There are many causes for snoring, such as being over weight, drinking alcohol prior to bed, ill fitting pillow, sleep posture, allergies, food intolerances, or smoking.
We are going to concentrate on remedies associated with food and diet.
Being overweight or out of shape has an enormous impact on a person’s sleep because of the fatty tissue and poor muscle tone around the throat. This restricts the airways and causes vibration. Losing weight can rectify the problem. See our Weight Focus Programme for more inspiration if this is the problem.
Nasal and sinus problems result in congested airways, which make inhalation difficult and create a vacuum in the throat, leading to snoring. This could be from recurrent colds or from food intolerances. The most prevalent food intolerances for snoring are dairy or gluten. Following a gluten or dairy free diet could help the symptoms by you noticing immediate improvement in sinus drainage and mucous, a major factor in snoring. You may also notice that you have less joint pain, gas and bloating. Intolerances however could be from any number of foods, so having food intolerance testing could establish the culprits.
You may be experiencing inhalant allergies including dust mites (buy dust mite covers for your pillow and mattress, or buy latex pillows and mattress), close the windows. Muscle testing can establish what if any allergies you maybe experiencing.
Why not visit the Nutrition Detectives for advice on how to lose weight naturally or establish if you have a food intolerance or allergy and if so obtain nutrition advice on which foods you can safely eat to avoid snoring. Via muscle testing we can establish how to support your airways and improve your sleep.
All our programmes and tests can be completed remotely via hair sample testing or in our clinic face to face.
We find the imbalances, which cause symptoms, and aim to rectify the problem through nutritional supplements like vitamins, herbs etc. and sometimes also a change in diet. Which approach suits you and your body is all part of the test and you leave with a prescription.
You can read more about the tool of kinesiology here.