With such a high percentage of our population suffering from some sort of sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, sensitivity to air quality, or unexplained chronic runny noses, nasal irrigation is being recommended by medical professionals more frequently than it has ever been in the past. Nasal irrigation refers to the commonly used process of washing out the nasal cavity (which is usually done by rinsing a saline solution through the nasal passages and sinus cavities) to get rid of excess mucus and debris from the nasal and sinus cavities. Nasal irrigation is beneficial because it clears the nasal cavity of bacteria, mold, and other allergens. Nasal irrigation is also an effective method for stimulating chronically dry noses to produce enough mucus to keep the cilia (tiny nose hairs) moving properly. Nasal irrigation is one of the most effective treatments for sinus conditions, and when routinely performed, also helps reduce the amount of suffering for those who have allergies. Nasal irrigation has also been said to enhance the sense of smell, reduce bad breath, and in some cases nasal irrigation can also help reduce snoring.