Homeopathic Treatment for snoring

How to deal with Snoring?

Snoring is very common and almost half the population have snoring. Snoring can disrupt not only your sleep but also of your partner. But besides being annoying, it may indicate a serious health condition, including:

  • obstructive sleep apnea (blocked airways)
  • obesity
  • a structural problem of your mouth, nose, or throat
  • sleep deprivation.
  • What are the symptoms of Snoring?

    It happens when air flows through your throat and causes it to vibrate and cause harsh, irritating snoring sounds.

    If condition like sleep apnea is not controlled, it can pave way for other diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke etc. Sleep apnea is of two types: central and obstructive. In central sleep apnea, brain fails to send signals to the breathing muscles. It is known to be the less common among patients. In obstructive sleep apnea, air is obstructed from flowing into and out of the nose resulting in reduction of oxygen level in the body. Consequently, the patient starts snoring at night.

    The severity can be judged by asking the following questions

  • Since how long have you been suffering?
  • Do you suffer with a nose block?
  • Do you experience a loss of smell?
  • Do you suffer with headaches?
  • Are you overweight?
  • Do you snore only when tired?
  • Do you wake up at night because of shortness of breath?
  • Causes of Snoring

    You are more likely to snore if you:

  • are overweight
  • smoke
  • drink too much alcohol
  • sleep on your back
  • Sometimes it is caused by a condition like sleep apnoea, which is when your airways become temporarily blocked as you sleep.


    Snoring can lead to

  • Heart Disease
  • GERD
  • Mental Health issues
  • Constant Headaches
  • Excess weight gain
  • Nocturia
  • Stroke
  • Sometimes it is caused by a condition like sleep apnoea, which is when your airways become temporarily blocked as you sleep.

    Here are few things commonly used to treat Snoring and its various causes:

  • Lose weight if you are overweight.
  • Sleep on your side.
  • Raise up the head of your bed.
  • Use nasal strips or an external nasal dilator.
  • Treat chronic allergies.
  • Correct structural problems in your nose.
  • Limit or avoid alcohol before bed.
  • Avoid taking sedatives before bed.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Use an oral appliance.
  • Use a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine.
  • Wear palatal implants.
  • Get UPPP (uvulopalatopharyngoplasty).
  • Radiofrequency tissue ablation (somnoplasty).
  • Homeopathy is one of the most holistic medicine based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity.Few Homeopathic Medicines that can help in Snoring are -

    Opium is a useful homeopathic medicine for snoring in persons having a deep and heavy sleep. Loud snoring is accompanied with rattling. There is a sensation of suffocation and momentary stoppage of breath during sleep. Snoring in asthma, due to apoplexy, in coma, puerperal convulsions, with mouth wide open, with chest congestion. Feels confused after sleep disorder. Deep sleep with pleasant, fantastic, or frightful dreams. He can be easily aroused from this sleep, and after a few hours there is, slight headache, dryness of mouth and slight nausea. Great loquacity with visions of animals starting out of various parts of the room. Loud snoring.

    Lemna Minor is a very useful homeopathic medicine for snoring in persons with nasal polyps. Snoring due to obstruction in the nose accompanied by a foul smell from the nose, and post nasal dripping. Snoring from swollen nasal turbinates. It is also used in patients whose condition gets worse in damp and rainy weather. It helps in dissolving the polyps as well the complaints arising from them. Enlargement of nasal bones.

    China is an excellent homeopathic medicine for snoring in children. Loud, heavy snoring during sleep. Moaning may also be present along with snoring during sleep. In the morning, the patient feels weary and confused. The patient is drowsy and sleepy throughout the day. Weakening night sweats. Disturbed, unrefreshing sleep. He cannot get rid of his dreams even after waking.

    Kali Sulph is indicated when the snoring persists even after the removal of the painful and large adenoids.

    Nux Vomica works well when the loud snoring during sleep is accompanied with shallow, oppressed breathing. Wakes up at 2 or 3 am, and lies awake for an hour or two, then falls into a heavy sleep and awakens late in the morning feeling tired and unrefreshed.

    Dulcamara is indicated in nose blockage, open mouth and snoring during sleep.

    Pulsatilla is indicated in snoring after convulsions with irregular labour pains

    Arsenicum Album is often indicated in patients who have breathing difficulties especially at night. Ameriolation from lying with head high.

    Lachesis is a remedy prescribed for conditions that worsen at night. Sleep brings on aggravation of all symptoms. Symptoms appear as soon as they fall asleep. Unhappy, distressed, anxious, sad, worse in morning on walking. They are also prone to jealousy and excessive talking.

    Sulphur is a homeopathic medicine indicated for night time congestion and sweating. A wheezy cough and congested head in sleep apnea. Feels suffocated, wants doors and windows open, particularly at night.