Salt Therapy for Sleep Apnea

August 21, 2019

What is sleep apnea?

If you repeatedly start and stop breathing when asleep categorized by symptoms like loud snoring and feeling fatigue after a full night’s sleep then you must be suffering from a sleeping disorder called sleep apnea. The main types of sleep apnea are as follows

·       Obstructive Sleep Apnea

·       Central Sleep Apnea

·       Complex Sleep Apnea Syndrome

What is obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea or Apnoea occurs due to obstruction of airflow while breathing. Obstructive Sleep apnea can affect anyone, even children but people who are overweight or obese, have thick neck circumference, has nasal congestion, are older, who smoke are prone to this sleeping disorder. 

What is Central Sleep Apnea?

In central Sleep Apnea breathing is disrupted during sleep because the brain fails to send signals to the muscles that control breathing.  People who are older, have heart disorders, use narcotic pain medications have higher risk of getting Central Sleep Apnea.

What is Complex Sleep Apnea?

If you have both obstructive sleep and central sleep apnea then you must be suffering from Complex Sleep Apnea.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

To cure your mild Sleep Apnea then your doctor would ask you to make small lifestyle changes like losing weight or quit smoking or meditation. If you are suffering from allergy, then your doctor may prescribe medication for allergies.

If you are suffering from moderate to severe sleep apnea then the following therapies would work.

·       CPAP masks for snoring

·       BPAP masks

·       Oral Appliances

·       Surgery

If you want some other natural treatment other than the above mentioned therapies I would recommend you to go for salt treatment for sleep apnea.


What is Salt Therapy?

If you snore at night then salt therapy is natural drug free, noninvasive treatment for you. Salt Therapy is also known as Halotherapy. It is popular in Europe and Russia and dates back to the 12th century spas of Poland.  Salt therapy for adults and children are known to alleviate symptoms sleep apnea, detoxify the respiratory system, and heal skin conditions, COPD, Sinusitis, Bronchitis and many more. People who are irritated by wearing CPap masks can opt for salt therapy.


How does salt treatment improve sleep apnea?

You can find salt therapy centers, mostly in spas across the countries. It is a room made of pure sea salt consisting of relaxing chairs when you can sit back and relax and do nothing but breathe for 45 to 60 mins at a time. It helps in opening the air passage connecting nose, throat and lungs which may be constrained due to inflammation.  People suffering from sleep apnea can get relief from as little as one salt therapy session. Frequency is the key to your salt therapy success with snoring and sleep apnea. Salt has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antihistamine properties. They help to

·       Kill germs and bacteria that cause throat inflammation

·       Improve lung function

·       Diminishes snoring

·       Strengthened the immune system

Salt rooms or salt caves also contain negative ions. These ions help fight diseases like cold, flu, and asthma which indirectly helps to ease discomfort caused by sleep apnea.


What's Next?

Contact Salt Therapy expert at Salt World, Bangalore (India) to book your first Salt Therapy session for sleep apnea. Call +91 9880103741 or click here to WhatsApp.