There can be numerous causes of snoring which varies in different people, even sometimes cough and cold also obstruct the air to pass freely and a person may snore. However, snoring due to a cough and cold is a temporary phenomenon, but some people snores every time in deep sleep and there are other reasons for it. Commonly, we can say that the obstruction in the passage of air is the cause of snoring, but one should know how it happens. A few people have too much of nasal tissue that tends to vibrate and results in snoring, even the people who are fat has too much of tissues in their throat or in the area where the air passes through while breathing and effect in snoring.
However, snoring often damage the surrounding atmosphere and your bedside partner, while sleeping may get irritated. Perhaps, there are various treatments to snoring problem in the medical world, but few home remedies are also found effective for naturally treating the snoring habit in person.
Sleep on Your Side
If you are in a habit to sleep on your back and you snore, then it is high time to change your position. Wrapping a pillow will be the best option to change the position to your sides. Doctors also recommend that after few hours of lunch or dinner or whenever one goes to sleep should sleep on the left side. Sleeping on the left side is probably good for many reasons, but for the people who snores in deep sleep needs to avoid back position.
Elevate Your Bed
If you have an elevated bed then good, but if you do not have then this can be done by putting few straps of wood on each end and raise the bed from both the sides to sleep without snoring. Even the doctors apply this trick for the patients who have the problem of breathing while he is very sick. This position relaxes the body and tilts the tongue and the soft palate which would have rested against the back of your throat blocking the air to pass and make a sound.
Being addicted to products like alcohol and smoking also irritates mucous membranes, and your throat swells, narrowing the airway may result in nasal congestion problem and you might snore. It is found that about 80% of smokers suffers from snoring throat after few years. Even the sleeping pills and sedatives also affect the nasal air pass and make the snoring worse. Also, keeping the nose moisturized in such situation may help you treat snoring temporary, but you need to avoid all the bad habits to permanently avoid snoring.
- A bowl with hot water, drape a towel over your head.
- Bend over the bowl so your nose is 15 centimeters from the water, and breath in deeply for a few minutes.
Tape Your Nose
Do you know that about the nasal strips which are available at most of the drugstores, these tapes are put to the outside of your nose which helps to lift the nostrils to increase the airflow? These tapes will help you breathe well without obstruction and the result of which you will not make snoring sound.
Peppermint has the anti-inflammatory property that helps in opening the nostrils enough to breathe well. The peppermint helps in shrinking the membranes in the lining of the mouth and the nostrils which in return doesn’t bend the airway and helps to inhale smoothly. Even if the snoring is caused due to some allergy or cold then also peppermint is found effective to treat snoring.
- Add one or two drops of peppermint oil to a glass of water. Gargle with it before going to bed.
- Rub a little peppermint oil into the lower portions of your nose and then go to bed.
Honey has the property to treat numerous problems regarding human health, even we all know that honey has the best curing property for a cough and cold. The anti-inflammatory property found on this material is also effective to treat snoring. It helps in lubricating the throat which prevents vibration that occurs while breathing, therefore, reduces snoring.
- Mix one tablespoon of honey in a glass of warm water and drink it before bedtime. Do it daily.
- Alternatively, you can use honey to sweeten herbal tea that you like to drink after your dinner.
When to see the doctor about snoring?
There are many reasons why a person snores, where some reasons can be normal while some can be dangerous. A very loud snoring can be the symptom of sleep apnea which particularly demand quick treatment. Sometimes a few people stop breathing while they are asleep, but snores, this can result in elevated blood pressure or enlarged heart that can lead to further more different problems. The Sleep apnea often results in reduced level of oxygen in the blood. A few doctors can also recommend surgery if the case is critical or also consult to use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for sleeping.
So, follow the remedies to treat snoring naturally and permanently, if it requires visiting a doctor then do it quickly as snoring also leads to different problems as I said before!