More than 3.5 million people in the UK snore and even more are affected by a partner or neighbour who snores. 20. A nasal dilator as defined in claim 5; and a non-adhesive segment comprising a single thin semi-rigid but flexible non-adhesive piece attached along its entire length to said flexible nasal strip between said two end adhesive segments and extending equal distances from said connection of said nasal strip with said UV-spring at the central portion otolaryngology thereof; and connecting means operatively associated with said non-adhesive piece to secure said non-adhesive piece to said central portion of said UV-spring, for enabling the wearer to install said contact leg-portions of said UV-spring in said nasal opening without the wearer's fingers contacting said end-adhesive segments and to maintain alignment of said strip with said spring as a result of the transverse rigidity of said semi-rigid piece.
By contrast, because in the present invention the spring-force is independent of the stick-force, the adhesive-area on the skin and the stick-force can inherently be much smaller than for all external dilators, since the adhesive only must keep the dilator from falling out, as discussed.
When choosing this type of anti-snoring device, there are a few things to pay attention to. The first is that each person's nostrils are of a different size and shape, which is why most products are available in multiple sizes, so it may be necessary to try out a few sizes to find the one which fits your nostrils best.
This invention is related to nasal dilators and particularly to a surgically implantable nasal dilator, having an internal generally open "V"-shaped skeleton structure encased within an external biocompatible covering material, which urges the wall tissues of the nasal passageways outward, thereby opening the nasal passageways and reducing the likelihood of nasal passageway blockage during inhalation.
Methods: In this randomized, double-blind study, subjects with chronic nasal congestion and sleep difficulties were assigned a BRNS clear strip, an asymmetric butterfly prototype, or an asymmetric butterfly placebo strip without springs, to use nightly for 2 weeks.
8. A nasal dilator as defined in claim 6; and resilient pad means operatively connected to each of said leg portions at said contact portions to provide the only contact of said leg portions with said inner surfaces of said nostril-walls to avoid discomfort for the wearer; and said flexible strip including at least one non-adhesive segment between said two end adhesive segments for enabling the wearer to install said UV-spring in said nasal openings without the wearer's fingers contacting said end adhesive segments, and to position a large share of said two end adhesive segments for adhering to said outer surfaces above the nose-flange.
2- Because RespiFacileŽ exerts a purely mechanical action on the nostrils and contains no chemicals (hence no side effects), it can be used regularly and whenever required, making it a solution that finally meets the actual daily needs of nasal congestion sufferers.
Method: We carried out a multicentric prospective study of 15 patients, from November 2003 through June 2006, with patients using CPAP, divided into two groups: 10 with adhesion problems and five without adhesion problems, all examined for inclusion.
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.