Salt Therapy for Snoring
According to the CDC, 35% of all adults obtain less than seven hours of sleep per night. Are you one of them? Restless sleep, disruptive sleep and difficulty sleeping can all contribute to a lowered immune system, weight gain and adrenal stress. Sleep is one of the most restorative requirements our body has that we simply can not live without.
What is Snoring?
Did you know 45% of adults snore occasionally and 25% snore on a regular basis? This not only disturbs the slumber of those around you but it can also disturb your ability to sleep.
Snoring is the hoarse sound that occurs when your breathing is partially obstructed in some way while you’re asleep. Snoring occurs when air flows past relaxed tissues in your throat, causing the tissues to vibrate as you breathe, which creates those irritating sounds.
Effects of Salt Therapy
The multiple effects of dry salt therapy on the body enable it to address sleeping issues with a variety of causes. Most basically, snoring and sleep apnea caused by obstructed air passages is relieved due to the medicinal and anti-inflammatory properties of salt particles.
How Salt Works
What do salt particles do? The salt particles enter the lungs and nasal passages, accelerating mucus clearance and improving lung function while killing harmful bacteria and soothing the respiratory system. This decreases the inflammation in the lungs and opens the airways, increasing oxygen levels.
What Salt Does
Air passages are opened and widened, and spasm of inflamed irritated tissue and smooth muscles are modulated, so restful breathing can be achieved. Many people have found relief from sleep apnea previously treated by drugs or sleep machines in a single session, with results improving daily as the sessions continued to progress.
Plan of Action
So if you or your partner snores, salt therapy is a natural, relaxing tool to help give both of you better sleep. Start with twice weekly sessions. Once your snoring has decreased, gradually reduce your number of sessions until you are in a maintenance phase. That will look different for everyone but typically 2x monthly will maintain your results. Ready to give it a try?