Did you ever sleep in peace with your snoring partner? It is not only the snorer but also his/her partner who suffers from the effects of this condition leading to a disturbance in peaceful sleep. Snoring constantly could be irritating and you would have my sympathy if you are the one having a snoring partner. Without enough sleep, you will be finding it difficult to focus on your daily activities and become more irritable at times as well. In the long run, sleep deprivation can even lead to some physical and mental repercussions. You can help your snoring partner deal with this condition after knowing the root cause. The probable reasons behind snoring include breathing problems caused due to seasonal allergies, sinusitis, asthma, obesity, alcohol consumption, smoking, and digestive issues etc. However, few studies have mentioned that a few herbal remedies could help manage the snoring habit of yours and your loved ones. Yes, you’ve heard it right. Help your snoring partner get rid of this habit by suggesting a few herbal remedies and it could be one of the least intrusive ways to stop your snoring habit.
Here Are The Top 10 Herbal Remedies For Snoring:
1. Immature Bitter Orange:
Immature bitter orange contains synephrine and is considered helpful for providing relief from nasal congestion by obstructing the production of allergens that causes inflammation, which could obstruct the airways. Immature bitter orange helps provide relief from airway obstruction, thus helping you get rid of snoring.
2. Stinging Nettle:
Some people who are allergic to pollen could have a seasonal snoring problem. In such cases, it is recommended to consume an herbal tea prepared using stinging nettle just before you go to bed. It helps soothe the inflammation which is caused by the pollen allergens. Also, nettle leaves are antihistamine in nature and might help reduce congestion by inhibiting the release of the histamine, an inflammatory substance that is triggered by the pollen allergens. The bioflavonoids in nettle tea help open up the sinuses. However, you need to make sure that you use dried nettle leaves to prepare this herbal tea. To prepare this herbal tea, pour a cup of boiling water over a tbsp. of dried leaf. Cover it and put it aside for around 4-5minutes. Strain and consume it warm. These herbal leaves are available in several health stores. Try following this effective remedy after you seek your herbalist’s advice.
Peppermint tea could be helpful for dealing with snoring. Also, peppermint oil which is extracted from the leaves of peppermint helps soothe the respiratory system by providing relief from congestion. Simply add three or four drops of peppermint essential oil or a few peppermint leaves into a bowl containing hot water and inhale the vapors. Gargling or oral spraying using peppermint tea is considered as an effective remedy to deal with snoring.
Ginger is yet another amazing herbal remedy which is considered beneficial in dealing with your snoring habit. Ginger contains compounds which help stimulate the production of saliva. The saliva which is produced with the help of ginger coats the throat and soothes it. When honey is used along with ginger, it helps lubricate the tissues, clears throat and nasal cavity, thus reducing swelling. All this activity helps reduce snoring. Consume a cup of warm ginger tea regularly for best results. To prepare ginger tea, add a tbsp. of grated ginger in a cup of boiling water and let it steep for a few minutes. Strain the decoction and consume it warm after adding a few drops of honey to it. Try following this herbal remedy to get rid of your snoring habit.
Eucalyptus is an Australian tree which has sweet-smelling leaves. An essential oil is derived from the leaves of eucalyptus which has several therapeutic properties. The major component eucalyptol, which is found in eucalyptus is a volatile oil and is considered effective in clearing up congestion temporarily. To get relieved from congestion, put the leaves of eucalyptus in a steam inhaler and start inhaling its aroma. This remedy helps clear your sinuses and makes breathing much easier, thus helping you get rid of your snoring habit. Alternatively, you may even mix coltsfoot, crushed eucalyptus, comfrey, and peppermint. Place all this mixture in a clean tight sock and tie a knot at the end. Place this sock near your bed or in your pillowcase before you go to sleep.
6. Wild Yam:
Wild yam is yet another incredible and effective herbal remedy which is considered beneficial for dealing with snoring. It is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and helps provide relief from nasal congestion, thus helping you get rid of snoring.
7. Arctium Fruit:
Using Arctium fruit for dealing with your snoring habit is an easy and effective herbal remedy. This fruit helps clear your throat and flushes out the harmful chemicals which could be contributing to snoring. Articum fruit has been widely used to deal with pharyngitis and has no side effects as well.
8. Sage Leaf:
Sage leaves have several therapeutic properties. Sage is well known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory compounds. It works effectively in providing relief from mucus congestion and inflammation as well. Add a handful of sage leaves in a pot filled with boiling water. Inhale the aroma to get relieved from sinus congestion. This remedy is quite helpful in getting rid of snoring.
You may even use sage leaves for gargle therapy as well. Add a few sage leaves in a pot filled with boiling water. Steep for around 10minutes. Strain the solution and allow it to cool. Once this herbal solution cools down you can use it to gargle. Few studies have revealed that a gargle formulation or an essential oil spray that includes sage might be beneficial for providing relief from snoring.
Thyme is considered a culinary herb and works effectively in dealing with snoring. Several herbalists recommend thyme to deal with a host of respiratory disorders. This herb was used by ancient Egyptians to reduce snoring. You can use it to prepare an herbal tea. Steep two or three ounces of dried thyme leaves in a pot filled with boiling water. Allow it to cool and then consume it warm to get relieved from the respiratory conditions responsible for snoring. You can also try having thyme capsules after seeking your herbalist’s advice.
10. Chamomile Tea:
Chamomile is considered beneficial for inducing relaxation and alleviating stress. This herb works effectively in reducing stress and helps induce sleep. Consuming a cup of chamomile tea could help you get rid of snoring. To prepare chamomile tea, add a chamomile tea bag to a cup of boiling water and let it steep for a few minutes. Strain the decoction and consume it warm.