Nasal Strips Versus Nasal Dilators

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( — November 17, 2017) Cheyenne, Wyoming — Breathing is the most basic human need, even before food, shelter and clothing. The throat, tongue and of course the nostrils must work in symphony to regulate how each breath is taken under all circumstances. During sleep, the rate and way of breathing differ from those taken at wake time and snoring is the body’s red alert that air isn’t flowing quite right. Nasal dilators and nasal strips like Breathe-IN™ by HealthyWiser™ are both practical options but understanding how each works and the source of your snoring will help determine the best individual course to take.

“While you sleep, the muscles of your throat relax, your tongue falls backward, and your throat becomes narrow and “floppy” [so] as you breathe, the walls of the throat begin to vibrate – generally when you breathe in, but also, to a lesser extent, when you breathe out,” explains the National Sleep Foundation. “These vibrations lead to the characteristic sound of snoring, the narrower your airway becomes, the greater the vibration and the snore.”

Almost half of the men in America, 40% to be exact, are routine snorers, meanwhile only 24% of American women have this problem, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The position in which you rest is also cited as a factor in snoring. If you sleep lying on your back, then you’re probably going to snore, experts say. Additionally, congestion, depressants and alcohol consumption can also induce snoring. With this in mind one can now look about selecting a nasal dilator or nasal strips by examining how each goes about riding snores.

“Nasal dilators are small devices that are made from metal, plastic, or rubber, they fit directly into the nostril and remain in place all night to aid your breathing,” explains the Snoring HQ. “The dilators are easy to insert and do not cause any undue discomfort when you have them inserted.”

This invasive approach is focused on opening the nostrils to full capacity from the inside out and while it’s not the most intrusive solution, it really can’t be that comfortable sleeping with something sticking out your nose. Using a nasal dilator will require the extra step of a strict sanitation routine and there is always the concern about such a bulky device staying in place as you reposition throughout the night is undue mental load.

On the other hand, there are nasal strips which make for a more discreet and inexpensive solution. The nasal strip is as comfortable as things could get without compromising functionality. Applying the strip cross the mid-bridge of the nose, adhesive side down, it contours both sides of the nostrils and lifts the sinus passage open, facilitating maximum air flow and proper breathing.

Once curved, the nasal strip continuously tries to resume its initial straightened form. It is this natural resistance that prevents the nostrils from collapsing due to congestion. This non-invasive solution is preferred by most as application is a breeze and you hardly notice its presence as you toss, turn or even roll throughout the night.

The Breathe-IN™ nasal strips by HealthyWiser™ includes 50 soft tan strips in its package and the adhesive is so reliably strong that it works much like the George Foreman Grill, “just set it and forget it.”

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