Nose breathing forms the foundation of good health. It supports restful sleep, calms the nervous system and balances your body’s chemistry. During exercise, it boosts performance and protects against airway irritation and infection.
But when breathlessness stops you in your tracks, nose breathing can feel impossible.
- Avoid exercise because of breathlessness or exercise-induced asthma
- Find nasal breathing hard because of a small nose or deviated septum
- Feel like you need to mouth-breathe when you wear a protective face mask
- Worry your breathing is limiting your sporting potential, whatever your fitness goals
NASAL DILATOR CAN HELP.
WHAT IS NASAL DILATOR?
Nasal Dilator is a mechanical nasal valve dilator, purpose-built to reduce breathlessness during exercise. It gently opens your nose, increasing the flow of air to your lungs.
Use Nasal Dilator alone or with MYOTAPE to help retrain your breathing. Try it under your protective face mask to avoid unpleasant feelings of air hunger. Use it any time shortness of breath would normally affect your quality of life or performance.
WILL OPENING MY NOSE REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Take this easy 3-step test to find out:
- With your mouth closed, put your first and second fingers either side of your nose
- Press gently and move your fingers outward towards your cheeks to widen your nostrils
- Notice if your breathing feels easier
If you feel a freer flow of air in through your nose, an internal nasal dilator will make nasal breathing easier for you.
ENJOY EASY NASAL BREATHING.
IS NASAL DILATOR FOR ME?
Nasal opening devices come in all shapes and sizes, from highly specialist athletic nasal dilators to off-the-shelf anti-snoring aids. Nasal Dilator is for daytime use. It is designed to help you breathe through your nose during sports. But it can also help if you have a damaged nose and are working to switch from habitual mouth breathing to nose breathing. In 2016, scientists reported that internal nasal dilators “may be an alternative to surgical intervention in some patients” with nasal obstruction (Kiyohara et al., 2016).
- Habitually breathe through an open mouth,
- Suffer with asthma or sleep-disordered breathing,
- Struggle to breathe well in a face mask,
- Experience constant nasal congestion,
- Or are considering surgery for nasal obstruction…
NASAL DILATOR IS FOR YOU.
SAY GOODBYE TO BREATHLESSNESS.
WHY CHOOSE NASAL DILATOR?
- Better airflow – gentle stenting action opens each nostril to reduce nasal resistance and ease breathing
- More effective than external nasal strips (Matteo et al., 2019)
- Lightweight for comfort
- Soft outer surface means no nosebleeds or rubbed skin
- Sits securely inside your nose during exercise
- Longer lasting than some well-known brands
- Patent pending
- Worldwide shipping available
- Pack contains 4 dilators (2 x medium and 2 x large)
EXPERIENCE THE FREEDOM OF NASAL BREATHING.
Nasal Dilator is shaped to follow the natural contours inside your nose. It should sit completely inside the nose with only the bridge visible. The bridge of the dilator will span your septum. If you can see the ‘paddles’ of the nasal dilator, it may be too large for your nose.
Each nasal dilator can be used for between 3 and 6 months, for any length of time during the day. To maintain nasal hygiene, wash your dilator after every use with warm soapy water.
An internal nasal dilator will help keep your nose open. This supports nasal breathing, which naturally decongests the nose. But for best results, clear your nose using the nose unblocking exercise, before fitting your dilator.
SIMPLE TECHNOLOGY, BETTER BREATHING.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW IS NASAL DILATOR DIFFERENT FROM OTHER NOSTRIL OPENING DEVICES?
Most off-the-shelf nasal dilators are designed for snoring. Nasal Dilator is purpose-built for daytime use and to wear during sports. It is made from a hard, durable plastic, with a soft outer coating, and is lightweight and secure enough to wear during intensive exercise.
You can also buy single-use external nasal strips. These use adhesive to stretch the nostrils from the outside. Scientists have proven that internal nasal dilators like Nasal Dilator are much more effective than nasal strips.
CAN I USE NASAL DILATOR TO PREVENT SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA?
Internal nasal dilators are known to help reduce snoring. But there are other products more suitable for use during sleep. Nasal Dilator is made from hard, rigid plastic, and may not be the most comfortable nasal dilator for night-time wear. If you want to use a nasal valve dilator during sleep (or with your CPAP machine) you may like to try a leading sleep brand. But, by wearing Nasal Dilator during the day, you can begin to improve your breathing patterns, and this will help you breathe better during sleep.
As your sensitivity to carbon dioxide decreases, your breathing volume normalizes and your upper airway muscles become stronger, you will be less likely to experience sleep apnea and snoring. We recommend using MYOTAPE to seal the lips during sleep. Nocturnal mouth breathing is a significant factor in sleep apnea and mouth snoring.
CAN MY CHILD USE NASAL DILATOR?
Internal nasal dilators are not recommended for children under the age of 12 years. Children aged 4 years and over may use MYOTAPE, provided that the child is able to remove the tape without adult assistance.
HOW WILL NASAL DILATOR IMPROVE MY BREATHING?
Nasal Dilator increases airflow by widening the nasal airway, in line with a concept called Cottle’s manoeuvre. Cottle’s manoeuvre is the 3-step test you tried further up this page. When you enlarge the nostrils, feelings of breathlessness, nasal congestion and air hunger reduce. This improves breathing in at least 5 ways:
1. Breathing is more efficient, so you can keep your focus where it’s needed
2.You will be able to keep going more intensively for longer
3. Your breathing muscles are less easily exhausted
4. Your circulation improves, increasing oxygenation of working muscles
5. You experience less airway irritation, exercise-induced asthma and
WILL WEARING A NASAL DILATOR CHANGE THE SHAPE OF MY NOSE?
No. Your Nasal Dilator will mechanically open your nose from the inside during use. However, this only lasts for as long as you have the dilator in place. Using Nasal Dilator will not affect the shape of your nose.
WHAT IF MY NASAL DILATOR FALLS OUT?
Nasal Dilator has a soft outer coating designed to securely fit to the shape of your nose. It should stay in place during training. The curved arms of your nasal dilator should fit fully inside your nose. If your dilator falls out regularly, try a larger size.
IS AN INTERNAL NASAL DILATOR SAFE?
Nasal opening devices are safe to use during exercise. However, they should not be worn during contact sports as breakage can cause injury.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO USE NASAL DILATOR BEFORE I BEGIN TO FEEL BETTER?
You should immediately experience a noticeable increase in airflow and will find it easier to nose breathe during exercise. Using Nasal Dilator along with MYOTAPE will help you to maintain nasal breathing during the day. You will experience significant long-term benefits for health and performance, including a reduction in exercise-induced bronchoconstriction.