According to the National Sleep Foundation or NSA, approximately 90 million of Americans have snoring problems and 37 million of the 97 million Americans snore on a regular basis. Many people believe that only males are susceptible to snoring, which is not true. Both men and women are more susceptible to snoring, however, men are more affected than women. Snoring can be a chronic problem to most people, since it can cause a disrupted normal sleeping pattern. There are already many types of snoring solutions developed and can be bought in most pharmacies and drugstores. And there are also herbal remedies that can be done to help in reducing or totally eliminating snoring problems, but make sure to talk to your doctor beforehand, to prevent drug interactions and other negative side effects.
Herbal Remedies for Snoring
Bitter orange is a type of herb that is packed with vitamin C. Bitter orange promotes a more relaxed sleep and it also helps in clearing out nasal passages, which can improve airflow. Bitter orange also has anti bacterial and anti inflammatory properties, which can prevent inflammation in the airways, which can possibly cause obstruction in the airflow and also snoring. However, Bitter orange should not be taken by pregnant women and people with spleen and stomach problems. Talk to your doctor before taking bitter orange or any herbal remedies.
Fenugreek is an herb that is known for its decongestant properties. Fenugreek helps in softening and dissolving hardened mucus in the airway, treat other respiratory infections, and relieve sinus irritations. Fenugreek helps in clearing the nasal passages and the lower airway from congested mucus, which promotes better breathing. One possible cause of snoring at night is nasal congestion. And just like any other herbal remedies, it will be best to talk to your doctor before taking fenugreek, to ensure its safety and effectivity.
Eucalyptus is a type of herb that is very famous by its relaxing aroma. Eucalyptus’ essential oil has been long used to treat a lot of respiratory problems. Eucalyptus contains antiseptic and analgesic properties. According to a research conducted in Shrewsbury Hospital, eucalyptus is also effective in reducing snoring problems. To use eucalyptus as snoring solutions, you can mix a drop of eucalyptus essential oil to a spray bottle filled with water. Spray a few times of the eucalyptus solution to the back of the throat, while swallowing in between sprays. This will help in reducing snoring problems.