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Salt Therapy: Improving Bronchitis Symptoms

It is summertime, but only now are temperatures starting to feel like a weekend trip to the beach may be possible. The weather has been swinging in unpredictable directions lately, from being sunny and warm one day, to cold and rainy the next. These conditions set up the perfect time to easily get sick. Your body can be thrown off with the rapidly changing temperatures and your immune system starts to weaken as well. You begin to feel under the weather. What could have been a simple cold, turns into something that requires weekly trips to your doctor. No one wants that, especially in the summer. We will help you understand more about bronchitis and how salt therapy helps in improving bronchitis symptoms.

About Bronchitis

            Bronchitis is the inflammation of the bronchial tubes and is typically divided into two categories: acute and chronic. Acute bronchitis is the minor of the two. Most people diagnosed with acute bronchitis take a few weeks to fully recover. Viral infections, like a cold or the flu, tend to be the culprit behind acute bronchitis. Acute bronchitis can also be caused by a bacterial infection, which is more common in young children. Acute bronchitis typically goes away on its own, no treatment needed. Some doctors may still prescribe a medication, it varies by patient. Over the counter medications such as Ibuprofen can also help manage the symptoms, but bronchitis is typically an illness that needs to run its course.

On the other hand, chronic bronchitis is far more serious and should be watched carefully. Chronic bronchitis is a long-term condition. Someone experiencing chronic bronchitis usually has an ongoing cough that lasts for several months. Since the airways are constantly inflamed for patients with chronic bronchitis, it makes it extremely hard to breathe. Chronic bronchitis can also be part of a serious condition called COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Unfortunately, while there are many treatments for chronic bronchitis, it will never go away completely. You’re stuck once you have it.

You’re higher at risk for catching either type of bronchitis if you smoke cigarettes, have asthma or allergies. Chronic bronchitis is often caused by smoking, but non-smokers are still at risk as well. Those who have a family history with respiratory diseases are also more at risk for bronchitis.

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Bronchitis Symptoms

            The bronchial tubes are very important to the respiratory system because they carry airflow from the trachea to the lungs. Think of your respiratory system as a machine. When something as crucial as your bronchial tubes aren’t working properly, other parts will start failing. Some symptoms your body will start feeling include: a hacking cough that produces thick yellow or green mucus, blocked nasal passages, and pain in the chest area when deep breathes are attempted. Symptoms between acute and chronic bronchitis are very similar, the only difference being that symptoms of chronic bronchitis last a few months.

Bronchitis typically has the same symptoms as a common cold, so it can be quite difficult to tell if you have bronchitis the first few days of illness. If you feel as if your symptoms aren’t improving, be sure to see a doctor.

Is Bronchitis Contagious?

            Due to the fact that acute bronchitis is caused by a viral infection, it can be contagious in the first few days. To avoid anyone else possibly getting it, be sure that those around you wash your hands frequently and keep a safe distance for a few days. Chronic bronchitis is not contagious at all.

A natural treatment that can help prevent you from catching bronchitis in the first place or improving bronchitis symptoms is salt therapy. Salt therapy is known to strengthen your immune system. Salt has high levels of negative ions. Negative ions improve the function of your cilia in your respiratory tract. Cilia are hair like structures that run along your respiratory tract. The stronger they are, the more dirt and dust they’re able to keep out of your lungs. Your lungs will be protected from irritation and inflammation, therefore leading to less instances of other respiratory illnesses like a cold or the flu.

How Salt Therapy helps Improving Bronchitis Symptoms?

Since salt has anti-inflammatory properties, the release of small salt particles in the air will reduce inflammation of the bronchial tracts, making this treatment very helpful for those suffering from bronchitis as well. The airways will retract, air flow will improve, and it’ll feel easier to breathe. Salt therapy will also liquefy built-up mucus, making it easier to expel. As your respiratory tract widens and clears, you’ll find your coughing diminishing as well.

The time to try salt therapy is now! It’s natural, cost effective compared to other medication, and you can use this treatment over and over again. There are no harmful side effects and the possibly of doing this as a repetitive treatment greatly benefits those with chronic conditions. While it is still encouraged to take medications in the period you are ill, salt therapy is a perfect way to assist in relieving your symptoms quickly and efficiently.

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Controlling Your Wheezing With Salt Therapy

How to stop wheezing

It’s very easy to downplay catching your breath as a simple joke. Many people blame breathing problems on old age or not being fit enough. While it’s funny most of the time, if you feel short of breath most days, that’s a warning sign for you. You may think there’s no harm in taking a little while longer in catching your breath, but your respiratory system is begging for help. A common reason as to why you feel so short of breath is wheezing.

What is Wheezing ?

Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound made while breathing and can occur while you breathe in or out. It can sometimes be accompanied by a tight feeling in your chest. Wheezing mainly arises due to inflammation and narrowing of any airway in your throat or lungs, therefore making it a common side effect for respiratory illnesses such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), bronchitis, asthma, and many more. Wheezing doesn’t usually require any medical intervention, but it is important to see a doctor if the wheezing becomes recurring or giving you severe difficulty breathing.

How to stop wheezing

Wheezing at night

Wheezing at night, also known as nocturnal asthma, is very unpleasant. For reasons that have yet to be proven, studies have shown that the chances of experiencing asthma symptoms are higher during sleep. Some possible explanations as to why this is includes: increased exposure to allergens, cooling of airways, sleep positioning, hormone secretions, and possible change in bronchial function. The exact reasoning is still yet to be found. With nocturnal asthma, you experience things like chest tightness and shortness of breath while you’re trying to sleep. This leads to wheezing during the night and leaves you feeling unrested. You wake up the next morning feeling irritable and not up to any task. Imagine if you experienced this most nights, you’d feel like a walking zombie.

Wheezing Cough

Wheezing and coughing usually go together hand in hand. With your airways feeling irritated and inflamed, you have the urge to cough more. It’s normal to let a few coughs out, but sometimes the coughing can get so severe that it becomes a wheezing cough. With a wheezing cough, it’s very hard to catch your breath in between coughs and it’s been described as a similar feeling to choking.

Baby Wheezing

In the first stage of your child’s life, parenting can be very scary and intimidating. You are now responsible for the small human being that looks very breakable. Naturally, the instinct is to hover. So, when your infant’s breathing starts changing, you worry. Is this supposed to happen? Should I call a doctor? Wheezing can actually be quite common for a baby. Due to their airways being so small, it’s very easy for a baby to start wheezing. Small grunts or sighs are nothing to be worried about. Nor is slowed breathing when sleeping. The only red flag for baby wheezing is hearing a consistent whistle-like noise. That’s when you know it’s time to take your child to see a doctor. Some possible causes behind your baby wheezing can be allergies, bronchiolitis, or asthma. Hearing your baby being diagnosed is never fun, but all these conditions are very treatable and regulated easily.

How to Stop Wheezing

Alongside taking the medication prescribed by your doctor, you can also take steps to stop your current wheezing and prevent future episodes. The first step is making sure you are hydrated at all times, preferably with warm liquids such as tea or warm lemon water. Since wheezing is a side effect of multiple respiratory conditions, mucus buildup in your airways will be a common problem. Drinking warm liquids can help break up tough mucus and ease congestion. Another immense help is moist air. Think of all those steamy hot showers you take when you’re feeling under the weather or how good you feel when you set up a humidifier in your room. There’s no greater feeling than the feeling of your airways unclogging.

Another home remedy that’s not as commonly known is salt therapy. Salt therapy is the inhalation of microscopic salt particles. This natural and non-invasive remedy cleanses the respiratory system, killing all harmful bacteria. Due to salt having anti-inflammatory traits, it significantly decreases the inflammation in the airways, making it less likely for more wheezing to occur. Salt therapy can also boost your immune system and make the wheezing lessen. With a clean respiratory system and the salt being able to kill off bacteria, your air tracts will be able to stay healthy. With more air flow, your wheezing will be a problem of the past. Try salt therapy today and say goodbye to wheezing!

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Ear Infections: Alleviating the Unbearable Pain with Salt Therapy

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It’s funny how easily we take our bodies for granted when we’re healthy. When you’re lying in bed with a stuffy nose and trying to sleep, you reminisce on the easy life you had when you were able to breathe properly with both your nostrils. Or when you lose your voice, all you want to do is talk again. We only realize how much we need our bodies to function properly when we’re in a great deal of pain. It’s important to be taking care of our bodies all the time, and when we do get sick to do whatever we can do make sure our condition doesn’t worsen.

What is an Ear Infection?

An ear infection is a bacterial or viral infection that affects the middle ear. The middle ear is known as the air-filled area that transmits sound from the outer ear to inner ear. Ear infections often go hand in hand with a cold or other respiratory illness. The reason being is because there is a channel called the Eustachian tube that connects the middle ear to the upper respiratory area. Germs that have infected the nose or sinuses can make their way up the tube and enter the middle area, beginning to infect it and eventually leading to an ear infection. Most adults are familiar with ear infections. Not because they have it themselves, but infants and children are very prone to ear infections. Children don’t fight off bacteria and viruses as well as adults do, and their ears aren’t as good at draining fluids. Ear infections as an adult are still possible, but not as likely.

Symptoms of an Ear Infection

Symptoms of an ear infection for adults include: a dull or continuous pain in the ear, muffled hearing, ear drainage, and even nausea. For children, some symptoms consist of: tugging at the ear, lack of sleep and appetite, irritability, and even a ever. As you can see, ear infections are much more serious when it comes to children. The pain in the ear can be very intense for the children, making them inconsolable. It’s an unpleasant experience for both parent and child.

Treating an Ear Infection

Unfortunately, there aren’t any medications that treat ear infections. The infection itself may take a few days to clear up, but the best you can do is try making the process of healing as comfortable as possible. Pain medication or ear drops both help relieve the pain. Even applying a warm cloth to the affected area is soothing. If there is no change in symptoms or you feel like the pain is worse than before, it’s time to visit a doctor. They can prescribe a more intense antibiotic.

Salt Therapy and Ear Infections

A wonderful and natural option for treating an ear infection is salt therapy. Salt therapy is a treatment that involves inhaling minuscule salt particles. Breathing in these salt particles reduces swelling in the respiratory tracts. Since the middle ear is connected with the Eustachian tube, the salt will also make its way from the respiratory tracts to the ear. The bacteria in the area will start diminishing and heal the ear much more quickly. Salt therapy is a marvellous option for children because they don’t know they’re even getting the treatment. This is a huge bonus for parents with fussy children.  You don’t need to force your child to take anymore medications they don’t want to or have a wrestling match with them whenever it’s time to put more ear drops in. All that your child needs to do when undergoing this treatment is to be in the same room with a salt machine. They can colour, read, play, and even sleep when undergoing salt therapy. As long as they stay in the designated room, the treatment is working. Being a natural treatment, salt therapy is completely safe and there are no harmful side effects associated with it.

Salt therapy doesn’t have to be just used when you’re ill. Used constantly in your daily life, you get many additional benefits. One example would be a strengthened immune system. By killing the bacteria and inhibiting it from growing, it’s harder for infections to spread throughout the body. The body is able to build its immune system and grow stronger, leading to less colds, respiratory infections or allergies. It also promotes a better blood oxygenation by clearing all the airways and alveoli in the lungs – this means increased overall well being.

Salt therapy can be the key you need to maintain a healthier lifestyle. It takes care of your body in both sickness and in health. The best part is that your only job in this process is to sit and relax. Let the salt do its job and see for yourself the wonders salt therapy can bring to you.

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Sinus Infections: How to Treat Sinus Infection or the Never-Ending Cold

Sinus Infection

Winter is the best time to get a cold. No matter how many blankets you sleep with, or how many layers you put on before going outside, you’re bound to get sick at least once during the winter season. This is because our immune systems are low, making it very easy for bacteria and viruses to attack the body and make a small cold last up to weeks, or worsen the condition into something else.

What is a Sinus Infection?

A sinus infection, also known as sinusitis, is the swelling of your sinuses. Sinuses are cavities in your body that produce mucus. Your nasal passages need this mucus to do their job properly. You usually think of mucus as a bad thing, but it’s important to have some mucus in your respiratory system. Mucus helps trap incoming dirt particles from entering your body. When these cavities are infected, it barricades the flow of your natural nasal secretions. This means the mucus can’t get to the dirt particles, therefore allowing the bacteria to grow and make your condition worse. Symptoms of a sinus infection depend on the individual, and it’s very easy to misdiagnose a sinus infection as a cold because of the typical symptoms like a cough, sore throat, and nasal congestion with thick secretions. A small but distinguishable symptom between a cold and a sinus infection is that a sinus infection will affect all areas of the respiratory system. A cold isn’t like that, sometimes only your nose and throat may hurt.

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Types of Sinus Infections

Sinus infections branch off into four different categories: acute, subacute, chronic, and recurring. Acute sinus infections are the mildest of them all, and usually dissipate on their own without the need for medication. This type of sinus infection is usually mistaken for a cold since the symptoms are the exact same: headaches, congestion, sore throat, and weariness. Acute sinusitis also lasts as long as a cold, about seven to ten days. Subacute sinus infections are the same as acute sinus infections, only having symptoms last four to eight weeks. This can make the process of healing very tiresome and irksome for the individual, so medication is highly recommended at this level of the infection. Chronic sinus infections are when the infection has been in your body for over twelve weeks. This type of sinus infection also has harsher symptoms such as loss in sense of smell, facial pain, and intense headaches. Serious medications like steroids and saline rinses are brought in at this stage. Last but not least, a person is diagnosed with recurring sinusitis if they’ve had three or more acute sinus infections over the course of a year. While recurring sinus infections aren’t as severe as chronic ones, antibiotics should still be taken, and the patient should still be supervised so that their condition doesn’t degenerate.

How Can I Treat My Sinus Infection?

There are many options to treating a sinus infection. As previously mentioned, antibiotics are highly recommended for the more serious cases. However, while those help to fight the infection internally, some medications don’t always do enough for the symptoms you’re feeling. A natural treatment that has shown to help is salt therapy. Salt therapy is a non-invasive option to relieving your symptoms almost instantaneously! Salt therapy works in a very simple way. All you do is sit and breathe in microscopic salt particles. When these salt particles enter the respiratory system, it’ll begin to break up and loosen the mucus that’s been making you so congested and you’ll be able to blow or cough it out easily. The salt doesn’t just loosen the mucus.  Salt also contains anti-inflammatory properties. This will help reduce the irritation and swelling in the sinuses. By targeting the core problem, the other symptoms won’t be as severe as they were before and eventually disappearing altogether. Once you start doing salt therapy frequently, it helps boost your immune system. This lessens the chance of getting another sinus infection in the future. The best part about this treatment is that you don’t even have to leave your house to do it. A purchase of a salt machine can bring salt therapy into the comfort of your own room. All you would have to be doing is relaxing, and letting the salt do its job. With the help of salt therapy, you’ll be feeling boisterous again and ready to get back to your normal activities. Try salt therapy today and see for yourself how good you’ll be feeling again all because of tiny salt particles.

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Salt Therapy: Bringing the Best Experience to London, Canada and Beyond

The weekend is approaching, and you have no idea what plans you want to make. You’re not in the mood for something very big, rather something to help you wind down after a busy week. You don’t want something too expensive either, you’re not trying to make a dent in your bank account. After a few Google searches, you don’t find anything that really fits what you’re looking for. Spa packages are way above your budget, and other activities available don’t really interest you. You frustratingly end the search and deem this weekend as another flop and decide to try and relax at home with a few glasses of wine, maybe some Netflix too. Though that’s what you end up doing every weekend. Face it, you’re bored of the same routine. It’s time to change those weekend plans.

   What is Salt Therapy?

Salt therapy, also known as halotherapy, is an all-natural treatment where you breathe in minuscule salt particles. These salt particles will travel along your respiratory tracts, clearing and hydrating your tissues. It becomes very easy to cough out and expel mucus, perfect for the endless stuffy nose you have in this dreadful winter season. Salt therapy isn’t just for colds though. It even helps people suffering from asthma, bronchitis, and allergies. Not just from being able to get rid of tough mucus so easily, but salt also contains anti-inflammatory properties. When you breathe hard and cough a lot, your airways swell since you’re overworking them. When undergoing salt therapy, you won’t feel the need to cough as much and the salt will be able to reduce the swelling and irritation. The best part is you can do whatever you consider as relaxing whilst undergoing this treatment. As long as you’re in the salt room or a room with a salt machine, you are undergoing the treatment.  Salt therapy has been introduced in the London Ontario community recently and there have been only positive things to day. It’s a great option to consider as a small but affordable getaway, even if it’s only for a few hours. Whether you’re at home or in a salt room, salt therapy will make you feel rejuvenated and ready to take on the new week.

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   Are There Any Additional Salt Therapy Benefits?

Absolutely! Contrary to belief, salt doesn’t just improve your respiratory system. Salt therapy has been linked to helping your skin and improving your overall mental well-being. When your skin is exposed to salt, the particles help repair the skin and stimulate faster growth. The salt reaches deep down into the skin and activates the ion channels. This helps with overall quality and appearance of the skin. With its anti-inflammatory properties, salt therapy can treat irritating rashes like eczema and even more problematic ones like psoriasis.

One of the other key elements of salt is negative ions. Negative ions are what relax the body. They’re responsible for boosting your mood and increasing your mental clarity. Negative ions can’t be found anywhere. They’re mainly around areas like a beach or a waterfall. With salt therapy, you can build your own oasis and never have to take a step outside.

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   Where Can I Find Salt Therapy in London, Canada?

There are two ways to do salt therapy. You can either do it at home with the purchase of a salt machine, or you can book an appointment at a salt spa. Lets choose to start off with a few appointments at the salt rooms, just to see what it’s like.  The salt rooms are temperature and humidity controlled, with salt being released through the walls. London offers a few salt rooms throughout the city. It’s important to look into each salt room before booking an appointment because they may differ from each other.

Another way to do salt therapy is with the purchase of a salt machine. The salt machine is the start of a great investment and very convenient. While the salt rooms are wonderful options to get the spa feeling, salt therapy at home is great too and less expensive! You can work around your own time for when you want to do it, you save travel time, and everyone in your family can enjoy this benefit. Once you see how much salt therapy can do for you, you’ll never want to stop doing it. It’s time to step out and try something new. Make an appointment for a salt room this weekend, see the wonders of salt therapy, and you’ll be running to the nearest store to find a salt machine in no time. Let London introduce you to the amazing benefits of salt therapy and see for yourself just how refreshed you feel.

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Salt Therapy and Sports: A Hidden Treasure for Athletes

       When you’re playing a sport, you always want to make sure you’re performing at your maximum potential. You want to push yourself to the limit and strive to beat the goals you set in your head. Doing a sport requires your physical and your mental being in it. You have to give it your all. There are a lot of factors that go into playing a sport. You have to get enough sleep, go to the practices, keep a healthy diet, and much more. What isn’t very commonly known is that your breathing patters are very important when it comes to any sport or physical activity you do.

       Salt therapy and sports work very well together. A common myth about salt therapy is that it can only be used for patients with respiratory illnesses. That’s not true at all. Salt therapy can and should be used by everyone, including athletes! It’s a natural and non-invasive treatment that can help with respiratory illnesses such as asthma and pneumonia, but salt therapy can also just better your breathing.

      “Believers claim salt therapy fixes asthma, allergies and more”, says an article in Maclean’s editorial by Joanne Latimer, or the benefits of salt therapy discussed in OrganicSpaMagazine , or the clinical study about asthma treatment in children, on Wiley Online Library, are just few of the many open discussions around salt therapy.  HuffingtonPost “Inquiring sinuses want to know” also talks about what it is salt therapy about and its benefits. Sports-performance

       Sports take a lot of energy out of you. If this energy is being used at a faster rate than normal, poor breathing patterns occur. When this happens: performance and stamina decreases, you feel more dehydrated, oxygen exchange between the lungs is more restricted, and the likelihood of getting cramps is higher. Those are just some of the effects poor breathing can do to you. Salt therapy can easily help with that and make you perform in your sport better than ever! The success with salt therapy and sports has countries like Poland and Romania now harmonizing them together regularly by having their athletes train and play in salt caves.

      The way salt therapy works a salt machine is set up in the room of choice. It may not be a salt cave, but it’ll definitely create the effects of one right in the comfort of your home. It’s highly recommended that the salt machine is placed somewhere where you spend a lot of time, like your bedroom. Salt therapy requires a longer treatment time, around seven to eight hours. This may seem like an extremely long time, but you don’t have to be hooked up to anything. As long as you’re in the same room as the salt machine, you’re receiving the treatment. Most people even do it while they’re sleeping, which is perfectly safe with salt therapy! The salt machine essentially just releases invisible salt particles into the air that you then breathe in. These particles will travel into your lungs and clean them out. Mucus and anything unwanted will be cleared from the airways, improving airflow. With improved airflow, overall lung function increases. Increased lung function then leads to higher stamina, energy, and performance levels. You’ll feel like a different person overall when stepping on the track or court.

      While healthy breathing is crucial for playing sports, so is getting enough sleep and keeping your stress in check. Sports can bring on a lot of stress, especially because you always want to do so well and come out on top. Some additional benefits that come with salt therapy is that salt therapy helps relax the body and can ever help with your sleeping patterns. Salt consists of negative ions, which relax the body. After a long game or a hard day of practice, salt therapy will help loosen the muscles and will easily make you unwind. With the body in such a relaxed state, it’s more effortless to fall into a deeper sleep. A good night’s sleep will have you feeling refreshed when you wake up and ready to face the new challenges of the day.

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      From breathing to helping you relax and sleep, salt therapy really does it all. This effective treatment is a huge game-changer for athletes. You can say goodbye to sitting on the bench during a game so you can recover. Salt therapy will make you feel like you can keep going and give it your all. The best part is, there is no drawback. Since salt therapy is completely natural, no side effects will be experienced and there is no maximum time limit to how much salt therapy you can do. The more you breathe in the salt, the higher the lung efficiency and capacity will be. Try salt therapy today and see for yourself how good you’ll feel both on and off the court. Salt therapy can and will get you to your full potential!

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Your New Bedtime Accessory: Salt Therapy for Snoring and Insomnia

It’s three in the morning and you somehow just can’t get your eyes to close. You’ve tried everything. A warm cup of tea, turning off your electronics, and some light reading. Nothing has worked. Just as sleep is starting to overcome you, you hear a loud snore from your upstairs neighbours. Grumbling, you throw a pillow over your head and try as much as you can to fall asleep. You already know your morning coffee will have a double espresso shot waiting for you. Do not worry, you will find here about the benefits of salt therapy for snoring and insomnia.

About Insomnia and Snoring

Insomnia and snoring are two of the most common cases as to why people are losing sleep. Insomnia is the difficulty of falling asleep while snoring is an unpleasant loud sound that happens when your breathing is obstructed while you’re sleeping. Both cases leave the person feeling fatigued and frustrated, making it extremely hard to concentrate at work or at school. There are two types of cases for both snoring and insomnia. Insomnia has acute and chronic cases. Acute insomnia is very short term and the most common case of acute insomnia is when someone is feeling very stressed, like the night before an exam or job interview.  Chronic insomnia on the other hand is more complicated. Chronic insomnia is disordered sleep that happens at least three nights a week for three months. There are many reasons as to why someone can have chronic insomnia. Late work shifts, long term stress, and poor sleeping habits are just a few examples as to how someone could have chronic insomnia. For snorers, they’re put into two categories as well: mouth snorers and nasal snorers. Mouth snorers are usually the loudest since they snore with their mouth wide open while nasal snorers have a more congested sound to their snore since their nasal passages are blocked.
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Treatments for insomnia and snoring

There aren’t many treatments for insomnia or snoring. A lot of insomnia patients try drinking warm milk with honey or decaffeinated tea before bed, in hopes it’ll relax the body and make it easier to fall asleep. Another common thought remedy is taking melatonin pills. Melatonin is a hormone made by the pineal gland in your body. It’s what helps humans fall asleep, which is why it’s become such a frequently used sleeping aid over the past three decades. But melatonin may not be the best aid to use for insomnia. The pills and supplements sold tend to have a very high dosage of melatonin, making you feel groggy and even more tired than before. Even children are taking it these days, which can be unsafe. As for snoring, a common remedy used is a mouthpiece. These mouthpieces position the jaw in a certain way, so the snoring comes to a halt. Imagine sleeping with this big device in your mouth for eight to ten hours.  It certainly gets uncomfortable at one point can become very painful for the jaw.  A safe and natural treatment that works for both snoring and insomnia is salt therapy.

How salt therapy helps in snoring and insomnia?

Salt therapy is a non-invasive treatment that involves inhaling salt particles. These salt particles will start clearing the airways in the body, improving airflow as well.  For nasal snorers especially, the salt will attract water particles, making the mucus that’s congesting them moisten and easy to blow out. Common snorers also have more damaged and inflamed airways. Salt therapy acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and will aid in relieving the inflammation through the airways. As for insomnia, salt therapy provides the body a high level of negative ions. Negative ions are what cause the body to feel relaxed, refreshed, and improve overall mood. Inhaling these microscopic particles will make you feel like you’ve been transported to the beach instantly and make you fall asleep within minutes. When waking up in the morning, you’ll feel refreshed rather than cranky. Because of its non-invasiveness, salt therapy is a great option for children as well. With the body so relaxed, a deeper and sounder sleep will occur. This is a wonderful advantage for parents with children who wake up three or four times during the night. Salt therapy can resolve that problem. Both you and your little one will be able to sleep without any interruptions during the night.

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You can finally stop feeling like there’s nothing you can do to stop these sleepless nights and try salt therapy today. This treatment acts very quickly on the body and within continuous use of it, you’ll notice a drastic difference in you and your attitude. The days with little to no sleep will finally disappear and you can expect to wake up rejuvenated and ready to take on another day. Try salt therapy and experience the bliss of a deep sleep.

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Proceed with Caution for Sneaky Pneumonia Symptoms

           With back to school season being here, you can be sure to expect that at least one person in your class, workplace, or extracurricular activities to have a cold, making your risk of catching a cold even greater. Getting a cold may not seem like a very big deal. It isn’t. Yes, it’s unpleasant, but a cold usually tends to go away within a few days. The big mistake is believing your symptoms are just symptoms of a cold. Misdiagnosis could lead to an even bigger problem later on.

            Pneumonia symptoms are very easily confused with the symptoms of a cold. Pneumonia is a lung inflammation that can be caused either by a bacterial or viral infection in both lungs or just one. The air sacs in the lungs, called the alveoli, will fill with fluid and make it very difficult to breathe. Pneumonia can affect one or both lungs, but both conditions are serious and need medical attention. Pneumonia is treatable with prescribed medication from a doctor. However, realizing that you have pneumonia in the early stages of it is the challenge.  This illness has very similar symptoms to a cold. Both a cold and pneumonia have the common symptoms of coughing, fever, and chest pain. There are a few things that can help you distinguish the difference between a cold and pneumonia.

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            The biggest difference between the common cold and pneumonia is how long the symptoms last. On average, the symptoms of a common cold last three to five days. Symptoms lasting longer than five days should be seen as a red flag and seeking a doctor is highly recommended. It’s crucial to get treatment for pneumonia as soon possible. Without treatment, it’s very likely permanent lung damage will happen. So, if you don’t see yourself improving within three to five days, make sure to get checked out by a doctor. Other noticeable factors are that for pneumonia, your symptoms will be more severe. Your fever is more likely to be higher and instead of dry coughs, there will be coughs with green, yellow, or bloody mucus.  Every case of pneumonia is different for the person. Pneumonia symptoms can be mild or severe, which is why it’s so easy to mistake pneumonia as a stubborn cold that just won’t go away. It’s important to treat this illness as early as possible so if symptoms are lasting more than five days, have trouble breathing, and a persistent fever, make sure to seek medical attention.

            Preventing pneumonia is very easy. Steps that can be taken towards prevention is getting a flu shot, always washing your hands and more importantly, strengthen the respiratory immunity . Especially during flu season. Cleanliness is very important in maintaining a strong and healthy immune system. Strengthening the respiratory immunity can be done with constant care of the respiratory system – keep good hygiene, clear the mucus and fight infections – all these can be done naturally by using salt therapy at home.  The real challenge on the body beings if you become infected with pneumonia. It becomes even more dangerous if your infection becomes viral. Should the infection become viral, medication will be ineffective. Here salt therapy comes even more useful, being natural and safe non-invasive treatment for both prevention and treatment for pneumonia. Salt therapy involves inhaling microscopic salt particles, which cleans your airways, makes it easy to cough out mucus and reduces inflammation. Not only does salt therapy provide easy breathing, but it also provides a speedy recovery. When the salt particles are absorbed by the lungs, it cleanses out the bacteria growth. This will cut off the infection before it spreads and creates more damage. Salt therapy also helps all age groups. Those with especially vulnerable immune systems, like children, and the elderly, benefit greatly from this therapy.  With continuous use of salt therapy, your immune system will also become much stronger and make it harder for viruses and bacteria to invade your body. The more often this treatment is done, the better. Your respiratory system will be cleaner, your immune system stronger, and your chance of getting pneumonia significantly decreases. All that you need to do is sit and breathe in salt particles during your night sleep. It cannot be easier than that!

            When considering which course of treatment is best for possible pneumonia symptoms or even a banal cold, salt therapy is one of the most effective ones. Not only is it natural and safe for all ages, this treatment quickly improves the overall function of the respiratory system while preventing other viruses from entering your body. Rest assured that with salt therapy – your natural treatment for pneumonia – your recovery from pneumonia or preventing pneumonia symptoms will easily be achieved.

 

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Ditch the Earplugs: Trying Salt Therapy for Snoring

It’s your favourite time of the day. After a long work day and finishing the errands along with chores that need to be done, you’re finally ready to sink into your comfy mattress and fall asleep. Everything is blissfully silent, and you’re just about to sink into a deep sleep, until you hear your partner start snoring. You start gently shaking them, hoping that they’ll wake up and stop snoring. No luck. Sighing, you grab your ear plugs and try your best to fall asleep.snoring

What is snoring?

Snoring is the vibration of your respiratory parts that usually forms a very loud sound due to obstructed breathing while sleeping. In most cases, snoring becomes loud, unpleasant, and often leaves the person feeling insecure when it comes to sleeping next to a partner. It doesn’t help the other party either. It can leave both of you feeling exhausted and frustrated. Not only does snoring make it hard to get a good night’s sleep, people who snore are more irritable and have trouble concentrating. While snoring is very common, excessive snoring needs to be tended to. It can lead to more serious issues such as heart disease, increased blood pressure, and sleep apnea. Many people just accept snoring for the nuisance it is, but there is a very beneficial treatment to help prevent snoring. Salt therapy for snoring is one of the best options for this ongoing problem.

Stop snoring today with salt therapy!

A lot of people use mouthpieces that position the jaw in a certain way so the snoring stops. While they certainly help, they are often very uncomfortable and irritating to put in.  Salt therapy has become a favoured treatment because it’s non-invasive, contains no side effects, and there is no added discomfort to the patient. There are many spas that offer this treatment, but salt therapy can even be done in your own bedroom with the purchase of a salt machine. The salt machine is a small and portable device that will regularly dispense microscopic salt particles, which are then inhaled deep into the lungs.  It clears the airways and improves airflow. Once exposed to salt therapy and doing it continuously, the respiratory system and the muscles in it begin to strengthen. When the muscles in the throat and mouth become stronger, it can restrict them from relaxing too much while sleeping. Since the muscles won’t relax as much, it can completely reduce and even eliminate the vibrations that cause the snoring.
Salt therapy in bedroom

How salt therapy works?

Believe it or not, there are actually different types of snoring. Snorers are often put into two categories: mouth snorers and nasal snorers. While both snorers can benefit from doing salt therapy, nasal snorers are the ones who greatly benefit. Since their nasal passages are blocked, it’s almost impossible to breathe in through the nose, leaving the body no choice but to start breathing through the mouth, which then results in snoring.  Salt therapy can also help with this. Because the salt contains negative ions, it will attract the water particles to it. The thick mucus will moisten and thin out, making it easy to blow out.  Salt also contains anti-inflammatory elements. Swollen airways and nasal passages often are often painful to breathe through. Salt therapy will relieve the inflammation and make breathing easier once again.

After all the sleep you’ve been missing out on, salt therapy will also leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. As previously mentioned, salt contains negative ions. Negative ions can usually only be found around places such as beaches and waterfalls. Breathing in these ions while you sleep will leave a relaxed effect on the body and have you waking up feeling refreshed instead of fatigued.  In addition to that, the negative ions also increase serotonin levels in the bloodstream. Serotonin is responsible for relieving stress, boosting energy, and improving overall mood. You’ll have a smile on your face even before you have your morning coffee!

Solve snoring today

While snoring is a very common thing, if it becomes excessive it can create problems. Health problems, relationship problems, problems that can easily vanish when try out salt therapy. This natural treatment will give you the sleep you deserve without it being uncomfortable. It will strengthen the muscles inside the airways, make nasal snorers less congested, and let your body unwind and rest, all while you’re sleeping. Because this treatment has no side effects, it’s safe and usable for all members in the household. It’s time to make snoring a problem of the past. Throw out those earplugs and try out salt therapy today!

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Salt Therapy: Improving Overall Quality of Life with a Salt Machine

With thousands of salt caves around the world and more spas beginning to offer this, salt therapy is becoming a more widely used and popular treatment throughout the world. However, these methods can get quite expensive and sometimes the location of the salt caves / salt rooms isn’t convenient for everyone.

 Saltair machine + rock salt

A salt machine is the perfect way to bring the salt caves right into the comfort of your own home! The salt machine will release microscopic salt particles into the air, inhaling the particles will reduce inflammation and the amount of mucus in the lungs, improving respiratory conditions such as asthma, allergies, bronchitis, and more. Salt therapy is also a very lovely way to de-stress, relax and can help alleviate anxiety. Studies suggest that the release of negative ions – what you experience when you step outside into the fresh air, salt therapy has the same effect.  It reduces stress, headaches, lethargy and depression, and improves energy and mental acuity while stabilizing mood and sleep patterns. Negative ions are naturally abundant in places such as the rainforest and the beach; they are believed to stimulate serotonin in the body, helping people feel calm and relaxed.

Skin conditions such as psoriasis, rashes, eczema, and acne can also be improved with salt therapy. Pure mineral salt, like the salt used in our home salt therapy has natural moisturizing properties and help with the skin’s water balance by attracting moisture to the skin.

Salt therapy is one hundred percent natural, drug free, and very safe. It can be used for any age group, providing immunity and reduce risk of infection down the road. Salt therapy can be used alone or it can be combined with other medical prescriptions, which often reduces the amount of medication taken in the prescribed treatment.

 A common concern about salt therapy is if it’s harmful to breathe in too much salt. While ingesting too much salt can be harmful for the body, breathing in the microscopic particles of salt doesn’t increase the salt intake, as they are eliminated with the mucus. Inside of the respiratory system, the salt particles help to fluidize the mucus, reduce the inflammation and kill bacteria, viruses and fungus.

 So, if you have tried all the medications possible for your stuffy nose and bad cough, it’s time to try home salt therapy! With no harmful side effects, salt therapy is beneficial for overall wellness by essentially cleaning out your respiratory system, improving the appearance of skin, and boosting the immune system. It’s the easiest treatment possible, without any user involvement, it can be used during the night sleep, with so many advantages. All you need to do is to place the salt machine next to your bed, on a night table, direct the slight air stream towards you and freely breathe in the salt particles released by the salt machine, and let the salt work its magic.  It acts quickly on relieving symptoms and improving respiratory immunity, saving you numerous trips to the doctor’s office. Saltair – Home Salt Therapy machine is small, easy to use and effective and has a lot to offer if you bring it home!

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