The Use Of Nasal DilatorIt 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.
Metabolic gas analysis was not performed in this study because the more practical comparison we were seeking (LT) did not require this measurement and because we lacked the specific mask that would allow for oronasal breathing during the oxygen consumption test.
In 1999, Chinevere et al 26 compared the effects of different modes in the respiratory pattern in four healthy men and six women who were submitted to five maximum tests: treadmill breathing through the nose, nose + dilator, mouth, nose + mouth, and nose + mouth + dilator.
5. A nose dilator comprising in combination: a UV-shaped spring having a central portion and two leg-portions for insertion in the nasal opening and acting on the two nostril walls for increasing said nasal opening to improve the breathing of the wearer; and retaining means including a flexible member connected to said UV-shaped spring at a central portion thereof and extending along both of said leg-portions and having adhesive means adapted to be pressed onto the outer nasal surface by the wearer to prevent said dilator from falling out of said nasal opening.
The treatments were based on normal breathing, use of an END (Respir+®; Kentia Diffusion; Boulogne, France), an internal nasal dilator (Nozovent; Prevancure; Ste Pouret, Paris, France), and 0.05% of nasal decongestant (tymazoline hydrochloride; Pernazene; Synthelabo; le Plessis-Robinson, France).
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.
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.
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.
A questionnaire was designed to evaluate the level of satisfaction with the given treatment and included questions regarding the impact of the treatment on sleep quality, feelings upon waking, difficulty falling asleep, and satisfaction with the treatment effect concerning daytime sleepiness.
For snorers who breathe through the mouth even though the nasal passage is open and cannot correct this condition, then as a last resort, a direct solution for mouth-breathing is better than nothing—at least the noise and energy-loss are often eliminated.
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.