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How a Simple Snoring Nasal Dilator Can Help You Sleep

One of the most useful sleeping devices for those who suffer from constant snoring or mild to moderate sleep apnea is a snoring nasal dilator.

Snoring loudly night after night can be much more than simply an annoyance to your partner, and in fact, it can be quite detrimental to your overall level of health. This is why it is so important to understand what is causing you to snore and also what you can do to help prevent it altogether or at least lessen the amount you snore. 

There have been hundreds of different anti-snoring devices invented, some of which are much more successful at reducing or eliminating snoring than others. The actual effectiveness of the snoring device will depend on several different factors, but one of the most important is the cause of your snoring and where it emanates from. 

Some anti-snoring devices are only useful for those whose snoring comes from their throat, while others are only effective for nasal snoring. Still, snoring nasal dilators seem to be quite effective at reducing or completely eliminating snoring for the user, no matter whether they are a mouth or a nose snorer. 

This is because humans are meant to breathe mainly through their mouths while sleeping, and one of the main reasons for both throat and nasal snoring is related to blocked or restricted nasal passages and nose dilators can go a long way towards opening up the nasal passages and eliminating the restriction. 

What Is a Snoring Nasal Dilator and How Do They Work? 

For those who are unfamiliar with nose dilators, they are basically a small plastic or rubber device that fits directly into each nostril, allowing the nostrils and thus the nasal passages to remain open while sleeping

When you sleep with one or both nasal passages constricted, it can cause the nostrils to collapse onto themselves while breathing or make it impossible to breathe through your nose entirely, both of which can lead to snoring. 

snoring nasal dilatorYou can actually see exactly how this happens by using your finger to plug up one of your nostrils and then trying to breathe in deeply. 

If you look at yourself in a mirror while doing this, you will see that if you breathe in deeply enough, your open nostril will actually close up on itself due to the force of the in-breath. 

Basically, a nose dilator will keep your nostrils open and stop this from happening, thus allowing you to freely breathe through your nose while sleeping and allowing you to breathe without snoring. 

Which Snoring Nasal Dilator to Choose?

If you are serious about reducing or eliminating your snoring, then you definitely need to consider trying to use a nasal dilator while sleeping to see if it helps. The best ones on the market have an incredibly high success rate (between 80-90%) in people with simple snoring (i.e. snoring not caused by another sleeping disorder such as sleep apnea). 


However, the problem is that there are so many different brands of nose dilators on the market and it can be difficult to know which product is the best. Luckily, we have done some of the research for you, and looked into which dilators currently on the market are not only the most effective, but also the most comfortable for everyday usage. 


snoring nasal dilatorOne of the better nasal dilators on the market is Snorepin. This product is made of anti-allergenic polyurethane and has two cone shaped dilators connected by a small clip. 

One of the biggest advantages of this product is that it contains small slits to allow the nasal hairs to go through, so they can still filter the air properly while you sleep. 

Also, this dilator is strong and dishwasher safe, meaning you can keep it clean and it should last for quite a long time with proper care and usage, and at a price under $20 for two units, it’s not a big expense to replace the Snorepin should it happen to break. 

It is also completely latex-free, unlike many other dilators, and this means that it will not attract dust so it can stay much cleaner and is incredibly easy to clean either by hand or in the dishwasher. However, the one problem with this dilator is that the polyurethane is somewhat hard, and some people find it uncomfortable to wear. Still, many others report getting used to the device within a few nights, and barely noticing it is there afterwards.


If you are looking for an incredibly comfortable nasal dilator that you will barely notice wearing, then really NasiVent is the only choice. This dilator is made from 100% medical grade silicon, making it much more soft and flexible than the plastic Snorepin. 

In addition, it is still completely hypoallergenic and very easy to clean and maintain. Another advantage of the NasiVent dilator is that the manufacturers have realized that every nose is differently sized, so they have made NasiVent available in four different sizes

While some people report the Snorepin falling out while they sleep, this doesn’t seem to be a problem with NasiVent, provided you get the right size for your nostrils. 

snoring nasal dilatorChoosing the right size of dilator for your nostrils is not that tricky, as the two smaller sizes are recommended for women, while the medium and large sizes are recommended more for men. 

Still, this product costs less than $30 for two dilators, so even if you choose the wrong size on the first try, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to find the one which is the right fit for you. 

Additionally, the silicon material makes the device free from bacteria growth and can be cleaned with simple soap and water. 

Overall, NasiVent seems to be the best snoring nasal dilator on the US market to date, and you will be hard pressed to find a product which fits better and is more comfortable, while still providing the snoring relief you need.

Breathing Relief

The nasal dilator from Breathing Relief was invented by Laurie James. He was a troubled sleeper himself, and because several surgeries and even CPAP machines hadn't worked for his snoring problem, he decided that he had to create his own solution.

In the package you'll receive one small and one medium shaped device, ideal for both yourself and your partner. The first thing you should do, is rinse the dilator under warm water so that it softens just enough for you to mold it comfortably to the shape of your nose.

snoring nasal dilatorOne of the big advantages of using this product is that the Breathing Relief dilator is fully adjustable on both sides to fully match the interior of your nose, anchoring the front and rear of the nostrils. The device should fit snugly into your nose so that it doesn't fall out but doesn't feel uncomfortable either. Even people with a deviated septum can safely use the product!

By using the Breathing Relief dilator, the nostrils are prevented from collapsing. Nasal snorers' nostrils collapse while they sleep, and because they don't receive sufficient amounts of air, the brain signals them to open their mouth. This in turn leads to dry mouth and snoring - in worse cases even to sleep apnea.

Aside from helping with snoring, this dilator can be used safely for all non-contact sports, to enhance your oxygen intake and thus your endurance. Feel free to go jogging with it: because the device adjusts so well to your nose, it won't fall out during exercise. The dilator is also hypoallergenic.

The Breathing Relief nasal dilator comes with a 6-month manufacturer warranty in case your product should break under normal use. Currently, the product is only sold in Europe and Australia, although there are plans to bring it to the US market as well. The price for two devices is a fair 29.99 AUD or £20.

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