Nasal Dilators might be a snoring solution that you have not heard of before. They are not the most popular anti-snoring device on the market that works.
However, that does not mean you should ignore other products on the market.
It is important to choose the right one that fits your needs, and Nasal Dilators do fit a specific need and group of snorers.
I tested the Nozovent nasal dilators and express my thoughts and opinion on my time using them below.
Specifications and Company
The Nozovent nasal dilator comes in 2 sizes – medium and large. Unlike others that I tested, there is no small size available. I would not see this as an option for those with small noses, as fitting something that is too large can definitely cause some discomfort.
The product is made from a plastic that is very pliable and can easily be squeezed to fit inside your nostril. There are L-shaped ends that push against the outside of your nostrils and thereby increasing the area for air to pass through, making breathing easier.
There are small circular mounds on each of the L-shaped ends that prevent it from moving far up enough into your nose to cause irritation to your mucous membrane.
The company, Scandinavian Formulas, is headquartered in the U.S., but was formed by a Swedish Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor – Dr. Bjorn Pertruson almost 30 years ago.
The company provides a very wide range of products, ranging from consumer products to products for various industries such as botanicals, herbal, hydrocarbons, salivasure tablets, minerals and more. Quite a wide range of fields.
More importantly for you and me, the consumer products division is what sells the anti-snoring nasal dilators. This division sells a line of nutraceutical products for skin, eyes, and more to high-end pharmacies and health food companies.
Purchasing Scandinavian Formulas Nozovent nasal dilator is available online and not necessary to go through one of these other supply channels.
The product has been clinically tested in several different studies. The company has stated that the product can increase airflow up to fifty percent.
How do Nasal Dilators Work?
Nasal dilators and nasal strips are two types of anti-snoring solutions which work by increasing the air flow through your nose. If the nose closes while sleeping, there is less space for air to travel, which causes vibrations and leads to snoring.
The less air that enters your lungs while sleeping can cause health problems, and also daytime exhaustion. I notice immediately when waking up if I have snored or not depending on how tired I feel when waking up.
Nasal Dilators and Strips are similar in that they both open up your nostrils; however how they do it is the difference. Nasal dilators work by inserting a piece of plastic, rubber or metal inside your nose and nasal strips work by placing a piece of adhesive on the outside of your nostrils to hold them open.
The main issue with nasal dilators, as you might suspect, is they do not help with those who suffer from snoring due to their throat constricting.
While they are a good solution for those who breathe through their nose during the night, those snorers (like myself) who sometimes suffer from allergies or blocked nasal passages might not see these as being effective. Snoring that occurs due to the throat collapsing will need to use other types of snoring solutions.
After receiving the package and looking at the device, it looked fairly simple to use and insert. I easily pushed the two L-shaped ends together and stuck it into each side of my nose.
The medium ones I purchased I found fit fairly comfortably. It caused slight discomfort upon initial insertion, but that went away relatively quickly.
There is the option to customize it a little bit. You can trim the edges of the L-shaped ends for a smoother insert in case it pushes up to far into your nasal cavity.
Sleeping through the night, I found easy. It did not slip out of place or push back into my nose as I thought it might. When I woke up, I did not feel too tired but was not as well rested as when I use my other favorite anti-snoring devices.
My wife and snoring app confirmed this as my app said I snored during the night and after asking my wife she said I did as well.
I continued to use the product for a week and did not notice any improvement, I think it was a good, but not great solution for me – a medium snorer.
Cleaning was relatively easy, simply pass it under the running sink water and put some soap in your hand. I found storage very easy as well, no space whatsoever is needed to keep these tiny plastic pieces.
Most reviews I found were relatively positive. Users who stuck with it found it to be more effective than nasal strips, which I have to agree with. Others found them irritating but could have possibly bought the wrong size.
The users who found the Nozovent sizing too large could probably have had a much better experience if there was a small option available. There is the option to trim them down a bit also as mentioned above.
The reviews I read seemed to be satisfied with the product, but not overly excited with it.
That I have to say, is an excellent price.
They last for 3 months without needing to change them out, so you’re looking at a yearly cost of only about $40 plus shipping each time.
That price is one of the best ones I have seen for an anti-snoring solution.
Pros and Cons
- 30-Year-old company, FDA approved.
- Inconspicuous, not as noticeable as other anti-snoring devices.
- Worked relatively well for reducing snoring
- Easy to store
- Very good price, one of the lowest prices solutions I have found.
- Only two sizes, those with smaller nostrils will not be able to use these.
- Have to clean often.
- Slightly uncomfortable.
- Very heavy snorers probably won’t be able to stop their snoring with these.
- Could have issues with the product slipping out during the night.
While they reduced my snoring, I do not think someone who snores heavily will find these as effective as I did.
Neither will someone with a smaller nose as there is no option to buy one that will fit.
You can adjust them more precisely to each individual mouth, and they will be able to handle light snoring to heavy snoring as well.
My Rating: 3.3
Which Product Should I Buy?
With well over 100 products on the market it can obviously be quite daunting to decide, “Which one?”
To help ease the decision process I have created a comparison chart where you can effortlessly assess each product and its features, price, pros and cons. I have also written several detailed reviews for those devices that I believe to be leading products.
If you would rather not spend a lot of time reading reviews, please take a look at the article linked here: My Mouthpiece Recommendation. It’s a list of three products which I believe, based on my extensive experience, are the best options available to people who suffer from snoring.