Who wouldn’t want to know what the best remedies are to stop snoring? Snoring is a problem that bothers both the sufferer and the person with whom the affected person shares the room or bed. In fact, the annoying noise that is emitted with snoring can easily interrupt sleep.

How to stop snoring

With natural remedies, snoring that characterizes the sleep of those affected by snoring can be alleviated, and even completely removed. Alternative medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, essential oils, and homemade preparations offer many possibilities to try.

1. Aromatherapy and essential oils

There are many essential oils that, thanks to their decongestant, emollient and disinfectant properties, can have a beneficial effect on the mucous membranes and facilitate nasal ventilation even at night.

A very effective method is to prepare a mixture of essential oil of eucalyptus, mountain pine and juniper and peppermint.


  1. 25 ml of each are used.
  2. Pour a few drops of the mixture onto a damp cloth and mist the room, bed, or put it somewhere where the mixture can be ventilated throughout the bedroom.
  3. Alternatively, you can put a few drops directly into humidifiers or aroma diffusers.
  4. During the night, the essential oils will emit a beneficial aroma capable of opening the nasal passages, facilitating breathing.

2. Nasal washes

To optimize the effect, before going to bed, you can try to free the nose with a special pump loaded with water and sea salt.

This nasal irrigation, performed every night before bed, disinfects and clears the mucous membranes.

3. Medicinal plants

In herbal medicine, a perennial plant used for this sleep disorder is the perilla. Also called ‘Chinese basil’ it is an aromatic plant very similar to our basil.

An oil with multiple virtues is extracted from its seeds, rich in omega 3 and 6 of complex flavonoids. For this reason, goatee is increasingly being recommended as a natural allergy remedy.

In general, it is indicated for the most generalized respiratory disorders, considering its beneficial anti-inflammatory and antiallergic effects.

4. Nettle infusion

  • A cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon dried nettle

The preparation is very simple, the nettle must be infused in the cup of hot water, and it can be used twice a day.

5. Peppermint essential oil

If nighttime snoring is caused by a stuffy nose or the cold, you can turn to peppermint essential oil. Its soothing effect relieves congestion and a sore throat. Releasing the respiratory tract will also help you stop snoring. It is true that it is not a serious disease, but snoring usually at night can have consequences that undermine the quality of life during the day.

6. Eucalyptus essential oil

Sometimes snoring can be caused by excessively dry air. In this case, it may be a good idea to place a dehumidifier or vaporizer in the bedroom. You can add a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil. In this way, the air will be less dry and also full of good balsamic aroma.

7. Saline solution

You can prepare nasal drops to clear the airways and hydrate the pharynx. Dissolve half a teaspoon of salt in a cup of water. Put it in a small nebulizer bottle and spray once on the nose and throat. To free the nose, also mix 2 drops of lemon essential oil with 2 drops of sweet almond oil and inhale 1 drop of the mixture into each nostril.

8. Drink a sage tea

Sage is an excellent natural remedy to clear the airways and stop snoring. Prepare an infusion by adding some leaves to a pot of boiling water and letting it steep for at least 10 minutes.

9. Sleep on your side

Sleeping on your side: When you sleep on your stomach, all the tissues relax, especially those of the soft palate that begin to vibrate. Resting lying on your side is a good solution because it reduces the risk of obstruction of the windpipe. To do this, use an additional pillow or sew on the back of the tennis balls.

10. Avoid alcohol

Alcohol is the worst enemy of those who snore. Avoid drinking up to five hours before going to sleep. In fact, beer, wine and cocktails relax the tissues of the upper respiratory tract, increasing vibrations and producing snoring more easily. Changing certain habits, such as consuming alcohol at night, can be of great help to eliminate annoying snoring.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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