If you sleep with someone who is snoring, well, you’re probably not sleeping much. Whether it’s from a recent cold or a chronic problem, snoring can really disrupt sleep quality for the person snoring as well as those around them.
Snoring is caused when airways are obstructed due to any of several factors, including:
- Nasal congestion
- Sinus infection
- Deviated septum
- Nasal polyps
- Deep sleep
- Poor muscle tone in throat
- Being overweight
- Large palate
Some of these issues are ones you’ll want to make lifestyle changes for and/or consult a doctor. We probably all know someone who uses a sleeping machine or has had surgery to correct a deviated septum. However, there are also some things you can try that may help clear up passages enough to make a difference – and give you or your loved one a better night’s sleep.
Essential Oils For Snoring
There are some single oils you can also try that have been known to help with snoring due to their therapeutic properties. Here are just a few to try alone or in a blend.
- A Sinus Blend
- Eucalyptus (globulous, radiata, or citriodora)
- Tea Tree
- Peppermint (India)
- Sweet Marjoram
Caution: Be aware that some asthmatics may react to eucalyptus globulous. Also use caution with young children and do not use topically with kids under 3.
How to Use Essential Oils for Snoring
There are few ways to use essential oils for breathing. Try different methods of application until you find what works best for you.
- Diffuse before bed time or in bedroom
- Apply diluted with a carrier oil to chest or feet
- Add a few drops to your pillowcase
Do you or a loved one struggle with snoring? What have you done to try to alleviate it?
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