Person’s awareness and a healthy-conscious attitude make home remedies for snoring excellent methods to stop snoring. Natural remedies for snoring cannot completely cure your snoring problems, but will efficiently relieve some of the snoring. These remedies for snoring included here uplift your complete well-being making a holistic improvement in the health and quality of life of the snorer.
Home Remedies For Snoring
1. Stop Snoring Exercises
There are several reasons why a person snores. The number one reason is weak throat or jaw muscles. There are some specialized stop snoring exercises that can help you or your partners snoring problem.
Like other muscles in your body your throat and jaw muscles become weak throughout the years. Giving your jaw and throat muscles a work out will get them back into shape, as well as keep them in shape for years to come.
Belting out your favorite song even in the shower strengthens your throat muscles which reduces the incidence of snoring, as well as obstructive sleep apnea. Singing is a mild form of exercise to stop snoring.
Hypnosis has been used for centuries for all kinds of treatments. Hypnotism essentially is letting another person gain access into your subconscious mind which lies below your conscious-thinking layer.
In this process, the hypnotist relaxes the patient by creating a comfort zone in the mind so that he can reach down and touch deep into the unstated turbulences of the human mind. Snoring is one such problem that can be treated by helping the snoring individual get in touch with the inner recesses of his mind – by changing the way he or she thinks and feels.
Certified Hypnotist Bryan D. Toder uses hypnosis to treat patients with snoring problems. You can do this in your own home with his CDs.
Chinese medicine incorporates acupuncture in the treatment of snoring applying the principle that a weakened immune system predisposes a person to snoring because of the nasal congestion brought about by the infection.
Acupuncture is still not considered as a medical treatment for snoring. But some people advocate this treatment. It has been a consensus of most physicians to use acupuncture as an adjunct to the Western medicines such as antihistamines in the treatment of snoring.
4. Aromatherapy treatments
Essential oils have been used in the treatment of varying respiratory ailments and most of the essential oils available had favorable responses. Because of the biochemical properties of these oils, they are easily brought into a person’s system through inhalation which relieves the congestion.
Below are some of the essential oils used to treat snoring:
Marjoram – Use marjoram essential oil to clear nasal congestion, which could cause snoring. In its oil form, put a small amount under your nose. You may also massage your neck using marjoram oil before bedtime. There are marjoram essential oils sold in jars with saturated sponges. Place the jar near your bed and remove the lid to diffuse its scent throughout your room.
Eucalyptus – Eucalyptus can be used with a mist inhalation. Eucalyptol, its major component, is a volatile oil that temporarily clears up the congestion. To relieve congestion, combine five drops of eucalyptus oil and one drop of peppermint oil. You may also mix crushed eucalyptus, coltsfoot, peppermint and comfrey. Place the mixture in a clean cotton sock and tightly knot the end. You can place the sock in your pillowcase before going to bed.
Peppermint – Peppermint essential oil soothes the respiratory system by relieving congestion. Put three to four drops of peppermint oil into a bowl of hot water, and inhale the steam. Oral spraying or gargling peppermint oil has also been reported as an effective natural remedy for snoring.
Rosemary – Rosemary loosens congestion in the respiratory system. It relieves asthma, sinusitis and bronchitis. Diffuse the oil or you can apply it topically under your nose before going to bed. You may also
add rosemary to your water bath.
Lavender – Lavender essential oil relieves sinus congestions by relieving inflammation. You can put a single drop of lavender essential oil under each nostril. You may also add a few drops of oil into a hot washcloth. Lay the washcloth over your face and breathe in the vapors. Lavender essential oil may be added to an aromatherapy diffuser.
Essential oils relieve snoring in 3 ways:
• The herbs used in aromatherapy relax the throat muscles, relieving the congestion. Additionally, the pleasant taste of the oils makes them popular in people of the younger generation.
• The substances found in the essential oils reduce the dryness at the back of your mouth and throat. Because of this, the nasal airway is properly lubricated reducing the dryness of the throat that produces a snore.
• Aromatherapy also reduces the stiffness of the muscles of the throat and lessens the production of mucus as well.
5. Herbal Medications
Immature bitter orange – Containing synephrine, immature bitter oranges helps relieve nasal congestion through inhibition of the production of the allergens which causes inflammation, which causes the airway obstruction. Immature bitter orange relieves the airway obstruction thus, putting a stop to your snoring.
Ginger – The common household ginger has been proven to treat snoring through increasing the production of saliva, coating the throat and soothing it.
Wild yam – Wild yam works as an anti-inflammatory agent and cures the nasal congestion, thus controlling your snoring
Honey – Honey lubricates the throat and is a good cold remedy.
Arctium fruit – This fruit clears the throat and flushes away harmful chemicals that may contribute to your snoring. The arctium fruit has been used widely to treat pharyngitis and has been known to have no side effects.