By Amanda Morgan
Breathe in, breathe out. While this task is easy for most people in the United States, about 5% of adults in America suffer from sleep-disordered breathing. These individuals struggle to breathe easily at night when trying to sleep. Beyond the five percent of adults who have sleep-disordered breathing, almost 25% of adults snore nightly from troubled breathing. When a person’s breathing starts to negatively effects their sleep it can cause adverse health effects such as vulnerability to illness or inability to focus. Fortunately, there are many natural ways to significantly improve breathing and get a better night’s sleep. Read this article to learn eleven ways that can naturally improve your breathing and sleep.
1) Neti Pot
One of the key issues that contributes to difficulty breathing is clogged nasal passages. One quick and easy way to clear these passages is through the use of a Neti Pot or a similar device. A Neti Pot looks like a tea pot with its long spout and rounded body. However, this tool is not used to make tea but instead allows people to pour warm saline water through the nostrils. The water will travel from one nostril and come out of the other when the head it tilted downwards and to the side. It is recommended that people use distilled water and add kosher salt to prevent infection. Doctors recommend the Neti Pot to remove irritants and thin out mucus in the body. It also aids the cilia with removing allergens in the nose. Try the Neti Pot before bed and see an improvement in nighttime breathing.
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