Author: Dr Ranjeet Singh
The word ‘snoring‘ simply means to breath noisily through your nose and mouth while you are sleeping. Snoring produces noisy and harsh sound from nose or mouth. Snoring is a very common problem while sleeping. Your partner may be having a big problem due to the sound of snoring you are sleeping with. You are sleeping comfortably but your partner has sleepless nights. Sometimes, it happens that your partner has to change his/her bedroom due to irritating sound of your snoring. The problem of snoring found in many people,a lots of youths in the country like U.K., U.S.A., India suffer from the problem of snoring.
What factors are responsible for snoring?
- Throat weakness, causing the throat to close during sleep.
- Obstruction in the nasal pathway.
- Deposition of fat in and around the throat.
- The tissues at top of airways touching each other causing vibrations.
- Relaxants such as alcohol, drugs etc. relaxing throat muscles.
- Sleeping on back, which may result in the drooping of touch into the back of the mouth.
- Snoring can affect anyone.
- Although it occurs more frequently in men and people who are overweight.
- Having narrow airway.
- Drinking alcohol.
- Having nasal problem.
- Having a family history of snoring or Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
What are the complications of snoring?
- If snoring is associated with OSA, you may be at risk for other complications:
- Day time sleepiness
- Difficulty in concentration
- Greater risk for high B.P.
- An increased risk of behaviour problems, such as aggration, learning problems in childrens with OSA.
How to cure Snoring?
Ayurveda science is a complete science which not only treats the disease but also tells about a good lifestyle. Hence, by Panchakarma treatment as described in ayurveda text the problem of snoring can be treated. Here are two types of panchkarma therepy being described:
A. Pratimarsh Nasya with Anu Tel– 2 times a day
B. Prayojika Dhumapana– 2 times a day
- Swas Kuthar Rasa
- Malla Sindoor
- Amrita Satva
- Bramhi Vati
- Bhagyaradi Kwath
What to do?
- Light diet at night.
- Sleep on your side, not on your back.
What not to do?
- Recurent respiratory infection
- Sleeping immediately after meal
- Day Sleep