So you’ve been sleeping on the couch because either you or your partner make awful sounds at night. Medication and surgery can be dangerous and expensive plus it doesn’t always work. Not to worry, we’ve compiled a list of natural remedies to bring some silence into your bedroom once and for all.
First Of All, Is Your Snoring Due To Sleep Position?
Your sleep position alone can make you snore. If you typically sleep on your back try switching to your side, you may find you this is all you need to stop snoring. When lying on your back gravity naturally pulls on your tongue preventing normal unobstructed breathing. This is referred to as positional therapy.
How can you avoid slumbering on your back when you’re already asleep? Attach a tennis ball or other hard item to the back of your sleepwear. When you roll over onto your back, you’ll immediately feel uncomfortable in your sleep and turn over to your side.
Your mattress and gravity may also play a role in whether you snore. A firm mattress offers better support for your neck. If your neck is not properly supported, your airways can become obstructed resulting in a loud snore. A firm mattress gives your head better alignment so your windpipe is not bent.
If Sleep Position is Not a Likely Cause of Your Nighttime Noise Try These Natural Remedies:
Olive oil is a great homeopathic remedy with a fantastic success rates. Simply take a couple small sips of olive oil each evening and let its lubricating qualities muffle out those obnoxious vibrations.
Are You Eating Enough Probiotics?
Many snorers report a noticeable reduction in flem and mucus when getting enough beneficial bacteria in their diets and therefore cure their snoring. If you don’t regularly consume raw apple cider vinegar, yogurt or Kefir, Kombucha, and other fermented foods such as Kimchi or pickled vegetables then you can supplement with probiotic capsules sold at your local health food store.
Peppermint Oil, Eucalyptus Oil
Try adding some essential oil to a diffuser in your sleeping area. Peppermint and Eucalyptus may be just what you need to keep your windpipe clean and clear through the night.
Rub A Little Oil Below Your Nostrils
Rub peppermint oil into the lower portions of each side of your nose. Peppermint is an anti-inflammatory. Inhaling peppermint oil helps reduce swelling in the membranes of the lining of your nostrils to stop snoring. Eucalyptus oil and coconut oil can be used in the same way to relieve your snoring symptoms.
Homemade Nasal Drops For Snoring
A simple saline solution in each nostril can relieve congestion and stop snoring. Use one cup of sterile water with a teaspoon of sea salt and a teaspoon of baking soda. Mix together and use in a nasal spray bottle. Put a squirt in each nostril, wipe with a tissue and feel your nasal passageways clear. If you still don’t get enough relief, you may want to add a drop or two of peppermint essential oil.
A neti pot is a small device made from plastic, metal or ceramic that resembles a small teapot. It is filled with a saline solution to flush out the nasal cavities. The shape of the neti pot helps the solution easily flow through the nasal cavities. Turn your head to control the pressure of the neti pot. Neti pots are also used to treat colds, sinus infections, allergies and rhinitis.
Before bed steep a few sage leaves, eucalyptus, or both into a pot of boiling water and inhale the steam. Some former snorers add apple cider vinegar to the concoction as well.
Dr. Robert W. Clark, medical director of the Regional Sleep Disorders At Columbus Community Hospital said, “Steam vaporizers are worth their weight in gold. And so is running hot water, putting a towel over your head and inhaling steam to loosen mucus-causing congestion.”
Blue Green Algae/Spirulina
Spirulina helps prevent the degradation of nerve cells and improve your circulation. As a result, your stress level is lowered so you breathe more easily. Some snorers find blue green algae or spirulina helps to alleviate their nighttime noisemaking.
Exercise and Massage
Exercise is another way to alleviate the symptoms of snoring. Physical exercise, stretching and breathing exercises might be all you need to quiet down. Acupressure, and other massage techniques around the sinus area can help as well. While it may take time for these methods to show their worth, they are part of a long-term snoring treatment approach with great reported success.
Mangosteen Juice and Snoring
Although pure mangosteen juice can be expensive, some snorers find it relieves their symptoms to drink a small glass before bedtime. Mangosteen juice might help relieve snoring because of its strong anti-inflammatory properties.
Causes of Snoring
Your snoring may simply be from taking sleeping pills or antihistamines. Click HERE to learn how to beat allergies naturally and HERE to get a good night’s sleep using food instead of pills. Excess coffee or alcohol too late in the day may also be the cause of your snoring. Avoid drinking before bed or altogether.
Countless testimonials report the olive oil method working so well that it is “freaky.” Despite these reports many remain skeptical of its effectiveness. We would love to hear from you in the comment section and hopefully compile a list of success stories to convince the skeptics!
Source: Real Farmacy
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