I hope this is the right place to post this. I’ve seen people asking if there are any nose strips/nasal dilators in the past. I recently found something that’s worked really well for me.
For reference, I’m a 27 year old female, 120 lbs, with UARS and Narcolepsy with Cataplexy. We are still trying to figure out what’s causing my UARS, but I was laid off due to the pandemic and haven’t been able to continue my diagnosis. I have a very narrow nose with a deviated septum, as well as a crossbite (using Invisalign right now) and a very misaligned jaw.
I have a CPAP but I’m still trying to adjust to it, and I’m constantly looking for things that will help me sleep. I’ve tried a few different nasal dilators and nose strips. Nasal dilators are uncomfortable, and the nose strips are too flexible and don’t open my nasal passage enough.
I saw an ad on Instagram for these nose strips but they were advertised towards athletes so I just ignored it. After looking a little closer, I decided to order them. I have to say, I’m impressed.
They’re from a brand called Intake Breathing. The nose strip itself is a hard plastic band that attaches to magnets you place on the sides of your nose with adhesive. It seriously props your nose open. One side of my nose is almost completely closed from my deviated septum, but with this, I get so much airflow. Its such a good feeling.
Here’s a video so you can see how much it opens the nasal passage.
I am in no way affiliated with this company, just wanted to pass this along to anyone else who has a deviated septum or narrow nasal passages. If you guys know of any similar products to recommend, I’d love to hear about them.
TL;DR I found some nose strips that are made of hard plastic and not flimsy material, it might be helpful if you have a deviated septum or narrow nasal passage that affects your sleep apnea/UARS.