Can Snoring Problem Be Solved With Nose Bands?

External Nasal Dilator Strips For Non-Surgical Treatment of Sleep Apnea

Nasal band (external nasal dilatator strips), are adhered to the skin of the nose, expanding the nostrils and used for temporary treatment of nasal obstruction.


Nasal bands are also used to increase the exercise and running distance of horses, reduce the risk of bleeding to the lungs during running and shorten the rest period after the race. The photo shows a horse with a nose band that won a race for its owner (Image Source:  California Chrome's Nasal Strips Once a Hit Among Humans, Too).

The photo shows the nose band pasted by Meb Keflezighi, who won the 2014 Boston Marathon Run. There is no definite study that nasal bands increase perfromance in human. This contestant did not use a nose band the following year. These apparatuses can be useful for athletes with nasal congestion and collapse of the nose wings (Source: California Chrome's Nasal Strips Once a Hit Among Humans, Too).

The photo shows the nose dilatator strips pasted by Meb Keflezighi, who won the 2014 Boston Marathon Run. There is no definite study that nasal bands increase perfromance in human. This contestant did not use a nose band the following year. These apparatuses can be useful for athletes with nasal congestion and collapse of the nose wings (Source: California Chrome's Nasal Strips Once a Hit Among Humans, Too).

Nasal dilatator strisp can only temporarily relieve nasal congestion. It is ineffective for airway stenosis in the throat area. Some nasal bands are sold with the slogan "snoring the last nose band", exaggerated and unscientific. The effect of these products sold as "nose opening tape" is temporary, unlike functional nose operations.

The benefits of nasal band can be summarized as reducing the non-operative temporary nasal congestion complaint when additional diseases such as influenza and allergy are added to the patients who have nasal congestion problems and to improve sleep quality, albeit temporarily. The effect of nasal bands on capacity in sports activities has not been clearly established (Source >>  Nasal strip - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).

The price of nasal band varies according to different brands and products; 10 of them range from 4 to 25 tl. You can check the prices of the nose band in the internet and in the markets. You can also check the nasal band price list at overseas shopping sites.

The use of nasal tape can be summarized as the adhesive side of the nose wings being applied to the nasal tape. If you want to watch video about nasal band use >> How To Apply Breathe Right Nasal Strips - YouTube

Nasal valve surgery can be performed in patients with decreased nasal obstruction with external nasal dilator strip!

Especially in patients with alar collapse with problems with the narrowest nasal valve region (narrower than normal nasal valve area), if there is a significant reduction in nasal obstruction and relief of the nose after the use of external nasal dilator strip, Functional nose surgeries can be planned.

The external nasal dilator strip is a non-surgical device!

It can be used as a separate treatment tool in patients with nasal obstruction and who cannot undergo surgical treatment (or refuse surgery). Temporary use, at least in sleep time, may result in decreased nasal airway diathesis and deepening throat expanding muscle activity during deep sleep at night.

The external nasal dilator strip alone is not always sufficient to treat obstruction!

Especially in patients with posterior septum deviations, polyps in the nose, intense secretion due to acute sinusitis and severe turbinate hypertrophy, the use of external nasal dilator strip alone is not sufficient for the treatment of nasal obstruction.

The external nasal dilator strip can be used to treat nasal congestion in the last trimester, especially in pregnant patients!

During pregnancy, especially in the last three months, edema and nasal obstruction may occur in the nasal mucosa due to the effect of hormones. External nasal dilator strip can be very useful in pregnant women with nasal obstruction because many drugs used in the treatment of nasal obstruction, such as nasal decongestant, are unfavorable and surgical treatment cannot be performed.

Nasal dilator strips had a less effect on the moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea

In patients with severe sleep apnea syndrome, airway obstruction (collapse of the airway during sleep-collaps) can be seen in the extra-nasal throat airways and in several regions at the same time. The use of nasal dilator strips alone may not be very effective in disease symptoms.
Murat Enoz, MD, Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgeon - ENT Doctor in Istanbul

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