Homepathic Remedies for Snoring

homeopathic remedies for snoring

Snoring occurs when air fails to flow freely through the nose and throat passageways. When sleeping, the muscles relax causing the airway to narrow and as air moves back and forth through the nose and throat passage, these muscles vibrate creating the characteristic noise commonly known as snoring. 

More than a mere nuisance, snoring can be a source of distress, particularly to partners whose sleep is continually disrupted and who are sleep deprived. A range of options are available to treat snoring. If you or your loved one suffers from mild snoring, you can try these homeopathic remedies.

What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy is an alternative medicine based on the belief that if a substance can bring on a symptom in a healthy person, then that substance in a small dosage can treat an illness with similar systems by stimulating the body's natural defenses. 

Homepathic remedies are usually considered more natural because they often use a natural substance for treatment.

Homeopathic cures for snoring

homeopathic cures for snoring
  • Ginger and honey. These common household items contain anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. As an anti-inflammatory, they can be good for the airways by helping to reduce any swelling or inflammation. Honey also acts as a lubricant and can help with snoring.
  • Turmeric. Another anti-inflammatory, turmeric can help with the restriction in the airways. You can use the spice in foods or mix it in with a drink before going to sleep.
  • Onions. Onions contain a natural antihistamine, quercetin, and can help relieve symptoms of allergies and help with snoring caused by nasal congestion. Onions are also a good source of antioxidants which can help fight off infections.   
  • Garlic. When snoring is caused by nasal congestion, garlic can help clear out the nasal passages with its strong spicy flavor. Like ginger, it also contains anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties making it a good all round natural remedy. 
  • Olive oil. A teaspoon of olive oil before bed can soothe the airways by reducing arterial inflammation and reduce snoring.

Essential oils to Treat Snoring

Essential oils is a common natural remedy for treating a variety of illnesses. Although there is limited evidence to support essential oils as treatment for snoring, a preliminary study of an essential oil herbal spray showed participants reported a reduction in snoring symptoms. The manufacturer claims that properties of the essential oils used in their spray helped tighten the tissues around the soft palate and uvula.

olive oil snoring remedy

It's always important to ensure essential oils are used correctly.They should not be ingested and as each essential oil is different, you should ensure that you are using the oil safely and according to its directions.

  • Peppermint has purifying effects and helps clear the nasal passages making you breathe easier at night.
  • Eucalyptus not only has antiseptic properties but can also help break down mucus in the respiratory system (such as the sinuses and the back of the throat). Eucalyptus can be helpful for those suffering from respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis or for coughs and congestion.
  • Thyme has antibacterial properties, but not only that, a study has shown that when combined with ivy leaves, it can help alleviate coughing. Aromatherapy experts say a bit of thyme oil rubbed on the sole of the feet before bed can help reduce snoring.
  • Lavender promotes calm and relaxation and is popular as a sleep remedy due to its sedative effect. 
  • Cloves can help loosen mucus in the chest and can clear the passageway helping to reduce snoring
  • Marjoram is another oil that can help break up the mucus that is obstructing the airways.
  • Pine is commonly used to improve mood, but it can also be used to soothe inflammation and coughs.

Main Takeaways from Homeopathic Remedies for Snoring

If snoring is giving you grief and you are looking for a natural way to cure your snoring, then homeopathy could be the answer.

Homeopathy provides another option to the more traditional Western medicines. With essential oils like peppermint and eucalyptus, you can assist your body to naturally curing your ailments, such as snoring.

You can also ingest particular ingredients like turmeric and olive oil to faciliate the bodies natural healing processes.

We always recommend individuals to first try the natural methodologies of curing ailments. If they don't seem to help the problem, then the proceed to seek professional advice from the traditional forms of medicine.

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