The winter months can bring on extremely dry air. By the month of March, almost everyone north of the southern-most states has had the heat turned on in their homes and has been breathing relatively dry air for nearly 6 months, creating the ideal condition for sinus infections.
Most of us spend nearly all of our time indoors (or in heated cars) in the winter, which can wreak havoc with an already inflamed mucous membrane. This is the time of year when we can most appreciate the benefits of moisture for our nose and sinuses. A warm mist humidifier in the bedroom and in your office (if it’s an enclosed space) can make quite a difference. Continue reading “March Madness of the Mucous Membrane”
Sinuses are hollow air cavities in the skull connecting the nasal passages. They are connected via a narrow passageway called the ostium. The purpose of the sinuses is to humidify the air to the lungs, as well as create mucus secretion to eliminate unwanted particles from the body. They are a vital part of the respiratory process to bring the proper air, warm temperature and humidity into the lungs, providing life to the body. Think of the sinuses as your body’s air filter.
There are four pairs of sinus cavities, which are described as one functioning unit called paranasal sinuses. Continue reading “What Are Sinuses & How Do They Work?”
Good quality, restorative sleep is one of the keys to good health. Unfortunately, all too many of us don’t get the quality and quantity of sleep that we need. Here are some tips to help you sleep more soundly, especially if you suffer from allergies or other sinus issues.
1. Every few weeks put your pillow in the dryer for 10 minutes to kill dust mites that can exacerbate allergies and asthma symptoms.
2. Don’t keep books and magazines in the area where you sleep, as they may contain dirt, dust, or even mold, which can cause congestion and trigger allergy symptoms. Continue reading “Healthy Bedroom Tips for Quality Sleep”
Sneezing, runny nose, sore throat, itchy eyes, coughing… Sound familiar? For a lot of people, when these uncomfortable symptoms hit, it can be difficult to know whether it’s allergies, sinusitis or a cold. While these conditions can produce similar symptoms, there are some key differences to be aware of. Knowing the cause of your respiratory distress is the first step to finding relief. Once you know what the culprit is, supporting your body as quickly as possible with the best remedies is the next important step to feeling better, fast.
Continue reading “Allergies, Sinusitis or Cold? Here’s How to Tell and What to Do to Feel Better”
Even if you’ve been plagued by sinus conditions for ages, Sinus Survival is a program that can finally bring you serious, long-term relief. Sinus Survival products can also help with prevention of colds and sinusitis. Right now Village Green Apothecary is offering 20% off on Sinus Survival products and 25% off their bundles until Oct 27.
We often think of sinus problems being at their worst in the spring and summer months, but did you know that winter can also be a difficult time for sinus sufferers? Winter brings cold temperatures and damp weather, and illnesses such as colds and the flu. Continue reading “Fall Sale: Prevent Colds with Sinus Survival”