safely limit mouth breathing comfortably
I have used Chin-Up Strips to limit my nocturnal mouth breathing since December 1995. Simply getting older was not the reason why I had low energy and daytime sleepiness during my late 40s. The primary cause was mouth breathing and sleep apnea which has been treated with Chin-Up Strips and Cpap since December 1995.
I am very grateful to the experts in sleep medicine who have helped me.
At the time of this update, I continue to use my CPAP with AirFit P10 nasal pillows and Chin-Up Strips, which control my mouth breathing. They have allowed me to enjoy an active life into my 77th year. Virginia and I married in Milwaukee on 10/31/1964. We continue to sleep in the same bed. Lucky Me!!
Please share some of the worthy testimonials of your clients highlighting the comprehensive assistance of Chin-Up Strips in curing sleep disorders.
“I got my CPAP machine about a year ago. After three weeks, I stopped using it. I could not get used to the dry mouth and throat every morning. Recently, I discovered your chin-up strip, and I am using my CPAP and your chin-up strip every night. I wake up feeling great.”
- Minnesota Customer.
“I like your product very much. I am a female, and my skin is delicate. Nevertheless, I have had no irritation from your Chin-Up Strips.”
- California Customer.
‘Received your 30-day supply of Chin-up snoring strips. Have used ten nights now. My wife is happy. She said: You sleep quietly now. Your snoring stopped.
- Tennessee Customer.
“Chin-Up is great for us! My husband sleeps 6-7 hours straight now. He does not wake up every two hours like he used to. Sleep better too. Thank You.”
- Georgia Customer.
“I have been using your ‘white’ Chin-Up Strips. They are WONDERFUL! I continue to discover the benefits of the strips. Not only can my husband Sleep, but I also don’t have coughing fits at night and dry mouth in the morning,” – said Jill from Maryland.