Little Known Ways to Prevent Snoring Problems
The snoring problem has been known to be the reason for many insomnia and dry mouth problems in the lives of many people. Snoring can often lead to airway blockage. This will cause the airway to become blocked or ‘hypoventilated’. Hypoventilated airways can also cause acid reflux and obesity.
Pillows are often used to correct for the snoring problem. The back and head are held up while sleeping, thus causing air to be unable to circulate through the throat and stop snoring. This leads to poor quality sleep and in some cases even reduced blood flow to the brain.
Many people find it helpful to sleep on their side rather than on their back and this can be done by using a pillow to block the back of the throat and tongue. Some pillows are made of soft materials such as memory foam, which is believed to aid good blood circulation and alleviate some of the stress in the neck and head from the excessive weight of the mouthpiece.
However, soft pillows are often less comfortable than hard ones. It is also important to have a comfortable mattress to lie on and most people find that a soft mattress is not good enough. In such cases, it is suggested that the snorer sleeps on his stomach.
To sleep on your side, the best solution for most snorers is to use a sleeping pillow. When you purchase one, you should buy one with the correct width and firmness of the head area so that the head can rest in a more natural position.
Proper alignment of the head is important if you want to get a good night’s sleep. This means that the head must rest at the same angle as the neck when sleeping on the stomach.
The best position for a pillow to help to snore is to be lower down and lower. This means that the tongue is resting on the upper back of the mouth and thus preventing it from hitting the back of the throat. If you buy a pillow with sides that are too high, your tongue will also hit the upper back of the mouth and cause snoring.
Make sure that the pillow has lumbar support and the sides should be straight. This is important so that your head does not roll in any direction and this can result in the back of the tongue sliding in front of the airway.
While selecting a pillow, ensure that it is comfortable to sleep on and this includes the thickness of the mattress. If it is too thin, it can rub on the side of the head causing neck pain and soreness. In this case, you should look for a pillow that is thicker.
Soft mattresses are often a better choice and this is because the tongue and the back of the throat cannot hang over the sides of the mattress when it is soft. It can easily roll up and slide down. This leads to the back of the tongue blocking the airway and this is where snoring usually starts.
The best way to prevent snoring is to avoid sleeping on your back and sleeping on your side. Also, avoid using your snoring mouthpiece if you can. You should also sleep on your stomach and preferably with a pillow to keep the head from hitting the sides of the mattress.