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Snoring Facts

sleeping position and how it impacts snoring

The way you sleep can have a big impact on your snoring. If you sleep on your back, gravity pulls your tongue and soft palate down, which can block your airway. Sleeping on your side may help prevent this. Some people find that sleeping with a pillow elevates their head and keeps their airway unobstructed.

If you’re a side sleeper, it’s important to choose the right pillow. A too-high pillow can actually increase snoring by pushing your chin up and closing off your airway. The best pillow for side sleepers is one that keeps the neck in alignment with the rest of the spine.

There are also special pillows designed to help reduce snoring. These pillows have an indentation in the middle that keeps the head elevated and the airway open.

If you snore, talk to your doctor. He or she can help you find the cause of your snoring and recommend the best treatment options. Treating your snoring can help you sleep better and feel more rested during the day. It can also improve your overall health.