Snoring:

 

• Snoring is a common sleep related problem

• It is troublesome for the sufferer as well as the people around them

 

Causes:

 

• During sleep, muscles in the mouth relax

• At times, the tongue falls back

• This obstructs the passage of air which leads to snoring

• External factors which cause snoring are:

   o Physical exertion

   o Consuming alcohol

   o Certain medicines

 

Natural home remedy using clarified butter or brahmi oil: 

 

1. Put 2 drops lukewarm clarified butter in each nostril

2. Do this once every morning and every night at bedtime

3. Brahmi oil, a common ayurvedic herb, can be used instead of clarified butter

 

Natural home remedy using cardamom powder:

 

1. Take 1 glass warm water

2. Crush some cardamom seeds to get ½ tsp cardamom powder

3. Add it to the water

4. Mix well

5. Consume every day at bedtime

 

Natural home remedy using milk and turmeric powder:

 

1. Take 1 cup warm milk

2. Add 2 tsp turmeric powder

3. Consume every day at bedtime

 

Tips:

 

• Do not lie on your back as it increases the chances of your tongue falling 

   back

• Elevate your head by 4-5 inches as it eases breathing and prevents 

   tongue from rolling back. You may use cushions for this

• Lie sideways

• Avoid smoking since it leads to swelling and blockage of airways

• Avoid alcohol since it causes the muscles to relax