|Remedy for snoring
Question : I tend to snore when I sleep and it has
been like this for years. This problem is
disrupting me and my partner. What is the
Answer : Snoring is a common problem which occurs
due to obstructed air movement during
breathing while sleeping.
There are many factors that can limit irregular
airflow through the nasal passage and cause
Incorrect sleeping posture may cause tongue,
chin and the excess fat tissue beneath the chin
to relax and thus constrict the airways, causing a
person to snore.
Nasal blockage, which causes a person to breathe
through an open mouth instead of through the
nose, is another factor. Other causes are smoking,
alcohol and being overweight.
I would suggest that you establish a regular
sleeping pattern and change your sleeping position.
Sleep on your side instead of your back.
Remember to avoid alcohol, which relaxes muscles
in the airway, at least four hours before bedtime.
Some herbal remedies might be helpful too.
If nasal blockage is the cause of snoring, you can
supplement your diet with the herbs, horseradish
Horseradish contains volatile oils that function as
a nasal and bronchial dilator to clear stuffy noses or
sinuses while the anti-microbial properties of garlic
prevents and treats infections as well as enhances
Otherwise, you can use a nasal strip that gently
opens your nostrils and improve nasal breathing