Snoring is a bothersome disorder, but it may also indicate a health problem. You may not realize it, but your snoring may affect your partner's sleep quality and cause fatigue and irritability.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, one out of every three men and one out of every four women snores every night. Snoring can be caused by a variety of factors, one of which is being overweight. It is not a concern if you snore lightly and just on occasion. However, snoring in combination with prolonged breathing pauses is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and necessitates urgent medical attention.
Apnea (sleep deprivation)
Another cause of snoring is a disorder called obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a severe sleep disorder in which a person's breathing stops and starts regularly. If you snore and wake up exhausted even after a good night's sleep, you might be suffering from sleep apnea. According to statistics, more than 100 million people worldwide suffer from sleep apnea. More than 80% of those affected are now undiagnosed.
If you snore lightly, instead of trying out those strange devices on the market or donning those uncomfortable masks, try these five natural home remedies, which will ensure a restful night for you and your loved ones.
Ginger and honey tea
The most popular ingredient in most households is ginger. It's a super food that can help with anything from indigestion to weight loss, heart attacks, and even a common cough and cold. Ginger soothes the throat and relieves snoring by acting as an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent, as well as increasing saliva secretion. Drinking ginger and honey tea twice a day is an excellent way to eliminate snoring.
Horseradish, garlic, and onion
Strong aromatic ingredients, such as garlic, onion, and horseradish, help to keep the nose moist and minimize congestion. According to a report, these foods also help to reduce tonsil swelling and avoid sleep apnea. You may either chew the garlic or swallow it.
Pineapple, bananas and oranges
The best way to get rid of snoring is by improving the quality of your sleep and this can be achieved by increasing the amount of melatonin produced in the body. Melatonin is a hormone which makes us sleepy and the effective way to do this is by eating foods that contain high amounts of it. Pineapple, bananas and oranges are rich in melatonin content and you should have them to avoid snoring.
You may be surprised to learn that dairy products can cause snoring by increasing phlegm production. This occurs because certain proteins in cow milk can cause mild to serious allergic reactions, resulting in congestion, nasal passage closure, and increased snoring. For relief, switch to soy or non-dairy milk instead of cow milk.
olive oil (extra virgin)
Before going to bed, sipping some extra virgin olive oil will help to clear the airways. It also keeps the muscles in your throat from blocking your throat as you sleep.
This treatment is made entirely of natural ingredients to help you minimize mucus production, strengthen your immune system, and provide nutrients. It will also remove excess phlegm from your throat and nasal passages, relieve nasal pressure, and clear your respiratory tract.
Ingredients are as follows:
a quarter lemon
1 pound ginger root
1 orange juice cup
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and drink it a few hours before bedtime.
Foods to avoid:
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