5 Foods to Help You Stop Snoring

There are some very effective methods to help stop snoring, like nasal strips and drugs, plus some tricks end up being an efficient and long lasting solution for some people. But it’s also worth knowing that there are some simple foods that can help you control and eliminate this very annoying habit.
5 Foods to Help You Stop Snoring
Gilberto Adaulfo Sánchez Abreu

Written and verified by the doctor Gilberto Adaulfo Sánchez Abreu.

Last update: 27 May, 2022

You’ve probably heard of tricks or habits you can pick up to stop snoring, but did you know that there are foods that can help you with it too? It might sound surprising, but changing up your diet could actually have an impact!

Foods to help you stop snoring


This is a very delicious way to stop snoring because you can add it to all the drinks you have throughout the day. Honey has anti-inflammatory properties that can help clear the airways and thus you can achieve a peaceful sleep.

Peppermint tea

Peppermint tea is very effective way to clear the throat and other airways, since it eliminates phlegm.



Fish is very healthy, and should definitely be part of your daily diet. Eating fish (and white meat in general) more than red meats, can help you stop snoring. Usually, red meat and saturated fats can provoke spasms that cause inflammation in the nasal passages. So, not eating it can improve both your sleep quality and overall health.

Olive oil

This is the best oil for consumption there is, because olive oil’s saturated fat intake is minimal, it’s a natural anti-inflammatory, so it improves the quality of sleep by prevent snoring.


soy milk

It’s good to replace regular milk (cow’s milk) with soy milk.  Cow’s milk produces more mucus in the throat area, which increases snoring.


If you can make these foods part of your daily diet, you’ll be able to improve your quality of life by getting more peaceful sleep. Also, the people around you will benefit, since this problem usually affects more the couples that have to bear the snores.

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