Natural cures for snoring include losing weight, changing sleeping position, drinking plenty of water and avoiding alcohol before bed, according to WebMD. Taking a hot shower before bed to unclog nasal passages can also help prevent snoring.
When a person sleeps on his back, the base of the tongue and soft palate fall to the rear of the throat, which may lead to snoring, notes WebMD. To avoid this, snorers should sleep on their sides. Drinking alcohol causes muscles in the back of the throat to relax, often leading to snoring. Changing pillows regularly may also help to reduce snoring, as dust mites that gather in pillows can irritate nasal passages.