Nozovent® - Breathing made easy!
Nozovent® expands the narrowest part of the soft section of the nasal channels, making it easier to breathe through the nose. Each drug-free, non-prescription nasal dilator consists of a soft Pebax strip that is used to gently dilate the nostrils. Nozovent® decreases airway resistance and increases nasal airflow.
ApplicationThe Nozovent® nasal dilator consists of a soft plastic strip that is used to dilate the nostrils, making it easier to breathe through the nose. Nozovent® can be used in conjunction with snoring when the nose is narrow or nasal congestion caused by a cold or allergy. It is also suitable on other occasions when the nostrils need to be dilated to allow more air to enter the nose, such as during physical activity.
EffectNozovent® dilates the narrowest area in the soft tissues in the nasal channels. Nozovent® therefore facilitates breathing through the nose. The physiologically beneficial nasal breathing is made easier, the oxygenation of the lungs is improved, snoring is reduced and sleep quality is enhanced.
Nasal breathing is important for your well-beingScientific studies have demonstrated that nasal breathing has many advantages.
Improved oxygen uptake capacity. During nasal breathing, the inhaled air picks up the gas molecule, nitrogen oxide, which forms in the nasal sinuses. Nitrogen oxide has a positive effect on lung function – the blood vessels dilate and the oxygenation of the blood improves. Improved lung function and oxygenation are beneficial to every individual and, in particular, to people who exercise, sportsmen, cardiovascular patients and patients with reduced oxygen uptake capacity.More favourable air temperature. Breathing in through the nose heats the air in a phenomenally effective way. It takes just five 100ths of a second for the air temperature to be raised from zero to 30° as it passes through the nose, a distance of just seven centimetres. Breathing in cold air through the mouth, on the other hand, increases the risk of asthma. During the winter, sufferers can develop so-called cold-induced asthma.Increased relative humidity. Problems caused by dry nasal mucous membranes are very common in cold climate zones. However, the relative humidity is low not only when it is cold outdoors but also in an indoor climate that is regulated by air conditioning. A flight to Thailand or the USA can also dry out the nasal mucous membranes. The air on board aircraft is very dry. Not everything can be blamed on the environment, however. Elderly people, and women in particular, develop dry mucous membranes as part of the ageing process. Breathing through the nose gives the air physiologically improved relative humidity.Cleaner air. In addition to its ability to heat and humidify, the nose is also able to cleanse the air that is inhaled from particles in the air. Everyone has worked in a dusty environment at some time and then blown their noses. Their handkerchiefs reveal just how much air pollution remains in the nose. Breathing in through the mouth does not have the same 'filter effect' as breathing through the nose.
SnoringWhen the upper airways are partially constricted, a disturbing noise, snoring, occurs while breathing in during sleep. Between 20% and 30% of the population snore. This figure is considerably higher among men after the age of 50. At most, the noise level can correspond to the start of a heavy motorcycle, around 80 decibels. Snoring can also occur in combination with breathing stoppages (apnea), which can reduce oxygen saturation and increase the level of carbon dioxide in the blood. Individuals who suffer from severe snoring in combination with breathing stoppages should consult a doctor. Less severe forms can be treated with Nozovent®.
Snoring and overweightSnoring is more common among people who are overweight. In these conditions, the body fat increases not just around the waist and bottom but also in the throat. The air passage is narrowed and the noise of snoring is produced when the inhaled air has to force its way through a constricted channel. For this reason, weight loss can reduce snoring in the longer term.
Nasal congestion as a result of a deviation in the septumThis is a deviation that is well known to every ear, nose and throat doctor or specialist. It makes it difficult for patients to breathe through their nose and so they frequently breathe through their mouth instead. In conjunction with colds and allergy, one or both nostrils can become completely blocked. Snoring is also common. There are three main causes of septum deviation: the congenital form, damage during delivery and being exposed to violence later in life. Surgery is required to correct septum deviation. The area for surgery is restricted and deep. The intervention always takes place via the nostrils. The results are good; most patients are cured of their problems.
Advantages for people who exercise and sportsmenBreathing through the nose heats, cleans and humidifies the air you breathe in and, very importantly, supplies the air with nitrogen oxide from the sinuses. So what happens if you breathe through the mouth, especially when it is cold? The answer is that the air that reaches your lungs is dirtier, drier and colder. What is perhaps worse, the body loses gas molecules containing nitrogen oxide, in connection with breathing through the mouth. Nitrogen oxide forms in the nasal sinuses and accompanies the air into the lungs, where it has positive effects. The blood vessels in the lungs dilate and oxygenation is improved. This has an effect on performance and well-being when you train, take part in sport or exercise.