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Snoring is nothing to be embarrassed about. In fact, 45% of adults snore now and then, and 25% of us are frequent snorers. Problems arise when snoring devolves into obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) which occurs when there are several instances of breathing pauses greater than 10-seconds in duration while sleeping. Often these gaps in breathing are caused by upper airway narrowing and collapse.
It has been estimated that over 20 million Americans suffer from the inability to breathe well through their nose. In 2019, over $750 million was spent on nasal sprays in the United States alone; one of the most common reasons to use a nasal spray is to treat nasal blockage. Nasal obstruction is a prevalent problem that can greatly affect one’s quality of life.
Allergies are among the nation’s most common and costly health problems. They affect as many as one in four people. More than 50 million Americans have allergic rhinitis. The yearly sales of antihistamines, decongestants, nasal cromolyn, and nasal corticosteroids now exceeds $5 billion.
Chronic sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses that lasts 3 months or longer. It affects roughly 12.5% of the American population, causing them to miss work 6.5% of the time with a 36% reduction in job effectiveness when they are at work.
Although sinuses appear to be hollow spaces, they are actually a well-integrated system that connects to the nose through narrow channels. The sinus cavities are lined with specially designed microscopic cells called cilia. They help keep the channels open by allowing air into the cavities and promoting drainage of mucus into the nose. Healthy sinuses are free from bacteria, viruses, and allergens. Sinuses that become inflamed or infected soon become blocked and can make life miserable on a seasonal basis or chronically.
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