• Blog, August 2018

How to Stop Snoring with Ergonomic Bedding

Snoring is one of the biggest disruptions to a good night’s sleep.

Snoring occurs when the muscles of our airways relax too much during sleep, causing the air we breathe to produce vibrations. Most people will snore at some time in their life, and it’s a common part of sleep. However, loud, excessive or chronic snoring can severely disrupt you and your partner’s sleep quality, and in some cases, it can be a sign of other sleep disorders.

In order to get the best rest possible, it’s important to understand why people snore. There are many reasons and these include;

  • Drinking alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Being overweight
  • Colds, flus, allergies or nasal congestion
  • Sleeping on your back
  • Medication
  • Pregnancy

If you snore excessively and find that you’re feeling tired during the day, this may be a sign of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). An overnight study can be performed to assess the nature of your snoring. These can be obtained from your local chemist, sleep centre or your GP.

Your mattress could be the cause of your snoring!

Snoring can severely disrupt your sleep. For the best rest possible, consider an ergonomic bed.

Snoring can severely disrupt your sleep. For the best rest possible, consider an ergonomic bed.

One common cause of snoring is sleeping on an unsupportive mattress or pillow. If your head, neck and spine are not adequately supported and aligned, it could be directly causing you to snore unnecessarily.

Your mattress should conform to the curve of your body, keep your spine straight and airways clear – regardless of your preferred sleep position.

Unlike conventional beds, an ergonomic mattress can be fully adjusted to your body shape and height, providing tailored shoulder and hip support. Our Ergolife beds also offer independent adjustments for each partner, so you don’t have to sleep in separate beds or worse still; on the couch!

Similarly, ergonomic pillows will provide support for your head and neck, keeping them aligned with the rest of your body and allowing airways to remain open. An ergonomic pillow is designed to suit all sleeping positions and ours are designed to reduce snoring!

It may be tempting to buy the softest mattresses and pillows you can find, however, we strongly recommend you consider a medium-firm ergonomic mattress and pillow. These will be far more supportive than their ‘plush’ counterparts and will prevent and reduce the incidence of snoring.

If you or your partner snore, try our Bed Selector to find the best bed and get your sleep back.

At Beds for Backs, we are so obsessed with your sleep that we have designed a one-of-a-kind, world exclusive, ergonomic bed that ensures you get better sleep. View our range and visit your nearest store or try our Bed Selector to find the best bed for your needs and lifestyle.

All advice provided in this blog is informational in nature. If you feel you have a sleeping disorder, you should contact your health professional for diagnosis, advice and treatment.

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