The Use Of Nasal Dilator

It is usually amusing to hear a person snore. In fact, any internal nasal dilator without a positive retaining means, as disclosed herein, will fall out of the nose in practical use, according to extensive evaluation of the dilator of the present invention; in this event, the dilator would be inoperative, or at least not useful for the purpose intended.
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.

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 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.
30. A nose device defined in claim 29: and said UV-spring comprising substantially flat spring material prebent into a UV-shape in its free position; and centering means comprising, an aperture at the center of said nasal strip, and projecting means at the center of said UV-spring disposed to enter said aperture, 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.

Moreover, the external nasal dilators are widely available in all popular online websites as over-the-counter (OTC) devices such as and Some examples of the product include Breathe Right by GlaxoSmithKline, Breathe Clear by HealthRight Products, and Equate Clear Nasal Strips by Walmart.
As you can tell from the above list of tricks to stop snoring, some of them involve keeping your mouth closed, some of them involve the position in which you sleep, some of them involve applying something or wearing something before bed, and some of them involve making lifestyle changes to some of your bad habits that have led to your snoring problem.

9. A nasal dilator a defined in claim 6; and said flexible strip also including at least one thin semi-rigid but flexible non-adhesive piece attached to said nasal strip between said two end-adhesive segments for enabling the wearer to install said UV-spring in said nasal opening without the wearer's fingers contacting said adhesive segments, and to determine the portions of the outer nostril walls subjected to said end-adhesive segments.
According to snorers in a market-study, almost all of the people in the study have used external dilators now on the market, and they all advised that these dilators provide only a slight improvement in breathing (because of the inherent limitation explained above).

It is likely that, among patients with moderate to severe OSA, neither the site of obstruction during apnea nor the site of generation during snoring is in the nose, and rather this location may be in the oropharynx or hypopharynx at the level of the soft palate or the velopharyngeal level (22).

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