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Whenever a serious case of snoring occurs, the temptation is to look to a cause in dietary factors. 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; 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.
Schonhofer et al. 26 calculated the snoring index from the number of intervals between two snores that were greater than 11 seconds but less than 60 seconds in duration, and found no objective improvement but that the majority of bed partners reported a mild reduction in snoring when their spouse used the nasal dilator.

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.
Allergic rhinitis affects as much as one quarter of the population worldwide and imposes a significant economic burden as well as significantly impairing quality of life through decreased daytime productivity at work or school and reduction in night-time sleep time and quality.
18. A optimierte nasenatmung as defined in claim 6; and pad means having a soft resilient material with a smooth surface and rounded edges connected to each of said leg portions at to provide the only contact of said UV-spring with said inner surface of said nostril-walls to avoid discomfort for the wearer; and said flexible strip including a 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 openings without the wearer's fingers contacting said adhesive segments and to position a large share of said end adhesive segments for adhering to said outer surfaces above the nose-flange.

Apnea was defined as the complete cessation of airflow for at least 10 seconds and associated with an oxygen desaturation of 3%. Hypopnea was defined as a significant reduction (>50%) in respiratory signals for at least 10 seconds and associated with an oxygen desaturation of 3%. The apnea–hypopnea index (AHI) value was calculated as the total number of respiratory events (apneas plus hypopneas) per hours of sleep (14).
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.

One-hundred twelve studies were potentially relevant, fifty-eight studies were downloaded in full text form, twenty-four studies had data, and fourteen studies 18 - 31 had quantitative polysomnography data; see Table 2 Internal nasal dilators were used in five studies and external nasal dilator strips were used in nine studies.
The inclusion criteria were as follows: (1) patients: adults ≥18 years old who have OSA, (2) intervention: nasal dilators, (3) comparison: sleep study data pretreatment and treatment, (4) outcome: sleep study parameters including apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), apnea index (AI), oxygen saturations, and sleepiness, and (5) study design

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