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Should You Try a Snore Pillow?

Mar 17, 2008
Many people are claiming that they have gotten a tremendous amount of relief from their snoring by using what is called a snore pillow. What exactly are these and how are they different from regular pillows? How can they help alleviate their snoring? Why can't you just use a regular pillow in the same way?

There are many different brands and varieties of snore pillows on the market today, but most work on the same basic premise. Many cases of snoring happen when you are sleeping on your back and your head falls a bit below your neck, causing your mouth to fall open. This means that you are now breathing through your mouth rather than your nose, and the air passing over your throat and mouth cause all the tissues and membranes to dry up. When they're dry, they vibrate when you breathe; causing the sound we refer to as snoring.

A snore pillow works by keeping your head and neck in proper alignment and not allowing your head to fall back this way. It may not seem like much - it's not rocket science, after all - but this can help tremendously when you are looking for some relief from snoring.

Most snore pillows work because they are made of dense, thick foam rather than regular feather pillows. Snore pillows therefore don't lose their shape the way regular pillows do, and are able to keep your head and neck cradled throughout the night. This is one of the reasons that regular pillows, or even a few regular pillows, just don't work as well when it comes to keeping you from snoring. The weight of your head will eventually cause the regular pillows to lose their shape, and your head falls back, your mouth falls open, and you begin snoring.

Many people have also found that because of this additional support offered by a snore pillow they have less aches and pains in their back and shoulders when they wake up. Their neck is not holding the entire weight of their head all night and they have less stiffness and soreness. Their back also usually experiences some relief as it is not typically as tense from being in a difficult position all night.

So while you might think about purchasing a snore pillow for your snoring alone, consider its other benefits as well. If you're prone to neck, back, and shoulder pain in the morning, your snore pillow may work wonders for these problems as well!

If you're confused by the different types of snore pillows out there, remember that most work about as well as others. They usually have a small indentation or cup shape in the middle that helps to hold your head in a proper alignment. Many come with covers that zip up and that are removable so that you can put them in the washing machine. This is important because most snore pillows are made from a type of foam that cannot be washed, the way you can put many regular pillows in the washing machine.

There are some that are designed specifically for those who sleep on their side as well as on their back, and these just have a slightly different shape on the edge which helps you to stay comfortable when your face is against the pillow. Whatever model or brand you choose, chances are you'll get at least some relief from a good snore pillow. If not, you may want to talk to your doctor or even your dentist about other options, long-term and permanent, for your snoring.
About the Author
Lisa Davies is a freelance writer. For more information about snoring products visit our site Snoring Remedies at http://www.snorelesssleepmore.com
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