How salt therapy can help soothe snoring, (so you can get some sleep!)
Snoring. Are you over it?
The noise, like a freight-train, thundering through the bedroom several times a night.
The wakefulness, keeping you in a ropeable state til the wee hours.
The sheer amazement that he’s sleeping through it!
Argh, it’s so frustrating!
Yep, snoring is a serious offense affecting both partners. While one lies awake, cursing and cranky, the
‘snoree’ may face significant health implications (other than a frequent and very unfriendly prod in the back!)
Snoring occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat relax too much. This causes the soft palate and
uvula (that weird dangly bit) to collapse and partially block the airway. As air moves in and out around
the blockage, the back of the mouth vibrates against the throat, creating unpleasantly loud noises.
Salt therapy offers a 100% natural, non invasive and gentle way to help manage snoring. It works in 3 main ways:
1. Builds strength
Over time, the tiny salt particles dispersed into the atmosphere during a session can strengthen the
muscles of the throat and mouth. Stronger muscles here help keep them from relaxing too much
during sleep. This can lead to a reduction or even elimination of the noisy, sleep-sapping
vibrations that cause snoring. (Mind you, it will likely take multiple salt therapy treatments over a
few weeks or months before you notice results.)
2. Clears it up
Coughs and colds mean congestion, and when you’re blocked up you’re likely to favour
breathing through the mouth, especially during sleep. Mouth breathing increases the possibility
that the back of the mouth will collapse and vibrate – snoring. Salt’s natural anti-histamine, anti-
inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties help clear up this congestion to facilitate
nasal breathing. Oh, and salt boosts immunity, helping to safeguard you from future bouts of
3. Promotes relaxation and positivity
Due to the high negative ion environment in the salt room, a session naturally elevates mood and
promotes relaxation, which will be beneficial for both of you.
When you are ready to tackle snoring, try salt therapy – the only thing you’ve got to lose is sleep!