I also gave the Neti Pot a try and I must say that I am a fan. It took a while for it to work as designed, but it finally did and it is cool. The Wife and kids now refer to me as a circus performer since I use the Neti Pot to pour salt water into one nostril, and then watch it pour out of the other nostril (really! check out this great video). It's an odd sensation, but it's really cleansing and helps me breath. BTW: Be sure to get the right type of salt. Don't use normal table salt.
Only someone with serious allergies or sinus problems (like this guy) can empathize with the feeling, but anything that gives me relief from my sinus congestion and pressure is a godsend. Nasal sprays like Afrin can dry you out like a sponge, but can also be psychologically and physically addictive. When you live your life congested, being able to breath through your nose is a rare pleasure, but drugs are not the right pathway to happiness. Saline is the answer.
- Workout: crunches and push-ups
- Music: Van Morrison