Socially, snoring is seen as agents in charge of generating problems when sleeping, either as a couple or alone. Snoring not only disrupts the sleep of others, but our own, making it difficult to breathe controlled by our unconscious.

According to studies carried out by four researchers from England in 2013, it was concluded that four out of ten people who suffer from snoring have problems living with their partner, while the remaining individuals do not even share the same room for this trouble.

More than a third of the world’s population  suffers from obstructive sleep apnea , and these are generally people with poor health habits, poor diet and overweight, which generates a chronic snoring problem .

Home remedies to treat snoring

Here are six home remedies to treat annoying snoring:

Onions : Known as an archaic and colloquial remedy in human traditions, onion has the characteristic of naturally decongesting the respiratory tract. It is advisable to chop half an onion, put a little salt on the surface and put it aside when sleeping, it will not completely disappear snoring, but it will reduce it to a large extent.

Honey : We have already read on chemically manufactured cough syrups: “Natural expectorant.” Honey actually clears the airways, expels phlegm, and reduces throat irritation. The measures to take are: Gargle with a warm infusion of honey in a cup of water.

Olive oil: Listed as an infallible remedy against annoying snoring , mixed with fifty grams of rue. It should be left to macerate in a container for approximately two weeks, then it should be applied to the nape, neck and nostrils.

Inhaler : Not only pre-made inhalers work. It can be prepared at home by mixing saline solution in a cup of water with a pinch of salt and baking soda, apply a little to the nose before resting. Notably, this remedy works if the source of snoring is a stuffy nose .

Peppermint : Being a magnificent expectorant, this plant clears the respiratory tract and softens the irritations of the larynx.

Eucalyptus : Like its sister plant, mint, it also has expectorant qualities. It is advisable to buy some leaves and build a steam inhaler.

Quitting: Although many are unaware of it, cigarette consumption greatly increases snoring when we rest. The best thing would be to abandon this addictive permanently, however, it is an extremely difficult process to face for many, so experts recommend reducing it, not only to avoid snoring , but to lead a much healthier life.

Nettle : The infusion of nettle is a very effective remedy to counteract snoring. The preparation should be left to rest for ten minutes, after straining it it should be ingested for 30 consecutive days.

Experts advise maintaining a good, healthy and athletic lifestyle. In this way, good muscle tone is developed and excess weight is avoided. Tranquilizers, sleeping pills and antihistamines before sleeping are agents that can lead us to suffer from annoying snoring, it is best to avoid them.

Sleeping on your side and trying not to take strange postures when you are resting are other ways they recommend to avoid suffering from those annoying noises.

It should be noted that not only home remedies are useful to prevent snoring . Currently, thanks to the advances made in the science of sleep, a device of small proportions has been developed that is housed under the clavicular region, adopting a function similar to that performed by the pacemaker, marking the rhythms that our repair takes when we sleep .

This new device will benefit people harassed by annoying snoring, overcoming apnea processes, eliminating health problems attributed to snoring.

Those in charge of developing this device, researchers from the University of Ohio, have already placed the implant in more than forty-seven patients, after the tests and routine tests, a reduction that exceeded fifty percent in sleep apnea was observed, which contributed more than eighty percent to the reduction of 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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