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Last year, I thought I had sleep apnea – really. I even took home a sleep monitoring device I had to sleep with, and in the middle of the night, the tube fell out of my nose and the digital box strapped on my forehead started talking to me and it was so hilarious because Benjamin and I were in a daze and was like Huh, what’s going on? Results showed I didn’t have sleep apnea, but I have an incredibly deviated septum that has prevented me from sleeping on one side (I almost suffocate), and I had to go through an in office procedure reducing my turbinates.
I really do need to get my deviated septum fixed, but until then, I have been able to sleep well – even through allergy season with Breathe Right® Nasal Strips. Last year he brought me back nasal strips from the store thinking they would help, and they have been a staple ever since! When I sleep well, Benjamin can tell because results of good sleep are carried on throughout the day!
Breathe Right® Nasal Strips come in a variety of packages, I go for Extra Tan (also comes in clear) which is has a strong adhesive. Simply apply the strip so the bands cover where your nostrils flare, then rub the strip to ensure it stays in place. The right way to remove them in the morning is to not peel it off right away but wash your face and it peels right off. See the instructional videos here.
I can now sleep facing either side, even with an anterior (in front) deviated septum – check it out – this is really my CT scan:
Do you feel like you really know me now, inside and out? haha.
The nasal strips are in my nightstand and medicine cabinet – when I feel congested from being sick – it opens your nose up to 38%* more than cold or allergy medicines alone – or when I just need to get a good night’s sleep, which is like every night. Once, when I visited my girlfriend Melayne, I brought them with me and told her all about them. She tried one on, and we sat in her house breathing and laughing at how happy it made us – wishing we could wear it all day! As soon as she dropped me off at the airport she texted me with a photo of her wearing one on the couch; she had gone to the store and bought a pack!
I thought I’d share a few tips on how I like to prepare for a good night’s rest!
- Charge your phone in a different room to avoid radio frequency waves disrupting your sleep! I heard this on an episode of Dr. Oz.
- Faux flowers instead of real by your bed. If you want flowers by your bed but have allergies (like myself), have faux! That way you’re not congested while sleeping.
- Have a clock that doesn’t tick by your bed.
- Use an eye mask with the nose pad for total darkness deep sleep.
- Turn on a diffuser with lavender oil.
- Use a temperature regulated mattress pad – if you’re a hot sleeper. It has helped me sleep soundly.
- Use a nasal strip to instantly lift your nasal passage and open your nose to help you breathe better – it’s clinically proven!
Are you ready to get some really amazing rest? You can also get a $1 off coupon to use at Walmart and/or free sample here.
*Versus decongestant sprays alone