Sleeping on your side, using nasal strips — these are just a couple of the remedies people commonly use to stop snoring. But sometimes, it’s simply a matter of having the right pillow.
Although pillows aren’t a treatment for snoring caused by a serious sleep disorder, like sleep apnea, a good anti-snoring pillow can help you sleep more peacefully at night. Why? The position you sleep in can affect how much you snore.
What Causes Snoring?
Snoring is a common issue among American adults, but there are many reasons why a person might snore. Typically, snoring happens because the muscles of the mouth, throat, and tongue relax during sleep, creating a narrowed or obstructed airway. Then, when air tries to pass through, it vibrates against the walls of the throat, creating that hoarse, rumbly noise we know as snoring.
There are certain people who are more likely to snore than others. For example, men are more likely to snore than women. And if you suffer from chronic allergies or sinus-related issues, you might tend to snore, especially if those allergies or sinus problems are acting up. Obesity, smoking, drinking too much alcohol, and sleeping on your back can make you more susceptible to snoring — as can the anatomy of your mouth.
Depending on the root cause of your snoring, you might have to take steps like losing weight, taking allergy medication, or cutting back on alcohol. But no matter the reason you snore, having a supportive pillow can position your head and neck in a way that helps keep your airways open at night.
How the Bear Pillow Can Help
The Bear Pillow has many benefits for snorers and non-snorers alike. It uses Double Ice Fabric Technology to help you keep cool while you sleep, as well as mesh panels to maintain airflow. It’s also comfortable for any sleeping position,
But for snorers, the best part of the Bear Pillow is the Loft-X foam. This special foam contours to your head, neck, and spine like memory foam — but has the soft feel and bounce of a latex foam. Because of this technology, the Bear Pillow adjusts to the weight of your head to provide proper alignment of the head, neck, and spine, which in turn can help alleviate snoring (and neck or back pain!). As one Bear Pillow user recently said:
“This miraculous pillow has made all the difference for me. No more snoring, no more neck pain, and a perfectly restful night of sleep and bliss. Cool and firm like I never had a pillow so delightful.”
– Tony B., verified buyer
The Bear Pillow is also hypoallergenic and antimicrobial — it helps stop dust mites, bacteria, and allergens from building up in the pillow, which is ideal for people who snore because of chronic allergies.
Want Cut Down on Snoring Even More?
To further improve your sleeping position — and thereby alleviate any snoring — you can elevate the head of your bed. Depending on the type of bed frame you have, that might be easier said than done, which is why an adjustable base is an excellent and convenient option.
With an adjustable base, you can easily and comfortably sleep at a slight incline, raising the head slightly above the body and alleviate pressure on your airways. It’s also advantageous for people with chronic neck pain or those who suffer from acid reflux.
Used in tandem, the Bear Pillow and adjustable base are effective anti-snoring remedies because of the positive impact they have on both your sleep position and spinal alignment. Let’s keep those airways open!
Note: If you believe your snoring is caused by sleep apnea or another serious issue, please seek treatment from a medical professional.