Snoring is a very common condition that can affect anyone, although it occurs more frequently in men and people who are overweight. Snoring has a tendency to worsen with age.
Aside from the stress your partner is getting every night, it also increases the risk of stroke, and other diseases. People whose snoring is caused by severe sleep apnea have a 40 percent greater chance of dying early than do their peers. That’s because this sleep disorder is related to a host of health problems, from heart disease to depression.
Common Causes of Snoring:
Supine body position (lying face up)
Large tonsils, long soft palate or uvula
A tongue that relaxes too much during sleep
Nasal congestion from colds, allergies or deformities of cartilage within the nose
Consuming alcohol, medication or tobacco products within six hours of going to sleep
They gently widen the nostrils and thus ensure that there is less airway resistance in the nose. In other words, breathing air can flow through the nose into the lungs more easily. Once the body notices that nasal respiration functions again, it will automatically switch to (the much healthier) nose breathing.
2. Habitual (e. g. „primary“) snoring without anatomical particularities: In case of primary snoring, nasal dilators may improve nasal breathing. They enhance nasal airflow and can prevent the airways from contracting. This would otherwise lead to breathing air turbulences and vibrations at the tight spots.
3. Persons with vestibular stenosis (nasal valve collapse): A vestibular stenosis is triggered by unstable nasal wings which collapse (sag) during inhalation – narrowed nostrils make it difficult to breathe through the nose. A nasal dilator can help address this problem very well and strongly improves nasal respiration. Alternatively, nasal strips may also prevent snoring very effectively.
4. Persons with rhinitis: Also patients that suffer from a chronic form of rhinitis or an allergic rhinitis (also known as hay fever) can help themselves by using nose vents (or nasal strips). The inflammation causes the airways to narrow, which then leads to impaired airflow and leads to problems with the outflow of secretions. A nasal dilator widens the constricted space. In such cases, it may be helpful to also clean the nose with a nasal rinse.
5. Persons with allergies (pollen and dust allergy):
6. Persons, who have a pollen or dust allergy, find effective respiratory support in nose vents with an integrated breathing air filter. These nose vents come with a filter that absorbs pollutant particles, such as pollen, dust and smoke and keeps them away from your airways.
7. Endurance athletes: It has been scientifically proven that improved nasal breathing enhances performance – by up to 30%. That’s why nasal dilators are often used for endurance sports like jogging, cycling, hiking or climbing. Certain models are specifically designed for the needs of this target group.