We’ve all heard it… that terrible, growling, sputtering, wheezing sound.
Snoring. Sawing logs. Yes, you might mistake it at first for a chainsaw, or a pack of wild pigs – but sooner or later, you will realize that it’s not going anywhere. And if you don’t find a way to fix it, it may continue to disturb your quality of sleep!
All joking aside though, snoring can most definitely hurt your quality of rest. Whether it is you who is snoring, or your partner, taking action is imperative.
So in this post, we are going to discuss some herbal remedies that you may be able to use to get you an edge in the struggle.
These remedies may not cure every case of snoring, but they can doubtlessly help – and they might prove to be even more effective than you ever imagined!
Eucalyptus is an herbal decongestant that can do a lot to help clear nasal passages and get rid of mucus deposits that may be clogging you up and causing you to snore more. There are a couple of different ways to use Eucalyptus Oil to treat snoring, but the most common method is to put some boiling water into a bowl, and then add a few drops of the oil into it.
Then, lean over the bowl and cover your head with a towel. As you breathe in the hot steam, it will help to clear your nasal passages and leave you as clear as ever for a good night’s sleep.
Fenugreek is probably best well-known as a popular ingredient in natural work-out supplements, but it also has decongestant and expectorant properties that make it ideal for treating snoring. One of the best ways to take it is in powdered form. You can add a teaspoon of it to some water, and then consume it before going to bed.
And if you happen to be working out, it might give you a bit of a boost in that department as a positive side-effect – so a double-whammy of herbal healing goodness!
Lavender is a very popular essential oil that is used in a lot of different products – from shampoo, to laundry soap, to massage oil. But did you know that it also has many healing benefits? It can help to lower stress, has a calming, sedative-like effect when inhaled, and also promotes relaxation.
To make the best use of it, you can use it as an inhaler or make it into an herbal tea. You can also put some of it into a diffuser and inhale it that way… but it is pretty well-known as a possible treatment option for snoring.
If you do much cooking, then you probably recognize this herb as a spice. It is – but that’s not what we are going to be discussing here!
If you want to use Thyme to treat your snoring problem, then you may want to get some Thyme essential oil, and either take it as a tea, or inhale it with a diffuser.
Thyme has been used for a long time in the treatment of different respiratory health conditions. It has been used for bronchitis, asthma, and even for the common cold. It helps to widen out the air passages, which will increase your ability to breathe clearly and lessen the odds of soft-palate vibration.
Goldenseal can usually be obtained in a liquid, powder, or capsule form… and is a pretty common herbal treatment for snoring. It contains alkaloids, which are powerful anti-inflammatory agents. It is also a powerful anti-congestion medicine, and can help to improve breathing and minimize your risk of ‘complications’ as you try to sleep.
A lot of people make it into a tea to use it to treat snoring. Add a little bit of honey to increase the effect, as honey is also a tried-and-true natural remedy for snoring in its own right.