A drastic new cure for snoring has found a nose plug which restricts the air flow during sleep. This plug contains a special valve which allows air to be inhaled as normal through the nostrils and then snaps close to allow some of the air out.
The residual air is rerouted into the throat and an upper airway where it lays stress on the muscles in lining of the throat and respiratory tract to keep the airways open throughout sleep and prevents snoring. Millions of people all over the globe are diagnosed with snoring condition sleep apnoea. When you fall asleep the muscles in airways unwind.
But people who have problem of sleep apnoea, in them the yielding tissues subside totally that shuts off breathing for up to ten seconds. In addition to disrupting breathing, this can activate snoring as the air quivers against the yielding tissue that stands in its way.
The well known treatment for the problem of sleep aponea is CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) in which a mask that is to be worn over the nose. The mask is attached to machine that pumps the air into the mask during sleep by increasing the pressure of the air which is being inhales and keep the airway open and mask has to be worn each night.
The new apparatus known as Provent nose plug appears like a minute plastic filter attached to a sticking plaster, developed by Californian firm Ventus Medical. The sufferer inserts its two plugs in both nostrils to completely seal the entrance. One fillter can be used only for once.
Participants who used the nose plug had considerably smaller amount of breathing related sleep disturbances, reported a study offered at a sleep medicine conference in San Antonio, Texas. The apparatus might help some people with mild sleep apnoea but would not be a replacement for CPAP, said a sleep specialist Dr Ian Smith from Papworth Hospital in Cambridge.