If you are someone who snores when you are sleeping, then you could be causing someone sleeping with you a sleeping problem. You can have many health problems if you lack sleep. Snoring is definitely a sleep disorder. It is advisable to see a doctor that specializes in sleep disorder. What the doctor can do is to recommend further testing at a sleep clinic or he may prescribe sleep or snoring remedies that you can try.
There are many snoring aids that are available in the market today. Chin straps, chin cushions, medical tape jaw supporters, chin up strips, nasal strips, nasal clips, nasal brace, nasal decongestants, and oral products that help keep your airway clear, are just some of the many products available to help remedy your snoring problem.
Sleep apnea is a sleeping condition where a person stops breathing because there is an obstruction in the air passage way. If you have this condition, the doctor may recommend CPAP or continuous positive airway pressure device which will push air into your airway. Another recommendation give by doctors is to sleep on your side with a pillow to elevate your head.
You can also get a device called a snore stopper which can be worn on your wrist. Every time you snore, this device sends pulses to warn you to adjust your position. If you put something underneath the head of your mattress, you will be able to sleep with your head elevated. A sleep positioner can help you sleep on your side if you are having a hard time with this position.
Breathing in steam, using a room humidifier, or trying nasal strips can help clear your passage of congestion.
You can also take calcium with magnesium to enhance your sleep. Other herbal sleep aid remedies that you can take include wild lettuce, passion flower extract, hops, chamomile capsules, teas or tincture to reduce stress, and relieve headaches. If you have problems falling asleep, try putting lavender or hops inside your pillows.
There are many other supplements that can remedy your sleep problems. Melatonin helps control your sleep cycle. You can take an herb that acts like valium which is the herb valerian. Green tea can help you sleep deeper because it contains L-theanine which is an amino acid; you can also take 5-HTP which is like melatonin but also helps with depression and anxiety.
Sleep disorders can also be remedies with certain types of food. Choose foods that contain tryptophan like cheese, nuts, beans, milk, carbohydrate-rich foods etc., which can help induce sleep. Tryptophan, however, should not be taken as a supplement since it may cause joint and muscle pain, depression and learning difficulties.