The Use Of Nasal Dilator

Different snoring cases require different solutions. In a study carried out by Turnbull et al, 35 24 women between the 16th and 39th weeks of gestation with nasal congestion were randomized into two groups: one of them used placebo, and the other an END ( Table 4 ). The subjects were assessed during 3 nights.
Overnight polysomnography was performed in the sleep laboratory (EMBLA; Flagra hf. Medical Devices, Reykjavik, Iceland) and included electroencephalography, electrooculography, electromyography, oximetry, measurements of airflow (oronasal thermistor and pressure cannula), and measurements of the rib cage and abdominal movements during breathing.

6. A nasal dilator comprising in combination; a UV-spring having a central portion and two leg-portions including contact portions at the ends thereof for insertion in the nasal opening formed by the nostril walls and acting on the inner surfaces thereof for increasing said nasal opening to improve the breathing of the wearer; retaining means comprising a flexible nasal strip connected to said UV-spring at the central portion thereof and extending along both of said leg-portions; and said strip including two end adhesive segments, adapted to be pressed onto the outer surfaces of said nostril walls by the wearer to prevent said UV-spring from falling out of said nasal opening.
26. A unblocking the nasal airway as defined in claim 6: and said UV-spring comprising substantially flat spring material; said nasal strip including an aperture at the center thereof; and said UV-spring including projecting means at the center thereof disposed to enter said aperture in said nasal strip, for enabling the wearer to readily align said center of said nasal strip with said center of said UV-spring when installing each new nasal strip.

NeuVents VS. OTHER NASAL DILATORS: Because our Nose Vents are made of Silicone rather than PE plastic (like many of our competitors) NeuVents last longer, are more flexible, are hygienic with no open pores to harbor bacteria, and the smooth surface makes it very easy to clean.
This exploratory study was designed to investigate whether nasal dilation with the new prototype strip and with the BRNS clear strip would have a positive effect on subjective, patient-reported outcomes of nasal congestion and sleep quality compared with placebo in subjects with chronic nasal congestion who reported sleep difficulties.
34. A nasal dilator as defined in claim 31; and said flexible nasal strip including a third adhesive segment at the center thereof to be pressed by the wearer onto said central portion of said UV-spring to connect said flexible nasal strip thereto; said third adhesive segment having a length disposed to provide two non-adhesive segments between said two end adhesive segments and said third adhesive segment, for enabling the wearer to install said dilator without the wearer's fingers contacting said adhesive segments and to determine the portion of the outer nasal walls subjected to said end adhesive segments.

Based on the findings of a single study ( 12 ), it has been suggested that nasal strips can help an athlete do the same amount of exercise using less energy” ( 8 ). The rationale is that if airway resistance is reduced, then respiration is easier; thus, the metabolic cost of ventilation is lower.
The direct widening of the nasal entrance has a positive effect on snoring , nasal congestion due to colds or allergies and sleep apnoea Many women have reported using Airmax® during their pregnancy to relieve nasal congestion as a result of changes is their endocrine system.

Apnea was defined as the complete cessation of airflow for at least 10 seconds and associated with an oxygen desaturation of 3%. Hypopnea was defined as a significant reduction (>50%) in respiratory signals for at least 10 seconds and associated with an oxygen desaturation of 3%. The apnea–hypopnea index (AHI) value was calculated as the total number of respiratory events (apneas plus hypopneas) per hours of sleep (14).
21. A nasal dilator as defined in claim 6; and said flexible nasal strip also including small non-adhesive portions at the very ends thereof, to enable easy peeling of said adhesive segment by the wearer for removal thereof from said outer surfaces of said nostril walls.

10. A nasal dilator as defined in claim 6; and said retaining means including a single flexible non-adhesive segment between said two end-adhesive segments and extending about equal distances from said connection of said strip with said spring at said central portion thereof; and clamping means including a clamp-piece to secure said non-adhesive segment between said UV-spring and said clamp-piece at said central portion of said UV-spring, for enabling the wearer to install said leg-portions of said spring in said nasal opening without the wearer's fingers contacting said end-adhesive segments and to maintain alignment of said strip with said UV-spring.

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