Well, maybe not magic but a snore pillow can be the answer if your snoring is disturbing your sleep - and your bed partner's as well.
Snoring happens when your throat and/or nasal passages get blocked from a cold, allergy, medications, mouth anatomy features, or excess weight. All of these things narrow your airways and may cause the tissue in your throat to collapse and vibrate - resulting in that annoying snoring.
Snoring isn't just irritating. In mild cases, it causes sleep disruption leaving you (and anyone else who's within earshot at night) tired and sleep deprived.
Sleep deprivation can result in memory loss, poor concentration, a weakened immune system, slow reflexes, mood swings, high blood pressure, and more.
This is where a pillow to help snoring comes in handy. Snoring pillows are designed to support your head, jaw, and neck in such a way that your airways are opened and oxygen travels freely into your throat and lungs.
An anti-snoring pillow is a simple and relatively inexpensive way to improve the quality and quantity of your sleep. There are a variety of designs and styles available. Selection should be based on comfort and whether you sleep most often on your back or side.
Sleep Apnea Pillow
Some people who snore chronically actually stop breathing several times during the night. This is condition called sleep apnea and it can cause serious health issues, including hypertension, heart problems, stroke, and even death.
Many people with sleep apnea don't realize they have the condition and are unaware of their nighttime breathing issues. If you snore, see Symptoms of Sleep Apnea.
Then, if you think you may have sleep apnea, see your doctor right away. Because of the risks to your heart and cardiovascular system, a doctor's exam is vitally important.
A pillow that helps you stop snoring often isn't enough for sleep apnea sufferers. In many cases, sleep apnea suffers need a CPAP machine) that provides nighttime breathing therapy. CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure.
There are a wide range of sleep apnea pillows that are specifically designed to accommodate the facial mask and hose that are part of CPAP treatment. Sleep apnea pillows are shaped differently than snore pillows. They are contoured to relieve pressure points caused by wearing a CPAP facial mask and also prevent air leaks that compromise therapy.
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Published by Jules Sowder