Life, stressors, poor habits – lots of things can prevent us from having a good night’s sleep. But for some, medical conditions, like sleep apnea, can be the reason we can’t get that perfect snooze.
There are plenty of treatments for sleep disorders, but there is a little-known treatment option that is a lot less invasive and is completely DIY – essential oils. The mixture of Thyme, Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint reduced snoring up to 82%. The following oils are safe and easy to use. Just choose the scent right for you:
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. Lavender oil is classic because of its diverse therapeutic abilities and ability to ease the disruptions caused by sleep apnea and snoring as well as helping people overcomes insomnia.
Peppermint. Peppermint will be ideal if your sleep apnea is caused by nasal congestion by relieving the inflammation and irritation in the lining of your nasal passage.
Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus is an effective treatment for sleep apnea caused by congestion. Its anti-inflammatory properties will clear up mucus from your nose and throat.
Roman chamomile. Roman chamomile aids in 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. Geranium essential oil is widely used to promote calm and good sleep.
Valerian. Valerian root has been used for centuries to calm the nerves.
Lemon. Lemon oil was part of a researched oil mixture that helped reduce snoring.
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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