University of Michigan researchers recently tested saline sprays against more “rigorous” saline irrigation with a bulb syringe or neti pot, and found irrigation to be the more effective method for people with chronic nasal and sinus conditions. Nasal irrigation is an ancient technique, originating from the Ayurvedic practice of "water cleansing." It makes you less stuffy and congested, and the irrigation helps thin mucus and remove bacteria, dust, allergens and other inflammatory substances from the nose. Purchase a neti pot at the health food store or online. Use 1⁄4 tsp. of kosher salt and 1⁄4 tsp. baking soda in 8 oz. of warm tap water, dissolve mixture well, and irrigate 1-2 times daily.