Yoga Therapy for Snoring

While we sleep, our bodies should be resting completely without any trouble or strain.  However, with our busy and hectic life styles, sometimes we may neither be aware nor bothered about defaults in the body.  When the routine life style is disturbed, it affects functioning of the body.

Snoring is a sign of unnatural or malfunction of the physical activities and happens due to obstructed air movement during breathing while sleeping.  This could ruin a relationship and affect a good night’s sleep.  It is therefore important to take some measures to prevent and cure it.

Yoga therapy

Yoga therapy for snoring is all about prevention and correcting the way of breathing. Asana practice improves the efficiency of the lungs and keeps the flow of breath smooth. In particular, inverted and backward bending poses improve the function of the respiratory system. Practice of pranayama and kriyas clean respiratory track (mucociliary clearance) and improves lung capacity. Jala Neti (water cleansing) and Sutra Neti (thread cleansing) are the most efficient and simple home remedies. Yoga therapy therefore helps the practitioners to cleanse daily disturbance and deal with any malfunctioning of the system. Inner body is achieved; the body is in perfect harmony and efficient.

There are many bizarre anti-snoring devices available on the market today, with more being added all the time.  However, not all devises are proven to work.  Not every remedy suits everyone though.

Lifestyle change can help resolve the problem.  Losing weight can reduce fatty tissue in the back of the throat.  It could decrease or even stop snoring.  Exercise helps snoring, as it could lead to toning the muscles in the throat, leading to less snoring.  Avoid alcohol, sleeping pills and sedatives because they relax the muscles in the throat and interfere with breathing.  Further, smoking causes airways to be blocked; hence quit smoking if this is your habit.

A surer way to reduce snoring is yoga therapy.  Practise asana, pranayama and kriya and complement it with a healthy and balanced diet.  Quantity and quality of sleep would improve; so is your relationship.