There is very little medical evidence to show how certain essential oils help with sleep apnea. Further, sleep apnea itself cannot be treated with essential oils; rather, it can help reduce snoring in some cases. Essential oils that help include:
- Thyme (rubbed on feet is supposed to reduce snoring)
It is important to understand that some of these oils promote sleep by relaxing the body and mind so if your sleep apnea goes untreated, you will likely continue to snore. For individuals who snore due to congestion, minty types of oils (such as the eucalyptus, peppermint, and clove) help to break up phlegm and mucus that could cause your snoring.