Nose snoring is caused by the vibration of the throat while breathing during sleep. The vibration is usually caused by an obstruction, such as tonsils, excess tissue, throat inflammation, adenoid glands or the uvula. In most cases, snoring problems can be resolved naturally. Only the most extreme cases require a doctor's intervention.

Try any of these snoring remedies to reduce or eliminate your nose snoring completely. Experiment until you find the remedy that works best for you. If nothing works, consult a physician, as this could be a sign of a more serious condition such as sleep apnea.

Before Sleep:

Do not take anything before going to sleep that would cause a deeper sleep, such as alcohol, sleeping pills, tranquilizers or antihistamines. These things relax the central nervous system and cause the muscles in the throat to loosen, which increases nose snoring. Wait at least 3 hours after taking any of these substances before sleeping to ensure most of the effects have worn off.

Do not eat any dairy products prior to going to sleep. Milk, cheese, cream and other dairy products cause a build-up of mucus in the throat. The mucus impairs breathing and causes an increase in nose snoring. Ensure at least 3 hours have passed after consuming to allow the mucus to clear up before going to bed.

Sleep Posture:

The position in which sleep occurs has a dramatic impact on snoring. A misaligned airway, usually caused by too many or too few pillows, can cause the uvula to hang in an awkward position and increase nose snoring. Adjust the number of pillows on the bed until a position is found that does not obstruct the breathing in any way. Be sure to breathe through both the nose and mouth while testing.

Snoring almost always occurs while the subject is lying on their back. Have a partner or roommate turn you over onto your side if snoring begins to resolve the problem. If no one is available, a tennis ball or a similar object can be sewn into the back of a night shirt. This will make it extremely uncomfortable to sleep on your back, and will reduce snoring significantly.


Honey soothes the throat and reduces inflammation. Take one or two spoonfuls of honey prior to going to sleep to reduce any swelling in the throat and clear the airway. This will reduce nose snoring and alleviate any pain, resulting in a more tranquil sleep.

Place a glass of water near a heater or radiator in your bedroom. As the heat increases, the water will gradually evaporate and add moisture to the otherwise dry air. Moist throats vibrate less than dry throats, and in many cases this causes the sufferer to quit snoring. Alternatively, a humidifier can be added to any room to increase the humidity of the room and stop nose snoring.