What folk remedies can be used to treat snoring? It depends on its causes and severity.
Difficulty in nasal breathing contributes significantly to the appearance and intensification of snoring. Many people have noticed that snoring becomes louder and more frequent during colds. Chronic vasomotor rhinitis, leading to inflammation and swelling of the nasal and nasopharyngeal mucosa, also aggravates the situation. A suitable folk remedy for snoring in this case is to instill sea buckthorn oil in the nose before going to bed. It has an anti-inflammatory effect on the mucous membrane, reduces tissue edema, improves their sliding, prevents adhesion of the walls of the nasopharynx and thereby improves nasal breathing.
For nasal congestion, rinsing the nose with “sea water” also helps . To prepare a medicinal liquid, you need to dissolve 1 teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm boiled water and rinse your nose with the resulting solution several times a day. If the use of folk remedies to improve nasal breathing does not help, then an ENT doctor should be consulted. Perhaps it is a nasal polyp or some other reason.
For the treatment of snoring folk remedies include rinsing the throat with olive oil . It has a lubricating effect, eliminates dryness of the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract. This is especially important for smokers. The throat must be thoroughly rinsed before going to bed with 1 tablespoon of olive oil for 20-30 seconds.
An effective treatment for snoring may involve performing specific exercises for the muscles of the tongue and throat:
A. Push your tongue forward and down as much as possible. In the extended state, hold for 1-2 seconds. Repeat 30 times in the morning and in the evening.
B. Press the chin with your hand and forcefully move the lower jaw back and forth. Perform 30 times in the morning and in the evening.
B. Clamp firmly with your teeth and hold a wooden or plastic stick for 3-4 minutes. Do this exercise just before bed.
The exercises are aimed at training the muscles of the tongue, pharynx and lower jaw. If these muscles are trained, then even in a relaxed state (in sleep) they maintain tone, maintain a free airway lumen and reduce snoring. Usually, a clear effect of this set of exercises is observed after 3-4 weeks of regular exercise. Holding the stick with your teeth causes tonic tension in the muscles of the neck and pharynx, which lasts for 20-30 minutes. This significantly reduces snoring during the initial phase of falling asleep, which can give the snorer’s relatives enough time to fall asleep.
Treatment with folk remedies gives a positive effect only with uncomplicated snoring, and even then not always. If snoring is complicated by sleep apnea ( called sleep apnea disease ), there will be no effect. With apnea, in addition to loud intermittent snoring , frequent respiratory arrests during sleep, restless and unrefreshing sleep, frequent nighttime urination, fatigue, increased blood pressure in the morning, and severe daytime sleepiness are noted . Patients have an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes and road traffic accidents.
If the people’s snoring treatment does not help or you suspect in their obstructive sleep apnea, contact for consultation in the Center for Sleep Medicine on the basis of the rehabilitation clinics in Khamovniki. We have effective treatments to help you.