I have heard that these only work on some nasal issues. Me: if I physically hold my nostrils open, I can breathe 50% better. Breathe Right strips basically do that. Mar 9, - Nasal Strips: Snore No More? If you snore like a buzz saw or have a bed partner who does, you may have wondered if over-the-counter nasal strips like Breathe Right might actually help. Possibly, if the cause of the snoring is nasal congestion (such as from a cold or allergies) or.