How to Clear Stuffed Up Nose By Breathing
Nasal congestion, more commonly known as a stuffy nose is an ailment suffered by many. It can be very bothering condition; you can’t breathe trough your nose, everything you say sounds nasal and in the worst case it prevents you from sleeping, making you tired and annoyed. Stuffy nose can be caused by many factors, allergies and common cold being the most common reasons. It is good to know why you are suffering from stuffed up nose but what’s more important is to know how to clear a stuffy nose. Ideally you also want to know at least couple of tricks how to get rid of a stuffy nose fast. This post describes one easy method that you might want to try when you are wondering how to get rid of a stuffy nose fast. If you don’t have any success with the method described below, please check out my other post How to Get Rid Nasal Congestion With Acupressure.
The method you might want to try is a simple breathing exercise that was developed by Soviet MDs and has since been used by over 200 doctors to treat thousands of patients with breathing problems. According to the clinical experience most patients are able to resume their normal nasal breathing within 1 to 2 minutes. This method is said to work also for those suffering from chronic nose problems and fatigue.
Here are the step-by-step instructions for the breathing exercise:
- pinch your nose and close your mouth and after this walk fast for 20-30 steps holding your breath
- you should hold your breath until you feel a strong urge to breathe
- sit down, make sure your spine is totally straight and focus on your breath
- release your nose keeping your mouth still closed and start reduced breathing
- the idea is to take small inhalations only using the diaphragm and then relax all muscles for exhalation, especially upper chest and all other respiratory muscles
- make another short inhalation and relax again
- practice this reduced inhalation while remaining relaxed
The purpose of this exercise is to maintain shortage of air for about 1 to 2 minutes keeping your muscles relaxed the whole time. It is perfectly normal that your breathing is frequent during this exercise but at the same time you should be able to get rid of stuffy nose. If later your breathing comes heavy and your nose gets stuffed up again, you can easily repeat this exercise.
For more information about this breathing exercise, please see Youtube video below.