It is usually amusing to hear a person snore. Abstract: The present invention provides a nasal dilator including: two intranasal stents (1) and a connecting band (2), wherein each of two ends of the connecting band (2) being symmetrically connected to one intranasal stent (1), each intranasal stent (1) having an elastic band-shape structure, each intranasal stent (1) has a straight-line shape, an arc-line shape, a bow shape, or a fold-line shape in a cross section perpendicular to a width direction of the elastic banded structure, each intranasal stent (1), along a length direction of the elastic band-shape structure, comprises: a nasal septum supporting section (3), a bending section (4), and a nasal alar dilating section (5), each intranasal stent (1) has a generally C-shape in a cross-section perpendicular to a central axis of nasal passages, wherein an opening of the C-shape faces towards a nasal base (11).
This exploratory study sought to characterize the performance of the butterfly-shaped prototype device in lowering nasal resistance during sleep and reducing signs, symptoms, and objective measures of sleep-disordered breathing in subjects with chronic nocturnal nasal congestion and difficulty sleeping due to their chronic nasal congestion.
13. A nasal dilator as defined in claim 6: and pad means connected to said leg-portions of said UV-spring at; said pad means including a soft resilient material having a substantially smooth outer surface for providing a degree of self-alignment in the only contact of said pad means with said inner surfaces of said nostril walls, to prevent said dilator from annoying the wearer; said pad means including a thin flexible cover enclosing said material to seal and protect same; and said pad means also including a thin skin-friendly flexible film having a portion connected on three sides to the back of said cover to form a pocket for enabling insertion of each of said leg-portions of said spring into one of said pockets between said cover and said film, for mounting and removing said pad means on said leg-portions of said UV-spring.
CONCLUSION: The use of nasal dilator strips had a much smaller effect on the severity of obstructive sleep apnea in patients with acromegaly and moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea in comparison to the use of continuous positive airway pressure.
Abstract: A nasal breathing assist device includes one or two open-ended tubular elements each extending along a central tube axis between a relatively large Noson first end and a relatively small second end, and at least one non-resilient tab extends from the first end toward the second end of the tubular element.
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).
3. A nasal dilator comprising in combination: spreading means having a portion for insertion in the nasal opening to act on at least one nostril wall of the wearer for increasing said nasal opening to improve the breathing of the wearer; and retaining means including a flexible strip operatively connected to said spreading means and having adhesive means adapted to be pressed onto the outer nasal surface by the wearer, for preventing said dilator from falling out of said nasal opening.
In the review, they were divided into four categories: external nasal dilators worn over the bridge of the nose; internal nasal stents placed into each nostril; clips positioned over the nasal septum; and septal stimulators that apply pressure to the nasal septum to increase circulation in the area and help open nasal passages.
Persons, who have a pollen or dust allergy, find effective respiratory support in a nasal dilator with an integrated breathing air filter These nose vents come with a filter that absorbs pollutant particles, such as pollen, dust and smoke and keeps them away from your airways.
One external dilator improved my breathing from 60% of normal to only about 70%, and the strong adhesive force irratated my skin which became red after only a few days of use; these characteristics are inherent in all external dilators, to be discussed.