Noson® Nasal Dilator
What is the most important thing in life?
It is always those important things in life that we take for granted.
Thousands of things will come to your mind now, but you will most likely forget one.
It is so simple and yet it determines our lives every second.
Everything is getting smarter nowadays. Why not your nasal breathing as well?
Optimal nasal breathing is not a given and many people suffer from a lack of it.
There are two different types of breathing, either primarily using your mouth or your nose.
Nasal breathing is healthier because the air is purified, moistened and pre-warmed by the hairs and mucous membranes of the nose. The muscles tend to acidify less and the lungs are supplied with more oxygen, which enables your body to enjoy more energy.
Noson® AG has been dealing with this challenge since 2013.
As a Swiss startup, we have helped over 3,600 people breathe normally again.
This ranges from professional athletes with nasal wing suction phenomena to people with snoring problems.
Now we offer our latest development to the global market in order to help humanity.
With the patented Noson® you can regain a better quality of life.
The intranasal silicone pads spread the nostrils without touching the sensitive nasal septum, eliminating the increased secretion flow that occurs with other nasal dilators. This non-invasive device can be taken anywhere and worn within seconds, eliminating the need to stick nasal strips to your nose. These adhesive strips are neither ecological nor do they hold up properly during heavy sweating.
Noson® improves nasal breathing and prevents dehydration in the throat
The discrete and easy-to-carry Noson nasal dilator adapts perfectly to the nose shape and provides with a tight fit.
The product consists of flexible medical components such as silicone and wire, subtly providing with an optimal comfort.
Advantages of optimized nasal breathing:
Breathing through the nose is important to moisturize, purify and warm up the air we breathe.
Tests in sleep laboratories have confirmed the effectiveness of nasal dilators.
The following effects have been confirmed:
- Relief of the respiratory tract (*)
- Reduction of heart rate in patients with sleep apnea (*)
- Better sleep in the test subjects (*) and (**)
- Could reduce snoring in over 50 percent of the test subjects (**)
- Reduces the drying of the pharynx (**)
(*) Study P. Kerr et al. Journal of Otolaryngology 21: 3, 1992
(**) Study Jan Ulfberg, 1997
Clinical studies in the field of sports (J. Griffin, Laryngoscopy, 1997):
- Lower heart rate
- Test subjects reported an easier training
- The respiratory rate was reduced
Indications that favor the use of Noson:
- People with nasal constrictions
- Peoples who have had a nose operation
- People with chronically stuffy noses
- People with sleep apnea or snoring problems
- CPAP patients to improve the pressure relief
Why optimized nasal breathing is so important:
- The respiratory air is dispensed through the nasal cavities. The respiratory rate (breaths per minute) is slowed down and this improves the total lung volume.
- The fine cilia in the nose purify the air by filtering pollutants, dust and germs.
- The nose is our air conditioning, the inhaled air is preheated and moistened in the nose, especially important in cold, dry winter air.
- Nasal breathing with a closed mouth increases the flow resistance of the breathing air. This stimulates the important diaphragmatic activity and promotes diaphragmatic breathing (abdominal breathing).
- Nasal breathing keeps the nasal mucosa moist, prevents snoring at night and colds can be warded off better.
- Nasal breathing (as opposed to mouth breathing) improves blood circulation and increases blood oxygen and carbon dioxide levels.
- Sensors in the nose react to chemicals that are formed by bacteria. When bacteria invade, which can trigger sinusitis, the sensors cause a very antibacterial gas to form, namely nitric oxide (NO) in the nose in order to kill the bacteria.
Nasal Dilators Study:
Nasal dilators were developed over a century ago and were gradually introduced in the 1990s. They were very popular in 1996 at the Olympic Games in Atlanta (GA, USA) (1-3). A nasal dilator is considered efficient if it can alleviate sleep disturbances and snoring. The mechanism of action is based on a reduction of the nose resistance.
Nasal dilators may be useful during exercise, as reduced nasal resistance may result in a reduction in nasal breathing effort, increased nasal ventilation, and a delay in the onset of oral breathing during exercise (4, 5).
Many studies have been performed on athletes, mainly adults, using nasal dilators, as recently examined by Dinardi and colleagues (3). However, the results of these studies are contradictory and no final agreement has yet been reached.
NOSON® is a new internal nasal dilator that significantly reduces snoring (6). Therefore, the current study examined the potential benefit of an internal nasal dilator in a group of athletes.
The nasal dilators are a non-pharmacological treatment for constrictions of the nose and can be used by athletes, as it has been shown that nasal dilators can improve breathing and thus the athelete's resilience (7,8). In this regard, there is a number of cases of usage of nasal dilators by athletes, but the results are contradictory. Therefore, we investigated the potential ability of a new internal nasal dilator (NOSON®) to improve the athletic performance of a group of athletes.
The results showed that NOSON® significantly reduced the feeling of fatigue and was optimally accepted. Cardiorespiratory parameters were unaffected by both devices.
The current results are consistent with some recent reports. Dinardi and colleagues compared an external nasal dilator with a placebo nasal strip in 48 healthy adolescent athletes who completed a 1000 m race (7). The results showed that the external nasal dilator was significantly superior to the placebo one and it improved the maximal oxygen uptake, the nasal patency, and the respiratory effort. Another study by the same team investigated an internal nasal dilator compared to a placebo dilator (9). The study found that the internal nasal dilator significantly improved the nasal patency in adolescent athletes. In another study, adolescent athletes with and without allergic rhinitis were studied with an external nasal dilator and a placebo (10). The results showed that the external dilator significantly reduced nasal resistance, improved the maximal oxygen uptake as well as the perceived stress after a maximal cardiac breath test. The nasal device was effective in both healthy adolescents as well as the ones with allergic rhinitis. In a recent study, 13 healthy triathletes without any nasal symptoms were tested on and therewere 3 different conditions that were randomly tested: no nasal dilator, two different external dilators (11). The authors demonstrated that the two nasal dilators had similar effects, improving both the perception of the nasal patency, the nasal breathing time and the VO2max of the nose.
Therefore, the current study agrees with these reports and confirms the reliability of an improvement in the patency of the nose and thus an improvement of nasal breathing.
On the other hand, this study has some limitations, including open design, the limited number of enrolled subjects, the lack of follow-up, and the lack of validated objective parameters. Therefore, current experience should be confirmed by further studies designed according to a more robust methodology.
In summary, the present study shows that NOSON® is an internal nasal dilator that can significantly reduce the perception of fatigue and is optimally accepted.
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