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Snoring Remedies and Old Wives Tales

Since time immemorial snoring has been the subject of humour, distress, divorce and debate. Even Dickens made reference to snoring in many of his books, the most notable being 'fat Joe' in his Pickwick Papers of 1836.

This year during National Stop Snoring Week we will be looking at old wives tales to see if they have any merit in modern medicine. We have discovered a number of 'snoring remedies' cited in medical journals from 1941 to present day such as the well-known 'ball in the back', and gargling with boiled sage and garlic. Volunteers will try one of our top ten old wives tales for one week and report their findings.

During the week we will reveal the results and discuss how some of these old wives tales are in fact used today.

The British Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association is a not-for-profit, charitable organisation dedicated to helping people to get a good night's sleep.

For further information about National Stop Snoring Week contact marianne@britishsnoring.co.uk or telephone 0800 085 1097