Thursday, February 17, 2011

Fun with neti pots

Before seeing an episode of Cougar Town, I didn't even know what a neti pot was. Bobby was a little skeptic at first, but then finally tried it out. See?

(The "Hero" song playing in the background makes more sense if you watch the full episode...)

Then, a day or so ago, one of my friends on facebook said how glad she was she had a neti pot, or what a life saver it was or something. So I had to ask if it really worked. She said it was great. Didn't take away your cold if you have one, but it lets you breathe for while.

I did a little online research (consisting of googling "neti pot," visiting two sites, and watching one online instructional video) and found out people have been using them for a long time, and they can help clear sinuses when you have allergies, too. So I asked Hayley if she's ever used one, and she looked at me like I was crazy, then composed herself a little more and said, "No, but Heather and her family use one." Now I was more intrigued. So when I went to get milk last night, I checked out the neti pot isle, and decided to try it out.

It definitely feels weird the first time or two, but you can breathe after! With this cold I've had since getting home from my last work trip, I've been trying to keep my voice and be able to breathe. This little pot totally helps. If you were skeptic before (or had never heard of the thing like me), come on over and I'll let you try it out.

And for your viewing pleasure, here is me trying it out for the first time. I was pretty sure it needed to be documented and shared on the interwebs.

Oh, and I made Hayley do it, too. And I recorded it. :)


Tori said...

Those were AWESOME!!! Loved them. Especially when the water ran back to your ear. Cool. :). I've never heard of a Neti pot. Hmmmm. Wonder if Garth would want to try one out. :)

Katey said...

I love that you made videos of this. I just commented on Hayley's blog. I need to get one ASAP!!!! I have so much sinus pressure with my stupid cold. I just want some relief for a minute. I'm totally gonna look at the store.

Beth said...

So great! I was a little grossed out until Hayley started laughing...then it was just funny. Maybe I can get Roy to give it a try and I can laugh at him too. Glad it helped with your cold!

Elizabeth Ward said...

Oh My Gosh!