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How to Unblock a Stuffy Nose in 1 Min (Breathing Remedy)

Effects of blocked nose and overbreathing on brain oxygen levels Blocked nose and mouth breathing are classical signs of hyperventilation (see the image with effects of overbreathing on brain oxygenation). This simple breathing exercise (the most natural remedy) to clear a stuffy nose was developed by Russian doctors. Around 200 MDs taught it to hundreds of their patients with stuffed noses. Most patients, according to clinical experience of these doctors, could get rid of the blocked nose naturally and resume their nasal breathing in about one-two minutes. This remedy also works for people with chronic nose problem and symptoms of fatigue. This exercise to clear nasal congestion can be applied at night or during sleep as well.

Remedy: How to clear a blocked nose

Woman with blocked nose Pinch your congested nose and walk fast with your blocked nose pinched and your mouth closed all the time. You likely will be able to make around 20-30 steps. While walking, you should hold your breath until a strong urge to breathe. Then sit down with your spine totally straight and focus on your breath. After you release your nose, resume your usual breathing (without deep breaths) and keep the mouth closed. Hence, instead of taking a big inhalation, take a smaller inhale and then relax all muscles for exhalation, especially the upper chest and other respiratory muscles. Take another (smaller) inhale and again relax. With each inhalation, practice this reduced or shallow breathing while remaining relaxed.

Your purpose is to maintain air hunger for about 2-3 min with total relaxation of body muscles. The breathing can be frequent during this reduced breathing or shallow breathing, but this is OK.

Reduced breathing to unblock a blocked nose

The success rate for this blocked nose remedy is over 90%. The results are better if a person is able to have diaphragmatic breathing during this exercise while trying to clear a blocked nose.

If later your breathing becomes heavy, your nose will get blocked again. Then you can repeat this exercise.

The YouTube video on the right side explains this home remedy in details (video duration is about 2 minutes): How to Unblock a Blocked Nose.

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How to get rid of a stuffy nose at night naturally (sleep home remedy)

Here are additional details that lead to success if you decide to try this great home remedy at night or during sleep.

Woman sleeping Lie on your left side or chest and relax all bodily muscles. Pinch your nose and follow the above instructions related to breath holding and reduced breathing so that to get a quick relief. If your nose gets blocked again and again, you should increase your body-oxygen levels up to 20 seconds (a permanent remedy).

Breathing patterns and congested nose (sinusitis)

Our automatic breath pattern has powerful effects on cell oxygenation and blood supply to all tissues. As soon as breathing becomes little deeper or faster, oxygen delivery to body cells decreases. What are the possible causes?

Sick people with mouth breathing, nose blocked and other problemsMouth breathing negatively affects hundreds of physiological processes and reactions in the human body. Sleeping on one's back makes breathing almost 2 times bigger (in terms of minute ventilation), reducing body oxygenation and leading to mouth breathing, sleep apnea, snoring, anxiety, panic attacks, headaches, cramps, and other problems.

There are certain criteria for the permanent cure for the blocked nose. These criteria were tested on thousands of people. Find out about these criteria in the bonus content below. This bonus content is in the next paragraph, but it is hidden until you share it on your social network.

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More info about breathing-retraining methods and techniques is provided on web pages of this website.

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Mouth vs. Nose Breathing (Medical review of main physiological effects)
Clear Stuffy Nose in 1-2 Min (Another easy breath-work with permanent solution)
Sinusitis (Cause and proven medical treatment)
Internet Lies About Ideal Sleep Positions (Over 90% of internet resources advice sleeping on one's back)
Sleep Positions (What is the best way to sleep for maximum body oxygenation?)
How to Prevent Sleeping on One's Back (Practical techniques and permanent solutions)


Bartley James, Nasal congestion and hyperventilation syndrome, American Journal of Rhinology, 2005 Nov-Dec; vol 19(6): p. 607-11.
Waitemata District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand.
BACKGROUND: This article evaluates the prevalence of HVS (hyperventilation syndrome) in patients who continue to complain of chronic nasal congestion, despite an apparently adequate surgical result and appropriate medical management. . . .
RESULTS: All patients had an elevated respiratory rate (with >18 breaths/minute) with an upper thoracic breathing pattern. . . .
CONCLUSION: HVS should be included in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with nasal congestion, particularly after failed nasal surgery. . . Additional surgery may not necessarily be the answer in HVS (hyperventilation syndrome) for patients complaining of nasal congestion.

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