If you are suffering from sleep apnea, it is important that you seek medical advice. But did you know that you can also treat your condition at home by using certain essential oils. A little-known treatment, but many essential oils are used effectively to deal with sleep complaints ranging from nervous insomnia to snoring.
Marjoram. Marjoram essential oil is a warm, comforting oil with sedative properties that help induce sleep and a popular home treatment for sleep conditions like sleep apnea.
Lavender. A classic scent used to relax, lavender oil is very popular because of its diverse therapeutic abilities and many people have found that lavender oil can ease the disruptions caused by sleep apnea and snoring as well as helping people overcomes insomnia.
Peppermint. Peppermint essential oil can help relieve the inflammation and irritation in the lining of your nasal passage.
Eucalyptus. Similar to peppermint, eucalyptus essential oil is an effective treatment for sleep apnea caused by congestion.
Roman chamomile. Roman chamomile aids relaxation and treats problems with the central nervous system and can be especially useful for those suffering with central sleep apnea.
Thyme. Thyme essential oil is extensively used to treat respiratory conditions and can help free up the blocked airways that may cause apnea.
Geranium. Geranium essential oil is widely used to promote calm and good sleep. Be sure to dilute geranium oil before applying it topically.
Lemon. The mixture of thyme, lavender, lemon and peppermint reduced snoring up to 82%. While the research was done on snoring it may also be beneficial for sleep apnea as well.
If you have questions or concerns regarding essential oils, contact Dr. Anthony Yamada DDS at 310-546-2595 to schedule a consultation today. Or visit www.anthonyyamadadds.com for additional information.
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