If you snore, surgery should be a last resort when searching for a cure. 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).
If you still have food or juices lingering in your stomach when you go to bed, it can leak up passively into your throat and not only prevent a good night’s sleep, but these same juices can also leak up into your nose, causing swelling and inflammation.
Similarly, the before and after strip removal comparisons of VAS ratings showed that the BRNS clear group experienced a significant return of nasal stuffiness after the strip was removed at days 3, 7, and 14, which was significantly different compared with both placebo and the asymmetric butterfly at days 3 and 7. These were the only between-treatment differences on this outcome.
30. A nasal dilator 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.
38. A nasal dilator as defined in claim 31: and said non-adhesive segment comprising a single thin semi-rigid but flexible non-adhesive piece attached along its entire length to said flexible strip between said two end adhesive segments and extending equal distances from said connection of said strip with said UV-spring at the central portion thereof; and connecting means operatively associated with said non-adhesive piece for securing said non-adhesive piece to said central portion of said spring, for enabling the wearer to install said leg-portions of said UV-spring in said nasal opening without the wearer’s fingers contacting said 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.
1 and 2 by way of illustration, the dilator of the present invention includes spreading means comprising a thin U or V-shaped spring 1 preferably made of thin flat spring material (hereinafter referred to as a UV-spring, or just spring”) having leg-portion 2 with contact-portions (or tab portions) 3 or 3 a at the ends of the spring and adapted to be inserted inside the nostrils of the user free of contact with the septum to increase the nasal-openings.
Abstract: A nasal spray delivery guide including a pair of guide elements spaced apart from one another and configured to be at least partially inserted into respective nostrils of a patient, and a flexible connector element attached to and extending between the guide elements.
The dilator illustrated herein comprises a thin U or V-shaped member, preferably a spring (hereinafter referred to as UV-spring); the preferred forms of the invention include thin pads at each spring-end for soft contact on the nasal surfaces when the two spring-ends are inserted, each in one of the two nostrils to expand the nasal opening.
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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.
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).