Put an end to Snoring with Natural Home Remedies

June 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Tips for Ayurveda

snoring-home remediesWhat causes snoring ? Why does it affect only a few people ?

Snoring is the sound produced, while sleeping, due to the vibration in the respiratory structures. That is to say that the air movement gets obstructed while breathing, resulting in the sound. Snoring is associated with loud and irritating noise that causes inconvenience to the people around them and also becomes a major source of sleep distraction and irritability for the snorer as well.

Some of the causes of snoring include muscle tone of the tongue, blockage of airway, age factor, alcoholic beverages, certain medications and sheer physical exhaustion. Tonsil enlargement may also give way to snoring. For some people, the  narrowing of throat or pharynx while breathing during sleep is enough to cause vibration of soft tissues in the pharynx leading to snoring.

You will come across people snoring especially while traveling in the train. The problem is not significant or noisy for women. Either way it is embarrassing which can be minimized or ended with the right approach.

Natural Home Remedies for Snoring

Given below are few effective home remedies and natural treatment for snoring. Snoring Home Remedies mainly involve few life style changes.

Lose weight:

Losing weight is one of the best recommendations. Obese people tend to have breathing problems during sleep. Weight reduction puts an end to snoring.

Give up smoking:

Smoking causes swelling and increased nasal congestion, mucous in the throat area. It is ideal if the snorer quit smoking as it will have a huge impact.

Keep away alcohol:

Alcohol is a major reason for snoring as intake of alcohol causes relaxation in the soft tissues and muscles in the throat leading to snoring.

Sleep posture recommendations:

Ideal posture while sleeping is on the sides. This will reduce the intensity of sound created while snoring.

Elevate your head by 4-5 inches as it eases breathing and prevents tongue from rolling back. Use cushions for this. Adjustments and switching over one’s sleeping posture may also make way for the control of snoring.

Diet restrictions

Avoid heavy meals, spicy and oily foods for dinner. Such foods aggravates the problem of snoring.

Consumption of Caffeine should be reduced to overcome snoring.Excess sweets and carbonated drinks taken at dinner may lead to snoring

Ayurveda, the Science of healing recommended the following Home Remedies:

  • In a glass of warm water add ½ tsp of cardamom(elaichi) powder. Mix well and consume at bed time. This will aid in proper breathing and gradually help reduce snoring.
  • In a cup of warm milk add 2 tsp of turmeric (haldi) powder. Mix well and consume at bed time. Aids in having a sound sleep without snoring problems.

Avoid Snoring –Natural Home RemediesFollow a regular sleep routine. Sleeping at fixed times and waking up at the same time is believed to reduce snoring. Physical measures are also available like nasal strips, oral and dental appliances. These are expensive accessories.

If you are snoring even after following the home remedies it is time to consult a physician. Snoring is not a disease but causes inconvenience to your spouse and children. If not addressed in time it can lead to Sleep apnea-another sleep disorder.

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