You lay awake all night not because of your sleep issues, which are bad enough, but because your significant other is sleeping like a baby while raising the roof on the house with their snoring. You are angry, frustrated and TIRED!
It took years of dealing with my husband’s sleep apnea before he finally agreed to a sleep study test and was prescribed a CPAP. What finally made him agree to get tested for sleep apnea was my constant complaining and sleeping on the couch. But this past weekend, we went camping and the battery on the CPAP machine did not make it through the first night of our 2-night excursion. But, miracle of miracles, while he still snores, it is much softer and I, and all of our neighbors within 2 miles, were able to sleep through it!
A little over a year ago, I opened a salt room, Just Breathe, in Westborough, Massachusetts. I was aware that salt therapy can help with allergies, asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory disorders. What I did not realize is that it can also provide relief for snoring and other sleep disorders.
Snoring is caused when breathing is partially obstructed during sleep. Air passes by the relaxed tissues in the throat which causes them to vibrate and results in those sounds that cause so many of us irritation and prevents those around the person from getting a good’s night sleep.
Salt therapy, also known as halotherapy, is a natural, non-invasive, drug-free method of finding relief from snoring. The salt is ground up to the size of your red blood cells and dispersed into the air. Because there is no moisture involved, the salt is easily absorbed into the lungs and acts as a natural anti-histamine. It is also naturally anti-inflammatory and thins the mucus secretions which helps relieve congestion and opens airways. This allows for more restful breathing which results in less snoring.
Many people find relief from sleep apnea which was previously treated by drugs or with a sleep machine in a single session of a salt room with results improving daily as they continue salt therapy. Frequency is key and for best results. It is suggested that halotherapy is experienced 2 to 3 times a week for the initial 8 to 12 weeks.
Just Breathe offers an unlimited monthly session of just $99 per month. As treatment is needed less often, we suggest one of our 5 or 10 session packages which may be shared with friends.
To help with snoring in between sessions, consider a Himalayan salt lamp. These salt lamps filter dust, pollen and other allergens out of the air so there is less for people to react to. In addition, they give off a beautiful, calming glow and act as a gentle nightlight should you wake in the middle of the night in need of the bathroom. Only real Himalayan salt lamps offer these benefits, so be sure that yours is authentic.
Want help with your snoring? Schedule your salt room session here. We seat at the top of the hour and sessions are 45 minutes long. Go under “contracts/packages” to purchase a monthly unlimited salt session membership.