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Snoring Was Causing Me To Need 2 Hours More Sleep

Author: Michael S.
Date: 03-26-2015
Views: 3,365
Word Count: 262
Questions Received: 19
Testimonial ID: 10563-OR
Scientific Studies: 1

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I am new to essential oils, but I thought my experience might help others who are having problems with snoring and possible sleep apnea.

My snoring was keeping my wife awake so that she was rarely getting a good night's sleep. In addition, I was having to get 9 or 10 hours of "sleep" per night to feel rested. I suspect that I also had sleep apnea.

My daughter suggested that I try essential oils. So I found a recipe using essential oils in a coconut carrier oil, and my daughter made some up for me in a 1 ml sample bottle:

4 or 5 drops Peppermint
2+ drops Lavender
2+ drops Lemon
Coconut oil

At the same time, I saw a recommendation for sleeping on a wedge of pillows to raise the head. In addition, I started using a NeilMed Sinus Rinse each night to clear out my nose and sinuses. When I started all three steps, my snoring stopped instantly like turning off a switch!

It has been about two months now, and my wife says that I sleep as quietly as a mouse. In addition, I am now sleeping only about 7 to 8 hours a night most nights, so I am obviously sleeping more soundly.

I have experimented and found that the essential oils are the most important step. Sleeping on a wedge of five pillows is the next most important factor, and the sinus rinse is not needed unless I am feeling congested when I go to bed.

Both my wife and I have been amazed at the instant difference!

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Supporting Scientific Study
"This double-blind study suggests a significant reduction in snoring reported by bed partners in a group of snoring volunteers using either an essential oil spray or gargle formulation."Link

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