The "Nasal cycle" linked to  Sleep Apnea. 
Article by Anton Bende  (Medical Ergonimist)

Dear client, 

A Purchase of the NasalVent Balance (NasiVent tubes) (wich comes by the Hummm-it)  is certainly one of the most important choices for your health you can made so far. 

As we do NOT know HOW we breathe at night, we do not know if we breathe the right way.  In general we "in" & "exhale" 6,000 times a night, (in 8 hours) while during the daytime, we, unconsciousness  often we  breathe by using the mouth instead of the nose. (While speaking, walking, in rest etc.).

This makes nose breathing at night, while sleeping, extra important.  When using our nose while sleeping, we receive additional Nitric oxide (NO) from our sinuses, which is important for our “Oxygen exchange” (Oxygenation) to our cells in body and mind. 

Specialists say:  At least 65 to 75 % of all  geriatric illnesses are caused by bad breathing at night, because of insufficient oxygen receiving.  Also, when breathing using the nose, opposite as in Sleep apnea,  we eliminate most viruses and bad bacteria, due to more NO in our nasal cavities and lungs. Also, common colds are decreased by 80%. This is why we feel immediately much more rested after the first night using the NasalVent Balance!!  Sleep apnea in general is caused due to mouth breathing / sleeping at the back. 

 
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Ex-Ray "Nasal Cycle" Nasal Cavities; Left conga is swollen, Obstructed) right passage is open.
Obstructed nasal breathing, force us to mouth breathing, when both air passes are blocked due to unbalanced left and right.  The Nasal Cycle in combination with back sleep is the #1 cause of sleep apnea. 

The NasiVent tubes to keep the nose open, here discussed, is the original and patented NasalVent Balance. 
Due to it’s anatomic design, and ergonomic comfortable development, it will function for 100% and will stay in the nostril the entire night while the anatomic design makes it almost unnoticeable.  Also, the used quality of silicone, is medical grade silicone and approved by the FDA (USA). 

Advising your friends, love ones, and family about the importance of nasal breathing is a good idea. You will receive positive feedback, love and understanding. Just show this information and you will help them with their health for now and in the future. 

Mouth breathing and the Nasal Cycle;
Why we breathe using the mouth instead of the nose? 

Research find out, that we all have a special function in the nose, called the "Nasal Cycle". * The nasal cycle is the often unnoticed alternating partial congestion and decongesting of the nasal cavities in humans and other animals. It is physiological congestion of the nasal concha, also called the nasal turbinate, due to selective activation of one half of the autonomic nervous system by the hypothalamus. The function of the Nasal Cycle is for the retention of moisture in the nasal cavities which is important for preventing germs, bacteria, and viruses, etc.  In case of Sleep apnea, one will bypass this protection.  The nasal cycle was studied and discussed in the ancient yoga literature of pranayama. In the modern western literature, it was first described by the German physician Richard Kayser in 1895. Due to the nasal cycle, we are forced to breathe through the mouth when we not correcting the air passage when we experience this obstruction. We turn on our back, the jaw falls open due to gravity, and mouth breathing, snoring or sleep apnea is / are born. 

Using the NasalVent keep your nostrils open the entire night for a health breathe and avoiding Sleep apnea.
Note; sleep ONLY on your side.  (left or right). Avoid sleeping on your back. Research showed that sleeping at the back is the main cause of Sleep Apnea. 

For more information for an alternative to a CPAP;   Click Here 
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Endothelin-1 and Nitric Oxide Levels in Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration. (Study; researchgate.net/publication 2015). 

The ATA, (American Tinnitus Association) 
The ATA is the  US nation’s largest organization for information about tinnitus.  
At the site of the American Tinnitus Association, you can get valuable information about your tinnitus and the possibilities to relieve the effect of Tinnitus.

The ATA website informs:

Source:  ( https://www.ata.org ) 


Momentarily there are no proven scientific remedies for most cases of chronic tinnitus. In particular, many cases are caused by sensorineural hearing loss a disorder that is difficult to heal.

The search for a specific cure is ongoing and progress is being made, but there is currently no clinically proven way to completely eliminate the perception of tinnitus.  However, there are great tools to help patients manage the condition; treatment that reduces the perceived intensity, ubiquity and burden of tinnitus. These currently available treatments are not "curative" - ​​they are not changing the root of the causes of tinnitus, or eliminate the noise signal-  completely but,  they deal with the attention, emotional and cognitive effects of tinnitus.

They help patients live a better life, and more enjoyable and productive life, while preserving the feeling of tinnitus.   Some patients question the cost of treatments that do not fully recover. The ATA believes that patients should do everything possible to reduce the burden of tinnitus until a specific treatment is found. Also the ATA suitable analogy can be the use of the pain killer ibuprofen for headaches. Ibuprofen itself does not cure the cause of most headaches, but it does reduce the pain that makes headaches worse.

The most effective tinnitus treatment tools address aspects of tinnitus that often make it a stressful condition like:

  • anxiety

  • stress

  • direct sound sensitivity

  • social isolation,

  • general hearing problems

  • and the volume of thought.

Not two cases of tinnitus were identical, as such, the "best" treatment option often depends on a series of factors unique to each patient. In addition, successful tinnitus treatment may require overlapping layers of treatment. The ATA (the American Tinnitus Association), recommends that patients work with their specialists(s) to identify and apply the treatment strategy that best suits their specific needs. 

Below is a list of currently available treatment options, organized by general categories.

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The perceived irritation of tinnitus experienced can fluctuate and depends on many factors, including the patient's general well-being. There are simple options that patients can perform that can alleviate some of the problems.
Hearing aids
Tinnitus is predominantly associated with some level of hearing loss. Improving the reception and perception of external sound can often provide relief from the internal sound of tinnitus.
 
Sound therapies
Tinnitus is a non-auditory sound, but patients can use pure external sound to counteract their perception and technical response to tinnitus. Sound masking can cover the sound of tinnitus, while more advanced therapies can provide more powerful relief.
 
Behavioral therapies
Tinnitus can provoke strong negative emotions such as anxiety, a form of depression and anger if Tinnitus is uncontrolled. Patients can control their emotional responses by learning this, thereby decoupling tinnitus from painful negative behavioral responses. This intervention is one of the better techniques.
 
Drug Therapies
There are currently no medically approved medications specifically for tinnitus. However, there are pharmacological options to address the stress, anxiety and depression caused by tinnitus. These are means used as bypass and have side effects attached to them.
 
TMJ treatments
In some cases, tinnitus is caused by physiological functions or conditions in the body. In these common situations, addressing the root cause of physical activity can eliminate or drastically reduce tinnitus symptoms, particularly by improving circulation, for example.
 
Experimental Therapies
The quests for new tinnitus treatments and thus possible cures are underway. Here are some of the most advanced therapies currently in development, but not yet fully validated for effective clinical use.

Note: the American Tinnitus Association (ATA.com) does not endorse or recommend specific tinnitus products, treatments, or providers

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