Sleep apnea.

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.

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What the press is saying:

"It's as if someone suddenly opened a window."

"It is the first time such a medical device has been successfully worn during a zero gravity surgery."

"The best in its category"

"RespiFacile® can be exceptional if you can carry it all night."

When sleep apnea becomes chronic
1 in 15 people suffers at least from light sleep apnea

Sleep apnea and the cardiovascular system

Sleep apnea often results in fatigue during the day and general sluggishness. Sleepless nights caused by a stuffy nose or a snoring partner can lead to fatigue in the workplace and can increase the risk of falling asleep while driving… Read more...

The elderly and the sick…
A stuffy nose can have serious consequences.

Nasal obstruction can take a heavy toll on a person weakened by age or illness as well as on conditions such as cardiac fatigue (weak heart).

Improving nasal breathing relieves the body of a portion of its respiratory effort and can thus prevent serious accidents. Read more...

Whether chronic or acute, a stuffy nose has various causes and consequences

Impaired nasal breathing can be linked to a host of chronic or acute causes such as colds, nasal septum deviation (deviated septum), allergic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, rhinitis in pregnant women and high air pressure under an oxygen mask… Read more...

RespiFacile® is the solution
The most effective nasal dilator ever designed
  • Although RespiFacile® does not automatically treat sleep apnea, it is simple to wear, weighs less than 2 grams and is used instead of a CPAP machine by many sleep apnea sufferers.
  • Works immediately, even with a very stuffy nose.
  • Replaces decongestant sprays and their harmful side effects. RespiFacile® contains no chemicals.
  • Ultralight (less than 2 grams)
  • Reusable and therefore economical to use, unlike disposable nasal strips and decongestant sprays.
  • One size fits all: RespiFacile® features a patented triple-curve design that fits all adult noses.
  • Easy to use; RespiFacile® is as easy to place and remove as a pair of glasses. When RespiFacile® is removed, your nostrils return to their normal shape without any marks or distortions. Read more...

Top-Quality RespiFacile®
The most effective nasal dilator ever designed
How does RespiFacile® work?

RespiFacile® fits inside your nostrils and prevents your nasal valve from collapsing while you breathe in. The improvement in breathing is immediate and marked.

The reason is very simple: half of the energy needed for breathing is expended at this valve.


Meticulous research

Developed by a research team from the ENS de Chimie de Paris UMR 7045 CNRS, a prestigious Chemical Engineering School in Paris, RespiFacile® features a patented triplecurve design.

This design is the result of in-depth mechanical, biological and ergonomic research supplemented with morphology statistics.


Beta-Titanium: the very latest generation of titanium alloys

The molecular microstructure of beta-titanium gives it optimum biocompatibility and mechanical properties ideally suited to the human body.

This ultralight alloy, which is used notably in hip replacement surgery, ensures that RespiFacile® weighs less than 2 grams.


Silicone gel for optimum comfort

The pads are made of soft linear-polyaddition medical silicones for gentle contact with the skin inside the nose and ensure optimum comfort.

Made in Germany
Are you affected by any of the following situations?
  • Tiredness when you wake up and all day long.
  • Frequent episodes of daytime sleepiness.
  • A tendency to fall asleep while driving, at work and throughout the day.
  • Problems concentrating.
  • Irritability and even feelings of depression.
  • You use a CPAP machine and have difficulty coping with it.

Sleep apnea tips:

  • Consult your physician and/or pulmonologist as quickly as possible for advice on what to do (sleep research laboratory).
  • As with back pain, simply losing 20 pounds can often be enough to end sleep apnea.
  • Avoid taking relaxants such as sedatives and/or alcohol before bedtime.
  • Sleep on your side (if you have difficulty doing so at the start, attaching a tennis ball to your back may help).