What is the relationship between sleep apnea and a stuffy nose?
Simply losing a 20 pounds or avoiding relaxants such as alcohol or sedatives/sleeping pills is sometimes enough to stop obstructive sleep apnea which is caused by many other factors as well.
However, there is no doubt that nasal resistance plays a significant role in sleep apnea. It is responsible for two-thirds of total breathing resistance and is thus responsible for a longer breathing-in period and a lower breathing-in pressure.
This is why RespiFacile® can replace a CPAP machine in some cases, and in other cases it can be worn in combination with a CPAP machine to reduce leakage under the breathing mask. In any case, always consult your medical care team before starting any new treatment.