Optimized Nasal BreathingDifferent snoring cases require different solutions. Abstract: A nasal dilator capable of introducing separating forces in the nasal outer wall tissue, has a resilient member, and a pair of spaced-apart end surfaces which can be forced toward one another from an initial flat position of the dilator to thereby substantially reduce the direct spacing therebetween by an external spacing reducing force.
Researchers found limited evidence showing that nasal dilator strips and nasal clips relieve obstruction in the nasal valve and could be potential alternatives to surgical intervention, according to a systematic review published recently in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.
Abstract: A spring-biased nasal molding device for presurgical molding of cleft lip deformities, the device having a V-shaped spring member joined to a pair of intra-nasal shaping members for insertion in a nostril, and having an extra-nasal shaping member to be positioned external to the nostril connected to each intra-nasal shaping member, wherein the intra-nasal and extra-nasal shaping members are brought together by the spring member to mold the nasal anatomy into the desired shape.
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.
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.
23. A nasal dilator as defined in claim 6: and said UV-spring comprising substantially flat spring material, and said UV-spring and said flexible nasal strip including centering means for enabling the wearer to readily align the center of said nasal strip with the center of said UV-spring when installing each new nasal strip.
The application site reactions consisted of a mark on the nose followed by a sore nose and nose tender to the touch 3 days later in one subject, bruising across the bridge of the nose in one subject, and skin abrasion in one subject, all of which were considered highly probably related to treatment, and one subject had broken skin on the nose above the strip placement that was considered possibly related to treatment.
The internal nasal dilator shown and described herein comprises for the first time a practical and very useful invention for providing a large enough opening of the passages in the nasal valve area to enable substantially normal breathing for the user.
27. A nasal dilator as defined in claim 6: and pad means connected to said leg-portions of said UV-spring at said contact portions thereof; 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 skin-friendly flexible cover enclosing said meterial to seal and protect same; and said flexible nasal strip also including small non-adhesive portions at the very ends thereof adjacent to said end-adhesive segment, to enable easy peeling of said end-adhesive segments by the wearer for removal thereof from said outer surfaces of said outer nostril walls.