Why do allergies affect us so much?
Allergy season. We all know (and probably dislike) it. Why do these tiny particles in the air affect us so much? The spring season brings sunny (and rainy) days, warmer weather, and lots of allergens in the air! As the flowers start blooming, they release allergens that spread in the air we breathe, wreaking havoc on our airways. After a long winter — and for other reasons related to how we eat and take care of ourselves — our airways tend to be quite dry. What happens when our airways become dry? They become inflamed and slow down the cilia. Cilia are microscopic hair-like structures that beat inhaled airborne particles back toward the mouth to keep the particles away...
How Airway Hygiene and Hydration are Impacting Your Sleep
Are you losing sleep over airway hydration? Every night when you lay down to go to sleep, you become an obligate nose breather throughout the night. This means that you only breathe through your nose. When nose obstruction blocks the air from reaching your lungs, you revert to breathing through your mouth, and sleep quality decreases. How do you notice this is happening? You may snore, your mouth may dry out, and your oxygen saturation levels may fall. All of these things have the same outcome: a bad night of sleep. The natural solution: our bodies. Over the course of human evolution, our bodies have naturally created a clever way for us to sleep well: the ability of our...
Get to Know FEND™: A New Hygiene Tool That Stops Airborne Particles in Their Tracks
When we think of a personal hygiene regimen, we think of hand washing, bathing, and teeth brushing. But what about cleaning the nose and upper airways as part of our regular hygiene routine? Yes, that’s a thing and here’s why.
FEND Founder: Who is David Edwards?
David Edwards, founder of FEND, has had many accomplishments over his robust and innovative career. Learn more about the scientist behind it all and how FEND came to be.
From Anthrax to Today; Dr. David Edwards has Created an Innovation to Transform How We Should Be Thinking About Hygiene
Dr. Edwards is not an ordinary scientist. He is a surface chemist, aerosol physicist and entrepreneur who has been studying how aerosol particles move through the air and impact the airway for years.
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