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Snoring Was Causing Me To Need 2 Hours More Sleep

Author: Michael S.
Date: 03-26-2015
Views: 11,186
Word Count: 260
Questions Received: 20
Testimonial ID: 10563-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 7

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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 Studies
1.Associated topics: sleep — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
2.Associated topics: sleep — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
3.Associated topics: sleep — "[T]he lavender fragrance had a beneficial effect on insomnia and depression in women college students."Link
4.Associated topics: sleep — "Valerian improves the sleep of insomniacs after benzodiazepine (tranquilizer) withdrawal. Valerian subjects reported significantly better subjective sleep quality than placebo ones...."Link
5.Associated topics: sleep — "Women [with insomnia] receiving aromatherapy experienced a significant improvement in sleep quality after intervention."Link
6.Associated topics: sleep,sleep-apnea,snoring — "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
7.Associated topics: sleep — "Valerian may be an alternative treatment for the symptom management of [restless legs syndrome] RLS with positive health outcomes and improved quality of life, [including improved sleep quality and decreased daytime sleepiness]."Link

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