Sleep Position Makes a Difference in Snoring

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This information was found under a heading that says, “Really?” Well, for some, snoring is positional, especially if you have a cold or allergies that cause minor congestion. Lying on your side tends to keep airways open to prevent snoring. Lying on your back tends to restrict the airways, causing snoring that prevents healthy sleep to refresh the body as well as keeping others awake listening to the noise. But is a sleeping position the only cure for snoring?

Most experts will argue that sleeping position is not always the way to solve a snoring problem. Thinner people may snore while lying on their backs, while heavier people tend to snore no matter what position they are in during sleep. Lying on your side is not always the answer. We have all seen those common ways to stay sleeping on your side, like taping a tennis ball to the center of your back between your shoulders so you can’t get comfortable lying on your back. Although it may work for some people, it is uncomfortable and causes irritation to the skin on your back when it is removed the following morning. So let’s explore more options to cure snoring.

Imagine if you could sleep as quietly as this

First of all, if you have allergies, avoiding irritants that tend to increase the allergy reaction is a good start. Taking anti-histamines and decongestants may also help. However, some people are not fond of taking different medications as relief for symptoms that contribute to snoring. Visiting your doctor may be an excellent source of information that can help.

Another idea is to sleep in a reclined position, as opposed to flat. Most often, this allows the sleeper to take deeper breaths while the airways remain open. Gravity does its work, letting you breathe the same as when you are awake and sitting or standing. If you are more comfortable in a flat position, propping your neck and head in such a way as to keep your head tilted back a bit may also help to keep airways open to prevent snoring.

In addition to these tips, you may want to ask your doctor if there is a chance that you have a condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnea Disorder (OSAD). If this is the case, more aggressive treatment may be necessary. There are options to explore for snoring cures. For more information you can check Snoring Causes and Treatments. Be sure to leave your comments here so other readers can learn from your experiences.