Snoring and sleep apnea

Snoring can significantly disrupt the quality of sleep and social life, not only for the person who snores but also for those who share a bedroom with them. While milder forms are more annoying than dangerous, in more severe cases, there can be apneic pauses – alternating between snoring and breath-holding during sleep (known as sleep apnea). What causes snoring, and how can it be managed?

Snoring and sleep apnea: More than just a disturbing sound

Snoring, also known as ronchopathy, is a common problem that affects individuals of all ages and both genders. Its characteristic feature is the unpleasant vibrating sound in the airways during sleep. Frequently, it is caused by relaxed tissues in the airways, such as nasal polyps, enlarged tonsils, or a deviated septum, which narrows the airflow. However, it can also be triggered by factors like colds, obesity, alcohol consumption, smoking, and even the natural aging process.

Yet, snoring can also be an indicator of a more serious issue known as sleep apnea. During loud snoring, brief periods of silence can occur when the airways close off, and air stops flowing into the lungs. This results in inadequate oxygenation of the blood and temporary cessation of breathing. At this point, a “distress signal” is triggered in the body, leading to an increase in heart rate and blood pressure. The brain responds by signaling the body to wake up.

This cycle of micro-awakenings repeats numerous times throughout the night, preventing affected individuals from reaching the deep stages of sleep crucial for bodily regeneration and energy replenishment. This is why many patients wake up feeling tired, experience headaches, and often feel drowsy during the day.

Snoring and sleep apnea symptoms

  • snoring with respiratory arrest
  • poor quality sleep
  • fatigue and increased daytime sleepiness
  • reduced mental and physical performance
  • loss of concentration
  • nervousness and irritability
  • headaches
  • night sweats/nightmares
  • microsleeps during the day
  • sexual disorders

Salt therapy: An effective tool against snoring and sleep apnea

Inhaled salt aerosol presents a multitude of positive effects for individuals who snore or suffer from sleep apnea.

Inhaled salt particles pass through the back of the throat, where relaxed muscles narrow the airways and cause vibrations leading to snoring. Over time, salt therapy helps strengthen this area, opens the airways, and reduces the intensity of snoring.

The anti-edematous and anti-inflammatory properties of salt particles during halotherapy help clear congested airways. This opens and widens the air passages, allowing for peaceful breathing and better sleep quality. Salt therapy assists in falling asleep faster, sleeping through the night, and waking up refreshed.

Salt therapy promotes the production of serotonin in the body, enhancing mood and combating depression and anxiety. It restores an overall sense of well-being, ideal for unwinding and relaxing.

Halotherapy elevates oxygen levels in the blood, facilitating its more efficient utilization. It also promotes relaxation and reduces stress, thereby increasing overall energy levels and supporting faster recovery from physical exhaustion.

Thanks to these advantages, salt therapy leads to a significant improvement in breathing, resulting in fewer sleep interruptions and reduced snoring intensity.

Recommended halotherapy treatment plan

To attain enduring benefits, we advise adhering to the following frequency and duration of salt therapy sessions

1 – 3
as required
varies
as required

Although even a less frequent sessions can provide relief, the crucial factor for achieving lasting results is maintaining consistency and regularity. This approach should continue until stress and anxiety symptoms begin to diminish. Once that occurs, you can gradually reduce the frequency of visits to our studio and incorporate salt therapy into your routine based on your individual preferences and availability. This will help bolster your immune system, enhance overall health, reduce stress, or serve as a relaxation method.

Why it’s worth trying salt therapy

If you experience snoring or suspect sleep apnea, salt therapy offers a potential solution. Its holistic impact on the respiratory system and overall sleep quality has benefited numerous individuals globally. Consider trying it yourself to restore a restful night’s sleep and enhance your health.

Don’t just take our word for it!
INHALEUM

Self-service salt therapy studio:
A fast and effective alternative to a salt cave and a seaside vacation.

Where to find us

Vlachova 1507/16 155 00 Prague 5 – Stodůlky Czech Republic

Mo–Su: 7:00 AM–10:00 PM

Email news

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: The information presented on our website, social media, or in any written publications is intended for informational purposes only. It cannot, under any circumstances, be considered a substitute for consulting a medical professional, prescribed treatment, or medication. Read more