Snoring often is unnoticed as a disease and seen as an unwanted habit that poses a serious threat to your physical, mental and emotional well-being. Thus, it is not taken seriously. But snoring is a serious issue and must be dealt seriously. 75% of people who snore generally suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. That is, their breathing is disrupted for short durations while sleeping. This increases the risk of cardiovascular problems. Therefore, it is essential to treat this condition.
If your partner also snores and it is affecting your intimacy and relationship, try these effective home remedies and save your relationship:
- Homemade saline nasal spray: Sometimes, snoring is caused because of nasal congestion, which is the result of allergies, sinus problem and infection causes swelling in the inner lining of the nose. The swelling makes the soft palate vibrate, which creates the snoring sound. The saline spray reduces the inflammation and stops snoring. To make saline nasal spray, add ¼ tablespoon of canning salt in ½ cup of distilled water and pour 2-3 drops into each nostril at bedtime. The preparation must be replenished after 5 days.
- Peppermint oil: The anti-inflammatory properties of peppermint oil, reduce the inflammation of the inner lining of the nostrils to stop snoring if caused by nasal congestion. Pour few drops of peppermint oil on the fingers and rub onto the lower portions of the side of the nose. You can even use it as a steam inhalation.
- Olive oil: At times the snoring is caused because of the excessive tissues at the end of the throat or nose. These tissues partially block the airway that causes the sound of snoring. It is recommended to take a sip of olive oil as the moistened tissues cause less friction due to the contact with each other. This makes the air move smoothly and reduces the chances of snoring.
If advocated properly, self-treatment can do wonders. These simple practices can make a huge difference in reducing snoring and sleep apnea. So in order to deal with the rumblings of your partner and to maintain a fulcrum in life, try these remedies to put your snoring to rest before trying those pills and over the counter sprays.