How nasal congestion robs you of sleep

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My nose is stopped up, but I can breathe through my mouth. Nasal congestion and sleep is nothing to worry about, right?

It’s an annoyance at least, and a health hazard at most. Nose breathing during sleep is beneficial to our health, especially the brain. And recent discoveries in differences between mouth and nose breathing support that.

SinuSonic can help cut those mouth-breathing nights and boost your health.

First: What’s the big deal?

At the end of the day, your brain goes into recovery mode. Essential to that: oxygen. The nose can treat, condition and prime air for your lungs. It’s a filtration system to promote sleep health and long-term wellness.

Mouth breathing can’t filtrate particles in the air that your nose can. But the process of nose breathing must fight a variety of factors to keep passages open for air. Here’s how it goes.

Enemy 1: Gravity

It boosts blood flow to your head when you //lie// down. That could inflame nasal passages.

Enemy 2: Mucus

As the head attracts blood flow when you lay //lie//on your back, it’s tough to clear mucus from the airway. Instant congestion.

Enemy 3: Lying down

Lying down changes your blood pressure, thus, more swelling. And more inflammation. Enemy 4: Relaxation

As you fall asleep, muscles in your throat relax as your sympathetic tone decreases. A sympathetic tone is your body’s natural reaction to environmental factors. It goes to sleep with you, making it tough to clear mucus by instinct.

What’s the harm in that?

Nasal congestion not only can hamper sleep, but it can also lead to issues such as sleep apnea. James Nestor’s New York Times best-seller Breath outlines other detriments of mouth breathing. Chief among them: fatigue and stress.

Good sleep coincides with physical and psychological health. Breathing through the nose coincides with good sleep.

What can help with improved nose-breathing?

There’s no shortage of remedies on the market designed to soothe nasal congestion. Some are harsh, some invasive, but few provide a safe and easy cure.

Over-the-Counter Medications

Common medications can support temporary relief of nasal congestion. An antihistamine, liquid, or pill form, these treatments offer choices to ease symptoms. They can also have side effects, such as nervousness, dizziness, and potentially make sleep problems worse.

Neti Pots

Neti pots alleviate nasal congestion, and they have been in use for hundreds of years. They help nasal irrigation and clear drainage, making it easier to breathe. They also pose a risk for infection if you don’t sterilize property or use too often, and they are messy and no fun to use.

Any other alternatives?

Difficulty breathing through one’s nose during sleep can lead to sleep disorders. At that point, options such as CPAP, oral appliances, or surgery come into play. All are invasive and carry a degree of risk, and they are dependent on a clear nose anyway.

SinuSonic

This technology uses pressure and sound, not drugs and surgery. SinuSonic’s patented relief comes from pressure and vibration to boost nasal breathing. It’s the first decongestion device to combine acoustic vibrations and positive expiratory pressure.

How does it work?

Patients use the hand-held, lightweight SinuSonic device as needed, but especially before bed, for about three minutes.. The device includes a soft mask that covers your nose, and a trigger to begin a battery-powered process. It’s easy to use, as this video demonstrates. WATCH NOW

What does science say?

A study in the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology detailed SinuSonic’s effectiveness. It worked for more than 80% of patients five minutes after first use and continued to provide relief during the five-week trial. And some 88% of patients said they’d recommend SinuSonic to a friend or family member.

Should I try SinuSonic?

Using SinuSonic has proven effective for many people suffering from nighttime breathing difficulty. It’s a viable option compared to alternatives that might be more costly and invasive. Very safe, no mess, no drugs. Why not try it before bed tonight?

Learn more about SinuSonic online.

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Michael Breus, Ph.D - The Sleep Doctor is a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and one of only 168 psychologists to pass the Sleep Medical Specialty Board without going to medical school. Dr. Breus is a sought after lecturer and his knowledge is shared daily in major national media worldwide including Today, Dr. Oz, Oprah, and for fourteen years as the sleep expert on WebMD. Dr. Breus is the bestselling author of The Power of When, The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan and Good Night!

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