Anti-Snore Pillows – How They Work To Stop Your Snoring

February 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Snoring

Snoring is a universal problem. People from all walks of life experience this seemingly harmless yet bothersome predicament.

The trouble starts when turbulence is created in the airway passage in your nose and throat. This may be due to an obstacle, like your tonsils are too large or your nose is clogged up. You may also have poor muscle tone in your tongue and throat. As a result, your tongue falls backward into the airway. Again, the airflow becomes turbulent. This causes the tissues to vibrate when you’re asleep. A harsh sound is produced. Voila. You’re snoring.

There are many products in the market claiming to be the answer to your snoring problem. The products come in various shapes and sizes, but they technically serve the same purpose. One of, if not the most, popular of these products is the anti-snore pillow.

An anti-snore pillow is just like its name suggests: it’s a pillow specially designed to stop your snoring. If you think a pillow isn’t too impressive, read on to find out how it works.

Anti-snore pillows hold the principle that if you observe correct posture, there is a lesser chance for your airways to be blocked when you’re sleeping. The pillows are designed with specific curves and molds to elevate your chin off your chest. When the chin is lifted properly during sleeping, this promotes a healthier and quieter breathing. This position also opens up your airways, creating more space for air to flow through. More space means lesser turbulence, and this virtually means no snoring.

One of the easier methods to stop snoring is changing sleeping positions. Snoring is more likely to occur when you’re lying flat on your back as you sleep. This is because gravity pulls your chin forward on your chest, and this narrows your air passages. It is therefore recommended to lie on your side instead to reduce the effects of gravity.

Some anti-snore pillows have a curved roll designed to support your neck while sleeping. The roll keeps your jaw forward and your head from rolling, keeping your airways open.

Snore-no-more pillows are often specially designed by a doctor. This assures the consumer that the product was developed by someone who knows what he is doing, and can therefore be trusted. The pillows are often described to be as comfortable as a regular pillow, but with added benefits. As with all things, comfort is always the first thing people look out for. A product doesn’t stand a chance, no more how promising it seems, if comfort is compromised.

Snore-no-more pillows often come in standard pillow sizes. They often fit into standard pillowcases. This is more practical for the consumers since not everyone can find the time or the budget to shop around for an additional pillowcase. The pillows are often made with the combination of polyester and cotton, and with polyurethane foam. The foam has to be 100% hypoallergenic, and they often are, so consumers have nothing to worry about acquiring allergies.

Snore-no-more pillows have a price range of $40-$60. Some may find it a bit pricey, but it’s a small cost to pay for many endless nights of quiet beauty rest.