Being at my wits end because of many sleepless nights due to my husband’s constant snoring, he decided to try Breathe Right Nasal Strips. I was elated.
This product is packaged in a dark blue compact paperboard box. Breathe Right Nasal Strips are drug-free. They are designed to provide nasal congestion relief. Additionally, it is supposed to reduce snoring and give relief from colds and allergies.
There are 30 large tan nasal strips in this particular box. Pictured in the lower right corner is a man sleeping on a pillow while demonstrating the proper placement of the strip. To further emphasize this point the back cover is the exact as the front side.
It is important that you purchase the right size for your nose. The small to medium is designed for people with small to average size noses. The large is for adults with a larger nose. For sensitive skin it is suggested that you apply a drop of lotion under the center of the strip to provide relief.
Breathe Right Nasal Strips should not be placed over sores, sunburned or irritated skin. They are for a one-time use only. Do not keep on for more than 12 hours each day. You should discontinue using should a rash appear. These strips are not for children under 5 years of age. They do however, have a children’s version for those 5-12 years old. Please note that packaging of these strips contains natural rubber latex which in some people can cause an allergic reaction.
On the other side panel of the box it makes the following statement, “Breathe Right nasal strips can provide temporary relief from nasal congestion and stuffiness and may also reduce or eliminate snoring. Use while sleeping, exercising, or during the day”.
When you open the box you will see a two-sided information sheet. It contains helpful hints and suggestions for its use. Enlarged diagrams show the proper placement of the strips in 3 steps. They repeatedly stress that correct placement is vital for the best results.
They suggest that your problem may be more than just snoring. You could possibly have sleep apnea. The website they recommend for that is www.sleepapnea.org. The phone number for the American Sleep Apnea Association is 1-202-293-3650. A listing of their products for children and a nasal saline spray is shown at the bottom of the information sheet.
As you retrieve this item from the box, you notice that the strips are packaged in a light-colored paper covering. Two strips are secured in a single packet with the product name clearly and repeatedly written. The strips are tan in color with a white adhesive backing.
That backing is taken off prior to placing on the nose. I was impressed with icons on the back again demonstrating the proper placement. They do a great job with getting that point across. Without it being done correctly, the promised effects become null and void. All the strips fit comfortably in the outer box.
Based on clinical studies this product works well for athletes because by improving nasal breathing, these nasal strips can provide major physiological effects; lower heart rate and better cardio-respiratory efficiency. These factors can lead to better endurance.
Yesterday my husband tried out one. Now while I wasn’t enthusiastic about the outcome, they tell you in their packaging that it may take up to six nights to see positive results. I can only hope.
Should you have any concerns or questions their website is www.breatheright.com. If you prefer to call that toll-free number is 1-800-858-NOSE(6673).