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Ok, I'll admit it, I snore. I know this because my husband tells me but on occasion I have been known to wake myself up with my snoring, its a weird sensation but its true.
My husband finds it hard to sleep when I snore so in a bid to be nice to him, I tried these breathe right strips. I know how annoying it is to try and sleep when someone is snoring so I was happy to try these for him. I snore worst when I have a cold so a while back I tried these strips. The strips are said to gently open the nasal passage to allow you to breathe better, relieve nasal congestion and reduce snoring, perfect, just what I was looking for.
I bought a box of 10 because if I remember rightly they were fairly expensive. The strips are basically a little arch of material that goes over the bridge of your nose. I bought the regular size which on the box says fits most adult noses. Thankfully I didn't need to buy the large size for adults with large noses!!
On the box it says, " Breathe right nasal strips open your nose to help you breathe better by providing temporary relief from nasal congestion and stuffiness which can be caused by colds and allergies. By allowing easier breathing through the nose instead of the mouth, Breathe right nasal strips may help to reduce or even eliminate snoring."
These stick over the bridge of your nose and then down either side of your nose. The best way to stick them on is to pull them quite tight over this section so you actually pull your nostrils apart a bit as I think this is the key to helping you breathe better. I can definitely feel this when I have them on. Its a weird sensation, they are not painful or really that uncomfortable, they just feel a bit weird and I can never get over the sensation that I have something on my nose. They irritated a little bit when I pulled them off but it was more like pulling off a bandage.
These strips were ok but I wouldn't say that they were a cure all miracle to stop me snoring completely. I think one or two nights I got annoyed with them and just pulled them off and they didn't stop the snoring completely so even though I've used the whole box I don't think I will be continuing with them as they are just too expensive and not a viable solution.
I've been married for many years now and my husband is a very nice man and I really love him. He is kind, caring and he loves his kids; that's all you can ask of a man to be honest. However, I have one problem with him and I'm pretty sure that a few ladies share the same problem. My husband is a big time snorer!
Ever since we got married, I realised that he suffers from this problem and to be honest I wasn't too happy about it. As a result of this, I lost sleep for many nights and I tried many treatments for this problem such as rubbing his chest with Vicks, nose clips and even giving him tablets to relieve the congestion but with no luck.
I have to say that I got used to it and if he doesn't snore I would feel there is something missing. Recently, his snoring has gotten worse and this may be due to his weight gain as all his fat is stored in his stomach so it might make his breathing uncomfortable. Or is it a sudden allergy to something? In any case I was and still am suffering from his noisy snoring; the kids in the next room can hear him loud and clear even if the door is closed!
I must say it's a big problem and has a significant effect on our lives, how well we sleep at night has an effect on our ability to concentrate and perform during the day. My sleep is interrupted by his snoring so I wake up very tired from the lack of sleep and so does he, so I started to look for a solution to "our" problem.
I found Breathe right nasal strips on Amazon and bought them for him to try, hoping that it can solve our problem. What I liked about it is the fact that the strips are drug free so perfectly suits my husband because he is on medication and it won't interfere with it at all.
== Breathe Right Nasal Strip ==
I bought the box with 10 strips to try; I chose the tan strip and the regular size for my hubby's nose :)
The strips were individually wrapped with pictured instructions on how to correctly apply it on the nose, there is also a leaflet with the full instructions and other useful information.
The strip looks a lot like a plaster, as for the colour it does look like a plaster too with that tan /beige colour. It looks like thin strips joined together. It has a unique and comfortable fitting shape with two Special shaped parts to comfortably hold it in place.
The nose strip is made out of the material "LATEX" which is very flexible to help the strip take the shape of the nose easily.
The back of the strip has a special adhesive to help secure the strip into the right place all night.
== How to apply? ==
Applying the nose strip is not a rocket science but it a bit tricky. You need to stick it on the right place otherwise it won't work perfectly.
First you need to wash and dry your nose, then remove the protective liner and apply it exactly on the bridge of the nose, not too high or too low and press for a few seconds until the strip is stick on place.
== How does it work? ==
Breathe right nasal strip is drug free strips that designed to gently open nasal passages and to relief congestion; allergy blocked nose and reduce or eliminate snoring to help getting better sleep and breathing through the nose instead of the mouth.
Breath right's claim that they instantly relief basal congestion and help to reduce or eliminate snoring so I thought maybe this is the solution for the problem.
My experience and opinion
I must admit that my husband was not convinced that such a basic looking strip could help relieve his snoring problem but he tried it just to please me!
Applying the strip was the first problem that I had, the back of the strip wasn't sticky enough and I spent a good few minutes trying to stick it on my husband's nose; finally I managed to secure it in place.
I put it just before he went to bed but he wasn't too happy with it. A few minutes later my husband's sleep and for the first five minutes he was ok but a few minutes later his snoring started and it was even worse and louder than before. In fact he composed the noisiest symphony I ever heard from him in over 16 years!
Snoring wasn't the only problem now, he was blowing out air now which he never did before! I checked on him various times and he was still huffing and puffing and he certainly didn't look relaxed in his sleep.
I didn't know what to do, as in should I wake him up or should I wait a little. However, I thought it over and I thought maybe he needed some time to get into his system. So I waited outside for a few hours hoping that maybe it's going to work but alas!
I couldn't wait any longer, I woke him up. The poor soul looked tired and he seemed to be stifling, so I removed the nose strip; he instantly felt relieved.
Next day, I begged him to try it again and the poor guy tried it, the same thing happened to him again. So I binned them but I decided to write a review about it to share my husband's experience.
== SO? ==
Unfortunately it didn't work for my husband in fact it made his breathing even worse. The strip wasn't sticky enough and my husband felt uncomfortable wearing it so I don't recommend it at all and I can say it was a total waste of money. The item did not live up to its expectations.
== Price and availability ==
It is available in most high street shops, pharmacies, and supermarkets and online too. The RRP price is around £14.29 /pack of 30 but you need to shop around if you are interested in buying it. I bought mine from amazon for £3.99 for a pack of 10.
== Allergy warning ==
Packaging contains natural rubber "Latex" which might cause allergic reaction for some.
== Sizes ==
Breathe right nasal strips are available in two different sizes, regular to fit most adult noses and large for larger noses. It comes in two different colours too, tan for normal skin and clear for dry/sensitive skin.
The Breath Right Nasal Strips are designed for those who either have problems with snoring or those who are suffering from blocked or congested nasal passages. Used by professional athletes, the idea is rather simple - an adhesive and springy piece of material placed over your nose to widen the passages leading to it and allow for better breathing at night and less snoring.
The problem is that those who snore to such an extent where they would use these strips may well have an underlying medical condition that needs to be looked at, including potentially dangerous conditions such as sleep apnea, and therefore as a remedy for snoring this may simply be masking conditions as opposed to truly helping. Of course, some people do snore and don't have any medical problems but in the first instance, those considering this as a snoring-stopping aid may wish to check with their GP that nothing else is wrong first.
In my case, I have narrow nasal passages which causes some snoring but also congested feelings overnight which interrupt my sleep and so I gave these a go. Whilst I do find that initially I am able to breathe better in bed, which I believe assists my sleep, I also find that these become loose or fall off over night, no matter how well you follow the instructions and several times I have awoken 4-5 hours after having gone to sleep only to find that my strip has long since said goodbye to my nose. Having tried various types, including the ones designed for specific types of skin, I still find the same problem and given the cost of these small devices I don't find this to be particularly useful.
Everyone likes receiving little gifts from their loved ones..... flowers, chocolates, cute little trinkets..... me? My girlfriend bought me the Breathe Right Nasal Strips... and they say romance is dead!
Apparently and occasionally, I snore. I have been told by those lucky enough to share a bed with me that I have the ability to wake the dead and scare small birds in different continents. It's ok if I sleep on my side but the second I do a bit of tossing and turning in bed (more tossing than turning) I seem to end up on my back and a noise emanates that is not to dissimilar to volcanoes erupting and concords a flying. Poor g/f I hear you mutter and rightly so. To combat or at least nullify a little bit the noise that has on occasions, woke me up...yes my own snoring has woke me up, she purchased the Breathe Right Nasal Strips - Large size in pick of ten and for Dry/Sensitive skin.
What are they?
Sometime ago, a few football players, most noticeably Robbie Fowler of Liverpool started sporting similar strips whilst playing in a match. In a sporting industry that was slow to even allow goalkeepers the use of gloves, this was quite a revolution. The nasal strips are designed to ease the nasal passages open allowing for better breathing and relieve nasal congestion as well as reducing snoring. They work by allowing easier breathing through the nose instead of the mouth and can aid in clearing up stuffiness and congestion if you should have a cold or allergy.
The strips themselves are thin, flat and clear pieces of small plastic, about an inch long, individually wrapped in paper packaging. The ten come in blue cardboard box and for those pedants out there who insist on knowing every detail - the box was easy to open as were the strips.
How they work?
Open up the packaging and place the strip on the bridge of the nose. It is a bit of an exact science where to place these as if you get it wrong they don't work or fall off or both. Once comfortably in the right position - and I would recommend consulting the diagrams provided as to where exactly to place them. Two flexible spring like pieces in the strip will open up the nasal passage and you will instantly feel if they are on correctly by the difference in your breathing. Once applied, the idea is to go to bed and sleep like a baby the whole night, giving the girlfriend a snore free night. These are disposable, and should not be used again.
Like I need to tell you ladies that eh!?!. But seriously, getting the right size is important and the strips come in two sizes small/medium and large. As I am blessed with a large nose (air is still free isn't it?!?)I chose the large.
There are diagrams on the box to assist you in choosing the size and I would heartily recommend reading this and the instruction before use.
The cost at Boots was 6.19 pounds and they did have the 30 strip pack for sale for 13.27 pounds. At the Boots I visited they only had the Dry/Sensitive strips for sale and not the Tan strips for normal skin. Made by GSK
Did they work?
The all important question; well, yes and no is the answer. I tried all ten over ten nights (it was either that, get a nose job or sleep on the couch) and every night I had the same experience. They worked for a little while and then they either came off or moved on my nose and stopped working. They only have to move a tiny bit and their effectiveness drops down to zero. Not one night in the ten did I wake up and find the strip in the same place on my nose.
My g/f gave me a rundown on my snoring levels and informed that initially they worked but after a few hours they didn't. This was the same story over the ten nights.
Would I recommend?
Probably not. They have proven to partially work when sleeping and temporarily reduce the snoring but as a long term solution these are not the best. They either came off or moved to an extent that they did not work and the brief respite they afforded was in my humble opinion not worth the 6.19.
Give them a go; make sure you read all the instructions and get the right but don't expect too much and tell your bed partner(s) not to expect too much.... Not that any bed partner of mines expects (or indeed receives) too much
After the 3rd night of listening to my fiancé rattle the glass in the windows with his snoring I decided enough was enough and dug out the free sample of Breathe Right Nasal Strips from GlaxoSmithKline that had been dumped in the back of the drawers for weeks. I mean there is only so much snoring you can stand, even our cats wouldn't stay in the same room.
As I mentioned I had my breathe right strips as a freebie through the post. I got 2 on a little card but they can be bought in Boots Superdrug and most supermarkets. A box of 30 strips will cost you approximately £13.00, quite expensive but worth every penny if they work.
The strips look like little funny shaped plasters, they come in a paper cover just like a plaster too. You simply pull the ends of the paper cover apart and the strip is inside. They are available in 2 sizes, small/medium or large. The 2 I got were medium which is suitable for an "average adult nose". The strip is approximately 5.5cm's long and the centre of it is 1cm wide. The ends of the strips are slightly wider. The strip is similar in shape to a spanner! Its the same tan colour as a plaster and is soft to the touch. When you bend the they feel quite firm and springy.
To use the strip you first need to make sure your nose is clean and dry. Then you peel the back off the strip, once again its just like a regular plaster. The centre of the strip should be in the centre of your nose, and press. The strip needs to be placed about half way up your nose, its quite springy and you can actually feel it opening up your airways. It stayed put all night and at no time came unstuck.
So the question is do they work?
Well both Mark and myself have on separate occasions tried a Breath Right Nasal Strip, and to my surprise they worked very well. When Mark tried his I had a totally snore free night which was bliss, and I tried mine at Christmas when I was blocked up after a nasty cold. They helped me to breathe much easier and therefore sleep better. The Breath Right strips are also drug free so they wont interfere with any medication you may be taking. They do feel slightly weird to start with but I soon forgot about it and went to sleep. When you take them of in the morning they don't leave a sticky mark like some plasters do and you couldn't see where it had been.
I always make sure I keep a box of these in the bathroom cabinet now. They are far from glamorous, and will ruin any sexy look you are aiming for, but they will give you a good nights sleep instead of laying listening to someone snoring for England.
I suffer from nasal congestion and also from sinus pain only occassionally but lately it seems to be happening on a more regular basis than before.
For anyone who has suffered from this then they will know just how annoying it can be especially at night when you want to go to sleep and it seems to get worse than ever.
I have tried all the usual tricks such as sleeping with pillows under my back but I finally had to admit defeat and seek out some help from the pharmacist.
She recommended that I buy some medication for my sinuses and also try some nasal strips to try and open my nasal passages and make breathing through my nose a lot easier.
The beathe right nasal strips are made by GlaxoSmithKline the large multinational drugs company and can be easily found in all the usual shops such as boot's and superdrug but you can also find them in most independant chemists and also in the supermarkets so they are widely available and you should have no trouble getting your hands on some.
They are not the cheapest option and a box containing 10 strips cost me £6.50 but I found them to be well worth the money and would happily pay it again.
The strips are individually sealed and have an adhesive on them for sticking them to the nose.
To use them you need to remove the backing and place them over the centre of your nose and apply. They are really easy to use but the instructions do show you the correct way of applying them if you get confused.
Once on the strips work by physically opening your nasal passages making them larger which of course is what helps you breathe easier.
They are definately not the most attractive thing to wear and they do make your nose look bigger than it is and the feeling of your nose being stretched is a bit strange to begin with but the relief they give is immediately noticeable.
The fact that they make breathing through my nose easier straight away makes me worth the money to me as although medication is helpful it takes time to work and with these there is no waiting and you can put them on and go straight to sleep wearing them.
If you are suffereing from sinus problems and having trouble breathing through your nose which is disturbing your sleep or causing you to snore then definately try these strips and see if they can help you.
I love my boyfriend, I really do. One night my bestmate asked me if he had any bad habits and I was surprised to have to admit he has not one! He's perfectly house trained in every way, looks after me, texts back as soon as I text and so on, I just can't complain lol. Past two days running I got bunches of flowers, he's decorating my living room next time he visits me (he is a painter and decorator mind you!) and he is buying me a new fridge freezer and things to help me out! He always looks and smells nice, drives 183 miles to see me whenever he can and yep I'm pleased to say that soon we will be moving in together as we want to get married and start a family! However there is only one fly in the ointment and it isn't a nasty habit as such....... it's snoring and he hates it as much as I do.
Now my Dad, who is now deceased (bless him), I thought was the worlds worst snorer. I used to tape him and wake him up by playing his own snoring to him whilst he was still sleeping quite often. Me and and mum would be downstairs with dad rattling the floorboards above our heads and going on holiday in a caravan meant me and my mother were exhausted all the time!
However my poor Neil is even worse than my Dad was. He sleeps from the moment his head hits the pillow and sounds like a train (only louder when I come to think about it). He doesn't stop till he holds his breath and then ends up jumping out of bed unable to breath thinking hes dying which leads to screaming once again really, really loudly. Once in a hotel many moons ago we were both asleep (me finally cos he was so noisy even then lol) and he jumped up screaming unable to breath and I was terrified out of my tiny mind. I just managed to stop him putting his head through a closed window to get air in time and I can think of a fair few instances such as that, that have happened over the years with him.
I live in a flat and what prompted us to get him these was that my downstairs neighbour actually complained about his snoring keeping her and her family awake at night. My living room is at one end of the flat away from our bedroom and I can't sleep and neither can my bestmate/flatmate whos bedroom is next to said living room and we have no escape from it just like my neighbour doesn't. It really is hellish, we are all tired and Neil never feels like hes slept. He is getting it all sorted through a Doctor now but it was the Doctor who suggested to him that for the time being he should try these out and see if they help at all as they are drug free and a lot of his patients say they seem to work for them.
These strips come in different coloured boxes depending on the variety you purchase and all come in either regular size strips or large. You can get clear coloured strips in a bright blue box, menthol infused strips in a green box and the ones my Neil gets are just tan coloured ones for normal skin in a dark blue box and he started off by getting the regular strips but now gets the large ones (I'll come on to why that is later on in this review!).
No matter the colour of the box or size of the strips the box is a squarish shape and on the front of it there is a photograph of a man and woman both sound asleep wearing a strip on their noses and we are told that they are 'Drug Free' Breathe Right Nasal Strips and that they gently open nasal passages to breathe better, relieve nasal congestion and reduce snoring and we are told the size (whether they are regular or large) and the amount of strips you get in a box (we got boxes of 10 at £4.00 a box in Asda on a buy any three of certain products for £10.00 though these were also on the shelves in boxes of 30 but for almost £13.50 a box!). Other information given on the box includes being shown a diagramn of the size of the strips and how they work and there is also a photograph of a man wearing one on his nose and we are told a bit about the product, cautions are listed and contact details for GlaxoSmithKline (the manufacturer of the product) are given. Inside the box you get the strips which simply are backed with paper that easily peels off and is just as easily disposed of.
A Bit About The product According To The Information Given On The Back Of The Box:
Breathe Right nasal strips open your nose to help you breathe better by providing temporary relief from nasal congestion and stuffiness which can be caused by colds and allergies. By allowing easier breathing through the nose instead of the mouth, Breathe Right nasal strips may help to reduce or even emliminate snoring.
Well as I stated earlier on in this review these do come in two different sizes and when we first off bought a box to try we didn't know that and he simply picked up the only size we saw which was regular. It wasn't till we felt that they wernt doing him or me any real good that we found out he may need a large size next time we looked for some.
The regular size is meant to fit the majority or noses, the larger for adults with....well larger noses really. My boyfriend doesn't have a huge konk as such but it is broad I guess though I put a regular sized one of his on my nose just to see if it helped me breathe better in the daytime (as I heard they did!) and it fitted my nose perfectly and stayed on very well indeed and felt very light and comfortable...so much so I could easily forget it was on! (Oh and it didn't help by the way lol).
The strip is light brown in colour and made like a soft plaster which is slightly cushioned on the inner side of it that sticks to your nose. It has two long curved slightly ridged pieces that go the width across your nose and then has four bits to each corner which enables it to stick to just off the bridge of your nose and just above your nostrils with ease. These are easy enough to apply, sticky enough without being difficult to deal with and bendy so you can follow the diagramns on the back of the box and get a good fit to get optium results from them.
My boyfriend was worried about his image and whilst they are not a great fashion accessory of course they just look like you have a plaster across the bridge of your nose and you pop them on just before going to sleep so who cares anyway?! lol.
Again, as I stated earlier Neil tried the smaller of the strips first unbeknownst to us. I always get the job of applying them for him which is simple and then he curls up goes to sleep with no complaints at all. Now the regular size did help slightly, initially but halfway through the night he was snoring again and making me once again lose my marbles and the will to live. We felt when we found out that there were larger strips that maybe they werent large enough as the edges were coming off his face when he used the regular size ones. There was certainly though a slight reduction in the noise which led us to rushing out and buying more as I was able to stay beside him in bed for longer and at least sleep some of the night if not all!
The larger strips for Neils nose are much better. They do not completely rid him of snoring sadly however they do reduce it without a doubt in my mind. I find when he has these on that instead of snoring immedietely from the offset as long as he is on his side the snoring is really quiet...however if we sleeping in for a bit in the morning after a late night say he always starts snoring loud at 7am like these suddenly stop being effective...its most odd! These do not work at all if he lies on his back but providing he is on his side...yep I find I can sleep better so I just have to keep shoving him over with all my mite!
He has no complaints at using these, they are not uncomfortable but did report when I asked him that he doesn't feel they make him breathe better by opening the airwaves which I thought they would and they haven't helped eliminate the headaches he gets after a noisy night.
All in all I rate them rather highly. They are not a miricle cure for sure but the noise is dramatically reduced and when you want to remove it you do so by dampening and peeling off the strip (do not pull if off without wetting it or its so stuck on you could lose half of your nose lol).
Recommended and may help really relatively light snorers though heavier ones......not really but does still help nonetheless!
Available in all good supermarkets and chemists.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
==Breathe Right Nasal Strips==
After waking up for the seventh day in a row having had an awful nights sleep due to nasal congestion I decided to see what the chemist next door to work had to offer in the way of relief of this problem.
I saw these Breathe Right Nasal Strips which seemed like the ideal product and I was even more drawn to them because they had a buy one get one free offer on. The chemist only had one size which were the Regular ones but they are also available in a larger size for the bigger nose.
I paid £5.99 pence and there are 10 strips to a box and because I got a box free it doesn't work out too bad as £6 into 20 makes it 30 pence per strip.
The strips themselves claim to gently open the nasal passages and this helps you to breathe better whilst it aids with the relief of nasal congestion and reduce snoring.
The strips come wrapped up just like a plaster and you need to take the outer covering off and get the strip out which is easily done. The sticky side of the strip is again covered just like a plaster is and these two peel back coverings are simple to remove to reveal the sticky section.
The strip needs to be applied to the nose in a central position and there is a small diagram on the covering of each individual strip to help with the application process. Once on the strip is really strange! I was initially under the impression that there was going to be some sort of menthol aroma coming from the strips but they work in a different way to I had first thought.
The strips stick to the nose and literally pull the nostrils open and make your nose a good few sizes larger. Not only does it look rather strange once in-situ, but it also feels a little strange too. It does however really work and although I feel a total plonker wearing it, I don't mind much because I can breathe a whole lot better through my nose. Himself also say my animal like snoring of a night time has almost gone and we are both a lot happier.
I feel that this is certainly a good product and well worth the money. You seem to get a good amount for the price paid even on the usual retail price but this special offer is well worth snapping them up as it represents good value for money.
I feel a top score of 5 out of 5 stars is in order and a very high recommendation!
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
I like to think I have a strong enough immune system as a teacher and seem to miss most of the nastiest bugs around - however not an academic year goes past when I don;t pick up at least one cold, if not several over the course of the year. Being married to a teacher means that my poor husband usually catches the cold from me aferwards.
Now, I am not one to stay off work for a cold or complain too much, but with my husband it is a different story. When he has a cold, the whole world knows about it. Recently, after catching the cold from me he was mopping around the house as if he was at death's door, when I suddenly remembered that I had been sent a packet of BreatheRight nasal strips as a free sample and had put them in the medicine cupboard.
BreatheRight Nasal strips currently cost just under £4 in most supermarkets for ten strips. I got a pack of two for nothing, but I don;t think it is bad value given their effectiveness and the the good nights sleep that they offer the user.
I can only presume that the information on my free sample packet is the same information that appears on the box of nasal strips. On the front of my packet, it states that these strips can be used to relieve a stuffy nose or to help combat snoring. My packet included on strip for normal skin and one for dry/sensitive skin, and as far as I am aware, the company offers packets of both kinds of strips for sale. Inside my information packet, there is further details about how the product actually works. It gives three uses of the strips: for breathing better, to relieve nasal and to reduce or eliminate snoring. It also states that these strips are drug free and so can be used alongside other medication, which is appealing to many people.
My husband was a little sceptical at the beginning, but concluded that it was worth a try. He followed the instructions inside the packaging, washing and drying his nose, then applying the the bridge of your nose before rubbing gently to secure. THere are helpful pictures to ensure that you place the strip on the right part of your nose. My husband found it very easy to secure and felt happy that it would stay in place all night.
In the morning, my husband couldn't have been happier with the product. Not only did he say that he had a full nights sleep ( the stuffy nose had been bothering him and disrupting his sleep on previous nights) but he felt that even in the morning that his nose was less congested and he could breathe through it better. He was also able to remove the strip easily with warm soapy water as instructed on the packaging.
My husband has already said to me to get more of these, and the only reason I haven't as yet, is because there is still one strip left in my sample pack. After that has been used upon the next cold or stuffy nose, will definitely be buying some of these strips and for their effectiveness, I do think they are good value for money with ten in the packet. A good night's sleep is invaluable.
I had breathe right nose strips for two reasons I had a cold and it was making my breathing difficult and I was snoring at the same time. I needed help with all that.
I saw the pack of breathe right strips and bought them to help with my breathing and snoring. They are expensive to buy and I was shocked at how much I had to pay for them. Mine were £4.39p.
When you get these they claim to help breathing, stop snoring and ease a blocked nose. I had all three problems when I bought the strips. They sounded like the right kind of thing to help me.
I tried the strips and followed the directions. The springy nose strips fit across your nose to open your air ways and keep it all in the correct position.
They are easy to fit. They feel uncomfortable at first. I did get used to them but looked silly with the strip over my nose. I was prepared to do this if it helped me breathe better. Mine were clear so looked better than some.
I did think they helped me a bit but not as much as I wanted them to. I used them for the whole week I was ill with my cold as I needed the extra help they gave me. Even that small help was appreciated.
The breathe right strips come in clear and tan, they also come in sizes to fit your nose better. This is good as the fit is important to get right. I had the clear strips as they look more natural than the tan ones.
I got the small to medium pack and it was fine for me. You can get these in large for a bigger nose if you need to. The strips stick yo your skin and mine stayed on ok when I wore them. I had a 10 pack.
I think these worked ok on and off. I would have tried anything as I needed to breathe and stop snoring. I would recommend the breathe right strips but they cost a lot and I would like them to be cheaper.
For some years, I have had sinus problems, and my partner can be quite bad for snoring! I saw the Breathe Right Nasal Strips advertised, and thought that they me just the product we could both do with!
I went onto the Glaxosmithkline website and ordered a free sample of these as I thought they were a bit expensive just to try out. No one likes to waste money if they buy something and find it does not work out as they hoped it would. I got a sample of two nasal strips and they came in size large. I believe there is two sizes of these nasal strips, medium and large.
I popped on my nasal strip just before I went to bed, and my partner did the same with his. They go on quite easily, you just peel of the sticky backing and apply about halfway up your nose. They come with instructions on how to place them, so you can get the optimum effects from them. I couldn't really feel the strip was on my nose, but I could see it and that was a little bit annoying.
At first the strip seemed to stick well, and I could feel a bit of relief in my sinus's. Breathing was a bit easier through my nose, but not as amazing as I would hope it to be. I woke up during the night to find that my strip had come off my nose, and it took me a short while to find it in the bed! My partner woke up in the morning with his still on, but alas his snoring was not allieveated at all. I was quite disappointed that neither of us had had the results we were hoping for, and I was quite glad I had not bought a whole box.
I think that the idea of these is a great one, but it does not live up to the results I was told to expect. If you want to try these, try to get a sample first as I would hate for you to waste money getting the same results as me and my partner.
You can buy these Nasal Strips in Boots, Superdrug, some pharmacies and in larger supermarkets. You get them in boxes of 30 and they cost around £8 a box, depending on where you buy them from. I give these a 2 out of 5 stars as they did some what relieve my nose, but neither me or my partner found them to be any good.
*This review is also on Ciao under the user name of Hailee*
Breathe Right nasal strips can be bought in a pack of 10 from Tesco's for about £4 and from Boots for about £6.00. They are designed to open the nasal passages and as a result offer relief from nasal congestion (such as that caused by colds and allergies) and also to help to stop snoring. It was for the purpose of quietening down my partner and getting a decent night's sleep that I bought these products.
My partner is known to snore at the best of times, but when he got stuck with a particularly bad cold last year, his nasal symptoms at night became truly horrifying. After one night without sleep and one night with a stiff neck from the sofa, I went to Boots and splashed out.
The first thing I noticed was that the strips are stocked in different sizes to suit the individual's nose; large, regular or small/medium. Apparently if you get the wrong strip size the strip does not sit in the correct position and so will not work. They are also available as white or clear strips.
The strips stick to the nose well with their self adhesive, and are easy to put on. as they try to straighten themselves out they pull the nasal passages open. This is not uncomfortable in any way for the person using them.
Up to this point, everything about the BreatheRight strips seemed to be going great. The problems arose half an hour later, when the usual rumbling started rising up from my partner's side of the bed. It turned out Breathe Right was no match for his snoring. He kept the strip on overnight anyway, and it was still fixed into place in the morning which was impressive.
The rest of the strips got used as relief from colds during the day and during football. The strips do work to open up the nasal passages slightly, which is a nice relief when you have got a really blocked nose. If this is the purpose that you want to try the strips for then I would say that they are worth a go, but in my experience they are not very effective at all at battling snoring.
Based on the cost of these strips, I would say that they are not very good value for money...
Suffering with an allergy to dust/dust mites means having to take strong medication three times daily and being constantly bunged up and snuffly. It drives me absolutely up the wall, especially at night as I find it hard to breathe. Over time I've learned to breathe through my mouth and this has become second nature now, however I have always been on the look out for something to ease my stuffy nose and allow my nasal airways to be clear, or at least clearer, to enable me to get a better nights sleep. After receiving a sample of these "Breathe Right Nasal Strips" I decided I had nothing to lose and they were worth giving a go.
You can purchase "Breathe Right Nasal Strips" from a whole host of physical retailers such as Boots, Superdrug, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Lloyds and Sainsburys. You can also pick them up from your local chemist/pharmacy. You will find them in the same section of the shop as the sleep aids and/or decongestants. "Breathe Right Nasal Strips" are also available to purchase online from a variety of different stores, simply search for them on Google and pick your store of choice.
"Breathe Right Nasal Strips" tend to vary in price from place to place. The prices seem to range from £3-£5 for a pack of 10 strips depending on where you make your purchase. It may be worth shopping around a bit first to scope out the best price before rushing into a purchase, as you could bag a bargain in comparison to high street store prices.
"Breathe Right Nasal Strips" are available to purchase in packs of 10, and are packaged inside a blue coloured cardboard box. The name of the product 'Breathe Right' is in large text at the top of the box, above which is an image of the actual strip product itself. The box also features a photograph of a sleeping couple both wearing the "Breathe Right Nasal Strips". The front of the box also gives some detail as to how the product works and states the size and amount of strips inside each package. The back of the box gives more in depth information about how the product works, who the product is suitable for and gives detail on how to use the product.
So what are "Breathe Right Nasal Strips"? Breathe Right Nasal Strips are drug-free adhesive strips with a unique reflex design that are proven to instantly relieve nasal congestion and reduce or eliminate snoring. The strips come in regular and large sizes to suit all noses, and have been specifically designed to comfortably open nasal passages and to aid the relief of a blocked, congested nose or problems with snoring.
These strips are suitable for alleviating a fair few nasal problems such as snoring, congestion, blocked nose due to allergies and general disturbed sleep due to nasal problems. I think the majority of purchases of this product are generally based around snoring, however I do not have this problem (unless I am having a severely congested day). I decided to try these strips out as I suffer with an allergy to dust/dust mites which blocks up my nose and prevents me from breathing nasally during sleep. Whether you're a snorer, have allergies that affect your nose, or you simply suffer with congestion, these "Breathe Right Nasal Strips" can offer you a level of relief which can aid a better nights sleep. By opening up the nasal passages, these strips can allow you to receive deeper and less disturbed sleep.
Looks wise, these strips seem pretty simple. A beige/skin-tone in colour, these "Breathe Right Nasal Strips" remind me of a plaster (band aid) to be worn on the nose. The skin-tone fabric outer side looks exactly like the fabric plasters you can buy, but is shaped to fit the nose. Along the top of the fabric strip are two thin flexible plastic strips which are the essential part of this product as they flex out to open up your airways once the strip is in place. The back side of the product is covered with a sticky substance to enable to fabric flexy strip to adhere to your nose. Simple but pretty genius in design, these "Breathe Right Nasal Strips" aren't much to look at but they work a treat!
Using the "Breathe Right Nasal Strips" really couldn't be easier. They have no fiddly bits to get flustered with, and are drug free so there's no need to worry about dosage. When you are getting ready to go to bed, simply remove one of the strips from the pack and remove it from its individual paper wrapper. Peel off the protective film from the back of the strip and place on the nose over the bridge as directed on the packet. Et voila! Your "Breathe Right Nasal Strip" is in place and working! To remove, dab a little warm water on either end of the strip to loosen, then gently peel the strip from the nose.
For me, these "Breathe Right Nasal Strips" really did make a difference. The strips are easy to apply, just like sticking a plaster on your nose. As soon as I had the strip in place, the plastic pieces in the strip flexed outwards and thus opened up my nasal passages. I could definitely tell there was a good deal of difference between trying to inhale without the strip, and being able to inhale pretty well whilst wearing the strip. Due to my allergies, my nose is constantly blocked, stuffy, snuffly or runny so I have huge problems when it comes to breathing through my nose. When I try to breathe through my nose I can either a) get no air in at all, or b) get a small amount of air in but feel like I'm not getting anywhere near enough. I now breathe through my mouth at all times, but this can make night times a pain as I obviously cannot control my breathing when I'm asleep so I often wake up and have very disturbed sleep due to not getting enough air or jumping myself awake if I try to breathe through my nose. These "Breathe Right Nasal Strips" made rather a lot of difference as my airways immediately felt clear and I felt like I could get a whole lot more air into my lungs with every intake of breath through my nasal passages. My problem is more irritating than severe, and as I always breathe through my mouth I have decided to only use these on particularly bad nights where my congestion is pretty severe and my nose feels particularly badly blocked. I also like the fact that this product is drug free, as it means they can be used in conjunction with other decongestant or sleep aid products to help relieve you of your stuffy noise. I take medication three times daily to keep my allergy symptoms to a minimum, and so I can use these strips at night along with my medication to help reduce my irritation and relieve my congestion. I would advise anyone that suffers with snoring, congestion or a stuffy nose from allergies to try these out at night time as they really could make a huge difference to your breathing and to the quality of sleep you (and your partner) get.
** Also posted on Ciao under the username little_feets88 **
The strips are designed to help you breathe better when you sleep. You might want to consider these if you have a cold or hay fever, but I suspect most of these are forced on to snorers to give their partners the chance of a decent night's sleep...
Have you ever shared a bed with a snorer? It can get to point where you want to duff them up to make them shut up. There have been plenty of nights where I've run away to sleep on the sofa. One memorable night I trooped off downstairs to find my teenage son already taking refuge there. You can try nudging them. You can try sewing a hairbrush in the back of their nightgown (old wives remedy!). You can roll them over. You can do anything you like, but if you have what sounds like a pneumatic drill going off in the bed next to you every night, it doesn't make for a happy life or relationship.
Enter the Breathe Right nasal strips.
The strips come in several varieties so that you can pick the right one for your needs. There is a choice of small/medium, which fits most adults, or large, which is for those with larger-than-average noses. Then you can also choose between tan (which is the usual sticking plaster material) or clear plastic, or a menthol strip. You've also got a sensitive skin, a standard version. I've tried the tan and clear versions, and the sensitive skin version.
They are drug-free and work by gently supporting your nostrils in an open position. The strips stick across your nose and have a stiffer plastic strip that pulls your nostrils up - sounds odd but they are really very comfortable.
I've found that the clear ones don't stick as well as the tan ones. More than once I've woken up with a clear one stuck to my bum rather than my nose after it's wandered off in the middle of the night. The sensitive skin one didn't seem to make much difference to me but I didn't suffer any reactions to the normal ones anyway.
I first got these for Mr ToT, who is a terrible snorer, but they didn't seem to help there as it's more that his throat closes up than his nose. Recently he's complained that I've started snoring as well, and I know that my nose 'collapses' and blocks my breathing quite easily (can't run for toffee nuts as I end up suffocating) so they are very suited to me. When I apply them I can feel an immediate relief and that my breathing becomes much easier. Trying to live with a snorer isn't easy and these could be a simple fix for you.
One downside is that they do look quite funny. Trying to get through a 'romantic' episode in the middle of the night when the person looking at you has a big old brown plaster stuck right across their nose, takes a bit of effort to keep the giggles away. And men (esp Mr Tot) don't really appreciate it when you start laughing at them right at the critical moment!
They peel off easily enough (slight ouch) in the morning.
They cost about £6.50 per pack of ten so they are not cheap, but you can't put a price on a good night's sleep! They are available from all good chemists and supermarkets and I think you can find them cheaper on-line.
Do they work?
It depends why you need them. Mr T-o-t wasn't helped by these (or rather, I wasn't helped by his wearing these) but they do a good job for me. They feel a bit strange for the first night or two but you quickly get used to them. I haven't tried them out because of allergies etc but I imagine they would probably help.
If you have a serious problem you should go to see your doctor instead, especially if you suspect you suffer from sleep apnoea, where you stop breathing completely.