If you are suffering from sleep conditions, it is important that you seek medical advice. Depending on your diagnosis, it will be treated with anything from an airway pressure device (CPAP) to lifestyle changes. But have you ever tried using essential oils?
A little-known treatment, but many essential oils effectively deal with sleep complaints ranging from nervous insomnia to snoring. Essential oils are safe and easy to use and the following oils are ideal:
Marjoram. Marjoram essential oil is a warm, comforting oil with sedative properties that help induce sleep, ideal for conditions like sleep apnea.
Lavender. A classic scent used to relax, try massaging a few drops of this gentle oil into your feet, neck and chest before bedtime.
Peppermint. If your sleep apnea is caused by nasal congestion, peppermint essential oil can help relieve the inflammation and irritation in the lining of your nasal passage.
Eucalyptus. Steam inhalation of eucalyptus has anti-inflammatory properties will clear up mucus from the nose and throat.
Roman Chamomile. Roman Chamomile aids relaxation, promotes sound sleep and treats problems with the central nervous system.
Thyme. Thyme essential oil is extensively used to treat respiratory conditions and can help free up the blocked airways that may cause apnea.
Geranium. Massaging a few diluted drops of geranium oil into your chest, neck and feet before bed is an excellent remedy for sleep disruptions caused by sleep apnea.
Valerian. Valerian root has been used for centuries to calm the nerves.
Lemon. The mixture of Thyme, Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint oils reduced snoring up to 82%.
If you would like more information about sleep conditions, contact Dr. Rosenbuch at (561) 394-7888 or visit our website at www.cliverosenbuschdds.com.
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