Snoring

Home remedies for 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