A stuffy nose is really annoying! Breathing is impossible, your nose drips and you sound funny when you talk. Moreover, when you try to blow your nose and hope you will be able to breathe again, nothing happens.
This cold season my family seems to fight with an endless cycle of colds. Right after one of use starts to feel better after a cold, the other one starts coughing, sneezing and blowing the nose. Marvelous!
I must admit that sleeping and breathing with a stuffy nose was part of my life, until one of my colleagues was tired of my funny talking and she suggested the following breathing pot – as she calls it – that will help to clear your nose quickly.
I was surprised seeing how breathing in a pot will help you lose mucus and phlegm by reintroducing moisture in your nose and throat which will help you fight germs and bacteria.
Things you’ll need:
- Boiling Water
- Peppermint, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, and Lavender Essential Oils
- Put one drop each of peppermint, rosemary, eucalyptus, and lavender essential oils in the bottom of your pot.
- When you’re ready to use your “pot inhaler” simply pour 1/2 cup of boiling water into the pot. Let the pot sit for just a minute before handling it, so you don’t get burned by the pot or the steam.
- When the steam has cooled off a bit, place your hands around the top of the pot, cover your head with a towel and cup your hands around your nose and mouth.
- Breathe deeply through your nose, then enjoy the relief! (
How To Sleep With A Stuffy Nose
No matter the cause of your stuffy nose, there’s no denying that it disturbs your sleeping during the night. However, there are some useful tips you can apply to catch a good night sleep even if you have a congested nose:
- Elevate the head
- Use a humidifier
- Take a steamy shower before bed
- Use a saline spray