Salt Therapy for Snoring
A blog called “Sleep and Snoring Aids” recently published a short article describing how salt therapy can be an effective treatment all-natural treatment for snoring. It makes a lot of sense — if your nasal cavity and sinuses are filled with mucus, the obstruction in your air flow may be the cause of your snoring and salt therapy/halotherapy could certainly be an effective cure.
According to the Salt Cave Peterborough web site:
Salt Therapy can also reduce snoring and activate better sleep by clearing the airway passages in the oropharyngeal region. Edema of the nasal mucosa and the oropharynx and soft palate, causing nasal obstruction and snoring, can be diminished by inhaling the salt aerosol, leading to widening of the airway passage in the nose and the tubes of the sinuses. By this, halotherapy can help with improving the sinus drainage and reducing snoring.
Whether or not salt therapy can stop your snoring of course depends on several things: blockage caused by mucus and other sinus issues? Probably. But there are many other reasons for snoring that salt therapy probably can’t help with. According to Wikipedia, snoring has a variety of causes including throat weakness, mispositioned jaw, fat gathering around the throat, tissues at the top of the airways touching each other, alcohol or drugs, and even simply sleeping on one’s back.
While it is fairly certain that salt therapy treatment will do nothing to harm you and can’t make your snoring condition any worse, your best bet is to consult with your doctor in regards to the cause of your snoring before you take any action.