Information For Clinicians
NasalAid is a Stop-Gap Solution for Sleep & Airway Management
Nasal Aid is an FDA Class 1 Exempt device which makes us much more agile than prescription based therapies. Even though we are over-the-counter there is still a large body of evidence that shows nasal resistance and blockages are not always mended with CPAP or Oral Appliance.
NasalAid is serving patients with severe blockages. We have surveyed our customers and 87% of them have been diagnosed with sleep apnea but are not using CPAP. Most have tried CPAP and other disposable nasal dilators with little to no relief.
Our device is reusable and customizable to the patients' desired degree of dilation. Made of thin, spring-tempered steel wire and medical grade silicone. Patients can experience relief immediately and comfortably.
We suggest using the NOSE questionnaire in qualifying patients for the device. Score of 30 and up will Benefit from using NasalAid
Literature Supporting The Impact of Improving Nasal Obstruction
Establishment of nasal breathing should be the ultimate goal to secure adequate craniofacial and airway development in children
Physics of Nasal Resistance
Nasal Valve Area https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2741675
Acute impact of continuous positive airway pressure on nasal patency. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28544812
Nasal Involvement in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijoto/2014/717419/
Effects of Wait Times on Treatment Adherence and Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Severe Sleep-Disordered Breathing https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2764596
A Comparison of Over-the-Counter Mechanical Nasal Dilators https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1001/jamafacial.2016.0291
Effect of nasal valve dilation on effective CPAP level in obstructive sleep apnea https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0954611103001252#BIB5
Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Upper-Airway Anomalies in First-Degree Relatives of ALTE Children https://www.nature.com/articles/pr2001142
"Mute dilates the nasal passage improving airflow and reducing collapse of the pharynx. A similar device that I prefer is called "Nasalaid" and is available on line for a list price of $20. It is adjustable to your nose and desired degree of dilation and unlike Mute which has limited time of use can be good for up to a year. My patients seem to prefer how it feels as well." Dr. Jerry Kram, Founder of California Center for Sleep Disorders
"With Breathe Right, I would still snore at times, but with NasalAid I don’t (my wife says I don’t snore anymore). Why? Because I have adjusted the product to produce a more significant level of dilation. I have personalized it to meet my needs." Dr. Dan Cohen, Former Chairman of CNS (Breathe Right Strips)
Frequently Asked Questions
How does it work?
Nasal Aid helps you breathe through your nose so that you can breathe your best even while you're asleep. We use a spring tempered material to gently open the nasal passages for better airflow. With better nasal airflow you can sleep more peacefully and are less likely to snore/mouth breathe.
Does it come in different sizes?
It comes in one size but it can be adjusted to your desired degree of dilation. If you need more help opening the nose you simply widen the device. You can adjust the device on a daily basis depending on your level of stuffiness.
Do I need a prescription?
No, Nasal Aid is over the counter. We mainly work with physicians but anyone with trouble breathing well at night can try the device.
Is it comfortable?
Yes! We use the softest medical grade silicone to create a cushion effect.
How far up your nose should it go?
The device should reach up into the upper half of your nasal passage. This is is where most of the nasal blockage happens.
How To Adjust The Device