Natural Remedies for Snoring

Elevated Bed

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Posted by Stephanie (Napa, Ca) on 11/06/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Inclined Bed Therapy discovered in 2006 is incredible. Stops snoring the very first night because of the way blood is circulated, separating toxins, sugar, and salt from water, keeps you from having to get up and use the bathroom multiple times, it's also a natural traction for your back, working for us great so far. Really did stop snoring for both of us the very first night with only a 4" incline at the head of the bed, using wooden blocks from the hardware store. Also helps prevent stuffy nose and respiratory issues due to pproviding more moisture to clean the lungs during the night. I'm amazed I had to really dig to find this information and happy I had open mind enough to try it. Life changing.


Elevated Bed
Posted by Mike (Ann Arbor, Michigan) on 12/25/2010

I used bed risers to elevate the head of the bed six inches. I am still not used to the feeling of having the bed elevated and it feels weird like I am going to slide off the bed. I tried this to alleviate snoring and possibly sleep apnea. Hopefully, I will get used to the elevated bed because it seems to work for other people. I will try this for a couple weeks and then try going flat again and see if there is much of a difference.

Replied by Jennywren
(Perth, Western Australia, Australia)
05/31/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Yay. After reading about Inclined Bed Therapy, my husband and I raised the top (head) of our bed by six inches last week as we'd heard there were multiple health benefits with doing this. We bought new, taller bed legs but others have used bricks, books and planks of wood. So I can report back after 10 days:

- My husband's loud snoring has greatly improved (now a gentle murmur).


Eucalyptus Oil

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Posted by Millie (San Diego, Ca, Usa) on 02/27/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Mom is 87, snored like a buzz saw all our lives, shook the farthest window glass in our home. Since living in senior care, she has taken to asking I buy Linden Tea for her. It is regularly at dollar stores, drug stores, any store really, with all the other tea bags. Couldn't believe, as she briefly slept to nap during my last longer visit, no snoring. None. On the teabag box below the words Linden Tea are in small words Eucalyptus Tea. Wow. Family tree is shocked!


Eucalyptus Oil
Posted by Vinny (Atlanta, GA) on 04/09/2008
5 out of 5 stars

If you sniff pure Eucalyptus oil once or twice right before going to bed, it should cure your snoring. Don't inhale to much, make sure you slowly sniff it so it smoothly goes through your nose. You may also want to put a small amount (dilute with water) between your eyebrows so when you go to sleep, you still can smell a little bit of it.

Also I hear that if you drink lots of water, this will prevent it as well as it's been said that people may snore if they are not hydrated enough.

I hope this helps!

Replied by Whatuhdo
(Richardson, Texs, Usa)
10/05/2011
1 out of 5 stars

I have been suffering from swollen sinuses (sinusitis) for the past few months and tried breathing some steaming water with eucalyptus oil dropped in it and then putting some over my eyebrows to help me sleep better. I certainly slept through the night, but my snoring was so bad that my girlfriend had to leave the room and sleep on the couch. It could just be me, but the eucalyptus oil didn't make my snoring any better.


Hydrogen Peroxide

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Posted by Dallas Reese (Hayesville, NC) on 05/07/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I just want to let all of you snoring folks out there know that I after using the hydrogen peroxide inhalation technique 3 to 4 time a day that I no longer snore. This is what my wife says anyway since I have never heard myself snore. Thanks Earth Clinic.

EC: Read more about the H202 Inhalation Method here: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/hydrogen_peroxide_inhalation.html

Replied by Joyce
(Joelton, Tn)
05/08/2008
510 posts

I love this one. I have been convinced that I snore because I have awakened from sleep thinking that I had somehow acquired a growling dog in my bedroom, and scared to death until I figured out that me and my snoring was that vicious dog, since it always stopped as soon as I woke up. I must warn you, if this works for other snorers, the ENT guys and maybe a few other surgeons, are going to hate you because you definitely will decrease their "job security", by decreasing their patient load for surgery to get rid of the problem.


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Rick (Denver, CO) on 01/19/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I have tried the Hydrogen Peroxide in a nasal spray bottle. It does work, but not all the time. I alternate now with the HP and Vicks vapor rub. I boil a cup of water, then add a teaspoon of Vicks and stir. I breath it in deeply for about 5-10 minutes prior to going to sleep. I have had a report of little or no snoring sine I started this.


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Robert (Lebanon, OH) on 06/15/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I have been using Nasonex (a prescription nasal spray) for the past ten years or so based on the recommendation of a family doctor) to alleviate my snoring. After viewing a recent E-mail that listed the many benefits of 3% hydrogen peroxide, I filled an empty Nasonex pump and have given myself the H2O2 for the past 3 nights. My wife reports no snoring. Short test but promising?

Replied by Erum
(Chino, Ca.)
10/02/2018

I read someone saying he is using hydrogen peroxide in a nasal spray bottle for snoring. I wanted to know how many drops of 35% food hydrogen peroxide in 30 ML empty nasal spray bottle. Thanks

EC: Robert was probably referring to Bill Munro's hydrogen peroxide lung inhalation method and not spraying peroxide up his nose. Here's the page: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/hydrogen_peroxide_inhalation.html


Lemons

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Posted by Brenda (Pennsylvania) on 08/07/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Cure for snoring. 1 lemon squeezed in water and drink afternoon to bedtime and I never snore anymore. Hope it works for you too!


Mangosteen Juice

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Posted by Sarah (Indianapolis, In, Usa) on 03/17/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I would like to tell everyone about a remedy not listed on this site...Mangosteen juice! I bought the juice for its super-antioxidant properties, but I found a very happy unknown (to me) cure. My boyfriend and daughter snore terribly, and the first night we all tried the juice, they both stopped snoring. Not only that, but they both breathed through their noses all night! All it takes is 1/3 cup of juice 2 hours before bedtime. The juice has strong anti-inflammatory properties which may be what stops the snoring.

Replied by Rob
(Manhattan, New York)
03/18/2010

I also have experimented with Mangosteen, & have noticed some positive results with inflammation. However it is ridiculously expensive. I would encourage you to buy it from a local health store & NOT from some multi-level marketing scheme. There are a lot of exaggerated claims and untrustworthy internet vendors making it difficult to separate truth from fact.

Replied by Sarah
(Indianapolis, Indiana)
03/25/2010

In response to Rob from Manhattan: I have to agree that mangosteen juice is expensive, although the low dosage required for effectiveness helps to stretch the dollars a bit. You are 100% correct about the marketing schemes that exist, many companies have exaggerated claims about their brands (that they sell for $40 per 32 oz). I have had success with whatever brands I have found on clearance in local big box stores. These are often not a health nut's first choice for shopping needs, and I have had great luck at finding the juice 50% off (around $12 a bottle). The bottle lasts a couple of weeks, and I consider the price to be well worth my sleep! It is still more affordable than a prescription, and has other positive health benefits as well with the high level of antioxidants and xanthones.


Mouthpiece

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Posted by David Hernandez (New York, NY) on 01/18/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I used a SnoreMeds snoring mouthpiece to treat my snoring and sleep apnea symptoms. It moved my lower jaw forward while sleeping and therefore the back of my tongue and other soft tissues no longer blocks my airway and I am able to sleep peacefully and wake up feeling refreshed. You should be treated by a doctor if you think you have sleep apnea.


Taping Your Mouth Shut

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Posted by Abdulrahman (USA) on 12/20/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Hello, for Snoring, I suffered many years from this, and tried many solutions from the internet, and self-help books. Tried facial devices that are worn on the face to hold the jaw closed during sleep. I also tried the method of placing a tennis ball in the back of a T-shirt, and sleeping on my side. The tennis ball prevents you from sleeping on your back (which allows snoring). The best solution that worked for many years now is: Simply apply some standard yellow 2.0 inch wide masking tape to the mouth, at bedtime (kiss your wife before please....). The tape length should be enough, about 8.0 inches long, to hold the ends tightly on your cheeks. Result: You will not snore because snoring requires an open mouth. Good Luck. Lowest cost snoring solution ever invented.

Replied by Harmonious1
(Alamogordo, New Mexico)
09/29/2009
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

Please make sure you can exhale through the nose before you try this. Sounds like it would work for anyone who can easily exhale through the nose, but many people with snoring can't do that.

Replied by Susan
(Conklin, Alberta, Canada)
05/17/2012
5 out of 5 stars

This does work. It keeps the jaw up. Wise to cut small hole in tape to allow air flow (while tape still holding jaw up). Best and cheapest solution to tongue caused snoring!

Replied by Virginia
(Texas)
09/06/2017

I'm afraid that snoring doesn't require an open mouth. I have my mouth shut and tongue up in the roof of my mouth and snore like a train sometimes. It seems to be associated with inflammation for me, so I'm going to try the H2O2 method. Sounds promising.

Replied by Charity
(Faithville, Usa)
09/06/2017

I am always looking for answers, anyway, Eric Berg was teaching some cortisol stuff on you tube and he said it can cause the flap that causes snoring to be a problem. That explains why my tonsils and adnoids gone as a child and I still can snore worse than a bear. Just for fun of course : )

I have actually woken up because my snoring was so loud. DHEA at night is supposed to lessen cortisol. I take 5 mg every few days


Throat Spray, Acupressure

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Posted by Dublinanne (Dublin, Ireland) on 09/29/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Hey

I'm an acupuncturist studying to be a naturopthy.

My slim husband is pretty robust and not very interested in health. He's slim and fit, eats crap, drinks a fair amount and when he started smoking again he started snoring heavily waking me about 9 times a night where i'd have to push him onto his side.

So he's not good at sitting still for the acupuncture, so I did three things. Bought one of those spray's full of essential oils (from boots) for your throat. Massaged the pads of his thumbs (thenar eminance) a few mins each, very basic up and down rubs anyone can do.

And lastly made my own cheapie acupuressure thing. In boots the ring is 50 bucks or something crazy

Just get any bandage, put a few grains of rice on it and stick it at the base of the inner baby finger (just above where it joins the finger). that's it.

No snoring. Tedious a little though as somehow I have to do the little hand rub thing every night and not him. Even thought it's simple. Bah

But I shouldn't complain he's fab in every other way! :)

Good luck!