“Laugh and the world laughs with you,
snore and you sleep alone.”
Snoring makes you and everyone around you feel inconvenient. It plants guilt in your heart and vexation in the mood of your inmates. It is among the most common sleep problems, there is even a related medical problem under the name of ‘sleep apnea’ which means a temporary inability to breath. Other than that, snoring is not really dangerous to anyone, but it is still very annoying. Snoring can be solved by using some simple remedies.
Ayurvedic masters, the ancient Indian healing practitioners offer some advice for the cure of snoring:
- Brahmi Oil: A common ayurvedic potion made from extracts of Indian herbs. Two drops of lukewarm brahmi oil in each of your nostrils every morning, and every night at bed time is supposed to cure snoring. It can be replaced by lukewarm clarified butter to the same effect.
- Cardamom Powder: In a glass of warm water put half a teaspoon of cardamom powder. Mix well and drink every day at bedtime.
- Milk and turmeric powder: In a cup of warm milk mix two teaspoons of turmeric powder. Drink every day at bed time.
- Sleeping Position: Do not lie on your back, lie sideways. Elevate your head on a pillow.
- Drugs: Avoid smoking and alcohol. People who do not usually snore, can snore after using alcohol.
- Water: You should drink plenty of it. Between 11 cups daily for women and 16 for men.
- Obesity: Control your weight. It is true that thin people also snore, but fat people have a far greater chance to snore.
- Sleep. Regular sleep patterns and hygiene will do you good.
- Pranayama. A yogic science dedicated to learning how to control your breathe. You learn to take deep, slow breath which energizes your body. It helps to deliver blood to the brain and is good for circulation. It is incredible for relaxation. Pranayama has been used to relieve various sleep disorders, including sleep apnea. Look into some classes or practice at home to possibly reduce or eliminate your snoring. You will feel rested, and enlivened.
- Didgeridoo: If you are that desperate, playing the Australian instrument called didgeridoo strengthens the throat and pharyngeal muscles, which opens up the airways.
Do you know statistics shows that 90 million Americans snore? As W. Thakeray called it: this “gentle, unromantic music of the nose” sound-screens plenty of homes at nighttime. More then a third of the snorers’ bed partners admit this has affected the quality of their relationship. Most couples sleep in separate beds which can have a terrible effect on sexual and emotional togetherness.
Show your beloved that you care and buy him or her pair of earplugs. This is especially a good idea as well if you sleep in a mountain hostel or a hospital, where you have to take into consideration unfamiliar people.
Scientists have researched the habits of sleeping and mating of more than 2000 healthy men in their forties. Those who snored a little demonstrated a twice higher sexual satisfaction than those who snored a lot. Ladies, consider this the next time your hubby starts bothering you with snoring.