Sleeping on a memory foam pillow can reduce snoring as it keeps your head and neck raised, so your airways remain clear. Even if you snore loudly, memory foam pillows minimise blockages in your throat, so both you and your partner can get a better night’s sleep.
What causes snoring?
Snoring is caused by your airways being restricted during sleep. In particular, when you sleep on your back, your mouth, throat and tongue relax, which can cause a blockage to your airways. For this reason, anti-snore memory foam pillows are particularly beneficial for back sleepers. In this sleeping position, your mouth naturally falls open and your tongue blocks your airways. However, by elevating your head and neck, a memory foam pillow can keep the airways clear.
How do memory foam pillows prevent snoring?
Memory foam pillows are thought of as anti-snore pillows because they offer a personalised level of support. When you first sleep on your memory foam pillow, it softens around the shape of your body, keeping your head and neck elevated at the right angle and properly aligned with your spine. This minimises the chances of your airways being blocked, so you’re less likely to snore.
What is the best sleeping position for snoring?
Side sleeping is the best way to reduce snoring, as your airways are less likely to be obstructed in this position. Sleeping on your front would also have the same affect, but this isn’t recommended as it can misalign your spine and make your sleep more uncomfortable.
Sleeping on your back is the worst position for snoring. It can also cause sleep apnoea if your airways narrow too much during sleep. Try lying on your side for a quick snoring fix.
How can I stop snoring?
If you’ve recently started snoring, it could be because of your age, as your throat gets narrower the older you are. However, snoring can also be a sign of something more serious, so you should always check with your doctor. Some common solutions for snoring are:
- Sleeping on your side
- Losing weight
- Cutting alcohol intake
- Reducing nasal congestion
Or you can try a memory foam pillow to help keep your airways open – choose from our three top picks below.
Top 3 memory foam pillows to stop snoring
- Memory Foam Contour Pillow
Our most popular anti-snoring pillow, the Memory Foam Contour Pillow tilts your head at the correct angle to keep your airways open. With two heights available, it’s ideal for both back and side sleepers.
- Putnam Memory Foam Pillow
With a unique forward tilting edge, the Putnam Memory Foam Pillow offers maximum support while elevating your head and neck. Not only is this pillow designed to keep snoring to a minimum, but it can also reduce neck stiffness and back ache.
- Self-adjusting Memory Foam Pillow
Sleep at the right height for your body shape with the Self-adjusting Memory Foam Pillow. This anti-snore pillow features two removeable layers, so you can easily adjust it to the perfect height to reduce your snoring.
Memory foam pillows aren’t just good for stopping snoring. You can read more about the benefits of memory foam pillows in our blog.