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Can a special pillow help me stop snoring?

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For some people, the right pillow can be an effective weapon in the battle against snoring. That's because the position you sleep in can affect whether and how much you snore.

During sleep, your airways relax and narrow, and your tongue falls backward. As you breathe, the walls of your throat vibrate, causing the sound of snoring.

A pillow that puts you in a better position can reduce or maybe even erase the problem.

From: Best Pillows for Snoring WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Sleep Medicine : “Validation of the efficacy of an anti-snoring pillow.”

American Academy of Sleep Medicine: “Sleep Apnea Treatment,” “Snoring Overview and Facts.”

Consumer Reports : “How to Stop Snoring,” “Do Specialty Pillows Really Work?”

American Sleep Association: “Anti-Snoring Pillows,” “Finding the Best Snoring Remedy.”

Scientific Reports : “Treatment of snoring with positional therapy in patients with positional obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.”

Sleep and Breathing : “The undervalued potential of positional therapy in position-dependent snoring and obstructive sleep apnea -- a review of the literature.”

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health : “A Survey of Koreans on Sleep Habits and Sleeping Symptoms Relating to Pillow Comfort and Support.”

Sleep.org: “How to Prevent Snoring.”

Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia : “Cervical computed tomography in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: influence of head elevation on the assessment of upper airway volume.”

American Sleep Apnea Association: “Acid Reflux and Sleep Disorders: Both Can Be Hidden.”

National Sleep Foundation: "Snoring and Sleep."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 18, 2020

SOURCES:

Sleep Medicine : “Validation of the efficacy of an anti-snoring pillow.”

American Academy of Sleep Medicine: “Sleep Apnea Treatment,” “Snoring Overview and Facts.”

Consumer Reports : “How to Stop Snoring,” “Do Specialty Pillows Really Work?”

American Sleep Association: “Anti-Snoring Pillows,” “Finding the Best Snoring Remedy.”

Scientific Reports : “Treatment of snoring with positional therapy in patients with positional obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.”

Sleep and Breathing : “The undervalued potential of positional therapy in position-dependent snoring and obstructive sleep apnea -- a review of the literature.”

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health : “A Survey of Koreans on Sleep Habits and Sleeping Symptoms Relating to Pillow Comfort and Support.”

Sleep.org: “How to Prevent Snoring.”

Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia : “Cervical computed tomography in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: influence of head elevation on the assessment of upper airway volume.”

American Sleep Apnea Association: “Acid Reflux and Sleep Disorders: Both Can Be Hidden.”

National Sleep Foundation: "Snoring and Sleep."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 18, 2020

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