I love the Spring. I love opening my windows and breathing the fresh air. I love feeling the warm breeze and pulling out my sandals (and stashing away my heavy winter shoes). I love the blossoms and the flowers and the COLORS everywhere.
But I don’t love what the flowers and the blossoms and the open windows do to my allergies. And I don’t love what so many allergy medicines do to ME (seriously, if you haven’t read the Cheesecake Juice story yet, go have a good laugh at me…). I’ll be here when you get back.
This year, I’ve tried something totally new, and so far (knock on wood) I have not suffered any allergies. If you’ve seen my posts from this last week you’ll know that there are blossoms and flowers and grasses springing up everywhere. And since the weather has been so pleasant, I’ve been keeping my windows wide open.
Usually this is a recipe for disaster. However, I am not only NOT suffering from my typical hay fever but I am actually breathing easier than I do on a normal, non-allergen-fighting day.
Side note: I was born with narrow ear canals and sinus cavities. On a normal day, I feel like I’m breathing through a little red coffee straw while everyone else is breathing through Slurpee straws. Breathing is already a very difficult, uncomfortable thing for me.
So, when I was sent the SinuSense by Waterpick, I was intrigued by its claims to relieve and prevent allergy symptoms. I was also interested in the fact that ENTs recommend regular sinus washing “to patients suffering from allergies and other sinus ailments.” That’s me!
However, I admit that when I took the SinuSense out of the box to use it for the first time, I stood in front of my bathroom sink for several minutes before I got up enough nerve to actually turn it on. Possibly because of my already-sensitive breathing issues, I have quite an aversion to having water up my nose. It has kept me from becoming a good swimmer, that’s for sure. I HATE going underwater.
Amazingly, once I got past the initial spray of water, using the SinuSense didn’t hurt at all. My two middle girls watched in amazement as water flowed in one side and out the other. When I was done, I blew my nose to clear out the rest of the water and, miraculously, too a deep breath. It was a glorious, full-sized-straw kind of breath that I am not used to at all. And it was that first breath that has gotten me hooked on using it regularly.
Benefits of using SinuSense
- Relieves the symptoms of sinus infections and colds
- Clears out sticky, thick mucus to help reduce nasal congestion
- Allows sinus cavities to drain freely so allergens, irritants, bacteria, viruses and contaminants can wash away naturally
- Soothes dry, cakey nasal passages
- Reduces coughing and other symptoms that result from post-nasal drip
- Improves your sense of smell and taste
- May help mitigate snoring
I know of friends who have used neti pots (a natural remedy that has been around for ages) and as I compared notes and did some reading was thrilled to find out that the SinuSense is basically the same thing, with the added benefit of the pulsating action.
Have you ever tried a neti pot or other sinus rinse? What are your natural remedies for seasonal allergies? I’d love to hear your tips!
Learn more about the SinuSense by Waterpik:
Website: Waterpik.com – retail value of $29.99
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Note: This is a compensated post. I received a SinuSense to try and review through GigCoin, but the thoughts and opinions here are my own.
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