Snoring is usually considered an irritant to roommates or housemates, yet snoring may be caused by a health issue. Snoring may also be a precursor to poor sleep, which can cause medical problems. Reducing or eliminating snoring can improve sleep for a whole household. Natural remedies for snoring include apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, and eucalyptus essential oil.
Causes of Snoring
- Deviated Septum
- Excess weight
- Alcohol Consumption
- Sleep Position
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Effective Natural Remedies for Snoring
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is used to provide the body with nutrients and help balance pH. Additionally it is used to reduce inflammation and allergies, making is useful for many who snore. While apple cider vinegar is often taken in the morning, those who snore may do well to use it near bedtime. 1-3 teaspoons is added to a glass of water and consumed between dinner and bed time.
For those who cannot tolerate apple cider vinegar in water, apple cider vinegar pills often work quite well. Taking two with dinner or before bed would be an alternative to the tonic.
2. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a natural anti-inflammatory and helps the body fight infection. Vitamin C supports the immune system. If snoring is caused by inflammation, chronic infection or enlarged tonsils and adenoids, vitamin C may be helpful.
3. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a natural anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, anti-fungal and antibiotic. Adding coconut oil to the diet is one way to make use of coconut oil benefits. Be sure to use coconut oil that smells like coconuts, not refined coconut oil.
Alternately, applying a pea sized amount of coconut oil to the base of the nose and into the nostrils at bedtime may reduce snoring.
4. Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus essential oil helps to clear nasal passages. The oil can be added to a room diffuser. Or it can be applied to the neck or chest, diluted. Add 5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil to 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Massage some of this mixture to the neck and throat at bedtime.
5. Sleep Position Modifications
Those who share a bed with a snorer know to give him a nudge to encourage him to roll over. This often suspends snoring for a while, until the snorer finds his way back onto his back.
Inclined bed therapy is helpful to some who snore. The two legs of the head of the bed are elevated 4-6 inches. Inclined bed therapy has helped many with snoring and many other health problems as well.
6. Dietary Changes
Eliminating dairy, at least in the evenings may reduce snoring for some.
A diet that includes mostly whole foods and few processed foods can reduce allergies and promote weight loss, both of which can help eliminate snoring.
Increasing water consumption may reduce snoring. Dehydration can cause all sorts of health problems, including snoring.
Golden milk is a great way to get the anti-inflammatory, turmeric, into the system. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory herb. Be sure to use a non-dairy milk to make the golden milk if snoring is a problem.
Reducing alcohol consumption can reduce snoring.
Snoring in Children
Some children do snore and may be heard all over the house. While in some cases, a modest amount of snoring may be within the accepted range of normal, snoring can be an indicator of a more serious health problem. For this reason, a child with chronic snoring should be evaluated by a medical professional. Children with significant snoring or sleep apnea are often not getting enough rest, which can cause behavior problems, academic delays, and even poor appetite. Snoring with sleep apnea can be caused by enlarged adenoids. Snoring may also be a sign of allergies in children.
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