Can You Stop Snoring Naturally?

Written by Manny Erlich on October 26, 2012. Posted in Natural and Home Remedies, Snoring 101

Most people are reactive to their snoring problems and will usually wait until their snoring condition starts affecting a relationship with a significant other or a roommate. Once they decide to take action, they look to find a quick stop snoring device or product. If you snore, it is best to be proactive and learn how to stop snoring naturally.

Contrary to what most people think, it’s important to find the cause behind snoring. Snoring is caused when the free air flow through a person’s air passages is blocked or obstructed during sleep. Natural snoring remedies are usually most effective when they best address the cause of the snoring. Here are several snoring causes that can be addressed by natural remedies:

  • · Drinking alcohol prior to bedtime relaxes the throat muscles creating an obstruction to the air passageway when breathing during sleep.
  • Swollen or enlarged adenoids and tonsils obstruct the air passageways.
  • Being overweight usually means bulky tissues in the neck.
  • Allergies that congest the nose.
  • Having a deviated septum.
  • Aging tends to weaken the throat muscles and as a result air passageways are obstructed.

What Snoring Home Remedies Are Most Popular?

Snoring can be eliminated, and many times it can be done so naturally with home remedies. The challenge is finding the treatment that works for you. The most popular cause of snoring is nasal congestion, which is why most people can solve their snoring with over-the-counter decongestants.

If your snoring is caused by congestion or allergies decongestants or saline drops can clear the nose and relax the breathing, but meeting with an allergist may help determine the cause behind the nasal congestion. There may be suggestions made that will include natural snoring remedies. Some suggestions will include:

  • Changing your sleep position
  • Losing weight
  • Avoiding alcohol

If snoring home remedies do not provide a solution then you may want to consider alternative options.

Alternative Solutions To Natural Snoring Remedies

If you can’t figure out how to stop snoring naturally, you may want to go for a sleep study. Persons with obstructive sleep apnea may be helped by CPAP Therapy for relief from snoring and always feeling fatigued while awake.

When all else fails there is always the option of surgery. There is the less invasive surgical procedure known as the Pillar Procedure. There are the more complicated surgical procedures (a) the uvulopalato-pharyngoplasty which is the process of removing the excess soft tissue to create free air flow in the air passageways and (b) Trans-Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS) developed to remove the excess tissue at the tongue’s base blocking the airway during sleep.

Learn How To Stop Snoring Naturally For Your Health

It is important for people to realize snoring is not only a “sawing” sound that serves only to torment a bed partner or roommate; it can be seen as an early alarm to more serious health issues. If no natural remedies solve your snoring problem, there may be a snoring device that could work for you.


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Manny Erlich

International Foundation of Employee Benefits - Certified Employee Benefits Specialist