Picking the perfect pillow when you snore

 

We know it when we hear it, the sound of snoring.  It occurs when breathing is partially obstructed in some way during sleep.  It can indicate a serious health condition and be a nuisance to a sleeper’s partner.  Raising the head during sleep and getting enough sleep are two of the lifestyle remedies for snoring suggested by the Mayo Clinic, which recognizes that as many as half of adults sometimes snore.[1]  Both of these lifestyle remedies can be effectuated by the sleeper’s choice of pillow.

 

If the structure of your pillow has broken down through either time or washing, you might want to think about replacing your pillow with one that is more supportive.   In selecting your new pillow, consider the choices of fill and select one that will provide the right support to raise your head sufficiently to reduce the snoring, approximately 4 inches. You’ll also want to consider your sleeping position.  Sleeping on your side prevents your tongue from falling backward into your throat and obstructing your airway.  If you’re going to sleep on your side, you’ll want a thicker pillow in order to keep your spine and neck in proper alignment. We hope these tips and your new pillows will result in a quieter night and a great night’s sleep.

 

 

[1] http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/snoring/basics/definition/con-20031874