Do not laugh away this. Snoring is one of the major causes of bickering among couples. If a partner snores, other is not able to sleep properly. Lack of sleep creates a domino effect and affects productivity. If you have already discussed this with your partner, but he or she is not ready to visit a doctor for this, then try these home remedies.
There can be several reasons for snoring. If you know the reason, then treating it at home becomes easy. If you do not, then visiting the doctor is compulsory. These are some home remedies that help treat snoring naturally.
1. Clarified Butter or Cow Ghee
Ghee is one of the easily available ingredients in the kitchens. It is quite effective for snoring as per Ayurveda. Use ghee made out of Cow’s milk for this. Warm up the ghee on the stove for a few seconds. Make sure that it does not burn. Put 2 drops of this ghee in each of the nostrils. Repeat this regularly prior to sleeping at night.
2. Peppermint Oil
Peppermint is good for treating snoring if the problem is due to nasal congestion. For this, use a store bought peppermint oil. Take a few drops on your finger and rub it on the lower side of each of the nostrils. You can try peppermint oil in other ways too. Either use it in the steam or gargle with the water with added peppermint oil drops. The anti-inflammatory properties of peppermint oil will cure the ailment soon.
This anti-bacterial spice in your kitchen is popular for its anti-bacterial effects. If your partner snores due to swelling in nasal passage, then ginger is a good remedy. Team it up with honey for best results. I had fresh ginger tea for a couple of days; it helped my cold and even snoring as well. To prepare ginger tea, crush some ginger and add it to boiling (1 cup) water. I let the water reduce to three-fourth. Switch off the flame and cover the pan. The boiling water will further dissolve ginger extract. Now, add a teaspoon of honey to the cup and pour the ginger concoction over it. Relish it warm.
If snoring is due to sinus, then garlic is an excellent remedy. Easily available, garlic is a hot food. The properties in garlic dry up the nasal passage while reducing the mucus that is blocking it. My father-in-law chews raw garlic before lunch. He says it is good for cardiovascular health. On research, I found out that it even treats snoring. For snoring, chew raw garlic before going to bed for a couple of days at least. The smell is quite strong and it makes it difficult to sleep. If your partner is not able to try this, then add crushed garlic in your dinner. This will definitely help.
5. Essential Oils
If your partner snores because of lack of deep sleep, then essential oils are a good treatment. Take 5 drops each of lavender oil, eucalyptus oil, rose oil, clove bud oil and cinnamon bark oil, and take 2 drops each of basil oil, myrtle oil and cary sage. Add all these oils to a tiny bottle. Top up the rest of the bottle with any carrier oil like wheat germ oil or avocado oil. Shake this mixture to blend it. Rub it on your partner’s chest before going to sleep. This will definitely give you and your partner a good night’s sleep.
6. Olive Oil
Some people snore because of excess of tissues at the back of the nose. This can be treated by consuming olive oil. Here, I am not talking about using it in cooking but consuming it raw. Take 1 or 2 teaspoons of raw olive oil and try consuming it in two to three sips. Ask your partner to do this before going to bed. It will definitely help.
7. Eucalyptus Oil
If mucus is what troubling your partner, then eucalyptus oil is the best treatment. Just like peppermint oil, this oil has anti-inflammatory properties. Take a few drops and apply it in the inner parts of the nostrils. Eucalyptus oil is quite strong. If you are not able to bear it, then use it in the steam. Pour 2-3 drops of the oil into a pot of boiling water. Wrap a towel around your head to block the release of the steam. Inhale this for clearing the nasal passage and treat snoring.
8. Mint Tea
If you are fond of mint tea, then this remedy will definitely help you. Mint tea does not only treat snoring, the nutrients present in tea also benefit your body in general. For this, boil a cup of water. Add 8-10 mint leaves in your cup and pour boiling water into the cup. Let the leaves steep into the water for good 5 minutes. I do not strain the leaves and like chewing them. You can add honey too to this concoction. There is a method to even drink this tea. Firstly, smell the tea and then have a sip. It will open the nasal passages completely.
Apart from this, there are several exercises and other remedies as well that will prevent and treat snoring. Stay tuned to the site for related posts.
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