Ayurvedic treatment for Snoring


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Ayurveda classifies sleep disorders as Kapha dominant disorders since they are highly associated with obesity as a main symptom, however, Vata and Pitta could have an impact on this disorder. Kapha dosha first accumulates, and aggravates in the digestive system, it then over-flows into the circulatory system, subsequently relocating into the Medas (Medovaha srota), then manifest and diversifies.2  Lekhana and Medohara (fat scraping/ reducing) ahara and vihar and Shodhana therapies may be beneficial.

Ayurveda has a holistic approach in treating different conditions that include a combination of ahar (diet) and vihar (lifestyle regime) recommendations for effective management. These include:

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Following a healthy diet regime prove to be effective in controlling snoring
  • Have dinner at least two to three hours before going to bed
  • Keep the dinner light in terms of its carbohydrate content
  • Avoid excessive consumption of sweets and carbonated drinks at dinner since they may prove to be productive from the point of view of snoring
  • Reduce the consumption of full cream milk, cream and butter since excess of dairy products as part of one’s diet also contributes to snoring
  • Avoid foods that may cause/ aggravate nasal allergies
  • Reduce the consumption of caffeinated beverages

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Maintain a proper diet and exercise well to lose weight
  • Avoid alcohol consumption since it can increase sleep apnea
  • Prefer sleeping on the side (especially the left side as this promotes better digestion)
  • Avoid smoking
  • Ensure that you always get sufficient and a sound sleep
  • Sleep on a firm mattress
  • Use a pillow of an appropriate size and firmness
  • If possible, elevate the head end of the bed if possible
  • Use of nasal spray to relieves nasal congestion
  • Inhale steam with eucalyptus oil
  • Instillation of 2 drops of Bramhi oil or clarified butter (Ghee) once a time every morning and night, into each nostril is very effective for Snoring
  • Prepare saline solution by adding 1/4 teaspoon salt to 1/2 cup distilled water and mixing it well till salt is dissolved. Store it in an empty nasal spray bottle or bottle with a dropper in it. Pour 2-3 drops into each nostril every night. This solution should be used within 5 days and prepared fresh if required
  • Rub the lower part of your nose with few drops of peppermint oil
  • Pour few drops of peppermint oil to hot water and inhale the steam. This reduces the swelling in nostrils

Kindly check out related information below:

  • What is Snoring
  • Snoring Causes
  • Snoring Symptoms
  • Snoring Diagnosis
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