Mute Mouth Breathers, The Importance of Nasal Breathing

The case for nasal breathing over mouth breathing is mounting.

Stats show that 1 in 4 people have trouble breathing through their nose [1]. With the nose responsible for the majority of upper airway resistance, these people are at risk of experiencing sleep disordered breathing as any form of obstruction or congestion can have a dramatic impact on their nasal airway patency.[2]

The recent literature provides clear evidence that upper airway resistance during sleep and the incidence of obstructive sleep apnea are significantly lower while breathing through the nose rather than through the mouth.[3]

Rhinomed has designed a fully adjustable stent called Mute, to specifically respond to this issue by stenting the airway and preventing the collapse of the nasal valve to provide an improved unrestricted airflow. Mute is an anatomically designed, discrete device that gently stents open the nasal airways to improve airflow during sleep by an average of 38%[4].

Rhinomed is an innovative medical technology company with a patented nasal delivery platform that seeks to radically improve the way you breathe, sleep, maintain your health and take medication.

Mute is ranged in three sizes, small, medium and large. A Trial pack is also available that contains one of each size. Mute is reusable but should be changed out after 10 nights of use.

Contact us today to request more information on wholesale accounts that are available to you.


1 Stewart et al. Epidemiology and burden of nasal congestion. International Journal of General Medicine, 2010:3 37-45.

2 Egan et al, Nasal Obstruction and Sleep Disordered Breathing. Operative
Techniques in Otolaryngology (2006) 17, 268-272.

3 Fitzpatrick M. et al. Effect of nasal or
oral breathing route on upper airway resistance during sleep. Eur. Respir. J. 2003: 22:827-832