Is Drinking Tea Effective For Snoring? (Thorough Explanation)

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Are you thinking of including tea in your diet to stop snoring? Then you must be wondering if tea for snoring is really effective or not. Well, in this article I am going to explain exactly that. So, let’s get started!

Is Tea An Effective Remedy For Snoring?

Yes, it is. But not all types of teas are effective against snoring. The effectiveness of tea generally depends on what leaves are used to make the tea. Teas made from Ginger, Green Leaves, Passion Fruit, Nettle Leaf, Mint Peppermint oil, Goldenseal, Chamomile, etc are highly effective against snoring. These types of teas contain anti-inflammatory as well as lubricant properties that help a lot to prevent snoring. So, yes, some specific types of teas are really suitable for preventing snoring.

Here I am sharing some tea recipes that are great against snoring. These teas are very easy to make, need very few ingredients but incredibly good for the health.

Here are the tea recipes:

1. Green Tea

Green Tea

Green tea has countless beneficial properties for health. A recent study has shown that green tea possesses properties that are highly beneficial for a person suffering from sleep apnea. Apart from snoring, green tea will also help to burn unnecessary fat from your body, resulting in a much healthier ‘You’!

Things You’ll Need:

  • Boiling Water
  • Green Tea
  • Honey (Optional)


  1. First, boil a cup of water. Once it is boiling, throw in a green tea bag, let it infuse for about 7 minutes. For sweetness, you can add honey.
  2. Drink the tea just before hitting the bed. It will not only reduce your snoring, but green tea also helps to increase the quality of sleep.

2. Ginger Tea

Ginger Tea

Ginger has thousands of health benefits. It is rich in anti-inflammatory as well as anti-bacterial properties. Also, ginger helps to increase the production rate of saliva inside our mouth. The increased saliva helps to keep the airways and nasal pathways moist and lubricated, which helps to prevent snoring.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Fresh Ginger root, about 1 inch long. Peel and slice it thinly.
  • Honey
  • Boiling Water


  1. First, take a cup of water in a pot and boil it. Once the water starts to boil, throw in the ginger. Let the ginger simmer in the boiling water for about 5 minutes.
  2. After simmering for 5 minutes, turn OFF the heat and cover the pot for another 5 minutes.
  3. After that, remove the pieces of ginger, add some honey for sweetness and your ginger tea is ready!
  4. Drink this tea every night before going to bed.

3. Passion Fruit Tea

Passion Fruit Tea

A recent study showed some surprising results regarding passion fruit. The study found that passion fruit flowers are rich in calming effects. Thus they are great for increasing the quality of sleep and prevent snoring. People are now using passion fruit flowers widely for enjoying a more relaxed sleep.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Passion Fruit Tea
  • Boiling Water
  • Honey (Optional)


  1. Take a cup of water and boil it in a pot. Once the water starts to boil, add in a bag of passion fruit tea.
  2. Let the tea bag infuse for about 7 minutes.
  3. Add some honey for sweetness.
  4. Drink the tea regularly for maximum effect.

4. Nettle Leaf Tea

Nettle Leaf Tea

An uncommon yet effective natural remedy for snoring is nettle leaf. Nettle leaves are rich in antihistamines. As a result, they are highly effective against snoring. One of the most common reasons for snoring is inflammation due to cold or allergy. The inflammation is generally caused by histamines.

As nettle leaves are antihistamines, they prevent the production of histamines, thus prevent snoring at a great extent.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Dried Nettle Leaves (about 1 tablespoon)
  • Boiling water
  • Honey for sweetness


  1. Once the water starts to boil, throw I the dried nettle leaves and leave them for about 5 minutes.
  2. After 5 minutes, use a strainer and strain out the tea. Add some honey if you want sweetness.a
  3. For extra flavor, there is no harm in adding a slice of lemon or a few fresh mint leaves.
  4. Your tea is ready for drinking. Drink regularly for maximum result!

5. Mint Tea

Mint Tea

Mint is widely used in cooking. It is great for adding freshness to the food. But, most of us are now aware of the health properties of mint leaves. Mint leaves have menthol property, which works great for removing mucus from the lungs.

Extra mucus in the lungs cause obstruction of the airflow, thus by removing mucus, your snoring will be prevented at a great extent. Mint leaves are also renowned for their anti-inflammatory properties.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Hot boiling water
  • Honey
  • Some lemon slices (optional)


  1. First, you need to boil the water in a pot.
  2. Take the mint leaves and crush them a bit to release the oil. Next, throw the crushed leaves into the boiling water. Steep for about 5 minutes.
  3. After 5 minutes, add some honey for sweetness. You can also add some lemon slices for additional flavor.
  4. Your mint tea is ready for drinking!

6. Herbal Tea (Including Peppermint or Goldenseal)

Herbal Tea

It is needless to mention the benefits of drinking herbal tea every day. However, for snoring, herbal teas that include peppermint or goldenseal are more effective. Goldenseal is great for reducing congestion in the chest as well as nasal pathways.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Dried goldenseal leaves
  • Boiling water
  • Honey


  1. Once the water starts to boil, throw in the dried goldenseal leaves. Let the leaves steep for about 15 minutes.
  2. After 15 minutes have passed, strain out the tea. You can add a few spoons of honey for sweetness.
  3. The tea is ready for drinking.

7. Chamomile Tea

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile is another natural remedy widely used for snoring. It is rich in anti-inflammatory properties which will offer you a soothing and relaxed sleeping without any disturbance of snoring.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Dried chamomile flowers
  • Boiling water
  • Honey


  1. Once the water starts to boil, throw in about 1 tablespoon of dried chamomile flowers.
  2. Let the flowers steep for a few minutes.
  3. Strain out the tea. Add a few spoons of honey for sweetness.
  4. Drink the tea regularly before hitting the bed.


It is important to remember that tea that contains caffeine will not at all help you against snoring. On the other hand, this type of tea can lower the quality of your sleep. It is because caffeine helps to keep one awake, that’s why we drink tea/coffee in the morning after waking up.

So, if you are looking for teas to stop snoring, choose the ones that don’t contain any caffeine.

My Favourite Way To Stop Snoring

Though teas are a great natural remedy for stopping snoring, I prefer another way more. It is because prevention of snoring through natural remedies can take a very long time and I am not that of a patient person.

There are many anti-snoring products that are found in the market and as much as I would continue trying natural remedies to help with my snoring, I also use these to make it more effective and reduce how much I snore.

Some of my favorite anti-snoring products found in the market are listed below:




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