Histamines - What You Don't Know Is Making You Snore
Most of us have heard about histamines but did you realize that they are
actually a good thing? Unfortunately, we are often given antihistamines
because of difficulties that they cause in our body. The fact of the
matter is, histamines are released by our body for natural reasons but
often they are released in numbers that cause problems for us. One of
the problems that they cause is congestion, both in our lungs, throat and
nose. This can have a side affect of snoring if we have a difficulty
with too many histamines at night.
If you want to see evidence of histamines effect on your body, try being
aware of how you feel after you eat or drink something. Often,
histamines are released in such a large number because we do not have the
proper chemicals to balance out the potassium and some allergens that we
are taking and whenever we eat. One of the most powerful, natural anti-
histamines is salt. If you find that you're clearing your throat or if
you get the sniffles whenever you eat or drink something, try putting a
pinch of salt under your tongue and watch to see what happens. The salt
does not cover over the problem of the histamines, such as commercial
antihistamines but it balances it out and takes the problem of excess
If you have this problem at night, and many of us do, it will cause you
to have a stuffy nose and to breathe through your mouth. This is one of
the main causes of snoring and can not only be annoying for those that
have to listen to it, it may also be at the root of another more serious
problem, sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is whenever you stop breathing for
periods of time during the night. If someone has told you that they have
recognized this sleep pattern in you and you tend to feel tired during
the day, you might have this problem.
Being able to balance out the natural histamines in our body is one way
that you can fight back against excess mucus and the difficulties that it
causes. If you do nothing else, try taking a large pinch of sea salt and
chasing it down with a glass of water before you go to sleep at night.
It may help to balance out your allergies to the extent that snoring is
not such a problem.