I have had breathing trouble and snoring problems all of my life. Before using a CPAP (Continuous Positive Air Pressure) night time breathing machine and mask, I tried many stop snoring remedies. This is a review of the silicone nose clip. This silicone device is also referred to as nose cones. Several manufacturers make a nose clip device. Breathe EZ, Stop Snoring nose clip, and Shell Anti-Snoring Snore Stopper.
The nose clip is a small plastic device that clips to the septum of the nose. The septum is that piece of cartilage between the nostrils of the nose that separates the nasal cavities. During sleep, snoring occurs when the nasals cavities flatten or collapse. This prevents air from flowing freely. Snoring is the body’s way of forcing air through the nose. The nose clip is a U-shaped device with cones on the end that fit up into both nostrils and hold nasal passages open. The nose clip is marketed to help stop snoring, reduce nasal congestion and sinus problems, aid in breathing and improve sleep.
I used an anti-snoring nose clip and here is my experience. First of all, despite disclaimers of comfort and ease of use, I found the nose clip quite uncomfortable to wear. The nose clip cones pinched my septum and caused my nose to hurt. I had difficulty wearing the nose clip all night and usually had to take it out in the middle of the night. The nose clip also had a tendency to fall out and get lost amongst the bed clothes.
I believe that I did experience some improved breathing with the nose clips cones. My sinues seemed clearer in the morning after wearing a nose clip. Unfortunately the discomfort also kept me awake. Because the nose clip pinches to clasp the septum, it can be uncomfortable tow wear. The nose clip felt a bit like a clothespin pinching my nose. Had the nose clip been made of a softer, more malleable plastic or foam, I believe the nose clip would have been more comfortable to wear. I’m not sure if the effectiveness of the nose clip would be reduced with by manufacturing it with softer plastic however. With a softer material, the nose clip may not be able to hold the septum securely and keep the air ways open.
The concept of the nose clip is probably sound. Perhaps the discomfort that I felt using it would not be a problem for other users. And it is just possible that I didn’t have the nose clip properly adjusted. The cost of one of the retail brands of nose clip, Snore EZ, Shell and Stop Snoring, ranges from $4 to around $10. This isn’t cost prohibitive, just for a trial. The nose cone can be retured for refund if it wasn’t found useful. My analysis of the nose cone for snore releif is that while it didn’t work for me, it may be useful to give it a try. For more on health, visit me at www.healthhelp4u.blogspot.com. For product reviews and shopping tips, visit www.shopchat.blogspot.com.