Home Remedies for Snoring

July 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Snoring

It is well known that remedies for medical conditions are available at the doctor’s and at the pharmacists. Snoring can be cured using simple home remedies. Are you eager to know a few home remedies for your snoring problem? This article will present simple techniques that you can use to cure snoring.

There are quite a few special exercises as a cure for snoring. One very successful one is soft palate exercise. When the muscles of the throat flop down because they are slack, snoring is caused. Soft palate exercises make the muscles in the throat taut. These exercises do not hurt and can be easily practised at home. All you need to do is touch your palate with the tip of the tongue. Simultaneously you need to press the portion of your tongue towards the throat. The muscles of the palate will strain and tighten. You may find this exercise a bit difficult at first. It needs a little practice to get going smooth with the exercise. The soft palate will be no longer soft but taut.

Some people snore only when they are sleeping on their backs. The simple home remedy for them is not to sleep on their back. It is as simple as that but not as simple to follow. You need to put something hard and small like a tennis ball or a walnut in a sock and attach it to the back portion of the pajama pants. This should make it uneasy for you to sleep on your back at all. This is fine as long as you do not get a sore shoulder sleeping on one side all night long.

Changing the angle of your air passage helps. The air passage needs to as straight as possible. A curvature in the air passage is sure to narrow down the air passage further and cause heavy snoring. So one needs to bring down the height of the pillow if need be.

Certain foods are known to trigger snoring and so these foods should be avoided. Dairy products which cause mucus to form and collect in the throat block the air passage. Alcohol loosens up the throat muscles making them to flop down and close the air passage. Heavy meals rich in fats are known to aggravate snoring. A few medications which cause the muscles to relax can cause more snoring. Certain habits like smoking make the situation worse for the snorer.

Snoring can be caused due to many reasons. When snoring is accompanied with choking, gasping for breath and sweating in the middle of the night, it could be a serious health disorder called sleep apnoea, which calls for medical attention. If left unchecked it could also lead to death due to stroke. One should not look out for home remedy for this condition.

There are some factors such as age and gender which can cause snoring, and these factors cannot be changed. But extraneous factors like alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity, sleep position are very much in our control. These can be brought under control using some home remedies.