When you lay on your pillow for a good night’s sleep, you usually look forward to feeling rejuvenated once you wake up. However, if you suffer from snoring and sleep apnea, you’re likely to wake up feeling fatigued, irritable or restless. These sleep disorders don’t only affect your sleep,they can also impair the sleep of your loved ones.
Let’s look at how you can treat snoring and sleep apnea with essential oils, and give you and your family restful, peaceful nights again!
When a person snores in their sleep, this is due to an obstructed flow of air into their respiratory system and the resulting sound can be a soft vibration-like sound or a loud unpleasant noise. It can be caused by a number of factors such as a sleeping position obstructing the flow of air, fat gathering in and around the throat, and alcohol consumption, which relaxes the throat and lets it vibrate as you sleep.
If you suffer from sleep apnea, you will experience pauses in breathing or shallowness of breath while sleeping. Sleep apnea is often mistaken for snoring, however it is a serious condition that can lead to chronic fatigue, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and depression.
Relieving Snoring and Sleep Apnea with Young Living Essential Oils
Therapeutic grade essential oils can help significantly with relieving symptoms of snoring and sleep apnea, and have been reported to help eradicate those sleep disorders! Here are the essential oils I recommend:
Breathe Again or RC™(respiratory congestion) essential oils are designed to ease and open the airways and promote respiratory health.These blends are made with eucalyptus oil, which contains high levels of cineole. Cineole has been studied for its ability to support healthy lung function.
Breathe Again and RC™ essential oils can be applied onto the wrists, temples, neck and foot VitaFlex points. RC™ essential oil may also be inhaled by rubbing into the palms first, or by using a diffuser in the bedroom.
Thyme essential oil has also been reported to relieve snoring and sleep apnea. Though you may use thyme leaves mostly for cooking, it has been lauded for centuries as a potent medicinal herb to treat different ailments in the immune system, digestive system and respiratory system.
After diluting therapeutic grade thyme oil with vegetable oil, it may be applied to different parts of the body to help relieve both snoring and sleep apnea. Due to its very fragrant scent, it may also be diffused into the home and bedroom to help promote unobstructed breathing as you sleep.
Young Living essential oils have helped others reduce snoring and sleep apnea. Why not give them a go? By improving your sleep and breathing at night, your will also improve your mood, health and vitality… a great outcome for you and your family!
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