Snoring can certainly keep your bed mate from a good night’s sleep. Beyond just being annoying, for some snoring can be a symptom of sleep apnea, which can affect the heart and Doctors usually advise a sleep test for a diagnosis. For mild snoring, here are a few basic things to try:
- If you are overweight, try to lose some pounds.
- Sleep on your side because sleeping on your back can put your throat in the position that most likely causes snoring.
- Sleep with your head propped up to reduce snoring.
- Reduce nasal congestion.
- Avoid drinking alcohol before bed.
Recipes to Help with Snoring
The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study. This compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there are adequate results to demonstrate safe and/or effective human use of any herb listed.
- A snoring blend demonstrated reduced snoring. It contained: Mentha Arvensis, Mentha Piperita, Citrus Limonum, Eugenia Caryophyllus, Citrus Limonum, Melissa Ofﬁcianalis, Pinus Mugo var. Pumilio, Foeniculum Vulgare, Salvia Ofﬁcinalis, Thymus Serpyllum, Cymbopogon Vinterianus, Eucalyptys Globulus, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia, Pistacia Lentiscus, Pinus Sylvestris, and Oil of Mastic. Further research is necessary. From: Prichard, A. J. (2004). The use of essential oils to treat snoring. Phytotherapy Research, 18(9), 696-699.
Compiled by: Kathy Sadowski
Last Updated: 12/31/18