Let’s talk snoring. Are you sleeping with one who snores? Maybe you’re the one who snores. Either way, you have to do something about it. Here are 10 natural remedies for snoring.
The first thing you should do to stop snoring is to change your sleeping position. It’s advisable to sleep on your side.
Sleeping on your back sometimes causes the tongue to move to the back of the throat, which partly blocks airflow through your throat. Sleeping on your side may be all you need to do to allow air to flow easily and reduce or stop your snoring.
If sleeping on your side is challenging, consider sewing a tennis ball to the back of you pajamas. It will stop you from sleeping on your back. While it sounds quite funny, it’s effective.
If you want to stop your boyfriend or husband from snoring loudly, “put a tennis ball in a pocket tee worn backward, which can help train them to sleep on their side,” Shelby Harris, PhysD, director of behavioral sleep medicine at the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center, told Women’s Health
The third natural remedy for snoring is to check your pillows. Make sure they’re clean. It might also be time to replace them.
Allergens in your bedroom and in your pillow may contribute to snoring. When did you last dust the overhead ceiling fan? Replace your pillows?
Dust mites accumulate in pillows and can cause allergic reactions that can lead to snoring. Allowing pets to sleep on the bed causes you to breathe in animal dander, another common irritant.
Weight gain contributes to snoring as well. So, take a good look at yourself. If you’ve put on a couple of pounds and you’ve started snoring almost every night, then it’s time to lose some pounds.
Overweight individuals are more likely to snore. Fatty tissue and poor muscle tone, particularly around the throat, contribute to snoring.
Eating a calorie-controlled, healthful diet and regularly exercising are the best ways to lose weight.
Another natural remedy for snoring is to load up on vitamin c. Vitamin C keeps the immune system healthy, which in turn, keeps the sinuses clear.
The sinuses can obstruct the airways, causing the mouth to open and the uvula, the fleshy extension at the back of the soft palate that hangs above the throat, to vibrate and create the annoy of an all-night snore. Vitamin C may help prevent this because we know it helps promote a healthy immune system. That healthy immune system can clear the sinuses.