Internal and external nasal dilatator in patients who snore: a comparison in clinical practice

Internal and external nasal dilatator in patients who snore: a comparison in clinical practice

Authors

  • Matteo Gelardi Otolaryngology Unit, Department of Basic Medical Science, Neuroscience and Sensory Organs, University of Bari, Italy
  • Giuseppe Porro Otolaryngology Unit, Department of Basic Medical Science, Neuroscience and Sensory Organs, University of Bari, Italy
  • Brigida Sterlicchio Otolaryngology Unit, Department of Basic Medical Science, Neuroscience and Sensory Organs, University of Bari, Italy
  • Nicola Quaranta Otolaryngology Unit, Department of Basic Medical Science, Neuroscience and Sensory Organs, University of Bari, Italy
  • Giorgio Ciprandi Allergy, Casa di Cura Villa Montallegro, Genoa, Italy
  • Italian Study Group on Sonoring Rosa Cetera, Lucia Iannuzzi, Pierluigi Intiglietta, Monica Colucci, Andrea Ciofalo, Cristiano Lingua, Giovanna Ciancio, Marilena Tomaiuolo, Teresa Candreva, Piero Pecoraro, Antonio Guglielmi, Mario Notargiacomo, Patrizia Mola, Stefania Zizzi, Michele Curatolo, Michele Raguso, Luigi Salvatore Rotundo, Lucia Diaferio

Keywords:

snoring, nasal valve, obstruction, internal nasal dilator, Nas-air®, external nasal dilator, nasal strip

Abstract

Snoring is a common symptom. The nasal valve area has the minimal cross-sectional area of the upper airways. So, nasal dilation may significantly reduce resistance to airflow and consequently could reduce snoring. Mechanical dilators may be used: they are external or internal. Nas-air® is a new internal nasal dilator. It was compared to a nasal strip (Rinazina Breathe Right®) in 41 outpatients who snore in an open study conducted in clinical practice. Snoring duration, assessed by smartphone, and visual analogue scale for the perception of sleep quality were measured before and during Nas-air® or nasal strip use. A significant reduction of snoring time and an improvement of sleep quality were achieved by wearing both devices. However, Nas-air® was effective in a larger number of patients and induced a better sleep quality than nasal strip. In conclusion, the present study demonstrates that Nas-air® is an internal nasal dilator able to reduce snoring time and to improve sleep quality, and may be preferred to the nasal strip by snoring patients.

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Published

11-01-2019

How to Cite

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Internal and external nasal dilatator in patients who snore: a comparison in clinical practice. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2019 Jan. 11 [cited 2024 Apr. 16];90(2-S). Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/8096

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