Understand: Sleep position impacts snoring
There are a lot of anti-snoring products out there, throat sprays, special pillows, headset, and opening your nostrils, they may seem like convenient solutions for snoring, but they don’t work.
There isn’t one product that will cure snoring for everybody. In some cases, the position you sleep in may dramatically impact your ability to breathe and exacerbate snoring and sleep apnea.
Sleep position and snoring
If you find yourself sleeping on your back and snoring, it’s time for some “positional therapy”. Try sleeping on your side! Side sleeping is the best sleep position for snoring. This is because side sleeping reduces the compression of your airways. Making this basic change, without the need for any invasive techniques, complicated devices or significant expenditure could have a huge impact on your snoring or sleep apnea.
Before you buy something to help you sleep on your side, give some of these free tactics ago:
- Tennis ball therapy. Tape one or sew a pocket for one to the back of your pajamas to make sleeping on your back difficult.
- Inflatable pillow prop. Stuff a fully inflated camping pillow into an empty pillowcase. Lie on the empty portion of the pillowcase with your back resting on the inflated pillow.