Report by Mr. U. from Germany (AlaxoLito Plus Nasal
Stent and AlaxoLito Xtreme Nasal Stent):
Unfortunately, my situation improved only minimally after
6 surgeries. In the beginning, I had great problems with
the use of the nasal stents, as my nose secreted a lot,
especially at night. Nevertheless, I struggled through the
first 3 weeks, as my sleep had previously severely
restricted my health. After this period of adaptation,
however, it got better and better. Especially my sleep has
improved and also the air supply during the day as well as
the humidity of the nose has improved. In the meantime, I
have been using the nasal stents continuously for several
Report by Mr. W. from Germany (AlaxoLito Plus Nasal
I have been very satisfied with the stents over the past
few months and hope that the Xtreme model will have an
even better effect.
Report by Mr. F. from Ireland (AlaxoLito Xtreme Nasal
I just wanted to send a quick email to let you know that
the stent worked like a miracle. I haven´t slept that well
in a very long time. It is a life changer! Thank you so
much for producing and providing it. It really is going to
make such a difference to me going forward!.
Report by Mr. L. from Germany (AlaxoLito Xtreme Nasal
After two weeks of using the AlaxoLito Xtreme Nasal Stent
my feedback. To say it in one sentence: I am highly
satisfied. My expectation has been completely fulfilled.
The stent has exactly the right length for me. And it also
has the fitting strength to open up the nose. When
inserted the left side of my nasal septum is more
sensitive than the right one but in total the stents are
comfortable enough to wear, despite my CPAP mask. By all
means, a very clear improvement - since using the stents I
never have used nasal spray again.So hatte ich mir das
vorgestellt. Der Stent hat genau die richtige Länge für
mich. Er hat auch die richtige Stärke die Nase zu öffnen.
Wenn die Stents eingesetzt sind, ist die linke Hälfte
meiner Nasenscheidewand etwas druckempfindlicher als
rechts, aber in Summe noch angenehm zu tragen, trotz
meiner CPAP-Maske. Auf jeden Fall ein sehr deutlicher
Fortschritt - ich habe seitdem keine Nasentropfen mehr
Report by Mr. R. from Germany (AlaxoLito Xtreme
Of course the AlaxoLito Xtreme Nasal Stent is in need of
getting used to. But after 10 years of intense nasal
breathing problems for the first time I do see land again.
My nasal breathing has significantly improved and my nose
is much more moisty.
Report by Mr. D. from USA (AlaxoLito Plus Nasal Stent):
Finally managed to get the stents. Wow, wish I had gotten
them a decade ago. I would like to express my gratitude
for creating this amazing technology and pushing it
through to the U.S. From a sleep perspective, for me, this
is life changing.
Report by Mr. Y. from Germany (AlaxoLito Plus Nasal
Stent) after nine months of use:
I use the stent for sleeping and it 100% fulfills its
tasks. I am very satisfied.
Report by Mrs. K. from Germany (AlaxoLito Plus Nasal
Stent, from March 2019 on AlaxoLito Xtreme Nasal Stent):
Previously the CPAP therapy did not function well. With
the AlaxoLito Plus Nasal Stent the CPAP pressure could be
lowered from 8 mbar to 6 mbar. Now the air passes well the
After two months:
In the meantime I use the stents in both nasal passages
as this - as expected - is more effective. Next week I
will have another appointment at my respirologist as I am
really not satisfied with CPAP (still extreme air
After four months:
I am continuously very happy with the AlaxoLito Plus
Nasal Stents. Further, I could observe that due to the
stents my nose does not dry out any longer during the
night... This is really due to the stent as I discontinued
use of CPAP. Even after reduction of the pressure I
swallow lots of air and I definitely do not tolerate the
machine. In addiiton, the dry nose existed before I got
the CPAP machine.
Now I am going to get a mandibular advancement device.
This hopefully will prevent my tongue falling back in the
night during sleep. Just as the stents keep my nasal
passages free.... I really look forward to enjoy the best
sleep of my life....
After five months:
I am really highly satisfied and don´t want to miss the
stents!!!! After all, I owe my strictly improved night´s
rest to the stents!!
After four years (switch to the new
AlaxoLito Xtreme Nasal Stent):
I am very happy because for the first time in my long
life I can inhale soo much air through my right nostril.
Many many thanks for development of this extremely helpful
stent. Thereby each night becomes better!!
Einen Monat später:
Summing up, I have now a feeling for how far I have to
insert the two stents to achieve the best possible
position and effect. Sleep quality indeed thereby has
really improved .. Thank you so much!!!
Report by Mrs. G. from Germany (AlaxoLito Nasal Stent)
after three months of use:
I am highly satisfied. During sleep and sports (tennis) I
never want to do it without the stents anymore.
Report by Dr. S. from Germany (AlaxoLito Plus Nasal
The sleeping comfort is unbelievably better.
Report by Mr. F. from Australia (AlaxoLito):
I purchased AlaxoLito Nasal Stent a few years ago and
they are fantastic.
Report by an internationally renowned opera singer
(AlaxoLito / AlaxoLito Plus Nasal Stents):
The nasal resonance chamber is essentially crucial for
the quality of the voice, for the speaking voice as well
as for the singing voice. If nasal breathing is not
optimal for any reason, or even markedly impaired, then
the voice cannot fully unfold.
In my case maintaining patency of the right nasal entry
is not possible without stent. With the nasal stent
breathing immediately is much better and much deeper. The
speaking voice immediately gets richer in resonances, the
singing voice Champions League quality.
During inhalation the nose must be open so that breathing
can be as deep as possible (ideal breathing for optimal
use of the body during singing, sports, etc.; also just to
be concentrated: oxygen exchange!). The more open the
nose, the more balanced one can be. The diaphragm reaches
far more down with open nose and closed mouth as compared
to breathing through the mouth when closing the nose.
Actually, the nose is closed only during holding the
breath, during a cold, due to allergies (swollen mucosa).
A feeling of panic quickly occurs.
The diaphragm muscle is optimally stimulated and trained
only by an intact nasal breathing. It is about the control
(concious or unconcious) of the continuous air column
which makes the master.
The stronger the diaphragm muscle the better the
body-awareness and control of the voice. Und this is
enabled by the AlaxoLito Nasal Stent due to keeing open
In my singers master class one clearly hears the
difference between open and closed nose of the students
during singing. With an open nose singing is much more
fluent and has more high frequencies in the voice. The
text is much better understandable and the voice gets much
more sound, despite these singers do not suffer from
decreased nasal breathing. They just must learn to always
keep open the nose, during inhalation and during
exhalation. The same applies for the speaking voice.
And a metaphor regarding nasal breathing: I compare that
with a car where the fuel pipe is partially congested.
With that you can´t win a race
Report by Mrs. N. from Switzerland (AlaxoLito Plus Nasal
I can´t sleep at all without the stent. I suffer from
chronic sinusitis and your product enables me - together
with drugs - to sleep at all for ± 8h. I am very satisfied
with the stent.
Report by Mr. B. from Australia (AlaxoLito Nasal Stent):
I have put up with breathing problems (deviated nasal
septum) for over 25 years due to initially having my nose
broken playing rugby. I have had 3 operations on my nose.
All that I achieved from this was more severe breathing
problems as the more cartilage that was chiselled out of
my nose the worse my breathing became. My quality of sleep
up until now has been shocking.
I have tried the CPAP machines but you can’t force air up
a blocked pipe! Not being able to breathe effects
you both physically, mentally and emotionally. I became
very dependent on nasal sprays, the problem with nasal
sprays is that due to using them all the time they
eventually cause your nose to bleed so then your nose
blocks with blood and you are no further ahead. I also
tried the salt water nasal sprays and nasal strips with no
My wife recently suggested that I search the internet to
see what other options were available to me and that’s
when I came across the AlaxoLito.
The first couple of times I tried to insert it was a
little uncomfortable due to not knowing exactly what I was
doing. I now know what angle to insert it and have no
problem at all inserting it in less than 10 seconds. I too
can honestly say the AlaxoLito has changed my life.
Because of the AlaxoLito, I am now able to have
consistently good sleeps. When it is inserted I can
actually take a deep breath through my nose which I
haven’t been able to do for over 25 years! My wife tells
me that I look brighter in the morning and no longer snore
which is another massive bonus. I’m not sure how long this
product has been around but I wish that it was available
to me a long time ago. I think that this product should be
advertised on TV and given as an option to doctors and
sleep clinics as it clearly works better and is less
cumbersome than CPAP machines
This product has changed and possibly extended my life!!
I have been through a lot of pain, discomfort and
exhaustion over the last 25 years and the first night I
used this product I felt like a different person. I
couldn’t be happier with the results.
Report by Mr. R. from Switzerland (AlaxoLito Plus Nasal
I sleep for 10 days now with one of your stents in my
right nasal passage. My sleep quality is significantly
better and the nasal passage remains mostly patent now. So
far my right nasal passage congested more or less early
each night. The only relie was decongesting nasal spray
which on the long term are dangerous. I still have some
problem with mucus formation but in general I am happy
with the stent. In the morning I feel much more relaxed
Report by Mr. K. from Australia (AlaxoLito Plus Nasal
I have suffered from chronic sinusitis for 8 years now. I
chose to undergo a major surgery to correct the problem.
Unfortunately the surgery was not successful, and there
was little to no benefit from the procedure.
I became overly dependent on nasal sprays and began
desperately seeking other remedies none of which had any
real benefit. I was becoming desperate.
I thought to myself, imagine if there was a nasal stent
for people who suffer from chronic sinusitis. As it turns
out, there was. I can honestly say the AlaxoLito Plus
Nasal Stent has changed my life. Because of the AlaxoLito,
I am now able to have consistently good sleeps, and the
best part is there are no dangerous drugs or nasal sprays
involved. My health has continued to improve, and I owe it
all to the AlaxoLito. A truly amazing product that has
changed my life. If only I had known about the AlaxoLito
I would highly recommend this product to any person who
suffers from chronic sinusitis. With all my experience
dealing with the debilitating condition that is chronic
sinusitis, I can say without a doubt that the AlaxoLito is
the best product I have ever come across to treat this
Care needs to be taken when inserting and removing the
stent, but through continued use this is quickly learned
and proves to be no problem.
Report by Mr. L. from Germany (AlaxoLito Plus Nasal
I use your AlaxoLito Plus Nasal Stent for 5 months now.
Basically, I am very satisfied with the stent and have
recommended it already several times in my circle of
Report by Mr. O. from Germany; due to nasal structure
problems a difficult case (AlaxoLito Plus Nasal Stent in
combination with CPAP):
Since January 27, 2016 I am testing the AlaxoLito Plus
Nasal Stent. Initially I had problems with strongly
increased mucus formation in the nose during application
of the stent so that at the beginning I inserted the stent
only for a few hours over the day. Insofar adaptation was
difficult. But progressively I could increase the period
of use. Since a few days I now sleep with the stent. Due
to increased mucus formation the improvement so far is
limited. Yet, I recognize in the meantime that tolerance
is steadily increasing.
On February 17, 2016 I had another appointment at Dr. J.
and we have agreed that I can continue use and testing of
the stent, the more as I am convinced of the concept of
this therapy and have the patience to wait for success.
Dr. J. in the initial examination has found that I have a
septum deviation and turbinate hyperplasia on both sides
which are the causes for my decreased nasal breathing.
April 14, 2016: ... in the meantime I live very well with
the AlaxoLito Plus Nasal Stent. The initial problems are
overcome. The patience was rewarded: the success in
application is noticeable. I use the stent during the
night in combination with the CPAP therapy.
Report by Dr. S. from Germany (AlaxoLito Plus Nasal
Stent during sports):
I have tested for the first time the AlaxoLito Plus Nasal
Stent in one nasal passage during 10 km running:
- introduction into the nose without any problems
- difference to previous runs: the breathing rhythm at
identical speed was more "relaxed" and even over the full
After 2 months:
I "tolerated" the AlaxoLito Plus Nasal Stents on both
sides of the nose what I had exepcted. In my evaluation I
do not focus on increasing my performance (i.e. to run at
higher speed) but to recognize how strong the physical
burden is by analysis of the breathing rhythm: when do I
have to switch to a more rapid/shorter interval at the
same profile of the track in order to maintain the same
speed? With the nasal stents I recognize clear
Two weeks ago during a 7 km run I slightly undercut the
threshold of 6 min/km. Usually I achieve 6.15 to 6.2
min/km. I trust that the stents improve my condition. I
think that especially during more critical conditions,
such as at cold temperatures during cross country skiing,
the effect will be even more clear due to the swelling at
After 7 months:
Due to the more or less continuous good weather I do Skike
at least every second day for 10-15 km. I continue using
the AlaxoLito Plus Nasal Stent as with it I have a good
feeling - concerning endurance and sense of well-being.
After 9 months:
As the snow was not good enough I went jogging for 8 km
with my two colleagues instead of cross country skiing.
Without stents. As I thought these would not be necessary.
This was a mistake. I have immediately and very clearly
recognized the difference.
Report by Mr. B. from Germany (AlaxoLito Plus Nasal
Without the AlaxoLito Plus Nasal Stents sometimes I can´t
even fall asleep due to the breathing problems. And the
problems with the nasal breathing in combination with my
asthma – which can´t be adequately treated due to
cortisone intolerance – lead to dramatuc health
Indeed with the stents I wake up in the morning without
astmatic problems. An ENT doctor told me to switch to
mouth breathing because of my problems with nasal
breathing. This does not work at all. Breathing becomes
worth despite higher volume. I need nasal breathing. ...
It´s also a problem of swelling of the air passage from
the throat to the nose. The stent obviously presses back
the swelling such that breathing functions. After removing
the stent in the morning the first 15 min are optimal in
air passage. After that the breathing problems come back.
Report by Mr. M. from Germany (AlaxoLito Plus Nasal
I already had a surgery where ear cartilage has been
implanted into my nasal alars. Nevertheless, even a
special CPAP mask still compresses my nasal alars so that
CPAP does not work well. Increase of the pressure only
leads to lifting of the mask. Further surgery is not
possible. The AlaxoLito Nasal Stent is fabulous: it keeps
open the nasal alars under the mask! Now the CPAP therapy
functions very well.
Report by Mr. N. from Germany (AlaxoLito Nasal Stent):
I am using the AlaxoLito Nasal Stent for 10 days now and
I am highly satisfied with the therapeutic result. The
first days were a bit "fiddly" but then I got well used to
the stent. The nasal stent is a very good product.
Report by Mr. S. from Germany (AlaxoLito Plus Nasal
In addition to my nasal breathing problem I suffer from a
lung breathing problem. This all is highly improved with
the AlaxoLito Plus Nasal Stent. Without the stents I can
can´t sleep. I am depending on them.
Report by Mr. W. from Austria (AlaxoLito Nasal Stent in
combination with CPAP):
I use the AlaxoLito under the CPAP mask. The result is a
confirmed improvement of my well-being when raising in the
morning but also during the day. I clearly attribute this
to the AlaxoLito.
Stenting of the nasal alars definitely functions. But
what I believe is even more important are the next 25 mm
inwards in the nose. Over these 25 mm the stent makes a
good job. As a result I feel perfectly well in the morning
after waking up. And I am a bit proud of my now
functioning nasal breathing.
Report by Mrs. M. from Germany (AlaxoLito Nasal Stent):
I use the nasal stent now for a week and now i can well
sleep through. Unfortunately, over the day the nose is
still narrowed. But at least my night´s rest is secured.
Report by Mr. Sch. from Germany:
I have suffered from moderate apnea for many years.
Numerous, partly expensive operations have brought only
little improvement. Moreover, the gold standard of
treatment via CPAP is not helpful for me, because I have
problems especially when exhaling, since the path through
the nose is blocked. The air pressure of the CPAP machine
is therefore counterproductive for me. The Alaxo stent,
however, was the first solution that really made a big
difference. I can now breathe in and, more importantly,
breathe out at night again. At first, the thought of
pushing a stent through my nose was very uncomfortable for
me. But the pressure of suffering was so great that I did
it after all, and I am more than happy about that. I think
it took about a week until I got used to it. Today I can't
and don't want to sleep without this great help. It's
really worth it to try it out for a few days until the
first unpleasant feeling is gone.
Report by Mr. K. from Germany:
Today I have bought my third AlaxoStent because the 18
months have expired again. I am using the product sind mid
2016 and I am very happy. Snoring is complety abolished by
the stent. Breathing stops are reduced so far that I don´t
need the CPAP mask which was my goal. I had to train the
use for about two weeks. Once doing this seriously in a
disciplined way, then thereafter it is no problem at all
anymore. Due to my anatomy I pass the stent always along
the left side and get enough air through the right side
with my mouth closed.
Prior to application of the AlaxoStent I have used a
mandibular advancement device for 10 years, provided by my
dentist, but therapy efficacy had dropped significantly
I am very satisfied now that with the AlaxoStent there is
a true alternative to the mask. I recommend to everybody
who gets prescribed the mask to first test the AlaxoStent.
In my view quality of life is much higher with the stent.
Report by Mr. S. from Germany:
I am continuously satisfied with the stent. And my
impression is that I have a restful sleep due to the
Report by Mr. K. from Germany:
I want to express my satisfaction with your product
[AlaxoStent]. It saves me use of a CPAP mask and of an
oral appliance, whereas the latter has become ineffective.
According to the testing performed by Dr. R. (Cologne) my
nightly breathing stops are in an acceptable range which
leads to a significant increase to my quality of life.
What I do not understand, though, is that there may arise
problems during application. Use is comparable, after some
period of adaptation, to the insertion of contact lenses.
It is clear that no case is like another, but it is not
intelligible for me that users of CPAP masks do not
massively switch to your product.
Report by Mr. P. from India:
Im about 60 kg/132 pounds in weight and 1.68 m/5 ft 6
inch tall, i.e. it´s a BMI of about 21.
It´s been a close to 20 years long journey for me with
OSA. I had snoring since my 7th grade in school (age 12),
and had all kinds of OSA related symptoms. But was only
diagnosed with OSA at age 20. The obstructive apnea index
was 20.9 and AHI of 34/h. I had undergone uvulectomy,
septoplaty & turbinate surgery with no results. I then
adopted sleep postures (head portion of bed raised by 30
degree) and also tried CPAP for 20 days with no or little
compliance, also tried half a dozen alternate methods,
with no results.
Thanks for your help and extended support in terms of
logistics to trust and ensure AlaxoStent reached me on
time. I received it in mid of January 2015 and it took me
a week to get it right (insertion depth), then nothing
stooped me from seeing good results, frankly insertion and
removal is as simple as using contact lenses.
All we OSA sufferers know how a night of unrested sleep
feels like, this stent has been delivering consistent
results every night. I now feel very fresh with 7 hrs of
sleep and higher energy levels, and thereafter never felt
drowsy in the noon. I double checked with my roommates,
they say its absolute silence; in the past, they have seen
me gasping for breath in sleep and were very scared, they
don't see any such thing now.
Although it´s bit expensive compared to a CPAP products
life, but definitely worth the ease and comfort to
eliminate OSA and reduce your AHI significantly.
In short I would highly recommend to every OSA patient.
Report by Dr. R. from Germany:
Your product is really super. I do no longer snore - my
wife barely believes it.
Soon I will have a new test in the sleep lab in order to
see if the apneas are eliminated, too. The fact that I do
no longer sweat any more during the night proposes this.
Many, many thanks to you! You have tremendously improved
my quality of life.
PS: The stent can be inserted without problems if one at
the same time moves forward the head ...
Report by Mr. R. from Germany:
I am very glad that the AlaxoStent exists because this is
an excellent therapy for me and the sole applicable one to
treat my sleep apnea. Introduction of the stent I
routinely had very well adapted within three days. This is
really simple: insert the tube, position the stent at the
right location, remove the stent ... done. In the morning
simply retract the stent.
My family says that after a few weeks of using the
AlaxoStent I have become again well alive!
Report by Mr. L. from Germany:
Initially, use of the AlaxoStent was a little difficult
for me. At the first day seemingly I didn´t catch the
right position, i.e. the stent was positioned somewhat too
high and it didn´t deliver sufficient functionality. At
the second day it worked already better. Nevertheless,
these first days I couldn´t sleep through the night. The
stent needed getting used to and I woke up several times,
especially when turning around.
After some hints from Alaxo I recognized that my nasal
septum in the right nasal passage – which I had used – is
somewhat deviated which led to an irritation. And the
result was: with the stent through the left nasal passage
it worked much better. No more pain and the throat also
quickly had well adapted to the stent.
After about two weeks use of the stent it works very well
for me. Introduction no longer causes any difficulty, I
almost don´t feel the stent anymore and I do sleep through
all the nights.
From the beginning on functionality of the stent was very
good. Snoring is abolished and the apneas, too.
Report by Mr. K. from Germany:
Since half a year I am using the AlaxoStent, alternating
with the CPAP machine. I have recognized that I am
sleeping more calm with the AlaxoStent. Also, it is quiet
now. My wife has confirmed this. Initially, introduction
of the stent was unaccustomed and a bit difficult. But now
this works well and I am happy. During retraction of the
introduction tube I shortly stop breathing when the stent
opens so that positioning is easy.
Another aspect: during travel the AlaxoStent is especially
comfortable as the detailed inspections at airport
security control do not apply and search for power outlets
is no longer necessary.
I can imagine to return the CPAP machine if health
insurance covers a part of the cost of the AlaxoStent.
Report by Mr. M. from Germany:
Since 19. January 2010 I am using the stent and I am very
satisfied with it. Compared to the CPAP mask (with which I
complied well) now I am sleeping more relaxed to my
perception. According to my wife, snoring - which never
disappeared completely, with the AlaxoStent is completely
abolished and I do sleep very quiet. Initially,
introduction of the stent was a bit unfamiliar but after a
few days I got used to it. Sometimes I introduce the stent
through the left nostril, sometimes throught the right
one, whereas the right one is a little easier for me.
Meanwhile I have learned how far down to introduce the
stent. At the beginning I have introduced the stent a
little too far down which in the morning resulted in a
Today I have returned my CPAP machine to the office of my
physician Dr. B. As I well comply with the stent he agrees
that I don´t need to use the CPAP machine anymore.
Report by Mr. Richard Mahr (Germany), the initiator of
I am suffering from severe sleep apnea since about 1995.
The CPAP therapy prescribed by the sleep laboratory led to
a significant improvement of my disease condition. The
psychological strain caused by the apnea was such high
that I accepted the discomfort of using the CPAP mask for
a long time.
Nevertheless, the thought if a a simple solution to
splint the throat could become possible occupied my mind.
Also in our patient group the question for alternative
treatments was posed quite often.
By chance I got to know the founders of Alaxo GmbH who
were open-minded about that problem. Based on my idea a
stent was developed which, after some improvements
(diameter, hardness of the material), was useful for
For many years I sleep with this AlaxoStent now.
Initially, as the first user of the stent I could not
count on experience by others. Thus I undertook to
accomodate myself to application of the stent during the
day. I used it for about two hours over several days. My
initial concerns regarding introduction of the tube into
the nose were eliminated after about one week.
An important aspect is how deep the stent has to be
positioned in order to ensure splinting of the airway.
Quite deep introduction leads to an uncomfortable feeling
caused by a slight scraping. In my case this deep
positioning seemingly is not necessary. It will be the
task of the attending doctor to place the stent at the
After long-time and regular use I can say that with the
AlaxoStent there is a good alternative treatment,
especially for those apnea patients who are facing
problems with the CPAP mask.
The advantages of the stent are simple handling, in case
of getting up in the night no need to remove and reapply
the mask, during travels carrying on the stent is no
problem, no electrical connection is required, likewise no
purified water for the humidifier, and sleeping with an
open mouth is of no influence, too. I have returned the