Natural Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Snoring

  • Snoring is a common sleep related problem
  • It is troublesome for the sufferer as well as the people around them
  • 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:
    • Physical exertion
    • Consuming alcohol
    • Certain medicines
Simple techniques
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  • 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

These remedies are based on the principles of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of healing, and are completely natural, non-invasive, and can be prepared at home. Consult your doctor if the symptoms persist. Refer to the terms of use.

Dr. B.N. Sinha

Ayurveda Expert,

Dr. B.N. Sinha has been a practitioner and an avid patron of Ayurveda for 20 years now. He specializes in lifestyle disorders and chronic disease management. Due to his keen focus on spreading awareness about his discipline, Dr. Sinha has played a pivotal role in several educational institutions. He retired as Dean, University of Delhi, Principal A & U Tibbia College, New Delhi.

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