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Is Nasal Dilator The Right Snoring Solution For You?

The Russians do quite well in Olympic swimming, and if one notices, it is apparent that while some others are huffing and puffing through their mouths, many Russian athletes appear to practice exercises similar to Buteyko exercises before sports performances. In both forms of the invention, the plastic strip has adhesive segments at or near the free ends thereof that are pressed onto the sides of the nose by the user or wearer; but at the very ends of the nasal strip, small non-adhesive portions can be provided to enable easy peeling of the strip from the skin.
2. 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 the aperture of said nasal opening to improve the breathing of the wearer; and retaining means including a non-rigid member connected to said spreading means and also including attachment means adapted to be operatively connected to the wearer to hold said spreading means in place, for preventing said dilator from falling out of said nasal opening.



7. A nasal dilator as defined in claim 5, and said flexible strip also including at least one non-adhesive segment between said two end-adhesive segments, for enabling the wearer to install said dilator without the fingers contacting said two adhesive segments and to determine the portion of the nose subjected to said end adhesive segments.
While a restriction in the nasal-valve area is probably the most common of the factors causing snoring, I am convinced that 90% of people who snore have more than one problem causing their snoring; nasendilatator they must identify their particular problem(s) with the help of an ENT doctor (ear, nose and throat), and when treated, there is a good chance they can end or reduce their snoring.

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.
The butterfly and BRNS strips showed significant (P < 0.05) improvement versus placebo on PIRS satisfaction with sleep at day 7 least square (LS) mean changes: − 0.7, − 0.6, and − 0.2, respectively, and the butterfly strip also showed significant improvement from baseline on this outcome versus placebo at day 14 (− 1.0 vs − 0.5). On the NRQLQ, both the butterfly prototype and BRNS clear were more effective than placebo in improving symptoms on waking at day 7 (LS mean changes: − 7.9, − 7.2, and − 4.1, respectively); the BRNS clear was significantly more effective than placebo in improving sleep problems at day 7 (− 7.4 vs − 4.2). There were no between-treatment differences on the CQ7.
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 t

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