Feeling sleepy? Finding it hard to sleep because your partner loves a good snore? Well, we could just have the answer…
Turns out there’s a little something hiding in your kitchen cupboard that could well help you or your partner from snoring.
Sleep practitioner James Wilson spoke to The Sun about the key remedy snorers can try.
“You can take a spoonful of olive oil because it’s anti-inflammatory and that reduces the snoring,” James began.
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He added: “From experience, it’s not nice or tasty. It doesn’t stop it all together, or for everyone.
“But for a lot of people it gives your partner enough time to get to sleep before you start snoring.”
Obviously he’s not suggesting downing spoonfuls of olive oil each night, but James explained that you could try it when the airways are particularly inflamed.
He added: “It could be when you’ve got a bit of a cold. But I find it works best when people have had spicy food or alcohol.”
There are more ways than one to try and help your noisy sleeping habits.
Dr. Vijay Murthy is an Ayurvedic Doctor and Nutritionist, and he spoke exclusively to OK! online about the various ways you can rid yourself of the ‘snorer’ label.
Dr Murthy advises staying well hydrated before bed and inhaling steam or having a hot shower before bed can also help and reduce snoring in many individuals.
Shedding excess weight is also advised by Dr Murthy, who says: “Losing weight significantly reduces snoring and is considered one of the most effective remedies for both snoring and sleep apnoea.
“Planning a calorie deficit diet, reducing the amount of carbohydrates in your diet (specifically cutting down simple sugars and replacing them with complex carbohydrates) significantly helps in weight loss.
“Avoiding late evening meals and resorting to smaller evening meals are also effective to lose excess weight and help reduce snoring.”
Position also comes into it, with the Dr adding that “sleeping on your side considerably reduces the chances of airway compression and snoring in most people.”
And as well as olive oil you could try honey too.
According to Dr Murthy, a teaspoon of honey can be a great natural remedy of snoring as it will “prevent drying of the mouth and throat.”
He continues: “Thyme, sage, valerian essential oils are also helpful in many with sleep apnoea and snoring as they promote relaxation, improve sleep quality and prevent collapsing of the throat during sleep.”
You can read his snoring tips here
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