Most of us are familiar with Snoring. Either we are suffering from it or we know someone who is suffering from the same. The one thing which I hate the most about snoring is- it not only affects the person who snored but also badly affects the health of other family members living together.
Due to the annoying and loud snoring, the sleeping hours of your partner and other family members also get affected which leads to serious diseases like stress, hypertension, etc.
How To Stop Snoring Naturally?
The real question is- can we stop snoring? If yes then how to stop?
The answer to the first part of this question is Yes snoring is a curable medical condition. For detailed information about the different options and treatments available for the treatment of snoring you can read my previous article How to stop Snoring. Here I will only discuss how to stop snoring naturally.
Apart from surgery or other medical options, there are some highly effective natural methods that can help you in getting rid of snoring, and here in this article, we will discuss these methods in detail.
Snoring can be caused by different reasons but the most common reasons are, the weight of your body, structure of your entire nasal cavity, sleeping pattern, and lifestyle. These are three-four most popular reasons behind snoring.
If the snoring is due to the structure of your nasal cavity, Deviated septum, nasal polyps, and enlarged tonsils you need to visit your doctor but for reasons other than this the natural hacks which I am going to discuss will be more effective.
Natural Hacks to Stop Snoring
1. Lose Weight
As per the various researches done on different people across the globe who are suffering from snoring it was found that most of the males or females who snore are overweight.
As we all know that being overweight is the cause of several fatal diseases, so if you snore and you are overweight, try to lose some weight gradually and simultaneously you’re snoring problem will also come to an end. To know some highly effective methods to lose weight naturally you can check here.
2. Quit Smoking
Smoking not only causes cancer but also causes annoying snoring because the smoke causes roughness in the airway, resulting in snoring.
If you are a smoker and suffering from snoring, try to quit smoking for a week and you will witness a significant drop in your snoring frequency. In some cases, snoring ends few days after quitting smoking.
Will you love to smoke and snore, now the choice is all yours.
3. Avoid Alcohol
If you are suffering from snoring you can reduce your alcohol consumption and strictly avoid taking alcohol before going to bed and you will witness the difference in your snoring frequency.
Due to the intake of alcohol, especially before a few hours, you go to bed, the muscles and tissue in the throat, mouth, and airway get relaxed which causes snoring.
4. Change Your Sleeping Position
If you sleep flat on your back, your face facing upward in this case the chance of snoring is maximum. Because in this position the airway gets blocked or narrowed due to which snoring occurs?
Ask your family members or your sleeping partner to notice your sleeping position when you snore and if it is found as mentioned above a change in sleeping position can give you instant relief from snoring.
5. Drink More Water
Always try to keep your body hydrated. Once your body gets dehydrated the formation of mucus starts in your nose which leads to snoring.
So to avoid and minimize this reason you need to take an average of 3.5 to 4 liters of water in a day.
6. Do exercise to strengthen your tongue and throat muscles
The relaxed tongue and throat muscles lead to snoring so to make your tongue and throat muscles strengthen try some dedicated exercise for it.
The most common exercise which you can start from now without making any effort is to start singing. If you are a bad singer you can try it in the bathroom or in your car. If you continue it for a few weeks, you will notice the benefit of it.
Now the question is which snoring remedy is right for me?
After going through all these natural remedies to cure snoring, the one very obvious question out of these all above-mentioned remedies is which one is right for you?
And my answer is to try all of them one by one and once you witness the benefit stick to it.
Other than weight loss in most of the above-mentioned remedies you can experience the change within two to three weeks. In case of a change of sleeping position, the result is instant but it can take time to get rid of the habit of sleeping on the back.