Stop Snoring Today: Use These Essential Oils for Sleep Apnea

Aromatherapy Essential oil Spa treatment essential oils for sleep apnea

Sleep apnea, a condition in which you temporarily stop breathing, and the snoring that goes along with it can be frustrating and keep you from getting the sleep that you need.

Roughly 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, and the condition can be a serious one. Price Fielder, of the Texas Rangers baseball team, stopped breathing a massive 39 times in an hour during a sleep study.

Thankfully, there are simple and natural ways to treat the symptoms. Essential oils are one of the best ways to help you breathe easier and sleep better.

There are many good essential oil companies, but one company in particular stands out from the crowd. Plant Therapy Essential Oils is a relatively new company, having only started in 2011 by the husband and wife team of Chris and Amanda Jones.

They offer high quality oils for a fraction of what some of the other leading companies charge. What's more, they also have aromatherapists as part of their team to help find the oils that'll help you the most.

So, let’s talk about Plant Therapy’s five best essential oils to stop snoring and sleep apnea.

Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil

Sweet Marjoram Oil

Sweet marjoram oil is at the top of the list of essential oils for sleep apnea. It can help open up the airways for easier breathing and can also strengthen the muscles in your throat to keep those airways open.

Commonly used as a sedative, it's also good for calming the nerves, which can help you sleep.

To use sweet marjoram essential oil to stop snoring and calm sleep apnea, it's best to use a diffuser specifically made for essential oils. You can also rub a couple of drops on the soles of your feet or under your toes.

Thyme Essential Oil

Plant Therapy Thyme Thymol Essential Oil

Thyme oil is often used to treat different respiratory issues and therefore it's a wonderful essential oil for sleep apnea and snoring. That's because it helps to open up your airways and makes it easier for you to breathe.

Studies show that it has antispasmodic properties, which means that it helps prevent muscle spasms.

On the other hand, it's best not to use straight thyme oil on your skin as it can cause irritation. That means you should dilute it with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil or sweet almond oil, then apply it to your chest, feet, or under your nose. It can also be used in a diffuser while you sleep.

Lavender Essential Oil

Plant Therapy Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is a popular oil for many reasons, namely because it's so helpful for relaxation. That's precisely why it's helpful for those who struggle with sleep apnea. It’s great for people who struggle with anxiety issues, and as a result it's one of the best essential oils for sleep apnea, as stress can be a contributing factor.

Try rubbing a few drops on your neck, chest, and feet before you go to sleep. You can also fill a small spray bottle with half rubbing alcohol and half water along with 10-20 drops of lavender oil and give your pillow a light mist. Before you know it, you’ll be drifting off to dreamland for a restful night’s sleep.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Certified USDA Organic Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus oil is fantastic when you have congestion from a cold or allergies that can aggravate your already frustrating sleep apnea. That's because it's anti-inflammatory and can help clear away mucus in your sinuses and throat so you're able to breathe easier.

Eucalyptus oil needs to be diluted with a carrier oil before it's applied. It's best to apply the diluted oil directly under your nose before you sleep.

In addition, it's a good idea to add a few drops to a bowl of steaming water, put a towel over your head and the bowl, and then inhale for a few minutes.

Frankincense Essential Oil

Plant Therapy USDA Certified Organic Frankincense Serrata Essential Oil

Frankincense oil is one of the best oils for snoring. It's anti-inflammatory and it can calm the irritated muscles in your throat caused by sleep apnea.

It's also an expectorant. That means it will help clear out mucus from the sinuses, throat, and lungs to make breathing easier and keep you from snoring.

Rub a few drops of frankincense oil on your chest, feet, or under your nose. Another use is in a diffuser or, if you want, you can put a few drops on a washcloth and run it over your skin in a hot shower.

Although there are a few other oils that I've seen recommended, these five are the top essential oils for snoring and sleep apnea.

All of Plant Therapy's Essential Oils are 100% pure, undiluted, therapeutic grade, so you can be sure that you're getting the highest quality product and at a great price!

As an added benefit, Plant Therapy Essential Oils have a “KidSafe” line. Their website claims these are “the safest and most effective oils on the market” for children.

All in all, I believe you can safely put your trust in Plant Therapy Essential Oils to help you with sleep apnea, snoring, and many other health issues that get in the way of you living your life to the full.

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