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What types of pillows can help someone who snores?

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If you snore, here are types of pillows to consider:

  • Anti-snore pillows. These pillows aim either to align your head and shoulders to k??? your airways as open as possible, or to keep you sleeping on your side.
  • Body pillows. Placing a long, thick pillow against your spine helps keep you from turning over onto your back.
  • Wedge pillows. If you can't give up sleeping on your back, raising your head is the answer. A wedge-shaped pillow works because it supports your shoulders and back.

From: Best Pillows for Snoring WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

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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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