Nasal Appliances for Snoring

Nasal Sprays

For mild snorers nasal appliances like sprays or strips may be the only items they need to reduce their snoring at night. Sprays help to lubricate and tighten the muscles around the nose and throat, and this added moisture can prevent vibrations in those areas which would otherwise cause snoring. Sprays will also clear up the affects of allergic inflammation which can congest your nasal passage and result in mouth breathing, and thus directly snoring. Some nasal sprays double up as throat lubricants to give a thorough decongestion from allergies which can go on to produce snoring.

Saline Spray

A variant on the nasal spray is the saline spray, that is the inhalation of salt water. These are not in fact drugs at all, but instead a completely natural remedy, which helps to lubricate the mucus membranes in the nose, so as to keep the airways open. Unfortunately any type of nasal decongestant is only a short term solution to a snoring habit, if indeed it is caused by a variety of factors, including excess tissue in the upper airway. If this is the case then snoring will certainly return when again your nose is blocked, or you find yourself sleeping supinely.

Nasal Strips

Nasal strips are an alternative to sprays, these strips work in precisely the same way, opening your nasal passages to give you a clear airway, and stop the likelihood of you breathing through your mouth when you sleep. Nasal strips gently open your nasal passages, by lifting them apart to help you breath again easily.

Nasal Dilators

Nasal dilators act in the same way as nasal strips, but instead of pulling the passages apart they work by pushing them open, looking like a bull’s ring once in place. Made of springy, flexible plastic these are more difficult to get used to than strips, but are easily forgotten once used regularly, and obviously last a lot longer.

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