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What You Need To Know About Nozovent
Nozovent is a stop snoring product produced by a company called Scandinavian Formulas. You can buy them on Amazon.ca, which is actually where we first found them.
They claim to be able to help you to breathe easier and awaken refreshed, and are said to be ‘clinically proven.’ But does any of this translate to real results? Do they work? And are they worth the money?
These are all super-important things to know before trying any stop snoring device, which is why we decided to take a closer look at Nozovent.
Here is what you need to know.
Product Classification & Instructions For Use
As far as a product classification goes, Nozovent is technically a nasal dilator… though, at first glance, they do look a lot like nasal strips. The main difference between nasal strips and nasal dilators is that nasal strips usually stick to the outside of the nose and pull the walls of the nostrils outward, while nasal dilators go inside the nostrils and gently open the nasal passages from inside.
And this device goes on the inside of the nose… making it a pretty classic example of a nasal dilator.
As for instructions for use, you first need to squeeze the little wings of the device together, as shown in the product instructions. Then, you insert the device into your nostrils. The wings will then push apart, thanks to the tension in the small plastic piece that connects them, and that will result in them pushing the walls of the nostrils outward… thereby dilating the nasal passages.
How Does Nozovent Work?
Nozovent pretty much works the same way other nasal dilators are supposed to work. Basically, they help to open up the airway, and are said to increase airflow by up to 50%, which is supposed to help to ‘dramatically’ reduce or even eliminate snoring altogether.
Nasal dilators help to promote nasal breathing over mouth breathing, which helps to keep the upper airway more lubricated. This helps to keep it from drying out, which in turn is supposed to help prevent incidences of snoring.
Nozovent: Clinical Background And FDA Approval
According to the Scandinavian Formulas official website, Nozovent has been tested in ‘several clinical studies,’ and has ‘demonstrated continual effectiveness to decrease snoring, help breathing, and improve sleep.’ Unfortunately, we didn’t see any direct links to these studies (here is one of them)… but you can view the page where the company makes these claims here.
We did not see any indication that this product is approved by the FDA, but the Amazon Product description does say that it is made from ‘nontoxic, pharmaceutical grade plastic’ that is ‘approved’ by the FDA.
Can There Be Any Side Effects?
We did quite a bit of research to find out if there are any common side effects reported in conjunction with the use of this product. Overall, the product gets pretty good reviews on Amazon, though they are certainly not all positive. Some customers complain that Nozovent does hurt your nostrils a bit. Some have also said that the wings are simply too big to fit into a normal person’s nose.
But aside from these complaints, it does not seem that Nozovent will put you at risk for many side effects. And most of the people who buy them don’t even seem to have these problems, which is a good thing.
How Much Does Nozovent Cost?
You can buy Nozovent on Amazon.ca for $14.59 for two devices, as each package sends you two nasal dilators and a carrying case. They are also supposed to last quite a while too… with some customers saying that one of them can literally last years if it is taken care of!
You do, however, have to clean it gently with water after every use.
What Do We Know About The Company Behind The Nozovent?
The company behind Nozovent is called Scandinavian Formulas. According to the official company web page, their business headquarters are located here…
140 E Church St
Sellersville, PA 18960
As for a company history, the official company website says that this product was developed by an E.N.T. specialist named Bjorn Pertruson, M.D.
What Can Users Expect From Nozovent?
If you buy this product and plan to try it out, then you may have to use it a few times to really get the hang of it. Nasal dilators can hurt the insides of your nostrils a bit at first, but some of this discomfort might go away after a week of trying and using the product… so you may want to keep trying it for a few nights, even if it doesn’t work well the first time. Here are a few Nozovent user reviews that we grabbed from Amazon. See what others say about this product!
Since you can’t return it anyway, you might as well give it a chance if you do order it and end up experiencing a bit of discomfort.
With that being said, if it ends up hurting too much, you should absolutely stop using it and try something else.
Does This Product Require A Doctor’s Involvement Or A Prescription?
No. You can buy and/or use this product without a doctor’s involvement or a prescription.
We actually liked some things about this product… though we definitely also had some reservations about it.
We liked that it was uniquely shaped, for one thing. We haven’t seen very many nasal dilators shaped like this. They are usually round, not made with ‘wings’ that gently push out… so that was an interesting take on this type of a device.
But there were upsides and downsides to this design as well.
On one hand, we felt like this design allowed for a more flexible fit. But, at the same time, it might increase the odds of the device causing discomfort in some cases, as completely rounded nasal dilators do tend to spread the ‘pressure’ exerted on the inside of the nasal passages around a bit more.
Another thing that we liked about this product was the price. You get two of them for less than $25, even when you factor in shipping to Canada… so we were pretty excited about that.
A lot of stop snoring products have been getting more and more expensive as the anti-snoring market grows and gains more traction. So it is nice to see a product that is selling for a price that may be easier for some people to afford.
But in the end, we have no choice but to maintain the same position on this product that we have maintained with most other nasal dilators and nasal strips… that they are good products that may help, but that they also tend to be far less effective than other devices, such as MADs or TSDs. The problem is that mandibular advancement devices and tongue stabilization devices act directly on the upper airway to create more room, while Nozovent and other similar devices have a second-hand effect.
Anti-snoring devices like this do help to promote nasal breathing, and they do help to keep the airway better lubricated—but they don’t directly act upon the upper airway to create more room… and that just makes them less effective.
They are less invasive though, and that gives them a different advantage. If you are not interested in the idea of keeping an anti-snoring device in your mouth all night long, then a product like Nozovent could, in theory, provide a pretty suitable substitute.
Nozovent is definitely not the worst anti-snoring product that we have seen. There are just a lot of others that we would probably choose first.
But… with that being said, this one is inexpensive, easy to use, minimally invasive, and definitely worth a try if you feel like a nasal dilator might be the way to go.
The Costs To Get The Nozovent Shipped To Canada
You can buy the Nozovent on Amazon.ca for $14.59, plus shipping and handling. Shipping will cost you an extra $7.41 or so, which isn’t terrible, but still a bit on the high side.
Where Can I Buy This Product If I Live In Canada?
The best place to buy this product is on the Amazon.ca listing for it.
Highlights And Drawbacks
Here are the pros and cons that we discovered about this product over the course of our research.
- It has more positive reviews than negative reviews
- Some people reported that it lasts for years
- Is said to be clinically tested
- Sports a unique design for a nasal dilator
- Priced very reasonably
- No direct links to clinical data are supplied on the website
- Shipping to Canada is a bit on the expensive side
- Some people complain that it hurts the nose
- May not work for everyone
Summary: If you don’t like the idea of keeping a mouth guard in your mouth and are looking for a solution that would let you breathe easier through your nose then this product is probably worth trying.