sleep next to a partner, then they can probably tell you whether you
snore through your nose or mouth. Another easy way to tell is if you
constantly have blocked or congested nasal passages, then your snoring
is probably nasal snoring.
types of snoring are caused by
the air passages, whether it is at the back of the throat
or inside the nasal cavity. Still, even if you are a person
who snores from
the mouth, the cause may actually still be due to problems with your
intended for us to breathe through our noses when we
sleep, and doing so eliminates most snoring problems. However, for
people who constantly suffer from sinus problems, congestion, or
blocked nasal passages, a lack of airflow can lead to mouth breathing
is why some nasal
snoring devices can still
be very useful for people who snore from
their mouth, because these devices can open up the nasal passages and
help ensure that the individual is able to breathe through their
nostrils while sleeping.
of Nasal Snoring
Basically there are two distinct types of nasal
snoring: one is caused by small or constricted nasal
passages, while the other is caused by nasal congestion or
inflammation, possibly due to allergies, a cold, or dust or pet dander.
The second type is generally referred to as nasal stuffiness.
people are born with smaller than normal nasal passages or have
passages that collapse while sleeping. This problem keeps the air from
correctly flowing through the nasal passages, which causes most people
to breathe through their mouth while sleeping.
stuffiness has the exact same effect on an individual and
causes him or her to breathe through the mouth. While both types
of nasal snoring have the same impact, the treatment options for each
type are quite different. Still, there are quite a few
devices available for each type of nasal snorer.
two types of nasal based snoring we have looked at are by far the
most common. However, there are a few other rare causes as well,
including nasal polyps
and a deviated septum.
It will be necessary to
visit your doctor and have your nasal airway examined to determine
whether you suffer from these more rare medical problems.
suffer from either of these issues, then normally your doctor will
probably recommend surgery as it is really the only effective treatment
option for these conditions, although some people with a
septum do have luck with the same devices as used for those with
collapsing nasal passages.
Options And Devices For Nasal Snoring
you are a person who has small or collapsing nasal passages, then
there are several different options available for you, ranging from
to nasal clips/ plugs,
also known as nasal
can find more information on these different options below, as well as
reviews of the most popular brands of these devices.
Right Nasal Strips
of the easiest and cheapest options for those with this type of
nasal based snoring are nasal strips, and the most popular brand of
these products is called Breathe
strips are placed across the
bridge of the nose, where they keep the nostrils open and the nasal
passages from collapsing while breathing in.
use a small amount of
a special adhesive substance to keep them in place while you
standard Breathe Right strips come in a variety of sizes and colors,
and can normally be purchased for around $10 for thirty strips,
although the price drops if you buy a box with more strips, such as the
you feel these strips are not quite doing enough for you, then you
could also try Breathe
Right Extra or the Breathe
Right Advanced, each of
which are 50%
stronger, so they can open up the nostrils even further. They are
around the same price as the standard strips.
is a small stop-snoring product that is used by fitting each of the
conical ends into your nose. Once inserted, it is nearly completely
hidden from view. Unlike some other brands, Snorepin also includes small slits along the device,
which allow your noise hairs to poke through. This allows them to
continue to do their job of filtering small foreign particles in the
air, and to keep these particles from entering your lungs.
well as reducing or stopping snoring, Snorepin may also be an effective device to help against
sleep apnea. The Snorepin is made from antiallergic
polyurethane, and it also does not contain any latex. Snorepins can be
cleaned in water and soap, or even
in the dishwasher.
who have previously used nasal strips to keep their noses open during
sleep may prefer this type of anti-snoring product, as it does not use
any adhesive to attach itself, and is therefore much easier to remove in
it will be effective for you depends on the reason you snore, even if
you know your nose is involved. If you are snoring because of allergies
or sinus problems, then the Snorepin may not be very effective in
reducing your snoring. Also, based on the size of your nostrils, you
may have difficulty with the product being either too big or too small,
as it is a one size fits
the device is made from clear plastic (making it hard to see once it's
inserted) it may be difficult to find if it falls out in the middle of
the night. Some users report coloring
the part that doesn’t go in your nose, or tying a small
piece of thread to the outside section, making it easier to find it in
the sheets or floor the next morning.
Snorepin is highly recommended by ENT doctors. The product is not recommended for
children under 10, and should be used in the nose only. Each package
contains two Snorepins, and retails for approximately $16-17.
those who struggle with constant nasal congestion or
nasal inflammation, there are several different options available. Some
people have found relief using the devices described above, nonetheless
there are easier and less obtrusive ways to reduce or eliminate nasal
simple method is to ensure that you keep
you room and
bed free of dust, pet hair, and any other allergens. Many
have had luck simply inhaling
steam for a few minutes before going to
bed, which should help clear any mucous and blockages.
many different saline or herbal nasal
sprays on the market which can
help to eliminate inflammation and congestion. Just make sure you
choose one that is approved
for long term use. Finally, if you
continually struggle with nasal congestion, then your physician may
decide to prescribe you a long term antihistamine which can also help
to reduce or eliminate nasal inflammation.
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