Growing Love towards the Neti Pot
I have come a long way from my fear of the Neti Pot or – in other words – “Nasal Cleansing.”
This time, when I arrived back in Los Angeles from Vancouver, the heat wave was still lingering. I had come from weather that was in the 60’s to 100 degrees. “Hot” was not quite the word I chose to use to describe the weather in L.A.!
Back home, however, between the heat, the sudden blossoming of flowers, and good ol’ Los Angeles Dessert winds, my sinuses went wacko. I would sneeze incessantly ten times in a row, my eyes would itch, my throat would tickle, and my chest tighten.
Needless to say, the first thing I unpacked was my faithful Neti Pot.
I cleansed twice that night, especially before going to bed. But my symptoms were only relieved a little, so I didn’t sleep well that night.
Over the next few days, I cleansed three to four times a day. It was such a relief to not have to carry Kleenex around with me at all times or resort to antihistamines.
Well, on the fourth day, I added a new product I had found at my last Eco Expo. It’s called “Varcho Veda’s Neti Wash Plus,” and it’s a liquid that is to be added to the usual water and salt mixture. I only used ¼ of what they specified but – WOW – what a find! It was amazing. I had never felt clearer after cleansing, and my nasal passages felt cooler with each breath I took.
That night I had one of my best night’s sleep in years. I could breathe. I mean, it was totally different this time. I have dealt with sleep Apnea for many years, but this time I didn’t feel like I was constantly waking up. I was really surprised by how effective the wash was.
I’m going to keep this cleansing up daily to see if it really makes a difference to my Apnea. In my next blog, I’ll let you know how it’s going.
[tags]neti pot, nasal cleansing, allagies, nasal passage, sleep apnea, deep sleep[/tags]