Nose cones for sleep apnea?

by Dave

Do Nose Cones work for obstructive sleep apnea?


I have a deviated septum as well.

Thanks.

Answer


The main cause for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is throat obstruction. However, if you have nasal obstruction with OSA, "clearing" the issue from your nose can make sleep apnea much easier to be treated.

Fixing the nasal problems, such as deviated septum or enlarged nasal turbinates can reduce your apnea index significantly, but will not completely treat OSA.

Even if you get the deviated septum fixed it would probably only have a minimal effect on the airway collapse since it is most likely your soft palate that is closing your airway but definitely discuss it with your doctors.

So the nasal cones, sinus cones, or surgery for deviated septum can be really helpful, but don't expect obstructive apnea will be cured.

Bottom line... Fixing the deviated septum should make your respiratory efforts more productive. It does nothing for opening your throat during an apnea or hypopnea but should make it easier to get the air to your throat.

I hope it helps. Don't be afraid to comment back.

Remy Thierry
Founder of Sleep Apnea Guide


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