I was holding back on this because I wanted to make sure this worked and was not just me. I don't know if there is a known cure like this, but I'm posting this one because I find it really effective just to spread the word. I have read a lot of instances where people would have sleep apnea due to stuffed-up sinuses. I too have experienced it. Like many people, I would try and go to sleep during the night. Right when I lie down, my nose immediately starts to stuff up, like if my body knows when exactly to clog my nose whenever I try to sleep. This would really ruin my night. I'd try sleeping by breathing through the mouth, but it was never the same. I would not get a good sleep and felt like I needed more hours of sleep while at the same time feel tired. Also, I noticed that I'd have allregy-type reactions such as sneezing and itchy/watery eyes right when I fall asleep and wake up. I never liked touching my nose because when I did, I would start sneezing like crazy because it tickled so much. Allergy medicines and nasal sprays worked at first, but would stop working after 3 days use at most. I had to do something in order to unclog my sinuses.
I am 23 years old and I just noticed that it started happening 3 years ago. I did a little research on it and recently found out that I was suffering from rhinitis, even though I found it strange because I knew that I'm not the type of person who gets seasonal allergies. Recently, I realized that even though I don't have seasonal allergies (although I do have asthma), I had non-allergic rhinitis. This is not due to seasonal allergies. Rather, it's a year-long ailment that produces allergic reactions, although with my experiences, it's at a lesser scale. It may be attributed to many things, such as junk collecting inside your nose (which was my case), nasal polyps, pollution, or other impurities. What's bad about it is that you can't get rid of these impurities through normal means. Not even by making your nose discharge mucus or even doing salt water irrigation. It stays in there. I also noticed that I had a bit of sinusitus because I sometimes feel that "bad, bacterial smell" when I sniff a certain way. Sinusitus is usually attributed to rhinitis, though. However, I recently discovered a way to get it out and it doesn't even require surgery or a doctor. Seems to work very quickly, too.
What I do is that I coat the inside of my nostrils with pure eucalyptus oil (right at the end of my nose and also deep inside in the narrow part). For the narrow part, you might need to use your pinky because it's a very small opening. Putting eucalyptus oil in the narrow part is especially important, as it is usually the part where the impurities lie. Oh, and have a whole box of tissues ready because you will immediately start sneezing hard and discharging tons of mucus. It's gonna be hard, but try and keep the oil in for a good hour. Don't do anything to try and flush it out. After an hour, do some salt water irrigation on your nose to remove the oil (click here for more information
) because if you leave it for longer, it will be bad for your nose. This may take a few days to get results, but you will definitely see an improvement. Now, my symptoms have disappeared for the most part (I'm still doing it after 3 days), my nose doesn't itch as much, and my nose does not stuff up like before, even in warm/dry conditions. I'm still using a humidifier because I know I'm not fully cured, but I'm definitely on my way. Hope this helps. Oh, and can anyone supply feedback on this because I want to see if it works for anyone else.