Your body was designed to breathe through your nose. When breathing through the nose, the air is filtered, warmed, humidified, and cleansed. When breathing through the mouth, none of these functions are performed. Since breath is the foundation to life, your nose controls and manages the most basic function of living a healthy life. This is a highly-sophisticated piece of factory equipment. Why not use it to the fullest, and maximize it’s efficiency and effectiveness.
A deviated septum is the most common cause of restricted breathing, and it exasperates all of the known causes of nasal congestion. No one has a perfectly shaped septum, but it is not diagnosed as being “deviated”, until it begins causing a problem breathing. The factors that affect how well we breathe through the nose are; the shape of your septum, the size of your turbinates, sensitivity to pollen, weather changes and air pollution, the configuration of nostrils, flimsy nostrils, your emotional state (crying), exercising, and also women’s hormonal status. Each of these factors can cause nasal congestion, but not all of them can be remedied by medicine. Any form of restricted breathing makes these problems worse, especially at night.
When addressing breathing issues, the first order of business is to evaluate your body’s ability to take a deep breath. If your sinuses are clear, and you are still unable to breathe freely, you most likely have an anatomical issue that can be helped, remedied, or corrected by surgery or a mechanical device. Depending on the severity and type of the restriction, a mechanical nasal dilator may be all that is needed to open nasal passages.
The Rhyno Clip Nasal Dilator Breathing Aid has recently introduced a nasal dilator that comfortably and effectively opens restricted nasal passages. The nasal dilator consists of two adjustable elastic bands that are placed on the top and back of head, and two stainless steel clips that are used to attach to the nostrils. The Rhyno Clip is reusable, adjustable, washable, comfortable, inexpensive, effective, satisfaction guaranteed, and is made in the USA.
Rhyno Clip’s first attempts to devise an apparatus for restricted breathing occurred in late 2011. In 2012, many variations were being devised, tested, and constantly improved. The early apparatuses utilized rubber tubing, then springs to hold the nasal passages open, but those devices failed due to being uncomfortable, non-adjustable, and ineffective. After an unsuccessful test of the spring type apparatus, attention turned opening the nostrils with an external force or tension, and the earliest version of the Rhyno Clip was born. The first two versions failed miserably because the headband would shift when the head moved around on a pillow, and the nostrils would be uncomfortably stretched outward when laying on your side. The string headband was replaced with elastic band, and the uncomfortable stretching problem was solved. Then the attention focused on designing a more comfortable nose clip, and adding a second elastic band to keep the headband secure while shifting sleeping positions. When a functional and effective version of the Rhyno Clip was achieved, all efforts were directed at making the nasal dilator more comfortable and easier to put on and adjust. Then a series of different sizes and types of nasal clips were designed and tested, along with different thicknesses, and types of elastic bands, along with different adjustment methods and ways to attach the bands to each other. Eventually, a total of 15 modifications were made to the banded prototypes, plus 5 versions of the early rubber tube and spring prototypes, before victory was declared.
Although the Rhyno Clip was constantly being improved, the fundamental concept and design was proven and a US non-provisional patent application was filed in Oct. 2012. In 2013 an application was made for the US provisional patent, and in March 2015, foreign patent applications were made. The US patent is currently in the final review stage, and patents were issued in China and Hong Kong in 2016.
The Rhyno Clip Nasal Dilator is currently being sold in 8 countries, including the US and Puerto Rico. The company is looking forward providing more and more people, a low cost, highly effective solution to the unhealthy and annoying problem of restricted breathing and nighttime congestion.