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There are many different home remedies for snoring, and each one has a particular claim to be effective. For example, there are mouthpiece devices that you can wear while you sleep, which are supposed to open up your airway. These can also try to hold the lower jaw out. These devices can be quite uncomfortable though, and the results may not last very long.
One of the common remedies used for snoring is ginger. The ginger remedy for snoring that most people try is either using ginger tea with honey or ginger ale. It is important to note that ginger does have anti-inflammatory properties, which means that it could help to reduce inflammation in the body, but it is not a treatment for snoring, except that it can increase the amount of saliva excreted, which may soothe the throat.
Another common remedy for snoring is the neti pot remedy, which is also known as a nasal irrigation device. These are made from small clay or plastic pots with long narrow spouts, that are filled with water in which salt has been dissolved. The pot is tipped up into one nostril, with the head turned to one side. As the water drains into the nasal passages and out the other nostril, it helps to flush out excess mucous and dirt that might have accumulated in the nose and sinuses. Using this remedy for snoring should not take longer than 10 minutes, including irrigating the nasal passageways in both directions by using each nostril in turn. Using the neti pot remedy regularly will help you to relieve sinus congestion, clear the airway, and promote smooth breathing through the nose. It is important to note that the solution that is used should be made fresh, using one pint of boiling water and a teaspoon of salt and then left to cool to blood temperature, to avoid introducing any new bacteria or viruses.
Lavender oil is another popular home remedy for snoring. This is a natural anti-inflammatory agent that can relieve blockage and inflammation in the airways. While this remedy is helpful for treating minor cases of congestion and irritation, it is better not to use it on a regular basis. If you are under any type of medication or whether you are allergic to any types of plants, then it is best to seek professional assistance before trying any home remedies for snoring.
A common home remedy for snoring is eucalyptus oil but it should NEVER be taken undiluted, as even small amounts can be highly toxic. Peppermint is also known to treat nasal congestion. However, it is best not to use any essential oil on your throat if you suffer from allergies or asthma, as these oils can worsen the condition. Also, many essential oils should always be diluted with a carrier oil.
You can make a bowl of essential oils with boiling water to create a steam inhalation bowl. This can be put in the bedroom overnight to improve breathing. (Take care with boiling water and place it where it will not be knocked over.) Eucalyptus oil, (6 drops) plus a few crystals of menthol, plus 6 drops of essential lavender oil plus 6 drops of essential peppermint oil, all in boiling water is also a popular remedy for snoring. You can also add 6 drops of essential tea tree oil if you wish.This remedy is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties that may help to relieve some of the pain caused by inflammation and that can shrink swollen nasal tissues to make it less likely that you snore. Both the eucalyptus oil and peppermint oil are natural anti-inflammatories, which can help to reduce congestion, irritation, and airway obstruction.
It is best to choose an herbal remedy that has fewer side effects and can be taken regularly over a long period of time to get the desired results. These herbal remedies for snoring offer a safe and effective alternative to prescription medications.