Snoring is a disorder that affects millions of men and women all over the world. It’s an annoying sound that is caused by blocked airway resulting in irregular airflow during breathing while sleeping causing vibrations. This can make sleeping uncomfortable and inconvenient for those sleeping with or around you. The sound could be a soft at time or in most cases get loud; nonetheless, it is a condition that can be treated.
Let’s look at some of the reasons for snoring:
- Throat weakness, causing the throat to close during sleep
- Obstruction in the nasal passageway
- Lack of sleep
- Alcohol or drugs that relaxes the throat muscles
- Obesity and more
Hence if you or someone you know snores profusely, you can consult your physician for help or try these home remedies instead.
Here are 6 effective top home remedies to help reduce or even stop snoring completely.
Try changing your pillow. Purchase one that is recommended such as an orthopedic pillow, which will help support, the neck and keep the airways open to reduce the noise from snoring.
Owing to its anti-inflammatory properties, honey can stop snoring, by reducing the swell around the throat that obstructs your airways. It also aids in lubricating the throat, and stops vibrations that cause snoring.
Add a tablespoon of honey into a glass of warm water, and drink before bedtime. Do this daily.
Chamomile is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which can help stop snoring. It helps to relax the nerves and muscles around the throat so that you can sleep better.
Add a tablespoon of chamomile powder or better dip a chamomile tea bag into a cup of hot water. Let it stay for 15mins; add a teaspoon of honey if you want, then drink before bedtime.
Peppermint is another anti-inflammatory herb that can help reduce swelling of membranes in the throat and nostrils. It can promote an easy and smooth way of breathing.
Add 2 drops of peppermint oil into a glass of water and gargle, ensure you don’t swallow the mixture. Do this daily before bedtime. You can also rub some peppermint oil outside your nose before going to bed.
Nasal congestion is another part of the main causes of snoring, and one of the most effective solutions for reducing this congestion is by inhaling steam.
Pour boiling water into a large bowl, add 4 drops of eucalyptus or tea tree oil and hold a towel over your head as you deeply inhale the steam via your nose for about 10mins. Follow this remedy daily before your bedtime and until the problem clears.
Turmeric is a very powerful antiseptic and also an antibiotic agent. The use of turmeric can treat inflammation as well as minimize heavy snoring. You can use turmeric with milk to effectively treat snoring, it will also help your breathing while you sleep and enhance your immune system.
Add 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder to a glass of warm milk, and drink 30mins before going to bed daily.
Snoring is very frustrating and disturbing; most people have given up on trying relieving themselves of snoring. Hence, snoring is being taking as a natural thing, which it’s not at all. There are lots of remedies out there, but the listed remedies above have somewhat helped in reducing the annoying act of snoring.